Salem Community Patriot August 19, 2011 - 9
Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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Thumbs up to the person who wrote in about Rt 28 and how dumpy it looks, the traffic islands have weeds growing in them and all around them (3ft or better) you should take out the islands, if you are not going to take care of the islands, the dump is kept cleaner than Rt 28. Rt 28 need a complete makeover its ugly.”
“Thumbs down to the Assessing Department for not keep up with the falling real estate prices. Now the town has to pay all that money back to Market Basket plus interest, don’t look at home owners to pay for your lax assessing practices. The Assessing Department has been charging everyone way too much money for a long time. Just look at the Eagle Tribune paper real estate transactions. Everyone who sells their house is charged about eighty thousand dollars ++ more than the selling price, plus 125% anything over 100% means you are spending too much of the tax payers money. Maybe the homeowners of this town should start a Class Action Suit against the town for being over taxed. Everybody who owns commercial property is going to be looking to see if they have been over taxed. Assessing Dept. take off your rose color glasses; things have been bad for tax payers for the last 6 years. (Times are still bad) How many Windham kids went to Salem High and now they are all gone, not one teacher has been laid off.”
““Thumbs down, way, wayyyy down to the person that stole my check book. Yes I might have been a fool for forgetting it, but the right thing was to give it to the Hannaford store service desk. I am not rich. I live like everyone else. You will be taking food out of the mouths of my family and take the roof off their heads. So please do the right thing by returning it. You know who you are.”
“Thumbs down to the Salem Police for releasing the very disturbed pervert who exposed himself in a very disturbing manner with a cash bail of $340.”
“Thumbs up, huge ‘thumbs up’ to Representative D.J. Bettencourt who did a great job outlining the successes of the Republican legislature at the Salem Republican Town Committee meeting. Keep up the great work!”
“Thumbs up to Congressman Charlie Bass for taking time to visit Salem and answer the tough questions at the Senior Center about what the heck is going on in our economy. His answers were difficult to hear but honest and reassuring.”
“Thumbs up to Congressman Bass, Representative Bettencourt, and Selectman Campbell for their efforts to fight for federal funding of the Haigh Avenue project. Those of us who have been plagued by springtime flooding for almost 30 years appreciate that we have not been forgotten.”
“Thumbs down. What a shame that Salem Democrats have sunk to a new low with their anonymous smearing of Representative Bettencourt. As one of D.J.’s neighbors, I can tell you first hand that when he is not serving us in Concord he is here in Salem serving us.
For the good of their party Salem Democrat Chairman Larry Disenhof should resign immediately.”
“Thumbs down to Ellen Smith, whose remarks regarding Selectmen Covey and Roth on Stephen Campbell’s facebook page were completely inappropriate (July 22nd at 12:22pm). Who are you, ‘Ellen?’ Are you afraid to let the public know your true identity? Guess it’s easier for you to operate under a fictitious name so you can make as many threatening, demeaning comments as you’d like. And Stephen Campbell, shame on you for allowing such commentary to air and remain on your Facebook page. Publicity is one thing, but blatant name-calling is quite another.
this how a selectman should be conducting himself?”
“Thumbs up, to the Salem Animal Rescue Legion for keeping the stray dogs off the busy street of our wonderful town”.
“Thumbs down to the Salem Democrats and their union friends who feel the need to inappropriately pry into the private lives of our State Representatives and their loved ones. Are the politics of personal destruction all they have to offer? No political arguments just pitiful petty personal attacks?”
“Thumbs up, way up to Salem Representative and NH House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt. I don’t thank politicians very often but Bettencourt is the exception. Thanks for starting to reverse the destructive Democrat Agenda that has been imposed on the State of NH.”
“Thumbs down to Ellen S who has so many derogatory comments about those who are speaking out about Salem politics! Keep hiding behind your postings on PH’s facebook page, we do know who you are!...An
d for the person that likes to follow town employees around… better ‘Lawyer up’ again!!!”
“Thumbs down to Governor John Lynch.
