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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In memoriam of Sandy Buck and Arthur Moody
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:34 PM :: 3589 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The Town of Hampton lost two wonderful citizens in Sandy Buck and Arthur Moody. These two dedicated Hampton citizens will be missed.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Fast one" being pulled by the Town Manager
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:13 PM :: 3824 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Either the policy was a draft, which it clearly is not, or a fast one was being pulled by the Town Manager. There is some explaining to do.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

More of the Town’s business behind closed doors
By Norm Silberdick @ 10:55 AM :: 4162 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Doing more and more of the Town’s business behind closed doors opens it up for more inefficiency, less checks and balances, more cronyism and potentially corruption. We strongly suggest that the Selectmen and Town Manager ...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hampton Recount - Article 20
By Jerry Znoj @ 10:36 AM :: 3823 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

“It was determined that one ballot which was counted as a blank by the Accuvote machine was deemed that the voter’s intent was a yes vote thereby adding one vote yes to the total tally creating .....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“Something is wrong in Hampton”
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:01 PM :: 3829 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

We see this as yet another example of back room dealings that set a bad precedent and represent the unacceptable role that cronyism is playing in the management of Town affairs.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Post-Election Effect
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:14 AM :: 3760 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

For the fifth time the voters of Hampton Falls have rejected an expansion to the Lincoln Akerman School. Einstein defined doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome as insanity. Now is an opportune time for the School Board to consider listening to the voters
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WHY WE CANNOT SUPPORT THE HAMPTON ACADEMY RENOVATION
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:59 PM :: 6759 Views :: 1 Comments :: SAU 90, Letters to the Editor

The cost of the renovation and expansion adds $4,000 to $5,000 a year, each year, for the next 25 years to the per pupil cost of educating a Hampton Academy student; this is excessive and insensitive to taxpayers.

In 2013, NESDEC enrollment projections were used as supporting information for the $588,000 expansion of Center School. However, actual enrollments have declined even faster than those projections and school administrators are planning to use vacant space at Center School to temporarily house the SAU90 Administrative offices.

On a financial level, since 2001 the SAU90 cost per pupil has more than doubled from $7,342 to $15,769 in 2016, way beyond general inflation. This is based on information published by the State of NH Department of Education. If the Academy renovation and expansion is approved

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Warrant Articles to be Vehemently Opposed
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:10 AM :: 5728 Views :: 1 Comments :: SAU 21, MoneyFlow, Salary Increase, Letters to the Editor

Hampton’s long term debt will more than double

As we get closer to the March election there are several warrant articles that Rational Taxpayers of Hampton are vehemently opposed to. After factoring in the interest expense associated with proposed bonds, the overall request is to authorize $50 million of additional spending for 2017. This amount of new spending is incomprehensible to us given that this is essentially equal to Hampton’s total property taxes collected last year. To be clear, property taxes will not double in 2017, but Hampton’s long term debt will more than double.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Woolsey APPALLED
By Woolsey, Mary-Louise @ 11:26 PM :: 3915 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Upon reviewing this report (“IT ENVIRONMENT REVIEW REPORT”),... I am APPALLED at the outcome.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hampton Taxpayer's Deepening Concerns
By Norm Silberdick @ 6:10 PM :: 1981 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

We wouldn’t be surprised to see an attempt orchestrated by surrogates to the Selectmen to eliminate the Budget Committee in conjunction with a 2017 Warrant Article, all part of an effort to reduce accountability and to concentrate more power with the Board of Selectmen.

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