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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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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Support Warrant Article 7 - Waste Water Treatment Upgrades
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:18 PM :: 1828 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton will support Warrant Article 7 calling for a bond issue for $11,780,000 for necessary upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. During the public hearings for this project and at Public Comments, Rational Taxpayer members and its supporters spoke up to challenge the original amount of the bond issue which resulted in a $2 million reduction.

Areas that we remain concerned about include:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

What does "No Tax Impact" mean?
By Norm Silberdick @ 4:23 PM :: 1763 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

each article should stand on its own merits and not be a scheme devised by the Board of Selectmen to mislead the voters

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Challenge to Chairman Waddell
By Norm Silberdick @ 3:49 PM :: 2017 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Why do some businesses get their trash picked up daily, some less frequently, while other businesses do not have their trash or recycling picked up at all by the Town remains a head scratcher. Town officials should have some understanding of this. I call on the Selectmen to

Friday, November 10, 2017

Town Of Hampton versus the State of New Hampshire
By Jerry Znoj @ 3:51 PM :: 1662 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The “don’t rock the boat” strategy (we will work it out over time) is a failed strategy! This suggested strategy smacks of politics and passivism

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cable TV Fund concern
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:51 PM :: 1386 Views :: 1 Comments

Our recommendation was to modify the Franchise Fees in the Comcast agreement to reduce them from 4% to 2%, which in effect gives the cable subscribers, who also happen to be taxpayers, a reduction to their monthly cable fee charges. While there is great appreciation for the dedicated Cable Committee staff, there needs to be more leadership and direction. As the money accumulates it will ultimately be squandered on ...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Woolsey speaks on "knee jerk motion"
By Woolsey, Mary-Louise @ 11:07 AM :: 1664 Views :: 1 Comments :: Tax Increase

Knee jerk motions have no place at any Deliberative Session.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Police chief should not be working details
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:58 AM :: 4373 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The whole practice doesn’t benefit the public; long-term it results in taxpayers footing the cost of increased pension benefits that the chief will receive for detail work and any impact on increasing workers comp premiums.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In memoriam of Sandy Buck and Arthur Moody
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:34 PM :: 4635 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 :: 5042 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 :: 5331 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 ...

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