Pelham - Windham News August 27, 2010 - 5
Garcia Seeks Re-Election Marilinda Garcia
From Washington to Concord, it seems an ever-growing government has decided that it can make better decisions than we the citizens can—that it knows better than we do how to manage our lives and finances, and how to run our businesses. The same problems are evident in our federal and state government—new taxes and new controls over our healthcare, our manufacturing companies, our banks, and our car companies. To keep New Hampshire unique and attractive, we have
to preserve the economic advantages that our state has—especially our no sales tax or income tax status. We have to keep power and choice in the hands of its citizens and we have to keep our government accountable to us—We the People. I have served two terms as a State Representative for Salem and Windham, and I am running for re-election because I know that
the ideals of liberty are worth fighting for. In the past two years, the Democrat majority in Concord has made every effort to raise gas taxes, capital gains taxes, lottery taxes, death taxes, cigarette taxes, and to increase fees. With your help, I would like to return to the State House to try to stop this continued assault on your wallets and the attempts to ruin our State’s low-tax status. The government is always asking us to tighten our belts in harsh economic climates, to be fiscally responsible, and to be efficient with our resources. We ask the same of the government. We need the freedom to use our hard-earned money as we see fit, at our own discretion according to the needs of our families, and with as much charity and generosity as Americans have always demonstrated to those less fortunate. We need the freedom to be stewards of our own finances, in our own best interest, and in the best interest of our state and country.
Our leaders must be held accountable for protecting our freedoms and ensuring that our children and grandchildren enjoy liberty and opportunity. I have been honored to be one of your Representatives in the NH State legislature, and ask for your vote. – Marilinda Garcia, State Representative for Salem/Windham, District 4.
Pelham Now Recycles Construction Materials
by Tom Tollefson There’s good news for Pelham homeowners looking to get rid of old furniture and leftover construction material from home projects this summer. The Pelham Recycling Complex will be accepting construction materials in addition to furniture, mattresses, and rugs. The Recycling Complex defines construction materials as being the following, with room to consider others as well: mixed construction, doors/windows, insulation, drywall/sheetrock, rugs/ padding, carpets/tiles, wood, shingles, hot tubs, toilets, sinks, brick/ concrete, and box springs. The complex also accepts TVs, computer monitors, printers, AC units, refrigerators, and propane tanks. Those categories of unwanted materials will be recycled at a varying fee system. This is a service exclusively for Pelham residents, and is not offered to any construction companies. • Under 50 pounds: $2 • 51 to 100 pounds: $5 • 101 to 200 pounds: $10 • 201 to 300 pounds: $15 • 301 to 400 pounds: $20 • 401 to 500 pounds: $25 *Over 500 pounds will cost 7 cents per pound. Recycling Complex Director Ron Hannon assures residents the fees for recycling are a cheaper alternative to privately owned construction and demolition facilities. He believes most of the residents’ recyclable material weight won’t go over 200 pounds, which would, in effect, cost them only $10. “Just to get in the door is $75 to $100; then, you have to pay about $125 a ton,” Hannon said about the alternative prices. “No matter how you look at it, it’s a service we provide the town well below the market price.” One of the motivating factors behind this new fee process and acceptance of construction materials is to stop residents from
materials from their friends and relatives out of town. “This
eliminate out-of- towners using
residents as a delivery system, eliminate
Pelham Complex Manager Ron Hannon and recycling complex employee Bob Long hold up a recyclable mattress
illegal dumping, and cut disposal costs,” Hannon said. “At least if out-of-towners do sneak it in, they are paying for their share and residents won’t be paying for it.” Hannon also believes this will help reduce the budget. “It will reduce the trash that costs the taxpayers to be disposed of.” Previously, it was believed that recycling construction materials
would cost more money due to the extra need for staffing. Hannon is confident that the combination of revenue from the recycling and staff shuffling should make it cost-effective. “We’ve refined our operations to free up our staff to work on this project without utilizing any extra labor,” he said.
