Ed Naile, CNHT

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Now Give These Guys Their Court Costs!!!

Persistence pays off.

Municipal activism heroes Doug Lambert and Tom Tardiff won a State Supreme Court case regarding the secret appointment of the new Belknap County Sheriff, Craig Wiggin.

The Belknap County Convention – that would be the State Representatives who live in that county, chose the easy route to fill an empty county sheriff seat – by secret vote. That was held as legal by Superior Court Judge Mohl but reversed with the following Supreme Court Order.

It is short and readable:

DUGGAN, J. In these consolidated appeals, the petitioners, Douglas Lambert and Thomas A. Tardif, challenge: (1) the failure of the Trial Court (Mohl, J.) to invalidate the appointment of Craig Wiggin to the office of Belknap County sheriff by respondent Belknap County Convention (Convention); and (2) the trial court’s denial of their request for documents from respondents Stephen H. Nedeau, the Convention’s chairperson, and Angela A. Bell, the Convention’s record keeper. See RSA ch. 91-A (2001 & Supp. 2007). We hold that the appointment of Wiggin must be invalidated because the Convention was required to fill the vacancy in public session rather than by secret ballot. See RSA 91-A:2, II, :8, II (Supp. 2007). We further hold that the petitioners must be afforded access to the documents relating to the candidates’ applications for the vacancy, see RSA 91-A:4, I (Supp. 2007), but remand for consideration of whether certain personal information that may be in those documents requires redaction. Accordingly, we reverse and remand.

This is the best part:

"The purpose of the Right-to-Know Law is to ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussions and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people." Id. (quotation omitted). The law "helps further our state constitutional requirement that the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted." Id. (quotation omitted); see also N.H. CONST. pt. I, art. 8.

Although the statute does not provide for unrestricted access to public records and proceedings, to best effectuate the statutory and constitutional objective of facilitating access to all public documents and proceedings, we resolve questions regarding the Right-to-Know Law with a view to providing the utmost information. Id.; Herron v. Northwood, 111 N.H. 324, 326 (1971).

Thus, we construe provisions favoring disclosure broadly, while construing exemptions narrowly.

Nice work Doug and Tom!!!

Now maybe the Supremes will stick with this language when we reverse what mischief the Right to Know Commission has done to the Right to Know Law under the guise of “updating” it.


Back From Utah

I’m back from Hilo, Utah and the Stihl Timbersports qualifier held between 32 of the best ax men and sawyers in the world – at least the best we could identify from the applicants and their documented past performances in other competitions world wide.

The Stihl Timbersports competition pits highly skilled athletes against each other in what could be argued is the heavyweight class of skills loggers and woodsmen have used for centuries to harvest timber all over the world.

My humble job at Timbersports is as the “trim guy” who handles the only chain saw cutting not involved in competition. After each heat someone has to straighten the end of each piece of competition wood to as close to perfect as possible so the judge can add a fresh chalk line. If I do not do this correctly I receive laser beam stares from people who often weigh in at 250lbs and above and who are more often than not, 6’ 4” or so. I also cut the spring board poles for the metal “swing dogs” that hold the competition wood 9’ off the ground.

Once in a while I help run the Stihl 660 Pro saws through the test wood brought on site to match the four saws we use in competition. Several cuts are made and timed for each saw after they leave the factory dynamometer in Virginia Beach. In this event we were 5,500 feet above sea level. The carburetors had to be adjusted by Stihl field techs on site. This went well in Utah thanks to the Stihl techs.

Some long time Timbersports competitors have retired recently and American ranks are suddenly thin, as the April 28 Colbert Report spoof of Timbersports brought to light. The “down under crowd” is dominating the competition because they have so many good choppers who are serious about training for some races they do not have in Australia and New Zealand such as the “hot saw” event, which is basically a motorcycle engine made into a chain saw.

For the first time, Timbersports was streamed live on the net as we taped it for later use on ESPN.

Next, I am off to Columbus, Georgia for the finals. I hope the fans in Georgia are as enthusiastic as the Utah crowd was. What they lacked in size they made up for in volume when it came to cheering-on competitors.

You can catch some highlights on, http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/timbersports/index

Just click on photos.


Welcome To Lynchachusetts

If I remember my horror movies correctly I seem to recall any number of spineless creatures from all over the galaxy who can slide under any locked door, not so with our New Hampshire Democrat Moonbats.

