Durham New Hampshire named safest college town in nation- How is That Even Possible?

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2017

According to SafeWise, an independent review and comparison website Durham, New Hampshire –the home of the UNH Main Campus — is the safest college town in America. I’m not sure how this is even possible. I was told that the passage of constitutional carry in New Hampshire would lead to blood in the streets. There […]

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To Protect and Serve…Something something….

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2014

Plumber……Telegram….Flowers…Candy Gram…911 Several police officers in Durham, N.C., reportedly got into homes and searched them by telling residents police had received 911 hang-up calls from their addresses, according to news reports. The tactic, a way around the requirement to get a warrant to search a home, was described in court by a Durham officer identified as A.B. […]

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Research Opportunity for Todd I. Selig?

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2013

Durham Town Administrator Todd I. Selig, according to this report, is in lock-down at Harvard.    He’s supposed to be there for an executive course in negotiations but perhaps this will afford him the opportunity to ‘research’ his next editorial? (see here, here, here, here, and/or here.) Remarking on his purpose for being at Harvard, and the lock-down,  Selig said… “Negotiation isn’t only asserting one’s […]

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Where Todd I. Selig Admits to Some Heavy Lifting…But Not All.

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2013

Several of us writing here at GraniteGrok have taken to task Durham Town Administrator Todd I. Selig for both his position on the issue of raising the gas tax and how he went about showing his support for it.  Literally.  The letter he submitted to various publications around New Hampshire, explaining his support for the […]

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Because They Voted Where It Matters

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2012

Boston.com has an article today observing that pro-obama turnout in New Hampshire’s college towns is less than it was in 2008.  There is very intentional mention of concerns (from folks like myself I assume) about out of state students being used to tip the election; but how no one could ever know how they’d vote, […]

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Morse Code – It’s A Double Dip In Oyster River

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2012

“Sometimes, life throws you some curves.”  That was the response “retiring” Portland Maine School District Superintendent Dr. James Morse gave to the press and the public after announcing that he had taken a job as the Superintendent of the Oyster River Cooperative district in New Hampshire. “Sometimes, life throws you some curves.” But we can […]

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GrokTV Event-NH Senate hearing: Voter ID / SB318 – Skip Murphy

by Skip January 26, 2012

OK, I’m touting my own horn here.  Sure, I am in favor of a Voter ID bill that requires a picture ID.  Given the two bills, I think I would favor SB289 over SB318.  Yes, the latter tries to cover more areas but I think that SB289 is more tightly focused on the major issue […]

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