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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Town Manager enjoys pure fantasy while violating the public trust
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:04 AM :: 4022 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The Town Manager’s comments are so far from the truth that they can accurately be described as pure fantasy and a violation of the public trust.

The facts associated with the budget process, based on the attached document which I believe was distributed by the Finance Director to the Budget Committee, are as follows:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Vote NO on $250,000 to Rebuild the Grist Mill Dam - Article 38
By Norm Silberdick @ 10:04 AM :: 6793 Views :: 1 Comments :: Tax Increase, Letters to the Editor

While we have no issue with the submission and enthusiastic promotion of Article 38 by the “Friends of the Grist Mill Dam”, Rational Taxpayers of Hampton is recommending a NO vote on this citizen’s petitioned article, which requests $250,000 for the “rebuilding” the Grist Mill Dam. If approved, the $250,000 would be in addition to the $400,000 voters approved last year in a Selectmen’s sponsored article to “decommission”, or remove the dam, and does not include a $170,000 increase in long-term costs. Our reasoning is

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fire department Unions' Warrant Articles Unworthy of support
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:53 AM :: 5465 Views :: 1 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton is not supporting the proposed Warrant Articles for the Fire department unions that are on the ballot March 10, 2015. We are not opposed to giving the Fire Department employees a raise, in fact, we have supported all Town union Warrant Articles since 2011, but we have issues with this particular negotiation.

Our concerns are as follows:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Will Voters approve an 18% Increase to Town of Hampton Spending on March 10th???
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:04 AM :: 5080 Views :: 1 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor

It was noted in a February 13th Hampton Union Editorial on the Deliberative Session that “In Hampton, those in attendance — the majority of whom were current and former town employees and residents who serve on town committees — added back $772,260 to the town's proposed operating budget by secret ballot vote.”
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rye talks fire regionalization with Portsmouth
By Grand Dragon @ 3:37 PM :: 4355 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Why isn't Hampton talking to anybody ??? We need to take the walls down from our "fiefdom" and open up our scope of thinking ! Capital purchases for Pumper and Latter trucks should

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