Letters to the Editor



Anonymous - Derry government pulls the plug

As Derry's foundering ship of state lurches even closer to the drain, it appears that the powers that be have finally pulled the proverbial plug on Mr. John Anderson, now a notorious lamster, and once the upright town administrator, who formerly, if we are to understand the statements he made to the NH State Troopers with some credulity, ran a nudist home or house or some such palaver.

Ayuh, the town council, in this year whatever of the longest recession anyone can remember, in a nation horribly beset by the dreadfully redolent emanations arising from Obamacare, have finally agreed to stop paying Mr. John Anderson his exorbitant salary for hiding from the state police while giving the long suffering citizens a bit of a break.  Now whether or not his payments in lieu of no work will continue whence he reappears and surrenders to the authorities remain unclear because the council met on the evening of 20 August in a "secret" plenary session to discuss personnel matters, namely his.  Perhaps Mr. Neil W. Wetherbee, Anderson's chief cheerleader and the councilor who threw caution to wind and voted for the town to take over his own private road, which improved his property values, with nary a thought given to conflict of interest, can agree to inform us on John's own "secret" schedule.

Somewhere out there in the increasingly cool wild blue, in the woods, in an obliging attorney's office, perhaps shopping at JC Penny's in Manchester, or possibly in Cabo San Luca, Mexico, Mr. Anderson, as far as can be ascertained, remains at large, so far dodging the arrest warrant issued for him in the Rockingham County Court on 16 August of this year.  This has been a year increasingly filled with bad public relations for the town, which always seems to be pulling it's perceived dirty laundry back from the columnists in far off Portland, OR, from the papers in South Carolina, the news hounds at Fox 25 in Boston, and TV and radio in Dallas, TX, in a nick of time with the fateful good news that DPW thief has finally been brought to heel just like the hot dog man before him.  

How long will Mr. Anderson's wacky karma plague the town, handicap it's PR, further erode Derry's ability to attract really big business, and reduce the chances for that IBM home office kind of enormous business caper which every business development guy given tons and tons of dough by Derry fails to bring in?  You remember the one which is always just around the corner and he can bag that elephant with just a few more lunches at The Yard, a bit more liquor money, and if he can bring in John P. "Jack" Dowd and his old DEDC pals as the closers they'll sign?  These mega-deals, with everybody getting well, are always lurking just out of reach in Derry.  No, only time will tell.  But these ongoing naughty bits of negative PR plague Derry on a regular schedule, like the curses of God plagued the Pharaohs and seem to only set the old dusty place back a step or two for every halting step forward.

Some sort of a weird immense level of stress seems to have built up in John Anderson's life before an unknown final "stressor" set him off on that fateful Friday when everything went to hell at his home and this whole sorry saga began to unfold.  Stressors, according to Robert Ressler, a former criminal profiler for the FBI and a leading authority on societal vices, are events which trigger an individual into a specific series of unwarranted behaviors and could possibly be: marital turmoil, conflicts with women, parental conflict, severe financial stress, conflicts with other males, the birth of a child, a serious physical injury and its aftermath, legal troubles, and stress from the death of someone close, either sudden or expected.

But in the long run it doesn't matter much.  The council at long last has apparently pulled the plug and the curtain on another sad human saga that has yet to play out. And who can say where this thorny trail will end.  



Jeff Frost - Regal Immunity Causes Loss of Rights

When does a state employee become above the laws for the citizen he is employed to protect? Have you ever asked that question? The answer is always unless they have committed physical harm to a person for no good reason. Somehow we have devolved into two tiers of classes within our state and nation. One class has nearly invincible immunity from their actions as government employees. The other class of people- the citizens, are always subject to the laws and whims of the government employee who has no accountability when they use their authority beyond common decency and ethical standards and even abuse your rights.

