Tag Archives: Sandown

Timberlane Tax: Sandown +10%; Other Towns Catch a Break

Here’s an astonishing political fact.  For three towns in the Timberlane district, the 2018-2019 budget is easily digestible while Sandown is taking an enormous blow.  Whether the towns choose the default budget (near flat-line) or a $1 million higher operating … Continue reading

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Feb. 2 Deadline for Sandown School Board Candidates

Sandown needs a school board candidate.  I will not be standing for re-election.  So far, no Sandown resident has signed up to be on the ballot. A Call of Duty This coming Friday at 4 pm is the deadline to … Continue reading

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Local NH Tax Rate on the Rise

I don’t know about you, but for me $30 per thousand is a psychological breaking point. Sandown’s property tax rate this year is $30.78.  We’ve outstripped even the notorious town of Danville which has a comparably attractive $28.25 per thousand … Continue reading

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Bigfoot spotting: NH town offers ‘Sasquatch Scavenger Hunt’

SANDOWN — Bigfoot has been lurking around one New Hampshire town and they want you to find it. The commission announced a Bigfoot sighting in Sandown Wednesday and invited groups to join them on a Sandown Sasquatch Scavenger Hunt August 26. | … Continue reading

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Ex-Auburn Rep. James Headd wins GOP primary for NH House seat

AUBURN — Republican primary voters chose between two former incumbents in a three-way race Tuesday, and ex-state Rep. James F. Headd of Auburn won the vacant Rockingham County nomination in the New Hampshire House. Headd took all three towns in … Continue reading

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Sandown Selectmen will discuss town employees’ salaries

SANDOWN — After a third-party study concluded that Sandown lags behind other communities in town employee salaries, selectmen disagree on whether to increase workers’ pay to match the market. The board will debate at Monday’s 6 p.m. meeting whether Sandown … Continue reading

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Timberlane Regional Middle School And Spotlight Award Renewal

It is genuinely good when our schools and their staff earn recognition for work well done.  Parents should understand, however, that in the ed biz, some recognitions are completely unrelated to academic achievement – an issue previously raised by Arthur … Continue reading

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Timberlane Predicts $550k Surplus Shortfall

Before any budget is approved, prudence and common sense require an examination of projected revenues. Unfortunately, Timberlane’s budget committee never looks at revenue before they give their stamp of approval. Why does this matter?  Shaky revenues mean a risk of … Continue reading

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Timberlane Taxes to Skyrocket

Timberlane School District residents will be asked to pay 8.9% more in taxes this November. As usual, Sandown and Danville will be slammed hardest. Also, as usual, the news was disguised. The administration reported at the June 1 school board … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Community Survey

The Strategic Planning Committee of the Timberlane Regional School Board seeks to gain an understanding of the perceptions of stakeholders in our greater educational community. The committee developed a brief community survey that should take only 10 minutes of your … Continue reading

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