Daily Archives: January 19, 2018

Tales from the BudComm: Upon Fred Butler (Gilford) beclowning himself again

his past Tuesday night, my hamlet had its Public Session where the Budget Committee presented both its budgets (Municipal, School District) to the townfolk to explain the numbers and to take questions or listen to concerns.  Fred Butler approached the … Continue reading

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Round One: Metzler Takes on Commissioner of Education

Based on a complaint made by Danville’s  school board representative, Stefanie Dube, the NH Department of Education became aware of Timberlane’s administration of the Tripod student survey.  This is an online survey given to students in Timberlane schools about their … Continue reading

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NH commission to weigh turnpike privatization bid

A consortium of firms has proposed privatizing the three legs of the NH Turnpike System and developing and operating service plazas and rest areas with dining, fuel and retail concessions along the three highways. | Keep Reading at NHBR

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Senate Bill to establish an Ombudsman to resolve complaints

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S right-to-know law is meant to ensure transparency and accountability in our government, but citizens often run into roadblocks attempting to get state and local agencies to live up to the letter and intent of the law. Currently, the right-to-know … Continue reading

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UNH to cut 18 lecturer positions

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire says it will not renew the contracts of 18 lecturers in the university’s liberal arts college. Heidi Bostic, dean of the UNH College of Liberal Arts, notified the teachers in letters … Continue reading

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Still a boondoggle: Sununu flip-flops on commuter rail

As an executive councilor, Chris Sununu called the Capitol Corridor project a boondoggle, and voted against a $4 million “study” that would pay for initial design work and financial planning for extending commuter rail from Nashua to Concord. As governor, … Continue reading

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A church’s ‘core mandate’ must be pro-choice to access summer jobs grant

LONDON, Ont. — Canada’s employment minister says churches and other religious groups are eligible for a federal grant to hire summer students as long as their core mandate agrees with access to abortion.

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33 Percent Tax Increase

The Belknap County board of commissioners have proposed a budget for 2018 which will have a whopping 33% increase on your property taxes payable to the county.  Fortunately, the commissioners don’t have the power to make the appropriation.  The county … Continue reading

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Oprah’s NH cheerleader

To the Editor: When Jennifer Horn chaired the Republican State Committee a few years back, she appeared well qualified to function essentially as a mindless cheerleader for whatever policies and candidates the party would bring forth. But Jennifer has since … Continue reading

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