Salem Community Patriot March 4, 2011 - 9
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603-635-2012 “Thumbs down to Steve Campbell, Roland
Therberge and Patrick McDougal for attending a Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals event this week. All three of you bad mouth the Chamber of Commerce all year long, but when it is campaign time you are willing to use their events to try to get votes. You are all frauds and I hope the voters see that. And you chose a Young Professionals event, really? What next walking the halls of Salem High School?”
“Thumbs down to the gossip candidates that start rumors about a property owner supposedly ripping two candidates signs out of his commercial property because of lack of consent. The truth, the wind blew down the signs! They are back up! If you heard this rumor, go back to the person who told you and ask him what else he’s lying about!”
“Thumbs up to all of the candidates for the
various offices. It’s not easy being a candidate let alone an actual elected official! It can be a thankless job. You work hard for the town and although people forget to tell you that they appreciate the long hours that you donate on our behalf, I for one would like to say ‘Thank you’.
“Thumbs down calling those opposing gay relationships haters. Many of us know gay people and don’t hate them. Stop making us out to be so stuffy, I’m better than you types. We’re all
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guilty of nailing Jesus to that cross. Some of you toss out biblical sayings at us, yet you yourselves judge. Apparently you haven’t noticed the wooden plank in your own eye. Jesus wasn’t merely a man. He’s the Word of God, IS God. The apostles and disciples wrote about Jesus and his teachings. The New Testament forbids gay relationships. You act like you’re the only ones who have to give up worldly desires for
God. God never said it would be easy having faith in Him. What He said was Take up your cross and follow me. Faith means trusting and believing in something for what it is. No one can really have faith in something, say Catholicism for instance, if they’re trying/wanting to change everything about it. Otherwise, they probably never had faith in it to begin with.”
“Thumbs down to Everett McBride. Where
do you actually stand on the issues. People are talking all over town that you make promises but your promises don’t match up with how you vote. You are Mr. Flip flop or a fence-sitter. How can we trust what you say?”
“Thumbs down to Stephen Campbell. If he had
his way we all would not be spending anything to make our town standards up to par. It’s easy to say stop the spending, when the money runs out…but when you have infrastructure crumbling, our police station a disaster and officers without raises for many years just to name is few. Well maybe you should put your efforts into advocating to bring in more revenue like an income tax?”
“Thumbs up to McKinnon’s Market for always being so clean and hiring the friendliest staff! I love visiting the market and your kitchen does a great job with your prepared food!”
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A “Yes” Vote will...
Reconstruct South Policy St. Bridge before it goes “RED LISTED” (80% of Eligible Costs will be reimbursed)
Reconstruct 4.5 miles of Road (Pelham Rd, Stiles, Brookdale & Brady).
Save $1.5 million by doing the work this construction season
Keep the 10-Year Road Plan on Track and Avoid Delaying the Following Road Work:
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• Lawrence Road • Pond St/Sand Hill • Bluff St • Haverhill Road • Main St (West of Rt 28) • Rt. 28 • Unfinished parts of N. Main St
“Thumbs down to all the male candidates running for selectman in Salem. It’s just the old boys network wanting to continue running this town. No innovation, creativity or moving forward in this bunch of losers…and try to run against them you get plowed into the ground because the
Elect Everett P. McBride Jr.
· Has worked tirelessly to maintain a low tax rate
· Supports Fiscally Conservative Budgets
· Is a Strong Advocate for Salem Seniors and Veterans
· Supports Salem Road improvement program
·Supported Salem Council on Aging effort to build the addition to the Ingram Senior Center at no cost to the Salem Tax payers
only ones who come out and vote are the ones voting for them. Wake up Salem ..so
meone out there make a move. You have a full year to build your campaign.”
“Thumbs down to the DJ Bettencourt, the republican majority leader hiring your girlfriend for a state position and creating a higher paying job for her is a bad way to get started! Get rid of her before you get rid of any other state worker with experience. If this is anything but self- serving favoritism and wasteful spending, please explain.”
“Thumbs up and 3 cheers for marriage between a man and a woman. God made Adam and then made a woman to be his partner.”
SELECTMAN on MARCH 8, 2011 Selectman McBride:
“Thumbs up to Spring! I know it’s right around the corner and I for one can’t wait. We all need to get outside and breathe some fresh air and get some exercise. I think there are a lot of people feeling the Winter Blues!”
