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Farmington Democrats Host Bud Martin for Senate Event 

FARMINGTON - The Farmington Democratic Town Committee will host a “meet the candidate” potluck dinner with District 3 state senate candidate Bud Martin Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 526 Main St., Farmington. The event is free and open to all.


Martin will be joined at the event by District 6 state senator Jackie Cilley of Barrington. Both Martin and Sen. Cilley will discuss how they are working to find real solutions to the difficult problems the state is facing.


“As state senator, I will always be accessible and promise to focus on the task at hand,” Martin said. “We need leadership that will put aside partisanship for the benefit of the people, and if elected, I will do just that.”


Martin, a Sandwich selectman, small businessman and former judge, is running for state senate in a special election April 21. Senate District 3 includes Farmington, Middleton and Milton in Strafford County and 14 Carroll County towns spanning the Lake District and the Mount Washington Valley. Visit to learn more about his campaign.


Farmington Democratic volunteers are providing main courses and desserts for the event and will be working over the coming weeks to build support for Martin’s candidacy. For more information on the dinner and to get involved with the campaign, contact Farmington Democratic Town Committee chair Manny Krasner at (603) 755-2082 or by e-mail at


Tim Ashwell
Chair, Durham N.H. Democratic Town Committee


NE News Group - Civic journalists can learn investigative reporting skills May 1 -- free -- in Boston 



Posted: March 27, 2009
"Civic journalists" welcomed to investigative reporting seminar May 1 in Boston

"Civic journalists" are being welcomed to a free, all-day conference on investigative reporting and open-records/open-meeting issues on Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Boston Globe. It's also open to employees of non-profit organizations who monitor government action.


Tom Kearney, editor of The Stowe [Vt.] Reporter says the free workshop is being put on by the New England First Amendment Coalition in collaboration with Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. To register, go to: and click on "The Latest News."


Kearney says the day will kick off with a session that examines how strong newsrooms are built around a lasting awareness of FOI issues and how access to public records serves as a driving force behind top-quality reporting.


Next, learn about the public records gold mine that exists in your town or city hall, and how to identify, request and use this valuable information todo enterprise and investigative reporting.


After lunch, Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, will talk about the role of the press in keeping government open, and the threat posed by erosion of local media.


Also in the afternoon, find out about two dozen open-records Web sites that are of value to any newsroom or organization that wants to keep tabs on government, and how to search the Web more effectively.


There is no cost for the training. Box lunches will be offered for $10 to the first 100 registrants. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.


The New England First Amendment Coalition was formed in 2006 by a group of journalists concerned that citizens, to say nothing of reporters, are routinely denied access to the work of government, and that there is a need for a unified, region-wide organization that speaks to the importance of open records in one robust voice across the six states.


Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. It's based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.



New England First Amendment Center


DNC’S Rush Limbaugh Billboard to Debut in West Palm Beach

Democrats, Mayor To Tell Limbaugh: “Americans Didn’t Vote for a Rush to Failure”


Tomorrow, March 31 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. the DNC’s new Rush Limbaugh traveling billboard will be making its first appearance in West Palm Beach, Florida, Rush Limbaugh’s hometown. The billboard, which says “Americans Didn’t Vote for a Rush to Failure,” was the winner of the DNC’s contest last month that called on folks from around the country to submit a slogan that would call out Rush Limbaugh for saying he wants the President to fail. The billboard sends the message to Rush and the Republicans, who have followed in Limbaugh’s footsteps and are nothing more than the Party of No in Washington, that Americans aren’t hoping for failure and understand that if the President fails, America fails. Lois Frankel, Mayor of West Palm Beach, will be accompanying the billboard at its kickoff.


The billboard will be available for photographs and B roll tomorrow from 11 to 11:30 am.

Photos of the billboard can be found at:

WHAT: DNC’s Rush Limbaugh Traveling Billboard

Mayor Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach

WHERE: 200 Block of Clematis Street (on the south side of the street)

West Palm Beach, Florida

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 31 from 11 –11: 30 am


Mayor Frank Guinta's Public Schedule (March 28-April 5, 2009)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

12:00 p.m. – Saint Patrick’s Day parade; Elm Street; Manchester


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

7:00 p.m. – Special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (Mayor Guinta’s FY10 budget proposal); Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

5:45 p.m. – Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center reception; Verizon Wireless Arena; 555 Elm St.; Manchester

6:30 p.m. – YMCA Reach Out for Youth and Families dinner; Radisson Hotel at the Center of New Hampshire; 700 Elm St.; Manchester

7:15 p.m. – Greater Manchester Chapter – American Red Cross “Breakfast for Dinner” event; Executive Court; 13500 South Willow St.; Manchester


Thursday, April 2, 2009

12:00 p.m. – RR Donnelly 40th Anniversary luncheon; RR Donnelly; 2060 Brown Ave.; Manchester


Please contact Mark Laliberte at (603) 624-6500 or for more information about any of these events.


Don'tGo Movement - Sean Hannity Joins Tea Parties 

Another Name to Add to the List?


Sean Hannity will be broadcasting his show "Hannity" live and on-site at the Atlanta, Georgia Tax Day Tea Party. The Tea Party will be held at 9pm EST at the Georgia State Capital. The Tax Day Tea Parties are being held across the country on April 15th to protest the unprecedented wasteful spending by the Obama Administration and certain members in Congress.

National Communications Director Juliana Johnson says, "As we get closer and closer to the Tea Party date we continue to grow stronger. We have over 300 cities planning Tea Parties with that number growing every day. If this doesn't show that Americans are displeased that I don't know what will."

The Tax Day Tea Parties will be occuring in over 300 cities and have an expected turnout of over 150,000 people. The groups sponsoring the Tea Parties are Smart Girl Politics, the DontGo Movement, and Top Conservatives on Twitter. They have the endorsement of Newt Gingrich, Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, and numerous other groups.

You can read about the Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party on Sean Hannity's FOXNews blog at:

For more information on the DontGo Movement, please go to
For more information on the Tax Day Tea Parties, please go to