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      We are a diverse group of Hampton residents from all walks of life and political persuasions. We are advocates for the Hampton taxpayer.  Our objective is to assure that value is being obtained for the tax dollars that we are asked to pay. We closely scrutinize all financial issues associated with the town of Hampton and its schools as they affect taxes and advocate accordingly. We can do this very effectively since we are free of any special interest influences hence remain objective on all issues. We choose to remain anonymous so that special interests cannot focus on character assassinations but are forced to focus on the substance that we report or give recommendations on.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Fire department Unions' Warrant Articles Unworthy of support
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:53 AM :: 24 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor

Rational Taxpayers of Hampton is not supporting the proposed Warrant Articles for the Fire department unions that are on the ballot March 10, 2015. We are not opposed to giving the Fire Department employees a raise, in fact, we have supported all Town union Warrant Articles since 2011, but we have issues with this particular negotiation.

Our concerns are as follows:

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Will Voters approve an 18% Increase to Town of Hampton Spending on March 10th???
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:04 AM :: 33 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor
It was noted in a February 13th Hampton Union Editorial on the Deliberative Session that “In Hampton, those in attendance — the majority of whom were current and former town employees and residents who serve on town committees — added back $772,260 to the town's proposed operating budget by secret ballot vote.”
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Rye talks fire regionalization with Portsmouth
By Benjamin Franklin @ 3:37 PM :: 68 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
Why isn't Hampton talking to anybody ??? We need to take the walls down from our "fiefdom" and open up our scope of thinking ! Capital purchase...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Board of Selectmen: Budget discussions not allowed
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:44 PM :: 504 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor

For the past two weeks I have made remarks during the Public Comment Period at the Selectmen's meetings. With the exception of one response from a Selectman, the material presented has been ignored. We have asked for an explanation how the Default Budget was created. Instead we have been stonewalled, which is ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Default Budget Statement issued to Board of Selectmen
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:55 AM :: 467 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

We are trying to make a difference without being unnecessarily adversarial with the Selectmen, but we are concerned with the overall lack of attention to detail, responsiveness to the general public and lack of transparency.  We do pour over the numbers and again are very sensitive to the interests of the taxpayers many of whom are on fixed incomes...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Muns will not be an independent voice in the Senate
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:27 AM :: 440 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
As the second part of a letter written about Chris Muns’ tenure as School Board member and chairman, we looked into his record as a state repres...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Seabrook Station Settlement Agreement
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:41 PM :: 675 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

The public deserves clarification of the facts, the impact and an explanation of the rational for the settlement from the Selectmen that goes beyond “it could have been worse.” This appears to be a very unfavorable negotiated settlement.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Performance review of Chris Muns as School Board Chair
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:47 PM :: 654 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Mr. Muns supported the breaking of negotiated and approved contract language ..., such actions cost taxpayers $131,286 ...

Mr. Muns failed to represent voters and taxpayers when he and other elected officials disregarded citizen petition warrant articles....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Muns: Nancy Stiles has the 'Right Stuff'
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:58 AM :: 570 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
Chris Muns recently wrote an op-ed discussing the characteristics the District 24 State Senator should possess. Well, RTOH reviewed that presentation ...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Hampton voters already spoke on Grist Mill Dam issue
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:56 AM :: 615 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Last year the voters overwhelmingly approved the decommissioning of the Grist Mill Dam, 2128 votes in favor to 808 opposed.

The vote wasn't even close nor was there any misunderstanding by the voters. We think there is a moral and fiscal obligation to carry out the will of the electorate and not change plans because a vocal minority wishes to play on the sympathies of the selectmen.

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