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The Rational taxpayers of Hampton have analyzed the proposed warrant articles (Schools and Town) as well as their respective budgets for 2016.This was an arduous journey as all details were scrutinized very closely and all facts were checked for validity. We have found that many statements were made at the Town management and BOS level that, when checked, were found to contain half-truths or were simply untrue! The results of this comprehensive body of work led to our recommendations that are found on this web site. Our goal is to assure that costs and benefits have been properly balanced so that tax impacts to the taxpayer are moderate in nature. We ask you to keep checking our web site for any updates to current events and the latest status on the March 2016 ballot. After close analysis of facts and their details it is of little wonder why the voters of Hampton continuously vote down the proposed municipal budgets as well as selected town warrant articles as they simply lack truth in terms of needs and taxpayer insensitivity in terms of costs year after year!

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      We are a diverse group of Hampton residents from all walks of life and political persuasions. We are advocates for the Hampton taxpayer.  Our objective is to assure that value is being obtained for the tax dollars that we are asked to pay. We closely scrutinize all financial issues associated with the town of Hampton and its schools as they affect taxes and advocate accordingly. We can do this very effectively since we are free of any special interest influences hence remain objective on all issues. We choose to remain anonymous so that special interests cannot focus on character assassinations but are forced to focus on the substance that we report or give recommendations on.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
To School boards: Say No to a special Meeting for Winnacunnet High School Teachers Contract
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:55 AM :: 180 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Unions that operate statewide in New Hampshire represent most school district employees, as well as most municipal employees. These employees play a major role and are generally successful in electing School board members and Selectmen sensitive to their interests.

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Chart representing actual Hampton property taxes
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:55 AM :: 326 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
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Friday, March 4, 2016
RTOH opposes SAU 90School Bond Warrant 1 and Town Bond issue Warrant 10
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:50 AM :: 437 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Just approve the bond and we’ll figure out the details later. We are sure there are items contained in this proposal that need to be addressed, but not this way.

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Former School Board Member opposes SAU 90 School Bond Issue Warrant 1
By Art Gopalan @ 9:43 AM :: 584 Views :: 1 Comments :: SAU 90

We need to change with the rapid infusion of technology in aiding learning on an individual needs basis and not invest extraordinary funds in brick and mortar based on yesterday’s method. We must make the Academy building safe but not plush.

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Monday, February 29, 2016
Charlie Preston on opposition to 38
By Charlie Preston @ 11:24 AM :: 313 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Please do not subscribe to what I believe is scare tactics of the town manager. Frankly I'm not sure who he is working for, but in my opinion it doesn't seem to be the taxpayers of Hampton.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Yellow -
By Benjamin Franklin @ 8:55 AM :: 325 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

If you insist on writing something totally unethical about a person you should at a minimum get your facts straight. Is that to much to ask?

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Monday, February 22, 2016
RTOH Supports Woolsey for reelection and opposes Cable Warrant 34
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:54 AM :: 648 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

There are way too many violations of Town Policies, Ordinances, State statutes and other principles and standards. For example, hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on ...

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Sewer Problems not part of Town Bond Warrant 10 opposed by RTOH
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:42 AM :: 625 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers be advised, that the faulty sewer pipe in question has no relevancy to article 10 in this year’s town warrant

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
TOH opposes Police Union Contracts Warrants 14-16, Grist Mill Culvert Warrant 20 and Appraisals of Utilities Warrant 24
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:01 AM :: 582 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

With the Vote for the Town Warrant Articles just a few weeks away Rational Taxpayers of Hampton shall begin a series of letters on its thoughts on particular issues, which are distressing to us, as well as the reasoning behind our recommendations that will be included in the “Yellow Sheet” to be published shortly and distributed to the Voters. For the complete list of

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
2016 "Ballot" now available
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:00 AM :: 634 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton is pleased to announce that the Warrant Articles for 2016 Town of Hampton SAU 90 and SAU 21 are available  

This is the first time in history that all warrant articles have been collected in one central location, RationalHampton.com, and accessible to everyone prior to the deliberative session.

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