How does he possess the shamelessness to show his face in Salem when he refuses to save our town treasure, Rockingham Race Track by supporting expanding gaming? When will Salem Democrats hold the Governor accountable for his shameful position?”
“Thumbs up to Gov. Tim Pawlenty for his professionalism and spirited presidential campaign. It is greatly appreciated that he took the New Hampshire Primary very seriously and was a frequent visitor to our state.”
“Thumbs down, a big ‘thumbs down’ to the
dog owners on Haigh Avenue that allow their dogs to bark constantly for hours. This happens day and night. Please have some consideration for your neighbors. Either you just don’t care or you are deaf!!!”
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“Thumbs up to House Majority Leader DJ Bettencourt who, in a little more than six months, has helped usher in sweeping reforms for New Hampshire and has a record of accomplishments that puts Governor Lynch to shame.”
“Thumbs down to the Salem Community
Patriot staff person who did the layout for page 6 of the August 12th paper. Perhaps next time you have an article about the wonderful achievement of a Salem High School Senior you will think twice about placing it just above the article entitled ‘Disturbing Man in Women’s Clothing Exposes Self at Mall.’
“Thumbs down to children that do not care for the older parents when they become sick and can not be trusted alone or in public.”
“Thumbs down to Salem’s Town Planner.
‘A lot of that is reuse of existing buildings,’ Moldoff said. ‘We’ve seen a lot of that in the last month and a half at the Planning Board level. For the last month and a half, the phone has been ringing.’ Ya, because vacancy’s are occurring daily! We just lost a long time business in the Depot, the Hobby Shop, and how long has Sunoco been vacant not to mention the Coke plant? How have you kept your job this long?”
“Thumbs up to the person who has been criticizing Stephen Campbell’s cheap shots on facebook. It is obvious that it has gotten under his skin. It has prompted his equally juvenile supporters to comment too. It’s not a matter of a person submitting a ‘thumbs’ comment anonymously it about people that are supposed to represent us that for whatever reason, cannot refrain from juvenile behavior. Stephen you need to stay off facebook and Pat McDougall you need to take your own advice and do us all a favor, ‘sit down and shut up.’”
“Thumbs down to the board of selectmen meeting held on August 8 Where Elizabeth Roth made a statement to Stephen Campbell that was very unprofessional, very disgusting and very disappointing. I believe that as a past supporter of Miss Roth that she owes Stephen Campbell a public apology at the next board of selectmen meeting on the 15th of August. I hope she will have enough class and respect for her colleagues to make that apology public at the next board of selectmen’s meeting. Thank you, a very concerned citizen.”
“Thumbs down to mean
people. Mean people are people that flip the bird to you while you are on your own property, call the police on you for no reason, gossip about you, have separate
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rules for how they can live and how you are supposed to live by their rules. Mean people turn others against you when you have done nothing wrong. They make noise on purpose to bother you (stomp-stomp) or shine lights in your window to bother you.
They take pictures of
you and make things up to hurt you. They lie to you and about you. Jesus, please give me strength to endure them and continue to be better than they are for being honest, down to earth, and kind to others. Also pray for them that they find their hearts because they are not using them at all.”
“Thumbs up to Charlie Bass for coming to Salem and listening to the people, why does he think it will make a difference, he can’t change anything.”
“Thumbs down to who ever is stealing my copy of the Patriot from my mail.”
“Thumbs down to the Salem Selectmen for fighting at every meeting and then on facebook, do they also Twitter.
“Thumbs up to the Salem Police if it wasn’t for them our town could be Methuen North.
“Thumbs up to Salem Chamber of Commerece, moving to the train depot help that little green building look alive, are there other plans for the vistor center, but how about some parking.
“Thumbs down to all the Massachusetts
drivers in Salem and how they think they own the roads”
“Thumbs up to the Salem Fire Department for the help with our emerency last week, they were very professional and my family felt save upon their arrival.
“Thumbs down , what has happen to mail
delivery in the town, more truck at the post office and later in the day mail delivery.
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