Anyone who has spent much time in a deer stand, watching wildlife or even viewing scenery, is aware that using binoculars can improve the odds of success, as well as add to your time outdoors. Properly using binoculars will open your eyes to animals and scenery you may have never noticed otherwise. A good pair of binoculars can be a lifetime purchase, and will provide you years of pleasure. Some of the best values exist in the mid-priced roof prism
(straight-barrel design) binoculars. These are the binoculars that will do the best job for most individuals. Waterproofing should be a must in hunting binoculars, and most of the mid-priced roof prism binoculars offer this feature. Look for the most features you can afford, such as phase correction (coatings that improve brightness, color, and resolution), heavy rubber armor, rugged assembly, and nitrogen-filled. These were formerly available only in high-priced European optics. Now, you can purchase binoculars with these features in the $300-$500 range. Buying binoculars in the $50-$150 range will limit you to the Porro (shoulder design) prism binoculars. These binoculars will still give you nice, sharp optics, but you’ll have to accept the fact that the binoculars will probably not be waterproof and will be relatively fragile. The power of the optics is expressed as two numbers, such as
7 × 35. The first is the number of times magnification, and the second is the diameter of the objective lens. A larger objective lens makes sense during low-light conditions since it can capture more of the available light. Consider purchasing full- or mid-size binoculars rather than the small, compact binoculars that use 20-25 mm objective lenses. There is nothing wrong with owning a small, compact binocular, but it should not be your primary hunting binocular.
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New 4-H Youth Club
submitted by Brenda Seniow Are you interested in dairy goats, vegetable gardening, poultry, agriculture, wildlife, and crafts? The mission of 4-H is to help youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H emphasizes the importance of involving youth in the learning process. It is offered free of charge to youth ages 5-18. If you love animals and nature, come join our active, hands-on group. Learn all that 4-H has to offer youth at http://extension.unh.edu
. Meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, call Brenda at 898-2842 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Election Officials Need Additional Hours by Barbara O’Brien
The three elected officials who serve as Windham’s Supervisors of the Checklist say they need more than the budgeted amount of hours to get the job done this year, due to tasks that were not fully completed in years past. In recent years, the Supervisors of the Checklist were allocated 40 hours to complete their duties. For 2010, however, as part of general budget cuts due to the lagging economy, the number of hours was reduced to only 30. But as it turns out, they are likely to need 10 times that number of hours in order to fully function. The cost of the additional hours is in the ballpark of $2,100. Supervisors of the Checklist are paid $7 per hour. Supervisor Candy Johnson, who has served in that capacity since 2006, said she didn’t realize “what a mess” the information kept on registered voters had gotten into, prior to her taking on the task. “Now, we have to play catch-up,” Johnson told selectmen during their Board meeting on August 16. “It sounds as if it was neglected in the past,” selectmen’s Vice Chairman Bruce Breton said. “What will we get for the extra hours?” Selectman Roger Hohenberger wanted to know. “Updated, accurate information on voter registration cards,” Supervisor of the Checklist Joan Tuck replied. There used to be more local control over voter registration, Supervisor Bob Skinner explained, but that has changed. Now, local voter registration cards must agree with the database maintained at the state level. This helps to prevent people from registering to vote in more than one community. “They need to be cross-referenced,” Skinner said. “This is something new. Its purpose is to catch duplicate voters,” he added. “We certainly don’t want to compromise the integrity of our elections,” Selectman Ross McLeod said. He was not happy, however, with the budget planning that was done by the Supervisors of the Checklist for 2010. “This needs to be reined in,” he told them. Tuck said the checklist supervisors won’t use the extra money if they don’t need the additional time to complete the job. “This should be a one-time occurrence,” she said. After extensive discussion, the selectmen voted unanimously
(5 to 0) to approve spending up to $2,100 to fund the extra-hours needs by the Supervisors of the Checklist to update all voter registration cards. Upcoming next year will be the required “purging” of registered
voters who haven’t voted at least once in the last four elections (either local, state, or national). This process is required by law every 10 years during a year ending with the numeral one. Selectmen reminded the Supervisors of the Checklist to make sure that they budget a sufficient amount of money to perform this voter purge during 2011. Voters are notified when their names are purged from the checklist. In 2001, some 1,500 registered voters were purged from the Windham checklist. According to Tuck, who served as Windham’s Town Clerk for approximately four decades, there have been 129 election changes made at the state level during 2010. Most of these changes are very “mundane,” she said, adding that she doesn’t foresee any of them being “troublesome.” As for those who come to election places to serve as “poll
watchers,” representing various political parties, it has been ruled that none can be closer than six feet from the ballot clerks, unless determined otherwise by the Town Moderator. Selectman Breton said that some of these individuals tend to be “very annoying,” and he is concerned about them interfering with the election process and getting in the way of voters. Town Moderator Peter Griffin said poll watchers have to be out
of the way of voters, but do need to be able to hear what is being said between voters and ballot clerks. “However,” Griffin added, “they can’t compromise the process between a voter and a ballot clerk.” Tuck urged Griffin not to allow poll watchers to stand or sit any closer than six feet from the ballot clerks. “Give them an inch, they’ll take a foot,” Tuck said. Poll watchers are allowed at voting places by State Statute. Griffin did mention that moving the Windham polls from Golden Brook Elementary School to the new Windham High School has made the “entire process better for the voter.”
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