Pelham - Windham News October 29, 2010 - 7
BORNEfor4 2010 NH Governor Independent
Steven Borne has launched a write- in campaign for New Hampshire Governor. The goal is to receive more then four percent of the November 2 vote for Governor. In essence, this is a referendum by the residents of New Hampshire for more Independent
or undeclared candidates in 2012. While the 11 independent or undeclared candidates running this year is a good start, our election system is still slanted against fiscally conservative and socially moderate candidates who could best represent the 42 percent of the NH electorate who are undeclared voters.
Congressional candidates such as Second District Independent candidate Tim vanBlommesteyn (timfornh.com
) and First District Independent write-in candidate Mark Whitman
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) are excellent examples of talented people who are willing to represent us if they can do so free of the strings associated with other people’s money or forced to support political party ideology. They are willing to go to Washington to work “In the Aisles” to implement the best possible solutions to our many problems of government.
Independent candidates will have the skills
to work with all representatives and more free time, as they shun lobbyists and avoid groveling for money. They will set the example of what voters want through civil discourse—no need for bribing other representatives with earmarks and constructive problem-solving. For that to happen, New Hampshire citizens will need to spread the word so that voters correctly insert “Steven Borne” along with “Independent” in the Governor write-in column. More information and activities for volunteers will be posted on the NH Independent Candidate Congressional Websites (www.timfornh.com
). If the State gives this Independent movement full party status, then NH could also host a Presidential Primary for Independent candidates.
Windham School Board Approves Fuel Oil Contract
by Barbara O’Brien Windham School Board members have finally
approved a fuel oil bid for the upcoming heating season, but not before going through two bid sessions.
After the first bid session, which began last month, School Board members said the process had not been competitive enough. At the time, five vendors had been solicited and an advertisement was run in area newspapers. Only three bidders responded, however. School Board Vice Chairman Ed Gallagher said that he felt that the information that was provided to Board members was “incomplete” and that he wanted “a more formalized process.” Gallagher told school administrators that he was “tired of playing 20 Questions” in order to get the answers he needed. At the time, Windham administrators were planning to collaborate in the purchase of fuel oil with the Pelham School District, as well as with the Town of Windham. As a result of this proposed collaboration, a volume discount would have been likely. Gallagher wanted to know what the cost savings would be if the three entities entered into a joint purchase agreement. Business Administrator Donna Clairmont said that particular information was not provided by the final bidder. Gallagher said he wanted to make sure that every contract decision made was financially prudent. “I want absolute clarity,” he said.
On October 20, Clairmont presented the results of the second round of bidding. By that time, Pelham and the Town of Windham had already approved separate fuel oil bids.
Clairmont said she had sent bid specifications to 120 vendors located in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Many of those solicited responded that they
Job Training Grant to go to Pelham Business
submitted by Colin Manning On Tuesday, October 26,
Governor John Lynch announced that five New Hampshire companies have been awarded Job Training grants in the month of October, which will help to train more than 200 New Hampshire workers in new skills. The grants total more than $200,000. Job Training grants are aimed at keeping good jobs in New Hampshire by helping companies train their workers with new skills to compete in a changing economy. Governor Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund, which distributes up to $1 million annually in matching grants to allow companies to train new workers or retrain long-time employees. Since the Job Training Fund
was reinstated in late 2007, more than 7,800 workers from across New Hampshire have received training and enhanced skills through the matching grant program.
Among the October 2010 recipients of the Job Training grants is Wakefield Solutions, Inc., of Pelham. Since the Job Training Fund
was re-established, companies from across New Hampshire have received state grants totaling more than $2.8 million. Companies receiving grants have contributed nearly $5 million, bringing the total amount invested in new training for workers to $7.7 million. For more information about the
Job Training Fund, go to www. nhjobtrainingfund.org
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were too far away from Windham to provide fuel deliveries. Of the nine bids that were received, several were disqualified, as they did not meet the specifications.
After a brief discussion, School Board members
voted 5 to 0 to accept the bid from Dennis Burke for No. 2 heating fuel and the bid from Palmer Oil for propane. Voting in favor of the contracts with Palmer and Dennis Burke were Chairman Bruce Anderson, Vice Chairman Ed Gallagher, Jeff Bostic, John Hollinger, and Michelle Farrell. Clairmont said that while the cost of propane has decreased since last year, the cost of heating oil has gone up.
According to information provided by Clairmont, the bid secures heating oil at a cost of $2.48.5 per gallon, or less, if the price should drop. The bid for propane was accepted at $1.49 per gallon. It is anticipated that 108,000 gallons of fuel oil will be required to get the school district through the 2010-2011 heating season. It is also expected that approximately 49,000 gallons of propane will be needed for Golden Brook Elementary School, the emergency generator at Windham Center School, and for the kitchen at Windham High School. All other school district facilities use No. 2 heating oil. After the bid was accepted, Gallagher commented that “Next year, we’ll do a better job of working with Pelham.” Pelham and Windham are the two towns that comprise SAU #28.
Dave: “You know we’re really not Republicans; we’re the fanatic party of the NO - NO. We’re just against everything.” Marilinda: “Really?” Dave: “Yes, really. We say NO to education and vote against bonding. We say NO and manipulate facts about the budget because it’s really balanced. We say NO and vote against unions. We say NO and are against civil rights and marriage equality. We say NO to unemployed workers and their families for healthcare. That’s why we’re really the NO - NO party of politicians.” Marilinda: “Well, Dave, is that why we’re members of the House Republican Alliance and endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus, Citizens for the Right to Work, Ted Maravelias, and NH Citizens for Truth? And also get attack groups to go after candidates like the National Organization for Marriage from Washington and more?”
Dave: “That’s why we anonymously attack candidates using “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down”, because we’re too cheap to buy ads and don’t have to sign names.” Marilinda: “I sure hope the people don’t see our voting records.” Dave: “You’re learning, darling.”
The people will vote against the NO – NO politicians on Tuesday November 2nd
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My name is Patrick Bick, and I would consider it a privilege to serve New Hampshire as the Second Congressional District Representative in the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. After retiring six years ago and constantly complaining about the political climate and what should be done about it, my family got tired of hearing my discontent. One day my daughter said, "You've got some good ideas, dad. Why don't you just quit complaining and run for office?"
“How are we now being governed? Does the current White House truly represent you and your family? Certainly we are not being governed the way our founding fathers had planned. I am running for the House of Representatives so I can represent those whose voices are not being heard and who want to make a change.”
One person matters. Vote and let your voice be heard! Keeping the founding fathers dream and purpose alive. Vote for the Right Issues and CHANGE LIVES!
• Ethics • Energy • Education
• Healthcare • Taxes • Finances • Social Issues • Government • Veterans • Abstinence
• Environment • Abortion
These are some of the issues I am focusing on during my campaign. If you wish to look at my view of things, please visit my website!
Patrick, his wife Donna, and their 5 grandchildren. Family is a top priority for Patrick and Donna, and the issue of education is extremely important as it impacts our children's futures.
State Representatives Tweedle-Dum & Tweedle-Dee
On November 2nd
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