“Thumbs down to the school principal who does not watch the bullying that goes inside the school. You are very worried about what goes on outside the school with Facebook and all that. Look at the inside of the school, you have three 4th grade girls who are the biggest bullies I have ever come across, I’ve never seen such ridiculousness in my life. You have a 5th grade boy on the bus who bullies the kids, scratches them, and tells them where to sit.”
“Thumbs down. Every time I
hear Everett McBride and Frank Lyons tell us what they have done for the town of Salem and I look at my tax bill I could cry.
It’s time to get rid of these
two flip flops and get some new blood. McBride has been there for 18 years too long. He’s the
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“Thumbs down to Bob Elliott…watched you on SCTV Concord update…’New Sheriff in Town and this is the way it is.’ Why are you so arrogant when it comes to compromise. A far right radical does not fit well for a man of the cloth.“
“Thumbs up to freedom of speech. Thumbs down to those who misuse it!”
“Thumbs down to candidates that put their signs on property without the consent of the property owner. I suppose you’re going to tell me Sunoco gave you permission to put your sign there?”
“Thumbs down, a big ‘thumbs down’ to Stephen Campbell. A vote for him to the board of selectmen would be irresponsible. He believes that we should do nothing and just keep our hands in our pockets while we watch our town fall down around us. We need somebody with a vision for our future not someone who can’t comprehend the idea that you get what you pay for.”
Salem Police Log
Saturday, February 26: 11:45 a.m. Criminal threatening, North Main Street and Atkinson Road, subject was threatened by another subject with a shovel. 12:06 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Mall Road. 12:20 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, South Broadway and Cluff Crossing Road, vehicle weaving in and out of traffic, negative find. 1:16 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Rockingham Park Boulevard. 1:51 p.m. Criminal mischief, South Broadway, vehicle broken into, report taken. 1:54 p.m. Wires down, Shepard Avenue, wires too low for a large truck to get by, Comcast to check the wires. 3:23 p.m. Suspicious persons, South Broadway, caller from restaurant reports a male subject in the rear of the building eating from the trash, negative find. 3:29 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, South Broadway, caller reports a car on Route 28 cut her off and forced her off the road, vehicle has a child in the back that is not properly seat belted in and driver is talking on a cell phone, not paying attention, also cut off and went around a vehicle making a left turn, nearly caused an accident, officer has vehicle stopped driver counseled and warning issued. 3:37 p.m. Shoplifting, Cluff Crossing Road, arrested Jamie Letourneau, 27, Manchester, 3 Warrants and arrested for Shoplifting. 3:38 p.m. Drunk, Rockingham Park Boulevard, arrested Frank Wool, 53, Hampstead, two counts Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs. 3:52 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, North Broadway and Willow Street. 4:03 p.m. Theft, Centerville Drive. 4:14 p.m. Shoplifting, Cluff Crossing Road, arrested Zuleyka Santiago, 23, Lawrence, MA, Shoplifting, Willful Concealment. 5:04 p.m. Warrant arrest, Veterans Memorial Parkway, arrested Eric Dancause, 30, Manchester, Theft from a Building. 5:30 p.m. Wires down, Shepard Avenue, Comcast notified. 6:27 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, South Broadway. 7:20 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Mall Road and Pleasant Street, no action. 7:46 p.m. Hit and run, South Broadway. 7:58 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Old Rockingham Road and Catherine Road, Windham Police request well being check of elderly driver, negative find. 8:27 p.m. Suspicious activity, Cluff Crossing Road,
report of someone shooting a BB gun, subjects counseled, investigated. 8:42 p.m. Suspicious activity, Red Roof Lane, verbal only no assault, report taken. 8:58 p.m. Arrest, South Policy Street, arrested Joseph Cross, 29, Belmont, Driving After Revocation. 9:22 p.m. Restraining order violation, subject reports the subject she has a restraining order on has been trying to contact her, in violation of the order, officer checking the suspect’s residence for him, negative find, report taken. 10:27 p.m. Suspicious activity, Brookhollow Drive, caller believes there is a party at this residence, investigated. 10:51 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, South Broadway, the Lieutenant is requesting a cruiser to respond to this location, warning issued. 11:21 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Main Street, parent teaching their teen child to drive, no action. 11:24 p.m. Suspicious persons, Teague Drive, negative find. 11:53 p.m. Suspicious activity, Parker Circle, officer checking an abandoned house in reference to the Teague Drive call, investigated. Sunday, February 27: 12:09 a.m. Assist fire department, Shore Drive, caller from Shore Drive reports seeing fire across the lake and also heard an explosion, thinks the fire is spreading, officers checked the area with the fire department. 12:36 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, South Broadway, subjects resting after a long drive, will be moving along. 1:34 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Fairmont Road, subjects were lost, they are on their way now. 2:35 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Cross Street, newspaper delivery, no action. 4:35 a.m. Domestic, arrested Daniel
