Dunbarton’s Petition to Hold Special Meeting Denied

When the town of Dunbarton found over a million dollars in surplus, the town asked for a special meeting to decide what to do with it. The petition was denied because it did not satisfy the requisites for special meetings per RSA 197:3. The decision was that the extra...

Dunbarton Has Spoken, Make the School District Listen!

Due to a clerical error, the Dunbarton School District has discovered an extra $1,059,000.00 in their budget. The School Board wants to retain that $1,059,000.00 and use it to “lower” taxes over 5 years instead of returning this money to the taxpayers in...

The Team Sticks Together!

by Ed Naile The mentality of “We are a team with special status” pervades all. This is what you are up against when it comes to keeping government accountable. One look at “The Swamp” in Washington, DC shows definitively how power, money, and influence alter the way...

Budget Committee and Voters Have Their Say in Dublin

The voters in Dublin, population 1,575, turned down extra hours for an office assistant, so she is leaving. This made news. Sentinel Source – Town meeting vote prompts Dublin employee to resign The important part of the issue is what the voters and budget...

Have a Bridge I Want to Sell Ya

by Ed Naile Back in 1991 I was the Clerk of the Works for a new fire station in the Town of Deering. This means I was at every Selectman’s meeting giving them updates. We put up a two story, two bay, fire station in seven weekends, with a well and septic, including...

The Kurk Decision

by Attorney Richard J. Lehmann The Kurk decision is an important win for people concerned about fiscal sanity and public accountability. We’ve all seen town and school budget officials playing games with default budgets by artificially inflating the number. That makes...