My house was broken into when I and my family were on vacation. So was a law firm. Things of value were taken. Of the leaders who planned it, authorized it from the top, and committed the tress pass and thievery only one lone person has taken the fall simply because the bosses are letting that rather pawn like person take the blame and are hiding behind immunity. These same people let an extortion go on as they themselves twisted me to take a dive and suck up a fine and a charge or two or they would literally destroy me and my business. They were willing to let national security be weakened simply to win at any cost.

They are all government paid employees. Two from the NH Attorney General Office and three from the Banking Department, yet even with a NH Legislative Committee recommendation to investigate nothing will happen to anyone under this Governor’s administration and the control by the Democrats- they are after all Progressive “controllers” of citizen rights through absolute power of the government.

Most of our government is immune from taking responsibility for their failures, no matter how egregious and self serving those actions may be in their abuse of power. One example is you can be on the hook to pay perceived legal costs to the government.

Yet they are immune to paying your legal costs no matter how inane and abusive the charges are found to be when they lose and admit to making “five to ten mistakes every day” as former Deputy Attorney Richard Head said in a NH Legislative Committee hearing.

Another tactic which becomes apparent in many cases I have been advised of is that government department leaders get much of their funding from fines and fees and pull what I call the Al Capone protection money card, either you take the charges they feel you should, pay up a reduced amount now, or they will, effectively, burn your house down pursuing huge fines and jail time you can not survive and live with.  

This power to intimidate and scare normally wins over and they are paid no matter how wrong they were in making the charges or violations in the first place. People can not afford the house burning they would endure. What is most ironic is we are paying in taxes to fund these government bullying tactics and when they win their case you may have to pay for the legal costs of government paid lawyers who already are paid for with taxes. No matter how you look at it they never really have any fear of reprisal. 

Former Banking Commissioner Peter Hildreth was allowed to resign and take his abundant retirement after such an obvious public abuse he let slide while his brothers were paid out from the FRM Ponzi scheme and while he made up an illegal charge to arrest me and used it to make false malicious news releases against me. He, like so many I have come across in my dealings with, because they are state employees, are covered by the special class of citizen immunity only a government employee can get. 

In this time of disclosures of so many aspects of our rights being ignored by government agencies such as the NSA, DEA, Justice Department, and the IRS at the federal level and here at the state level we must take action as voters, citizens, and free people to contact our Representatives- Federal, State, and local and see where they stand and let them know it is time be to be accountable. No more two tier classes of people, they should not exist in a nation who fought so hard to be free of the reign of power of kings, dukes, and earls, only to be again be suppressed by appointed bureaucrats with regal immunity.

Thank You,

Jeff Frost



Knights of Columbus Cardinal Timothy Dolan of NY, Pres. of the  U.S. Conference ofCatholic Bishops (USCCB), had Pres.  Barack Obama & Gov. Mitt Romney (R), both Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Marriage, as Keynote Speakers at the Archdiocese's Al Smith Dinner on 18/Oct/12. Obama - enemy of the Church - was reelected on 6/Nov/12. Protest to Mr. Joseph Zwilling, Communications Dir.  Joseph.Zwilling@ArchNY.org


Abp. Dolan (Cdl. 18/Feb/12) claimed he was “deceived” about the threat of Gay Marriage - which was already in 5 states: CT, IA, MA, NH, VT; & DC. K of C State Sens Joe Addabbo & David Carlucci cast crucial votes on 24/Jun/11 to pass Gay Marriage in NY (33-29). Abp. Dolan & K of C FAILED to condemn them.


Gay Marriage is now in 13 states, DC - by referenda in MD, ME, WA on 6/Nov/12 - first time by popular vote.  In '13: CA, DE, MN, RI. Tragically, the Vatican left the Portland Diocese - covering ALL of Maine - without a full-time bishop since Portland's Bp. Richard Malone became Bp. of Buffalo, NY on 10/Aug/12.



