Salem Community Patriot | February 10, 2012 - 13 Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs up. I am glad to see that Ron Belanger is seeking 1 of the two open seats on the BOS. Ron has been a very strong advocate for the people of Salem in general not just certain people and that’s what I like about him. Ron is in good health and works very hard for the taxpayers. He is someone you can call or reach out to at anytime and will be there to help you, not give you a song and dance or excuses as to why he can’t help you. He has spent 20 odd years in the Legislature and done a great job representing the people of Salem. I ask you to join me in returning Ron Belanger to Selectman, let our voice be heard.”
“Thumbs down to the budding artists who continue to park their cars in front of the instructors residence on Rockingham Road.”
“Thumbs down. To my fellow Salem people, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but two guys who it took us long enough to get them out of office as Selectmen are running again. I’d say if they need the $3,000 that bad, I say that we should just give it to them. Keep them the heck out of where they can’t ruin anything as they have before. Also, the school budget is actually unmonitored. They can say anything and say ‘it’s for the children’ but I guarantee you as soon as those same people have their children go through, they will be the one’s to say ‘why should I pay for anything, my kids aren’t in school’. So, why should Senior citizens pay that 6% that’s for the school budget. Wake up Salem people, and Seniors, you wake up! It’s costing you money you can’t afford.”
“Thumbs down to the person who left a thumbs down to the mailman who was wearing shorts during the snow storm last week. He’s the coolest dude in town! Wake up!”
“Thumbs down to the person
who wrote the comments about the Salem ROTC, I feel sad that you feel that way about this unit, and I do not know why you have these feeling clearly do not state in the paper.
“Thumbs up. I am proud to support John Manning for running for the Planning Board during these difficult times. He will improve the quality of life in our community. I’m sure John will consider plans for new development and provide guidelines for our future. John Mannig is the best choice on March 13th.”
“Thumbs up to John Manning who spoke against the Planning Board members. I think it’s up to the people’s choice. I think it’s wrong for selectmen to even make that suggestion. We do not want the board members to control whatever
they want. They can put their friends on the board. John has it right. It’s about the people.”
“Thumbs down to Everett McBride. Your campaign ad says you are behind SB2. What you are not saying is that you were behind the 16% tax increase that occurred at last year’s town meeting. You organized that effort and voted yes. Now you are saying you are against it? You can’t be trusted. You will say anything just to get votes. Please, do not reelect Everett McBride for selectman.
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“Thumbs up. I think it’s a great idea for the Salem community to consider curb-side trash pick up. I currently use the transfer station, and I feel that it would be a huge savings for me to have my trash picked up at the curb weekly and my recycling every two weeks. I live in a 248,000 house, and if my math is correct it’s a little under 9 cents per thousand dollars, it will cost me $22 per year extra per year in my taxes, and if I deduct the $10 that I’m paying for my sticker out of the $22 that will come down to $12 or 23 cents per week to have someone come to my house and pick my trash up. And I don’t fit into this category, but from what I understand there are people who now pay private haulers to come pick their trash that will save hundreds. I’ve heard figures quoted of over $300! I just think it’s a no-brainer. All the negative stuff that I’ve been reading in the thumbs section, it seams that it’s obviously the people who don’t recycle or don’t want to recycle and don’t want to be bothered.”
solid waste solution. Highlights of Plan
I will tell you that as a parent
of a cadet of the ROTC unit, let me fill you in on what happens with that unit. These students are very dedicated in their responsibilities of the jobs that hold in that unit. They do compete in skills competitions three times a month, very early in the morning. They also attend meetings an hour before school starts one time a week every week. They are at the school several times a week for a few hours either doing their jobs, drill routines, or just checking up on their responsibilities. I find it sad that you feel that way but I have noticed in my cadet his politeness, good manners, and his responsibility.
unfortunate today that these kids do not have more of those qualities, and it’s too bad that more students do not enroll in the ROTC.”
“Thumbs up to both Major and Chief and the cadets at Salem ROTC. Don’t stop doing what you’re doing. You guys are awesome and I enjoy watching you perform.”
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“Thumbs up. Please vote for Ron Belanger. He’s such a good and caring candidate. We all like Ron here in town. He’s for the ‘regular’ person (like I am), and I see and read all what he has done here and how well he represents us up in Concord. Best of luck, Ron! I tease him when I see him around (being a democrat), but I just changed to republican because I had to vote Mitt Romney. When I see Ron again around town, I’ll tell him that. No matter what my political status is, I’ll always vote for Ron Belanger. Please vote for him and keep him around for years. He’s a people person!”
