Round 2: Jennifer Abbott and the SPLC – it’s getting personal

by Skip March 30, 2018

Well, Jennifer Abbot decided to respond to my first response Letter to her’s as several friends alerted me to her newest screed (seriously: “God drivel“? No, not on the actual merits and questions I brought up but an attack on me personally – and tries to turn herself into a victim because I “belittled” her. […]

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Tales from the BudComm – People upset for just doing our job and doing it more efficiently???

by Skip March 12, 2018

We had a Special Meeting of the BudComm tonite to rectify a huge problem that I found this year by reading through the NH RSAs that govern the budgetary process that must be followed by towns that have adopted SB2 and implemented official Budget Committees.  Since the beginning of our town using SB2, the BudComm […]

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Tales from the BudComm – election time edition

by Skip March 9, 2018

Yep, it’s that time of year, and in my hamlet, only the BudComm has contested races – go figure!  The “Gilford Democrats” are all up in arms thinking that the BudComm members are going to take the their School Board budget and almost all of them are on the Government payroll (or family members are).  […]

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Tales from the BudComm – Cost vs Results

by Skip December 4, 2017

From Weekend Pundit (emphasis mine): Speaking of small town New Hampshire, we are going through out budgeting process for both the town and school. It can be a time-consuming effort, with some wanting a lot more money this coming year and others making do with the same amount they spent this year. One of the biggest […]

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Tales from the BudComm: talk, talk, talk, talk….Let’s play hide the PBX, shall we? Part 1

by Skip November 21, 2017

Well, I’m back on my hamlet’s Budget Committee and we are now going over the town budget with the school district’s budget right behind it. Arguably, it is the most powerful committee/commission/entity  in what is known as an “SB2 town” where SB2 stands for Senate Bill 2 – the legislation pass a few years back […]

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GrokSHOT! – Gilford School Board decides it is above the normal SB2 Legislative process…

by Skip June 3, 2014

…by which the Gilford School Board develops its budget, submits it to the Budget Committee (which can change that budget), and the budget prepared by the BudCom is presented to the Gilford Taxpayers at the NH SB2 mandated “Public Hearing” so that the townfolk can ask questions about the budget (and hurl invectives if it […]

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