Salem

If You Like Great Food and Frank Sinatra…

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2018

A few months ago we planned an evening out. Frank Sinatra Night at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem. Get dressed up. Dine on some excellent Italian food (4 courses) and listen to a Frank Sinatra impersonator. What could go wrong? As you’ll likely know by now, I had a heart attack Monday. I came home Thursday. But sitting and […]

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Whomever Approved This Title Knows Nothing About Being “Armed to the Teeth”

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2017

If you hadn’t heard a man in Salem shot himself in the basement of a home that exploded. Searchers discovered some weapons, obviously. And while the media has reported on the explosion, the suicide, the man’s debts, a few booby traps, the opinions of neighbors, and other circumstances, the weapons are featured in most if […]

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New Hampshire Town Accused of Using Social Media Policy to Silence Critic

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2015
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KEEP IT ZIPPED: Is a New Hampshire town trying to silence an outspoken critic by limiting what he can put on social media? By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena What does a town board have to do to get a boondoggle passed?  How about institute a policy to silence its opponents? Salem, New Hampshire […]

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Are Salem Selectman Trying To Silence Opposition?

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2015
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Salem Selectman Stephen Campbell was the sole opponent to a massive $23 million dollar safety complex boondoggle on the select-board and he let people know his concerns. For months he shared information about the complex, asked questions, questioned assumptions, advanced cheaper alternatives, shared answers, directed people to the content of public meetings and testimony, and […]

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Salem Safety Complex Fails

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2015
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The taxpayers in Salem, New Hampshire rejected a 23 million dollar bond to fund a new Safety Complex.  We reported on the situation in Salem back on February 23rd. There is one dissenting selectman who is concerned about the process, the cost, the lack of enough open debate, and the refusal to seriously consider cheaper […]

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The Four Selectman of the 23 Million Dollar Salem Safety Apocycomplex

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2015
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To what lengths will four selectman in Salem, New Hampshire go to get what they want? What they want is to take $23,000,000.00 ($23  million dollars) and turn it into the Salem Taj Mahal and safety complex.  There is one dissenting selectman who is concerned about the process, the cost, the lack of enough open […]

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Governor Hassan Takes Dig at Scott Bown – But She Was Born in Boston….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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I wonder if Governor Maggie Hassan grasps the irony of her dig at former MA Senator Scott Brown. “It’s great to be here in Salem, straddling the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” the governor said. “But enough about Scott Brown.” Maggie Hassan was born in Boston, raised in Massachusetts, went to college at Brown, […]

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How About That “Non-Existent Voter Fraud” Meme…or something

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2012

Donna Schlachman writing an opinion piece in Seacoast Online, says she asked New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (last year) about voter fraud and…. I learned that actual cases of fraud are practically non-existent. Even last year’s staged attempt to prove that people can vote illegally in N.H. was unsuccessful. It turns out that […]

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