“Thumbs up to Doris Flaherty. She’ll be 97 years old on February 20th. She’s a former long time state rep and past resident of Salem, now living in Mass and still very active (with the energy we all can’t keep up with)! She was always very politically involved and will known by ‘all politicians’ all over, in NH by John Lynch and all state reps and in the Salem Boys and Girls Club, the Women’s Club, Salemhaven, Senior Center, etc. She’s known for always lending a helping hand with her smile and famous laugh. We all wish you a very happy and healthy birthday, Doris!!”
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SCTV17 Program Schedule
Friday, February 10 6:29 p.m., Positive Place (January-February): Boys & Girls Club 7:05 p.m., Salem Chamber Today (January-February) 7:35 p.m., Business Property Tax Talk by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce 8:00 p.m., Salem Today: Guest Anna Marie of Euro Kitchen 8:30 p.m., Around Town: Guest Brownie MacIntosh and PSA on health
9:01 p.m., Salem Relay For Life Kickoff 9:40 p.m., On The Road with Everett McBride 10:00 p.m., Controlling Clutter presented by Dave Downs 11:00 p.m., Concord Update for January Saturday, February 11 12:15 a.m., From Farm to Table (No. 5): Winter Brunch 8:00 a.m., Around Town: Guest Brownie MacIntosh and PSA on health
8:30 a.m., Salem Today: Guest Anna Marie of Euro Kitchen 9:00 a.m., Business Property Tax Talk by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce 9:25 a.m., On The Road with Everett McBride 9:40 a.m., Salem Chamber Today (January-February) 10:15 a.m., “Your Life with Arthritis” presented by Patricia Hanley 11:00 a.m., “Cycling Iceland” presented by Andy Richmond 12:30 p.m., Salem Relay For Life Kickoff 1:15 p.m., Concord Update for January 2:30 p.m., Around Town Scrapbook No. 7: Chocolates, Floral Arranging, Cupcakes and A Love Story 3:00 p.m., Is Modern Society Killing Us?: Cell Death/Long Life Part 1
3:45 p.m., Is Modern Society Killing Us?: Cell Death/Long Life Part 2
4:59 p.m., Positive Place (January-February): Boys & Girls Club 5:35 p.m., Controlling Clutter presented by Dave Downs 6:35 p.m., Around Town: Guest Brownie MacIntosh and PSA on health
7:10 p.m., Army Newswatch Episode 11-22 for January 7:45 p.m., Party Against Parkinson’s Disease Variety Show 10:30 p.m., Salem Today: Guest Anna Marie of Euro Kitchen 11:00 p.m., Business Property Tax Talk by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce 11:25 p.m., On The Road with Everett McBride 11:40 p.m., Salem Chamber Today (January-February) Sunday, February 12 12:10 a.m., Positive Place (January-February): Boys & Girls Club 12:50 a.m., Controlling Clutter presented by Dave Downs 1:55 a.m., Around Town Scrapbook No. 7: Chocolates, Floral Arranging, Cupcakes and A Love Story 6:59 a.m., Lifeway Morning Worship 8:00 a.m., Grace Assembly of God Morning Worship 9:00 a.m., St. Joseph Church Mass 10:00 a.m., Granite United Church Service 11:00 A Times Square Church Service 12:00 p.m., Grace Assembly of God Morning Worship 1:00 p.m., Changing Lives Christian Church Service 2:01 p.m., Granite United Church Service 2:58 p.m., Lifeway Morning Worship 4:00 p.m., Changing Lives Christian Church Service 5:01 p.m., St. Joseph Church Mass
6:29 p.m., Positive Place (January-February): Boys & Girls Club 7:05 p.m., Salem Chamber Today (January-February) 7:35 p.m., Business Property Tax Talk by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce 8:00 p.m., Salem Today: Guest Anna Marie of Euro Kitchen 8:30 p.m., Around Town: Guest Brownie MacIntosh and PSA on health
9:01 p.m., Salem Relay For Life Kickoff 9:40 p.m., On The Road with Everett McBride 10:00 p.m., Controlling Clutter presented by Dave Downs 11:00 p.m., Concord Update for January Special Programming Note: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30 p.m., Mass of Installation for Peter A. Libasci as Bishop of Manchester Weekday Program Schedule Local Church Services 8:00 a.m., Monday-Friday Growing In Faith Series 8:00 p.m., Monday 2:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday Also: Ingram Senior Center Series, Health, Education and Wellness Series Books of Our Times, Granite State Outdoors SCTV 17 Video Marathons and Seasonal Programming
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