LaCarbonara, 24, Salem, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Threatening, Possession of Controlled Drugs. 5:44 a.m. Noise complaint, Red Roof Lane, peace
restored. 6:13 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, McMann Court and Main Street, DPW needs a car moved, contact made with the owner, the vehicle is being moved. 6:17 p.m. Snow/ice complaint, Emerald Drive, DPW needs car moved from the roadway, contact made with the owner, vehicle will be moved. 6:46 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Lancaster Farm Road, DPW needs cars moved, owners moved cars when officers arrived. 6:47 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Old Farm Road, DPW needs cars moved, owners came out when police arrived. 6:50 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Joanna Road and Marianna Road, DPW needs a car moved, no one moved it, officer had it ticketed and towed. 6:58 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Lakeview Street, DPW needs car moved, vehicle gone upon officer’s arrival. 6:59 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Lancaster Farm Road, DPW needs car moved, no one moved the car, officer had it ticketed and towed. 7:08 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Pine Street and Granite Avenue, DPW needs car moved, vehicle moved upon officer’s arrival. 7:11 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Old Farm Road, DPW needs car moved, no one moved the vehicle, officer had car ticketed and towed. 7:24 a.m. Snow/ice complaint, Old Farm Road, DPW needs another car moved from this road, no one moved it, officer issued ticket and had it towed. 7:45 a.m. Snow/ ice complaint, Tickle Fancy Lane, vehicle moved. 8:25 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Main Street and Pleasant Street. 8:27 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Norwood Road and Nottingham Lane,.
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9:36 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Millville Street, minor accident, no injury, report taken. 10:29 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Old Coach Road, vehicle into a snowbank, officer was able to help driver get the car out. 10:37 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Zion Hill Road and East Broadway, plow truck accident, no injury. 10:46 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Cluff Road, minor accident, no injury. 11:43 a.m. Shoplifting, South Broadway, arrested Toni Doyle, 27, Methuen, MA Shoplifting; Lenee Vigeant, 35, Methuen, MA, Shoplifting. 1:00 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Sycamore Avenue and Maronos Drive. 2:09 p.m. Suspicious activity, South Broadway, arrested Tracey DaMelio, 26, Kingston, Bench Warrant out of Plaistow. 2:25 p.m. Hit and run, Hagop Road, suspect is known to car owner, will attempt to make contact with plow driver. 4:24 p.m. OHRV complaint, Millville Circle, report of kids on snowmobiles racing on the road, negative find. 5:05 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Townsend Avenue. 5:56 p.m. Drunk, Mall Road, police removed the subject from the property. 7:23 p.m. Shoplifting, Cluff Crossing Road, officer will issue warrant for the suspect, report taken. 7:34 p.m. Suspicious activity, Cluff Crossing Road, female caller reporting a male subject in a silver car has been following her and her boyfriend from shopping plaza to shopping plaza, officer has vehicle stopped near the victim, suspect was counseled, investigated. 8:55 p.m. Theft, Lowell Road, report taken.
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reason taxes are too high in Salem and keep going up. What is wrong with people who keep voting in the same dodo birds!”
“Thumbs down to Messinheimer the facilities manager for the Salem school district. Again the custodian has applied for the job at the Lancaster School with all the years of experience he has, not to mention all the experience he has subbing and he did not even get picked for an interview for the second shift job at the Lancaster. Messinheimer has a vendetta against him. This time I think he is going to claim discrimination and take Jack to court along with the Salem school district.”
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