The K of C Annual Report of the SK (2012) shows that a record $158 million was given to charity in 2011. Most of it - $129 million - came from local/state Councils. Just $2.8 m of $29 m in K of C HQ donations went to Pro-Life! (a decrease of $0.2 m from '10). The K of C Museum in New Haven, CT also got $2.8 m. Perversely, K of C regards self-promotion to be as important as Pro-Life! They gave $3.1m to Family Life, of which $1.47 m went to JPII Inst. for Studies on Marriage and Family in DC. We need action, not studies!    


Boston College Commencement Speaker on 20/May/13 - Irish PM Enda Kenny - a man pushing Abortion on Demand - was condemned on 10/May/13 by K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., (Franciscan), of Boston ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org.


Cdl. O'Malley helped defeat Physician-Assisted Suicide, 51% to 49%, in a MA referendum on 6/Nov/12, the same month he began a 3 year term as Chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He must now condemn Planned Parenthood and ALL Abortionists.


The Cdl. gave away his SIX (6) Caritas Christi hospitals to Cerberus/Steward on 8/Nov/10 (CaritasChristi.org). The Catholic identity can be abandoned for a $25 million donation to a charity of his choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10).  On 1/Jul/09, Cdl. O’Malley put the SIX hospitals in a state-subsidized CeltiCare plan making abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood, the USA's BIGGEST abortionists.


PP killed a record 333,964 Unborn Babies in 2011. Your hard-earned tax dollars - $542 million - funded 45% of PP's $1.2 Billion budget! http://issuu.com/actionfund/docs/PPFA_ar_2012_121812_vf?mode=window&pageNumber=4 


Contact LifeJohn@aol.com for my report on the transfer of Caritas hospitals to Cerberus/Steward.


Cdl. O’Malley gave Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Senator Ted Kennedy a hero's funeral on 29/Aug/09 - where Pres. Obama promoted Lesbianism from the lectern: "The young soldier denied her rights...because of who she loves"! Kennedy's widow, Vicki, Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay, was the Commencement Speaker at Boston College Law School (Jesuit) on 25/May/12. The Cdl. allowed a Gay Mass at St. Cecilia Church on 10/Jul/11. StCeciliaBoston.org/    YouTube.com/watch?v=2lKF0Fz4nZQ&feature=related   ChurchMilitant.TV


He advertised “HOLY WEEK 2010” in Bay Windows, New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper, and gave NO money to the Catholic campaign which helped overturn Gay Marriage in Maine in 2009. 


In 2011, Cdl. O'Malley paid Mary Grassa O'Neill (Sec. for Edu.), $361,463; F. Beirne Lovely (Counsel), $340,586; Scott Landry (Cath. Media), $280,487; Terrence Donilon (Media), $208,293 etc. BostonCatholic.org/

Cdl. O’Malley wasn’t among the 83 US bishops, led by Bp. John D'Arcy (died 3/Feb/13), who protested Pres.  Obama as Notre Dame’s '09 Commencement Speaker/Awardee (LifeSiteNews.com).  In Dec ’05, Archbishop O'Malley (Abp. 30/Jul/03, Cdl. 24/Mar/06) allowed Fr. Bryan of Hehir of Catholic Charities to give an award to Mayor Tom Menino, a Pro-Abortion Catholic who attends Boston's Gay Pride Parade every June.  


K of C City Clrs. Michael Flaherty & John Tobin marched. Fr. Walter Cuenin, K of C, promoted the parade. Phil Lawler's The Faithful Departed, gives great insight into the corruption & going-out-of business sale CatholicCulture.org  Sign up to receive e-mails from:  http://BostonCatholicInsider.wordpress.com/                                         


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K of C Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, CT (Abp. of Baltimore, MD on 16/May/12) shamefully exploited Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of Fr. Michael McGivney as Venerable, to be "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded"  (K of C Columbia magazine, May 2008).                                

Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap. (Franciscan) welcomed the K of C to Denver, CO for their 129th Supreme Convention in August 2011. He said he could not "host and criticize" the K of C. So, is Archbishop Chaput a spiritual leader, or did he act like an MC welcoming actors to the Oscars? The Supreme Convention was, as usual, a great party! (Archbishop Chaput became Archbishop of Philadelphia, PA on 8/Sep/2011). 


