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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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Monday, May 23, 2016
Town Attorney's presentation designed to put Town Officials in a positive light and mislead the public
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:30 PM :: 33 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

Before embarking on a course of making changes that would weaken and reduce the benefits to the taxpayers from the Purchasing Policy by increasing the dollar threshold and/or reducing the required number of bidders, wouldn’t it make more sense to conduct an investigation and analysis to get to the bottom of why Hampton is having so much trouble getting 3 qualified bidders on projects exceeding $15,000. Thus far all we’ve heard is “off the cuff” opinions from the Town Manager and some of the Selectmen.

It appeared to us that the Town Attorney’s intent last week was to defend the actions of the Town Manager, Finance Director and Board of Selectmen related to the $444,000 encumbered on December 21, 2015. While we understand and accept that the Town Attorney may receive direction from the Board of Selectmen, we believe his clients are ultimately the citizens of the Town of Hampton. In our opinion, the presentation by the Town Attorney last week was designed to put Town Officials in a positive light and mislead the public. An objective legal opinion looking out for the interest of the citizens of Hampton would have been more appropriate.

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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 :: 361 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 :: 494 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 :: 603 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 :: 793 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 :: 479 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 :: 469 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 :: 840 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 :: 819 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 :: 749 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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