Our tax and spend and borrow Democrat House members had to be locked into a special session/not special session to hammer out a credit card solution to their over-spending.

Like this Democrat borrowing and passing on debt to the next legislature comes as a surprise. Everyone saw it coming – some helped.

Not that long ago our Democrat governor, then campaigning for the seat he now holds, bellowed about a $300 million dollar deficit supposedly left to him by former Governor Craig Benson. That campaign ploy was an illusion made up by the brain trust at a liberal NH think about spending tank named, The Center for NH Public Policy Studies.

What is their beef with this budget? This Democrat budget is at least $200 million in the hole and no “REPORT” from the Center about how this came about.

A history lesson in past NHCPPS “REPORTS” is offered below:

This report projects the General Fund revenue and spending under the state's current biennial budget (fiscal years 2004 and 2005). It also projects the next budget (fiscal years 2006 and 2007) on the basis of no change in law, regulation, or practice. The report suggests that the accumulated deficit will be $71 million by June 30, 2005, and will be $306 million by June 30, 2007, if no changes are made. This is a measure of the size of the problem that will confront the next legislature when it meets in January 2005.

Now we have a Democrat deficit borrowing spree and silence is all we get from NHCPPS, no “REPORTS” about budget problems like this one from 2004.

This report describes the deficits that have occurred in the state budget each year since 1999 and how the state has had to use 90% of its reserve funds to cover those deficits. It presents charts that show the increases in the state's General Fund spending and revenues since 1979 and how the school aid distributed from the Education Trust Fund has added to total state responsibility.

Back when we had a responsible governor in Craig Benson it was shocking to NHCPPS that we used up our reserve funds to balance the budget.

Now we BORROW to cover unnecessary spending in Concord – its the liberal Democrat way.

Welcome to Lynchachusetts!


Outside NH Communications

Well congratulations are in order for the most innovative Board of Selectmen currently “serving” in our state.

This board, the Salem Selectmen, held a visioning session in a comfy location in Andover Ma. recently. The office of Selectman Beth Roth, an attorney as well, was the site of this selectman’s meeting. It was held on a Friday during the day, you know, when all the town residents are available to listen in on what is in store for the “Gateway City of New Hampshire”.

Sounds like an appropriate place to hold a “goal setting retreat” for NH selectmen, doesn’t it – Massachusetts?

NH was fresh out of locations for the Salem Selectmen to casually plan a future for the peasants who subside in their domain, but why then all the complaints from Salem taxpayers?

These selectmen are from the local government and they are just here to help. Helping is always accomplished best with the few distractions.

So if taxpayers start showing up in Andover Ma. and attend Salem NH Selectmen’s meetings, will the poor selectmen be forced to hold meetings in Connecticut?

Under NH’s new Right to Know Law, RSA 91-A, these “outside communications” are perfectly “legal” because they were not “intended” to circumvent the law.

Under our new 91-A “outside communications” are not defined, something most laws do – define things that are important.

So my next question:

How soon until the contractors, and other bidders, involved with this new vision for Salem start turning up for “outside NH communications”?

Let me check my watch.


Democrat Deficit? What Democrat Deficit?

Did you see that UNH poll about the huge upcoming deficit in the State of New Hampshire budget and how the man on the street is blissfully unaware of the problem?

Looks like not many taxpayers are aware of how our Blue state is chugging along. The poll of about 500 NH residents finds; 59% say they have heard little and 23% nothing, about our $250 MILION plus estimated budget deficit. (Could it be we are all mesmerized by the latest Governor Lynch photo-op?)

This leaves only about 17% of those polled knowing what a mess NH’s finances are in under Democrat “leadership”. This 17% figure is strangely similar to the amount Democrats over-spent in the most recent budget, probably just a coincidence, but worth repeating over, and over, and over, and over, again.

So I have a simple solution (as usual) to this public awareness deficit of a $250 million dollar deficit and what appears to be a Democrat plan to SPEND NH into an income tax.

Why not have UNH poll some of New Hampshire’s most influential residents.

Try this crowd. I found the list on the internet.

