Monthly Archives: March 2012

Here we go again

Maybe I’m just a little too picky, but I have a thing about accuracy.  Last year, after the $4 million BMH article failed to get the necessary 60% support, Dave Bowers on at least two occasions stated from his chair … Continue reading

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Depot in the depot square

You recall that Dave Ford mentioned an upgrade to Depot Square as part of the downtown work currently in progress.  I got this plan from him today that shows the proposed changes.  The work was precipitated in part by a … Continue reading

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Brief pause

Have to attend to a family event, so will be taking a few days off from the blog.  Hope to have some more energy stuff then and maybe a little more politics. In the meantime, I’ve been following the Volvo … Continue reading

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Stab from the past

Half of the people can be part right all of the time, Some of the people can be all right part of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that. “I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can … Continue reading

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Tail wagging the dog

Last Tuesday night, after the results of the election were announced at the polls, Dave Bowers was shaking his head and saying that he couldn’t understand the voters rejecting the asset management plan.  Yesterday, that same issue was brought up … Continue reading

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Clear as mud

I guess it’s too early to expect any  earth shattering change in BMH policy.  These things take time.  Maybe when Dave Senecal gets a chance to add his thoughts to the mix, a way forward will emerge. I think the … Continue reading

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BOS March 21, 2011

It was a sparse group with only three of the five Selectmen present. Sarah Silk, Linda Murray and Chuck Storm.  Sarah chaired the meeting and there was no discussion of changing it.  I suspect that will happen next meeting or … Continue reading

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Opening night

Tonight will be the first meeting of our new slate of Selectmen.  I know that’s not very exciting because the two vacant seats were re-elected unopposed.  How is it that somebody can run unopposed and only get 68% of the … Continue reading

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Solar Thermal

Today was a banner day for capturing the rapidly increasing available energy from ol’ Sol, the original source of virtually all energy available on Earth except for atomic energy. Last summer, after installing the heat pump, it became abundantly clear … Continue reading

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Does a worker s*$% in the woods?

Here’s an aside.  In the video referenced in the last post, the Chairman was relieved to see that the taxpayers aren’t being asked to provide portable toilets for prospective workers at BMH.  Since there are no public toilets in the … Continue reading

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Touch up the Xrays

Just a reminder to everyone that the Selectmen had put together a list of the absolute minimum repairs needed on BMH.  When the estimate came back, it was $321,000 – an amount too large to propose without bonding. So Mr. … Continue reading

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Heating season recap

Today I turned off the heat pump.  Not permanently, but it doesn’t look like it will get much use this week, and the prospects for significant electricity use from here on out are slim, both because the weather is getting … Continue reading

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Over the wall

That’s how we used to characterize an ill conceived solution to an ill defined problem.  Just “Thrown over the Wall”.  And that’s one of the reasons that I continue to have no confidence in the process that is being used … Continue reading

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Obfustification

Or just plain confusion?  It looks like the initial thrust to discredit the results of the article 30 referendum will be obfuscation.  Make the claim that it’s useless because it doesn’t indicate a clear path forward. That misses the point … Continue reading

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Shoot the messenger

The cyberspace has been alive with criticism of my efforts to put the non-binding article 30 referendum on the ballot.  Let me make a few points: 1)  I did not write any letters to the paper in support or against … Continue reading

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Lost opportunities

For the past few years, the unofficial word from various town department heads

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Grunt (errr)

I was waiting to see how the Grunter would react to the results of

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How does that work?

I’m not going to say anything about the results until after the dust settles

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Town Meeting Results (short form)

It was a poor turnout with 1,390 voters doing the town’s business. To see this post with descriptions of the various articles go here

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Town Meeting Results (long form)

It was a poor turnout with 1,390 voters doing the town’s business.

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Stay tuned

Talking to Randy Walker at the polls this morning and he agreed that

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All’s quiet on the western front

Seems like the stage is set for the showdown Tuesday.  I really have no idea

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Round up the usual suspects

I was expecting more fireworks in the Grunter this week.

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Don’t know much about history

Allen Kasiewicz posted some old correspondence

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Buyer’s remorse and the other side of a story

Here’s a letter from Suzanne Ryan:

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Guest Commentary

This was posted for Kathy in the comments section of another post.  I think it deserves to be front and center for awhile.  While on the subject, let’s make the theme of this week of run-up to the election guest … Continue reading

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Go back Jack and do it again

Question 30a on the March 13 ballot will determine if we rerun the fiasco of 5 years ago or not. Do you support restoration of Brewster Memorial Hall to serve as Town Offices? It’s arguable whether everyone understood the warrant … Continue reading

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Pride

Back in the 1990s after we had just bought our place in Wolfeboro, my wife and I

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More tax info

A member of the budget committee posted a comment to the tax rate post.  He corrects me by pointing out that debt service is included in the operating budget (I should have known that) and also says that the town … Continue reading

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Tax rate fever

Apparently this post went viral yesterday.  I guess nothing gets people worked up

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Brrrrrrr

It’s “In like a Lion” as I sit here by the fire with snow falling all day.  But if Puxatawny Phil is right, spring is

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Six for six

The state of NH requires

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