16 - March 9, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs up to Sgt. Mike Wagner of the Salem
Police Dept. for being so honest in last October’s article in this very paper when he admitted ‘Knowledge of the Fourth Amendment takes an
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officer nearly an entire career to learn.’ And that’s just one short paragraph, within just one single document. So when a judge tells us ‘Ignorance of the law is no excuse...!’ just point to that article and say ‘Your honor, how am I suppose to know all 3,000 volumes of codes and statutes in the law library when our very own police dept. has trouble with one single paragraph of a document that apparently is the basis of all other laws!?”
“Thumbs down to Salem Democrat Chairman Larry Disenhof for his complete misrepresentation of House Bill 1560. I read the legislation and it does absolutely nothing to ‘end Medicare’ in NH. You should apologize to Sen. Morse and Rep. Bettencourt for this total mistruth and immediately resign from your chairmanship. Clearly you are in over your head leading the Salem Democrats.”
“Thumbs up to Rep. D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) for his hard work leading the NH legislature on jobs. The number of employed New Hampshire residents increased by 1,180 and the number of unemployed residents dropped by 280, while the workforce expanded by 900 in January.”
“Thumbs up. I first want to say to the person constituents.”
“Thumbs up to Republicans in the NH legislature. The effects of their tax reduction for citizens is restoring the New Hampshire Advantage and bringing tobacco revenues above plan by nearly a million dollars last month.”
down to the Waste Committee who said the Transfer Station costs $2.1
who wrote that Ron Belanger is disrespectful to the Veterans of Salem is absolutely untrue. Ron has supported us veterans in many ways over the years and I as a Veteran am very proud of Ron Belanger. The signs that are near the Monument on North Main St are set in a way that is not disrespectful to the Veterans or our community. I have had the opportunity over the years to reach out to Mr. Belanger when I had question’s or needed answers pertaining to my service or a problem in general as a resident of Salem and he has always been kind courteous and professional and helpful always. Mr. Belanger you have my Vote.”
“Thumbs up to Representative DJ Bettencourt for hosting a state legislative ‘Town Hall Meeting’ in Salem. Accountability and accessibility to our elected officials is important and we appreciate your willingness to talk directly to your
error in the curbside budget, what’s next!? I’m voting no to curbside because if the Waste Committee can’t get the numbers right before we’ve even voted, how can we trust them about what it will cost after it’s in place.”
“Thumbs down to Mr McBride. You support supported curbside not more than a year ago and now you don’t. Stand up for something for a change!”
“Thumbs down to curbside pickup. We are blessed to live in a country that offers everyone freedom of choice. Occasionally, there are people who try to sway others in taking these freedoms away and it is not always done fairly due to personal gain. Citizens of Salem have the right for decades to determine individually if they prefer curbside pickup or not. We are faced with a movement to try to take yet another freedom away. Please do not allow this to happen! For those who desire curbside pickup you have the freedom to move to a town that offers this service. We won’t stop you.”
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“Thumbs down to whomever is supporting Mr. Leccese’s misleading and personal attack ads in the Salem Patriot! There is a lot of money being spent by a so-called concerned citizen. Sounds
more like a concerned businessman.”
up to the volunteers on the Salem Municipal Solid Waste Committee
for giving Salem the opportunity to implement curbside pickup. The abuse they have taken from Mr. Leccese is uncalled for. Vote yes for curbside pickup!”
“Thumbs up for Salem’s Town employees.
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They’ve kept our town running efficiently and smoothly with reduced staffing and without a pay raise in four years. It’s time for their contracts to be ratified. Their bargaining teams and the town’s team worked many hours hammering out a deal that benefits everyone – the workers will get a small cost of living increase and Salem will see a significant savings over the next three years because of a change of health insurance providers and the workers picking up an increase in their share of the premium costs. Get out and vote for these contracts on Tuesday, March 13th.”
“Thumbs up to Phase 2 renovations! We need to continue the progress of our schools. And thumbs up to the Salem School District for a great facility plan!”
“Thumbs down. I am tired of hearing that necessary school renovations can’t happen because ‘times are tough.’ They are. But as a town, the majority vote ‘no’ more often than not – even during better times. Had we passed needed items during better times we wouldn’t be in the position we are now – needing new schools and more. Our schools lack proper space as well as safety and security measures. The town has grown and times have changed. Buildings from the 1950s and 1960s no longer meet our needs. It’s time to stop saying ‘no’ to almost everything. We must start somewhere so vote ‘yes’ on articles 2-10 at the polls on Tuesday, March 13.”
“Thumbs up. The School Facilities Master Plan is the best option presented by a group of unbiased experts after carefully reviewing the town’s current needs. We can continue to waste tax dollars paying experts for opinions we don’t listen to and lease portable
Mystery Person Spends Thousands on Mailer to Salem Residents Promoting Curbside Pick-up
I can’t help but wonder who was so gracious to front ther over $6,000 it would have taken to produce and mail the letter I received at my Salem home promoting curbside pick-up.
To mail to all Salem mailboxes- 13,000 including P.O. boxes, the price breakdown would like something like the list to the right.
So-Who Paid For it?? Did we the taxpayers??
If that’s the case- we are paying for misinformation, lies, and false statements made by the Town Solid Waste Committee.
According to the NH Attorney General, all political correspondence which advocates the success or defeat of any party, measure, or person at any election must be marked political advertising and define the person/party responsible for the advertisement. RSA 664:14, and RSA 664:16 Our attorneys will find out who paid for this, and once we do, we’ll make sure that you- the Voters of Salem, know the truth!
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