Hudson - Litchfield News | March 2, 2012 - 17 Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs up to the family on Old Coach Road
who found my cell phone on Mushquash Road and called me to say it was found! I was so worried I wasn’t going to find it! Your kindness is very appreciated! Thank you!”
“Thumbs down! To the Hudson BOS, for modifying every warrant article related to decreasing taxes and decreasing waste, fraud and abuse in Hudson! Our BOS can spend up to $10,000 of our tax dollars without taxpayer consent! This needs to change, how do we know what our taxpayer funds are being spent on? Vote March 13th
– Warrant Article 17, to stop
waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds for all departments! Remind our BOS, that they work for town residents, not just town departments!! Vote on March 13, 2012, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.!”
“Thumbs down to the Hudson School Board, for not completing their school budget for fy2013 yet! The last time, residents received their budget a week before voting and residents were given little time to read through the tax increases/salary raises for school employees! This is not fair for town residents and a technique the school board is using to try to get tax increases/raises to go through! This corruption must stop! Lee Lavoie, make sure your budget is completed! The BOS already have theirs posted on town website! Where is yours? Vote March 13th!”
“Thumbs down to the Hudson BOS and HSBM, for not representing the taxpayer! Our HSBM and BOS are in the best interests of Town and school board employees. The HSBM are proposing pay increases for secretaries, janitors and other town departments! The BOS have proposed tax increases (general
Litchfield hearing on February 22, 2012. I was very disappointed in the way some people were allowed to speak. You did not keep the resident(s) on subject and let and some nasty feelings show toward another resident. You also showed your dislike for this same person. This meeting was not meant to pounce on anyone for their beliefs and that is exactly what you let happened.”
“Thumbs down to drivers that don’t let someone out of a side street. What does it hold you up a whopping .3 seconds! There is a lot to be said for “paying it forward”. How do you feel when you are trying to get somewhere and no one in traffic will let you out, despite that they are racing to a red light. Kindness is everything. Next time you are driving try to let a few cars out, you never know what is going on in their life and where they are going. Maybe they are driving to the hospital to say good-bye to a loved one. Who knows.”
“Thumbs up to Jason Guerette -- he’s working
to give our children a good education and has found several errors in the default budgets. Be sure to vote for him on March 13th so he can keep working for us all!”
“Thumbs down to Anthony Martino on meet the candidates event. Sir, I felt embarrassed by just watching you. What’s your campaign slogan – ‘I agree with the previous speaker’?”
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fund paid) to other town departments! Residents’ services have been decreased, while their taxes continue to be increased! HSB, revise your budget without a tax increase to the taxpayer!! BOS, do your job, it is obvious that you work to increase salaries for town departments! You do not care about town residents!”
“Thumbs up to the new playgroup in Litchfield.
This is proof positive that the Rec Commission can still get volunteers for activities the community values and there is no need to create a new town employee position to support the Rec Commission.”
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“Thumbs up to Hudson for looking at a tax break for Shepard’s Hill, after all, it is little home owner who gets to pay more of the share they don’t. Check out those that live there and do not pay their share at all.”
March Oil Burner Tune-Up Special- $125 (includes fuel filter) “Thumbs
down to the guy who is always complaining about the coaches of the 5th grade travel basketball
team. Your son does not even play for us (only practices with the team) yet you are constantly saying negative thing about our coaches who I think do an amazing job. Keep you comments to yourself no one wants to listen to you anymore.”
“Thumbs up to the Hudson firefighters.
Everyday you take care of our safety and needs. Millions of thumbs up for saving the woman in the fire.”
“Thumbs up to Rogue Unicorn for standing up to bullies here in Litchfield. Heroes walk on four legs and have a horn.”
“Thumbs down to Hudson Selectmen candidates. After attending the candidates night at the community center, I am appalled at these candidates who have lived in Hudson for many years and still don’t know how the town is run. Seems to me that if you are going to run for office you would make yourself knowledgeable about the office you seek. Hudson is a fine town at the moment. Elect any of these new uninformed people and you are asking for trouble. Campaign signs don’t prove competency. Play it safe and vote for the incumbents.”
“Thumbs down to the thumbs down regarding Alvirne, Mr. Lane, and detention. 50-60 kids in detention on Saturday?
Where are these kid’s
parents? Do they hold their kids accountable? It’s not the faculty, staff and Mr. Lane’s job to raise your kids. Imagine how great it would be if teachers could put the time and effort wasted on disciplining the few, towards the benefit of the whole. If in fact an email when out like this, it shows me that there is an attempt to get help to try and solve a problem at one of our schools. Sharing ideas and best practices is a good thing.”
“Thumbs up to Obamacare. Starting in 2014, purchasing private insurance in the new state-based health insurance exchanges could give middle- class families up to $2,300 in savings to help them purchase their own private insurance. Thumbs down to New Hampshire House Bill 1560, which will take this away.”