Most bishops in the USA - like toothless tigers - fail to condemn or excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual individuals - especially politicians - and are silent on the many grave K of C failures over decades.


Exceptions: Bp. Fabian Bruskewitz (K of C) of Lincoln, NE (1992-2012, now retired) wrote  a formal canonical warning in '96 that membership in named organizations, incl. Planned Parenthood, Hemlock Society (a suicide group), Call to Action, Freemasons, and Catholics for a Free Choice, would lead to Automatic Excommunication "...persistence in such membership for one month following the interdict on part of any such Catholics will by that very fact (ipso facto latae sententiae) cause them to be excommunicated." http://www.CatholicCulture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=2863


In '90, Bp. James McHugh Camden, NJ (died '00) forced Pro-Abortion Gov. Jim Florio to resign from the K of C.


Fr. Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic fraternal order, in the basement of St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT in 1882.  The principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Membership is predominantly laymen.  Priests have free life membership.  A third of the 1.83 million members buy insurance.  K of C claim to be the “Strong right arm of the Church” and Pro-Life! This was true when the late John McDevitt was Supreme Knight (1964-1977). Now the Double-Standard rules!


Carl Anderson ($1,788,875 in 2012***), Supreme Knight since 2000, fails to suspend/expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual K of C pols.  In his 2010 Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions 10 minute video, he NEVER mentioned the Right to Life or Marriage. This is very grave, given that SK Anderson is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and is a USCCB Pro-Life Committee consultant.


Dennis Savoie, K of C Deputy Supreme Knight, received $560,977 in 2012.

***Salaries/Compensation from the K of C Annual Reports to the Nebraska Department of Insurance.


Virgil Dechant (SK 1977-00) and the K of C Board of Dirs. “refused to capitulate” to Pro-Life Catholics who criticized the Order for not expelling “pro-choice” pols (Official K of C History: Faith and Fraternalism, 1992, Page 451). Dechant received a $2,164,805 golden handshake on retirement in 2000.


As a Past SK, Dechant is a lifetime Supreme Dir.  In '05, at the Supreme Convention in Chicago, he told Ken Fisher, Pres. of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “NEVER” be expelled!


Dechant established the Gaudium et Spes Award. Mother Teresa received the first in '92. SK Anderson gave him the award in '12, saying to clergy and K of C: "Virgil Dechant was the model of Catholic fraternalism for an entire generation." Wow! http://www.KofC.org/un/en/News/Releases/detail/past_sk_Virgil_Dechant.html


Dick Guerriero, MA State Deputy 2004-06, failed to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols, but he signed an Open Letter of 11/Jan/07 endorsing Mitt Romney* (R), who, as Governor - without any change in the law - imposed Gay Marriage licenses on 17/May/04.  *MassResistance.org  Republicans (R), others Dems.


The heavily-Catholic MA Legislature, including K of C pols, meeting in Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) on 14/Jun/07, voted to defeat the efforts of 170,000 voter signatories to place one man/one woman marriage on the ’08 ballot. Gov. Mitt Romney imposed Gay Marriage in '04. Catholic pols voted to keep it in '07!


Vincent Rumasuglia (MA SD 2006-08): “Our membership has continued to spiral downward” (Baystate Knightline, Summer 2007). Many men left the K of C, more refuse to join, because of the moral corruption.                               


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At least 16 Massachusetts K of C pols caused the defeat;10 italicized have top Planned Parenthood ratings (PPLMVotes.org): Speaker Sal DiMasi (sentenced to 8 years for kickback scheme, 9/Sep/11), House Majority Leader John Rogers, Rep Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo (now Speaker), Stephen DiNatale, Chris Donelan, Chris Fallon*, Kevin Honan, Paul McMurtry, Charles Murphy, Bob Nyman, Angelo Puppolo*, Bob Spellane; Senators Michael Knapik (R) (PGK), Tom McGee, and Michael Morrissey (Mass.Gov).