Republicans for Lynch Steering Committee
Rep. Elizabeth Hager, Concord
Fraser Allquist, Concord
David Ashey, Lebanon
Ben Asselin, Bedford
Cheryl Asselin, Bedford
Roberta Barrett, Nashua
Melissa Barry, Hopkinton
Karl Bihl, Allenstown
Stephen Boucher, Amherst
Janice Boudreau, Tilton
Clarence Bourassa, Bow
Bruce Bowler, Amherst
Wayne Breden, Dover
John Bridle, Hampton
Kenneth Brown, Manchester
Creeley Buchanan, Amherst
Craig Bulkley, Derry
John Cassidy, Concord
Jonathan Chorlian, Dover
Joseph Christian, Manchester
Peter Clark, Rye Beach
John Clark, Plymouth
Michael Coons, Manchester
Timothy Coughlin, Portsmouth
Donald Crandlemire, Concord
Robert Daniels, Littleton
Duane Date, Portsmouth
Christopher Dellario, Nottingham
Michael Donahue, Bradford
Nancy Doss, Hopkinton
Michael Doss, Hopkinton
Michael Doucette, Littleton
Louis Downing, Plymouth
Rosalie Downing, Plymouth
William Dunlap, Amherst
Christie Efstathiou, Portsmouth
David Engel, Greenland
Doug Erb, Landaff
Debora Erb, Landaff
Deborah Estaver, Lee
Kristine Fach, Amherst
Rita Fardella, Sandown
Lloyd Farnham, Concord
Gordon Flint, Newport
Martin Flynn, Wolfeboro
Robert Fremeau, Hooksett
Jameson French, Portsmouth
Mark Furlone, Spofford
Debbie Furlone, Spofford
Janice Gardner, Dover
Russell Gerttula, Nashua
Matthew Gooby, Hampton
Steven Griffin, Berlin
Brenda Hall, Milton
Paul Hammond, Bow
Matthew Hanna, Derry
George Hill, Hillsborough
Jim Hinson, Sandown
Joanne Jackson, Contoocook
Marion James, Durham
Judith Jones, Amherst
Peter Kachavos, Windham
Frank Kenison, Concord
Robert Kiely, New London
Sandra Kocher, Concord
Corrine Lajoie, Contoocook
Laurie Lemay, Pembroke
Garrett Lovell, Concord
Richard Lowney, Amherst
Lynda Lowney, Amherst
Christopher Lyons, Alstead
John Macdonald, Amherst
Paul Maclean, Concord
Joseph Manning, Jaffrey
Linwood Marden, Chichester
Carleton Marshall, Manchester
James Marvin, Hillsborough
Janice Mathewson, Dover
Barbara Mcgranaghan, Rochester
Rich McNamara, Bedford
John Metzemaekers, Pelham
Cynthia Milnes, Amherst
Peter Milnes, Manchester
Irving Morrison, Bow
Maxine Morse, Rye
Beverly Naylor, Concord
Jim O'Brien, Contoocook
John O'Brien, Alstead
Wilbur Palmer, Derry
Beverly Peck, Hudson
Gov. Walter Peterson, Peterborough
Karen Philpot, Gilmanton
James Plante, Hinsdale
Janice Psilopoulos, Merrimack
Michael Quinlan, Bedford
Elissa Ranney, Sandown
Alan Reische, Manchester
Eugene Ross, Holderness
Mark Ryder, Boscawen
Albert Santerre, Salem
Lou Saviano, Sandown
Nathaniel Sawyer, New Hampton
Craig Schrek, N Hampton
Robert Scott, Meredith
Danielle Scott, Manchester
Rosheen Secor , Hopkinton
Helen Shea, Derry
Daniel Sklar, Bedford
Kenneth Smith, Amherst
Edna Snowman, Amherst
Henry Stebbins, Amherst
Sheila Steele, Amherst
William Steele, Amherst
Michael Steir, Atkinson
Philip Stone, Bedford
Wilson Sullivan, Amherst
Bruce Sullivan, Dalton
James Sweeney, Bennington
Alexander Taft, Peterborough
Betty Tamposi, Nashua
Kathleen Turnbull, Allenstown
Richard Upton, Amherst
Barbara Vallari, Contoocook
Ronald Vincent, Bow
G. Michael Vose, Hollis
George Waldron, Brentwood
Joan Walsh, Colebrook
Steve Walter, Londonderry
Lester Wheeler, Keene
Russ Wilder, Windham
Norman Willey, Groton
Shirley Willey, Groton
Edward Wills, Concord
Peter Winship, Contoocook
Bonnie Wrisely, Bradford
Kimon Zachos, Manchester
Charles Zoulias, Manchester