“Thumbs down. Ulery’s letter did leave
me ‘scratching my head.’ First the Obama compromise does not require that religious institutions pay for birth control. Second birth control pills are not solely for contraception. Millions of women use them for medical reasons such as irregular or painful cycles. Women should have access to medicine regardless of their employer’s beliefs. If one believes that we should ‘let nature take its course’ then perhaps we should not pay for Viagra either? It’s ‘the natural course of events’ for men to need medical assistance when they are outside reproductive age. If the goal is not conception then the church should be against Viagra, too. Don’t worry, Ulery, I won’t be fooled…I won’t be voting for you.”
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“Thumbs down to the person that keeps taking
down the posters for my missing cat, Brewsky. They are not cheep. They are 11 x 17, laminated, at Staples costs me $70 for 20 of them, not counting all the flyers and work we’ve put into it. My Brewsky is a loved member of our family, and greatly missed. I need the public’s help to find him. He is only 2 years old, and my youngest grandson is devastated. Any help or information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.”
“Thumbs up to CR. That was the best birthday
party I’ve ever had. I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into it and it’s greatly appreciated. Once again, thank you very much. SF… oxox”
“Thumbs up to Mr. Nadeau for having the
courage to be a Selectman of Hudson, after enduring the disrespect from Chairman of the
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BOS. He was the first one to organize the clearing of Benson Park, pick up food for the poor every week, and wants to serve people of Hudson!! Support him in the March election.”
“Thumbs down to the Litchfield fire personnel running for Budget Committee and Selectman… do we have axes to grind?”
“Thumbs up to the representative ‘majority 603-943-5840 .”
“Thumbs down to the Campbell High School for releasing the names and addresses of students to a school board member so he could get students and parents to an August meeting to spend our money that was reimbursed by the state of New Hampshire.”
“Thumbs up to Officer Maribella, the school
resource officer. We haven’t had the greatest resource officer since Officer Paul Balakonis. I give Officer Maribella three thumbs up. Keep it up, man. Your are awesome.”
This March We Remember G. Philip Rodgers March 2012 has been designated as a Special Celebration of Life
In memory of G. Philip Rodgers, one of the Library’s benefactors, who passed away on March 10, 2011
The Library Trustees have designated March 2012 to remember the octogenarian for his part in the selfless gift of the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library with distinct displays in the foyer of the Library. Many photos and memory books portraying the construction and initial dedication of the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library will be on display. This generous gift was given to Hudson residents by Phil and his brother, Al Rodgers, in 2007 in memory of their parents. On Saturday, March 10, a day of celebration will take place for the patrons. The poem If by Rudyard Kipling was a mantra by which Phil lived his life. The poem will be available in the form of bookmarks decorated with colorful carnations. In an effort to embrace the thought process of “giving back” to the youthful and adult residents of the town, a number of books will be added to the library collection with memorial book plates marking the occasion. Library staff will wear boutonnières to remind patrons of the
extraordinary generosity of the Rodgers’ family at this memorial time. Please join us in remembering Phil at this special time by stopping
by and jotting down your thoughts in the memory book and appreciating this wonderful community gathering place.
whip’ R. Hudson Jasper, telling your members to ‘get out of the kitchen if the heat is too much’. How about jumping from the pan into the fire? You have just done that. The flames of people of Hudson’s anger and outrage will consume you. Vote for new Selectmen other than Mr. Jasper on March 13th
“Thumbs up to Hudson cable committee for
providing the time, equipment, and knowledge to the School Board so that you can understand what they are saying on channel 20.
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Shaheen Announces Tax Incentive for NH Businesses Hiring Veterans
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH) today announced important information on a new tax credit available to New Hampshire businesses offering job opportunities to veterans. Shaheen supported language in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to offer an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit to businesses and certain tax-exempt organizations that hire unemployed veterans. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act became law in November 2011. The tax credit, as high as $9,600
per veteran for businesses and $6,240 for tax-exempt organizations, will act as an additional incentive to provide returning veterans with the employment opportunities they deserve. Employers who hire veterans with service-related disabilities may be eligible for the maximum credit. The law allows employers one tax credit per eligible
veteran hired. Factors that affect the size of each credit include the length of the veteran’s unemployment before hire, hours worked and the amount of wages paid. “Our veterans undertake an incredible sacrifice to protect our country and we owe them every opportunity to make a living upon their return home,” Shaheen said. “I hope that New Hampshire’s businesses immediately begin to take advantage of this tax credit to help put our state’s veterans back to work. It will help our veterans and it will help our economy.” More information about this new tax
credit: The IRS has recently released the guidance and forms that employers can use to claim the newly expanded tax credit for hiring veterans. For further details, including forms and filing deadlines visit http://1.usa.gov/wdljLC
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