*Masons. Catholics are FORBIDDEN to be Masons since Pope Clement XII’s IN EMINENTI of 1738.


These K of C State Reps voted $750k for Gay Programs in public schools in MA. State Senators voted an increase to $850k on 22/May/08.  In July ’08, they (except Puppolo) repealed a 1913 law, thus allowing Same-Sex couples from ALL 50 states to marry in MA. An Act relative to gender identity H.3810, became law on 1/Jul/12. K of C State Reps Rogers, Bradley, DeLeo, Fallon, Honan, McMurtry voted for it. MassResistance.org                              


Patrick Korten, K of C VP for Communications, said that Pro-Abortion members are “few” and “irrelevant” (Boston Herald 11/Aug/07). Joe Mauro, Executive VP Agencies & Marketing ($386,321/yr, retired 2001), said to K of C insurance agents (on tape, c. 1991), that Pro-Lifers writing “thousands and thousands of letters” to Home Office, seeking to expel Pro-Abortion members are  “...real fanatics out there, radicals...this is the ‘House Rule’...I, I’d prefer you kept silent on the issue (Abortion)”.


John Marrella, K of C Supreme Advocate (lawyer) ($472,282 in '12) wrote on 15/Apr/10 that subordinate councils may NOT discipline public figures. Marrella is opposing the K of C Charter Constitution and Laws SEC. 162., which specifies suspension by the State Deputy - under SEC. 166. - for Giving Scandal etc. 


Contrary to frequent K of C assertions, NO bishop, or ANY clergy member, is required to be involved in the suspension process. MA State Deputy Tom Ledbetter suspended me on his OWN authority - without ANY evidence! Cdl. O'Malley gave Ledbetter  a Cheverus Award (named after the first Bp. of Boston), for "service to the Church and God's people" on 23/Nov/08!  Was Cdl. O'Malley so desperate for awardees?


Marrella wrote to NY K of C on 13/Jan/10, stating - without any legal basis - that members, state and local councils must NOT contact pols on matters of faith/morals, except as “private citizens”. 


Marrella and the MA K of C State Deputy Michael Baldner received awards from Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Kennedy, Rector of the Archdiocese’s St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA on 4/Dec/10. Bishop Bob Hennessy is the K of C State Chaplain. Fr. Bob Kickham, Chief Secretary to Cdl. Sean O’Malley, was the Associate K of C State Chaplain in recent years YouTube.com/user/RealCatholicTV?feature=mhee#p/u/0/ZZduFsbwN84 


Emilio Moure, the California State Advocate, sabotaged a CA K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion pols (CalCatholic.com).  While CA State Deputy he was promoted to Supreme Director, later to Supreme Treasurer, and on 1/Sep/10, to Supreme Secretary ($321,180/yr)!  He died on 23/Jul/11. Pray for the repose of his soul. 


Ray Flynn, Boston Mayor 1984-1993, U.S. Amb. to the Vatican 1993-1997, endorsed Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Hillary Clinton in the Dem. presidential primary (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08). He then worked in her campaign! At that time he was an Archdiocese of Boston "Theology on Tap" speaker in a bar. He is a member of K of C 271, S. Boston, with a Mason “BROTHERHOOD” cornerstone in front!


Flynn signed an Open Letter in ’11 praising Mitt Romney (R) - the MA Gov. who imposed Gay Marriage on 17/May/04 - the first state  in the nation. Flynn endorsed Pro-Abortion Sen. Scott Brown (R) in a '12 TV ad. You couldn't make this stuff up!


Paul Devin, K of C Supreme Advocate (lawyer), who gave money to Pro-Abortion pols Senator Ted Kennedy & U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy II ("Joe-4-Oil", a son of Robert) OpenSecrets.org, ruled that a MA K of C State Convention resolution by Grand Knight/Former District Deputy Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion & Pro-Gay pols to be “unconstitutional” (4/May/08). Disgraced, Paul Devin retired in Feb ’09.     


