Monthly Archives: April 2012

All decked out

Everything looks great downtown doesn’t it?  I have no idea if

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In with the new

I know that people like to frame the debate as “for or against”.  You know, either you’re with us or you’re against us.  Any kind of dissent means you disagree with everything and therefore have no valid input to the … Continue reading

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Tick tock

The face of the clock in Brewster Hall is in desperate need of repair, especially the sunny south side. An estimate of around $32,000 was received and a grant for $10,000 was secured.  According to the Town Manager, the Friends … Continue reading

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Make us an offer we can’t refuse

The spin from the restorationists is that even though the majority of voters indicated that they do not support the Friends’ agenda of restoring Brewster Hall for use as Town Offices, there was no other alternative endorsed, so just stay … Continue reading

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Here’s a 6,000 sq ft town office

These folks have one of the lowest tax rates in New Hampshire.  You don’t have to live in a dump to have low taxes.  See the whole description here.

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Just an idea

Here’s one of the possible Library expansion plans that the trustees looked at.  The “old” library is the building at the top. I think it’s about 9,500 sq ft.  That’s about a 50% more space than the current town offices.

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You can’t get there from here

I emailed the results of the article 30 ballot referendum to Andy Smith from the UNH Survey Center, here’s what he had to say: Ouch! Seems like “none of the above” is the answer! From our work with you and … Continue reading

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Tag team antics

A little controversy and vilification is good for circulation, and for better of for worse circulation is the measure of a newspaper’s worth.  So it came as no surprise two weeks ago when the Editor pumped up the volume on … Continue reading

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Wild wild west

Pretty boring Selectmen’s meeting tonight.  That’s a good thing.  One item of interest though was a letter proposed by Parks and Rec director Ethan Hipple to our State Senator Jeb Bradley.  Ethan drafted the letter and was asking for board … Continue reading

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Looking sideways

One of the things that always amazes me about watching professional sports on television,  especially football, is the way the sportscasters always seem to be able to tell us what the players are actually thinking.  I suppose it’s because most … Continue reading

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Damage control

With a rash of letters this week concerning important national issues, the Editor decided to stay on familiar ground by dedicating half of his editorial to disputing Frank Onishuk’s personal opinion about what is an undeniable lack of voter participation … Continue reading

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BOS April 4th

I tele-attended the BOS meeting tonight. The new chairman is Linda Murray with Sarah Silk as vice-chair. Given that the board members have not changed, assignments to the various town committees was pretty much a re-assignment.  I don’t know when … Continue reading

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