Brentwood Selectmen - Yep, emails. Lots of emails. Aren't RSA 91:A demands great? - Granite Grok

Brentwood Selectmen – Yep, emails. Lots of emails. Aren’t RSA 91:A demands great?

Brentwood Town sign

Well, it seems that Brentwood Selectman (and former NH State Senator) Jon Morgan (aka “Goober for Gubnor,”) is none too happy that in addition to looking for the Brentwood Selectmen Handbook, I also put in an RTK (Right To Know) for all of the Selectmen emails since the beginning of the year.  Not happy at ALL.

Gosh, I wonder what I’ll find in there?

All too often, when people have multiple email addresses, sometimes they send out stuff from “special” addresses that shouldn’t have been sent at all (much less than a “safe” one). But it sounds like he did if he is all that concerned.

Here’s the angst for Goober:

Pursuant to the Right to Know Law (RSA. 91-A), I am demanding access, within 5 business days, to the below enumerated governmental records Otherwise, if not within the mandated 5 business day window per RSA 91-A, please advise when the Responsive Records will be made available.

This request is for all Selectmen involved emails for the time period from January 1, 2021 to today (November 30, 2021):

  • Individual outbound emails from any and all email accounts provided to Brentwood Selectmen as part of their elected office service.
  • Individual inbound emails to any and all email accounts provided to Brentwood Selectmen as part of their elected office service.

The information for each responsive record shall include:

  • TO fields, FROM fields
  • CC fields, BCC fields
  • DATE fields
  • SUBJECT fields
  • And the Body of the email itself.

Per RSA 91-A:4 IV(c) If you deny any portion of this request, please cite the specific exemption used to justify the denial to make each record, or part thereof, available for inspection along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the information withheld.

As you are aware, in 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a governmental body in possession of records is required to produce them in electronic media using standard of common file formats: Green v. SAU #55, 168 N.H. 796, 801 (2016). Unless there is some reason that it is not reasonably practicable for you to produce these records in the requested format, I ask that you either do so or explain why it is not practicable for you to comply.

Please let me know when these records will be sent so me for inspection.

You may email the responsive records to me at If the volume is turns out to be substantial, I have already set up a Dropbox folder for all of your responsive records to which they can be uploaded

Thank you for your lawful attention to this matter.


Skip Murphy

I really do look forward to receiving them.  After all, seeing his emails will really let us know what kind of a person he really is, right?

To “set the record straight” (again), I wasn’t fishing for him specifically but now that he’s brought me upon himself, it will make it a bit amusing.