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Joe Reilly, K of C, President of Massachusetts Citizens For Life (MCFL) (2006-2007), & his wife Evelyn - a lobbyist for Mass Family Institute (MFI) - tried to remove me as a MCFL Director in ’07 because I EXPOSED Pro-Abortion K of C pols!  Joe Reilly signed the ’07 and ’11 Open Letters supporting Mitt Romney (R), who, as Governor, unilaterally and illegally imposed Gay Marriage on MA on 17/May/04.


Mitt Romney switched on Abortion. He gave MCFL $15K in ’06. MCFL gave him a “Political Leadership Award” on 10/May/07, saying Romney looked “very presidential”! MCFL is a state affiliate of National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). http://MassResistance.org/docs/events07/mcfl_diynner_0511/index.html


MCFL’s Federal Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed Romney for U.S. President on 12/Apr/12.


NRLC's PAC endorsed Romney and Sen. Scott Brown, both Pro-Abortion, in NRLC NEWS, Fall 2012.


EWTN, March for Life, & Sisters of Life betray Unborn Children when they give prominence to K of C leaders who welcome Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols in exchange for K of C tax exemption.  


Rod Shropshire, K of C General Agent (Life Insurance) (a convert to Catholicism!), showed great hostility towards my Pro-Life work.  He moved me to a small, poor territory (I was in the Top Third as an Insurance Field Agent: Lancer E. Division Report, ytd June ’99).  In Jan '00, GA Shropshire terminated my contract as a “failure”.


Tom Smith, VP Agencies, ($721,084 in '12), countersigned Shropshire’s lie. SKs Virgil Dechant & Carl Anderson didn’t answer my letters.  Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr, retired April '06) wrote lies about me, then claimed that his signed letter on K of C headed paper wasn't his! Ken Ryan, State Dep. '92-'94, was in K of C 271, S. Boston, with a Mason “BROTHERHOOD” cornerstone at the front door!


Tom Ledbetter, MA SD 2001-04, suspended my membership on 18/Jun/2004 for Scandal, Slander and Publishing Detrimental Matter - with NO evidence!  If Tom, an electrician, sought promotion to Sup. Dir., he found the K of C didn't need another dud bulb from MA! My appeal was rejected as “late” by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr) & Sup. Board of Dirs. at a show trial held without my knowledge. BOTH LIED!


My suspension without cause - still  in force - shows SK Anderson’s Double-Standard on Pro-Life.


Cdl. Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Sec. of State, at the 125th K of C Supreme Convention in '07 in Nashville, TN, said he would give an “excellent report” to Pope Benedict XVI. SK Carl Anderson gave Cdl. Bertone the K of C Gaudium et Spes Award. Mutual admiration indeed!  www.KofC.org/un/en/Conv/2007/index.html


Please write to His Holiness Pope Francis, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City.  Advise him of the K of C Double-Standards by E-mail to the Vatican Press Office: Info@MediaProjects.VA   Phone Supreme Knight Carl Anderson 800-380-9995, FAX 203-752-4118  Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org Copy  LifeJohn@AOL.com _______________________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Anderson: The K of C Charter Constitution and Laws, and State/Supreme Convention resolutions, are defied by the refusal to suspend or expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols & members - 40 years and 55.8 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973 (chemical abortions extra) - and by the failure to require that ALL K of C Hall Rental Agreements prevent Gay Weddings, NARAL & Witch events etc. being booked. 


You, Virgil Dechant, John Marrella and all Supreme Directors MUST RESIGN NOW! K of C members and all Pro-Lifers must insist on these resignations, and should require a vow to protect Unborn Children as a condition of membership. The vow is to be renewed yearly, similar to Baptism/Marriage/Priesthood vows. The Order, with $18 billion in assets, should forgive “ChurchLoans” of “approximately $102 million” - lent at interest - and help the many needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.

