[Editor’s Note: The residents of Chester have filed a proper petition to request a special meeting to vote on whether the Town should evict the Sweets from their relative’s property. The residents think the Sweets are doing a good job and have been given no clear reason why the Town would want them to vacate. They are also filing a RTK request on a proposal made by some unknown person regarding what they want to do with the property. This proposal was made at a non-public session If so, seems to us that this should have been publicly discussed.]

Mr. Sweet has apprised the AG’s office of the situation by sending the following letter:

Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301

Dear Mr MacDonald,

This letter is to inform the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office of obstruction of justice by the Chester NH Board of Selectmen and police chief.

On October 26, 2017, the BOS was given a petition by over 100 registered voters for a special town meeting. As of yesterday, this request has met with nothing but obstruction on the part of the Chester BOS. They have illegally denied the law for the calling of a special town meeting, as verified by the Rockingham County attorney. The police chief has obstructed justice as well by not forwarding the illegal action paperwork to the county sheriff’s office as of yesterday.

Section 643:1 Official Oppression.

A public servant, as defined in RSA 640:2, II, is guilty of a misdemeanor if, with a purpose to benefit himself or another or to harm another, he knowingly commits an unauthorized act which purports to be an act of his office; or knowingly refrains from performing a duty imposed on him by law or clearly inherent in the nature of his office.

That this basic right of New Hampshire residents has been so blatantly disregarded and subject to collusion is unconscionable. The tyrannical behavior of the Chester BOS must be investigated and they should be charged and punished accordingly.

Thank you
Jay Sweet
96 Towle Road
Chester NH

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