Stephen Forster

STEPHEN E. FORSTER v. TOWN OF HENNIKER – Justice Hicks J., Dissents

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2015
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Stephen Forster has been prohibited from conducting weddings or similar events on his farm by  the Town of Henniker based on their interpretation of zoning limitations. The state court has decided in favor or the town.  Justice Hicks was the lone dissenter in the opinion.  People interested in protecting property rights and legislators looking to […]

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EIEI Oh NO!

by Ed Naile June 14, 2015

The NH State Supreme Court, remember them? They had the distinction of having several members impeached back in 2001 for trying to rig a decision. But as in the Clinton style we have become so used to their antics they are still with us because too many lawyers and lawyer spouses were on the Senate […]

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Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm v. Town of Henniker Goes to Court

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2013
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We’ve written a few posts about the Henniker, New Hampshire ZBA going after Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (here, here, here, here, and here).  Well, we’re back. Forster’s has taken their fight for RSA 31:24a, which clearly provides for the activity the Henniker Board denied, to Merrimack County Court.  It is a fight for all of […]

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Grafton…..and Henniker – Nothing but small town bullies

by Skip April 16, 2013

With Grokster Tim talking STBs (“Small Town Bullies”) in Grafton, and Grokster Steve has done yeoman’s work on reporting on the very sad tale of Stephen Forster’s farm and the power hungry Henniker based STBs that refuse to let a NH RSA get in their way to have their way (here, here, here, here, and […]

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Henniker ZBA says Screw RSA 21:34a

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2013

The Henniker ZBA has decided that state law does not apply to that particular bit of Henniker known as Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm. From Steve Forster: … We lost our argument on RSA 21:34a and Agritourism last night.. We plan to appeal and more than likely, on to a higher court.. The town still does […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm (Again!) [Updated][Bumped]

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

(Originally posted yesterday morning 2-6-2013- but it’s important, and the meeting is tonight.) The next Henniker zoning board meeting (Noooo-body expects the Spanish Inquisition) is this Thursday (tonight) at 7pm, and Steve Forster will once more be brought before the local arsitocray on the matter of the proper use of his property. Forster’s Christams Tree […]

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Henniker New Hampshire’s Local Aristocracy Wants What They Want

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2013

Back in November we reported that despite meeting all the legal requirements the town of Henniker had cited Stephen Forster of Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm with the illegal use of his property. Typically, when such nonsense erupts it is to either punish a landowner for some perceived slight, or to help an abutter (or the town) […]

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Guest Post by Ken Eyring – Why the Henniker Zoning Board believes it owns your property

by Skip November 18, 2012

“If someone else controls your private property, you do not own it.”  – Skip Murphy.  Six days ago, Steve had this post concerning the trouble that Stephen Forster (Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm) is in with the local zoning members concerning the way he wishes to use his own property (to hold weddings as “Agro-Tourism”, a […]

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Stand With Stephen Forster & Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2012

The Town of Henniker has cited Stephen Forster (Forster’s Christmas Tree Farm) with illegal use of his property. But State law provides that Mr. Forster may use his property for Agri-tourism,  also known as “agriculture,” a legitimate use of the land. Henniker has apparently acknowledged this but will not rescind its citation unless they are […]

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