John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152



Anonymous - Derry government still spiraling down the drain

It came like a bolt out of the blue.

Everyone in Derry had pretty much settled down to the change in the town's power balance after last November's election, which swept the old powers that were away. Former chairman Brad Benson was reduced to a council onlooker, where he sits next to councilor Neil Wetherbee, and both seethe with the anger of the newly displaced. At least Wetherbee has finally had his private road taken over by the town and paved, dramatically increasing his property value folks said.

The latest town manager in a long curious string, John Anderson, was riding high, treating the new councilors who now hold the power with unusual disdain, since they are his new bosses. John still openly chooses, or did, shall we say, to answer to the angry minority of Benson and Wetherbee. And from his power chair on the left he also mocked the occasional citizen who rankled him with a question which he found beneath him. He was often joined in his excess by the sniggering offered up by Benson and Wetherbee. And sometimes these Gold Dust Twins would join him in skewering the citizen attempting, in many cases, to offer a better way of doing business.

It seemed, despite councilor Al Dimmock's pointed chastising of Anderson and Al's pointing out whom the town manager now worked for a number of meetings ago, that John Anderson would maintain his haughty position forever. And his level of bluster could easily be determined by the redness of his cheeks.

Out there somewhere, late on the evening of July 11th and 12th, Thursday night and early Friday morning, Anderson's bravado came to an abrupt end as evidenced by a phone call from Derry's hard working and honest police chief, Ed Garone, to the assistant town manager, J. Lawrence Budreau. Chief Garone advised Budreau that a criminal investigation was being launched into the activities of John Anderson, Derry's Town Administrator, that the activities did not involve the town, and further that the New Hampshire State Police will be handling the investigation. Chief Garone quickly recognized the need for an outside agency to be called in to remove any sense of a conflict of interest.

On Friday, July 12th, the Derry Town Council, under the guidance of Chairman Mike Fairbanks in a non-public meeting because it dealt with a personnel matter, placed Anderson on immediate administrative leave.

Councilor Wetherbee is said to be animated to an unheard of degree, the most since he publicly demanded that his private road be bought by the town and then paved, all done on the night he threw caution and voted for it all without recusing himself. And Wetherbee is said to be heating up the need for the next nationwide search for a town administrator. The same sort of search that brought Dowd, after he jumped the table from council chair to DEDC chairman as soon as he had procured funding for the latter post, and Gary Stenhouse of Rochester, police commissioner in the latter town who was found still commissioning well after he had stated he had resigned that position. Stenhouse also brought in a keen economic outreach director from Dover who, as soon as she was vested in her benefits, left on an endless sick leave. Dowd would leave and start a sub shop out of town and eventually disappear, while Stenhouse's tenure was marked by four items: the enormous early buy out clause contained in his contract to be executed if the powers that be or were grew tired of his madcap hijinx; his unique living arrangements where he rented a bungalow by the lake to meet the requirements of his contract, yet drive by's during the winter work week revealed frost on the inside of the windows, a single lamp lit way in the back, and a snow covered porch where the occasional newspaper broke through the unblemished white surface, nope, nobody home; and Stenhouse's unique work week agreed to by the old boys which amounted to very little; and lastly, his widely publicized arrest of the hot dog man out near the dump, another long saga of promises and betrayal.

You see, historically, Derry's vaunted nation-wide searches have usually reached as far MRI's (Municipal Research Association) list of unemployed members. And thanks to Wally Stickney and MRI, Derry has ended up with such luminaries as former Town Administrator Carol Granfield and Fire Chief George Klauber.

But when it comes to John Anderson today, everybody remains mum, really mum, waiting for that next heavy NH State Police high gloss black brogan to fall with a pronounced thud. Even folks who have known each other for years are following the Mafia code of 'omerta'.

Yup, in Derry, tear drops will fall tonight, tear drops will fall.


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