Laurie Ortolano, Author at Granite Grok

Laurie Ortolano

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The Nashua Legal Offices Abuse of Seniors

Senior citizen newcomers to Nashua filed an abatement on their 2016 residential property assessment believing the assessment unfair. The City denied it. The couple appealed to the Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) and lost the decision.

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Next Tuesday, Vote Out Dowd and Kelly

I have been a critic of the eight BoA members who voted against the City Charter Amendment for the appointment of the police commissioners for failing to engage in educating the public to vote no on Ballot question #2. Seven weeks of silence and finally a letter.

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My Candidate Position on the Charter Change: Police Commission

The Three reasons I am voting against this Charter Change The Board of Aldermen voted against putting it on the ballot – a big RED flag The Board of Aldermen voted (8-6) (Note 1) against placing this Charter Change on the November 2nd ballot and instead supported forming a working committee to vet this issue …

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Nashua: Local Elections ARE Partisan!

I have become increasingly concerned about the negative impact of partisan politics on our local government. While this city is chartered as a non-partisan city, public discussion and communication with some in City Hall has become all too partisan.

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Nashua’s Sonia Prince Flails and Fails But Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess Swears “She’s Nice”

Nashua resident Sonia Prince has told us on Facebook that she posts 20-30 times a day and has little memory of what she is actually posting. Apparently, she is so saturated with City Hall information leaks and “me first” posting, it’s all a blur to her. But she often accuses others of failing to ‘fact …

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