Write-in Guy Caron for Goffstown Budget Committee

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To the editor,

This year’s Goffstown ballot has two open positions for Budget Committee and I would like to encourage voters to write-in “Guy Caron” for one of those open positions. Guy has served on the Budget Committee for several years. He comes to each meeting prepared and knowledgeable on all the issues and has always kept taxpayers in mind when considering all motions. We may not have always been on the same side of an issue but I have always respected Guy’s ability to argue his point of view in a courteous and professional manner. Guy’s continued participation on the Budget Committee would be dual asset to the town and its taxpayers. On Tuesday, March 10th, please join me in encouraging Guy to continue with his excellent service by writing in “Guy Caron” for Goffstown Budget Committee.

Thank you,

Pam Manney

Goffstown, NH

Saints and Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 – 1900

Buy John Jordan’s book, Saints and Sinners, the Pioneer Irish of SaintsandSinnerscover2Manchester, NH, 1835 – 1900.

Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.

Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.

Page 23 – Rev. Fr. William McDonald – the St. Patrick of Manchester, NH.

Page 24 – Bishop John B. Delany

Page 32 – Daniel Connor – Landowner, farmer, livestock owner & so much more.

Page 40 – Michael J. Healy – Police Chief

Page 152 – Woman killed by the train cars

Page 183 – Not the same Timothy – funny stories about locals printed in newspapers of yesteryear

Adopting a Town Manager – Vote Yes – Goffstown Town Article 15

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Scott Gross

March 1, 2015

Why change our form of town government?  That’s the question citizens will face next Tuesday, March 10th when we decide whether Article 15 – adopting a Town Manager, is right for Goffstown.

As the 13th largest municipality in NH, with a population of over 18,000 citizens, now is the time to make a modest change in our local government.  By voting yes on Article 15, Goffstown will transition to a Town Manager form of government.  With this form of government, rather than a five member, part- time Board of Selectmen supervising the day to day operations of the police, fire, public works and parks departments, a town manager would now have these operational responsibilities under NH RSA 37.

With a Town Manager, our Selectmen could focus their time and energy towards larger issues such as enhancing economic development to lower taxes, focusing on long term capital and infrastructure needs, and revamping an outdated employee compensation and benefit plan.  Simply put, a Town Manager would be a more efficient way to manage our local government, and enhance accountability.

Many people have asked , is this a big change for Goffstown?  Actually it’s not.  Our two largest local governmental entities are the town and school district.  For decades we have operated under a school superintendent who manages the operations of our schools, and who directly supervises our principals and other administrators. I couldn’t imagine a system whereby our school administrators would each be directly supervised by the school board.  Essentially the town manager would be very similar to a school superintendent.

By voting yes on Article 15- Town Manager, many things will not change.  We’ll still have a budget committee to develop the School and Town budgets.  We will continue with all of the current committees in town, and we’ll still have a Deliberative Session and Town Elections so you the voter can decide on town budgets, labor contracts, planning and zoning changes and many other important issues.

Change is not always popular, but often it is necessary.  I realize that some are satisfied with our current system of local government.  However I hear an even greater voice in Goffstown wanting our government to be more accountable and efficient.  If you are one of those voices who would like to see a more streamlined local government, then I urge you to vote yes on Article 15.

Scott Gross

Former Selectmen and School Board Member

Just a few hours left to sponsor! Don’t miss out!

Sponsor pageJUST A COUPLE HOURS LEFT before our deadline arrives for folks to sponsor our upcoming book “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater, Manchester, NH 1915 – 1955”. THERE’S STILL TIME TO SPONSOR! If you own a business, have a law firm or just want to help out, please consider sponsoring our book. DON’T MISS OUT! Each sponsor will have their name or business listed on a special page in our book.You won’t want to miss out! CONTACT US TODAY! Deadline is Monday, February, 23rd, 9:00 PM. For more info log onto http://pammanney.com/?page_id=71

Thank you Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm!

photoThank you Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm, the latest sponsors of John Jordan’s upcoming book! We truly appreciate it!

Please join Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm by sponsoring John Jordan’s book and have your name or business name published in his upcoming book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater 1915 – 1955″planned to be published the end of February, 2015, just in time to celebrate the Palace Theater’s 100 year anniversary.

Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm is located in Manchester, NH. They offer Experienced Auto – Motorcycle – Personal Injury Attorney in Manchester, NH. Aggressively Fighting for You! Call today! 603-622-7575 or e-mail at jrwaa2@aol.com.

GET YOUR NAME OR BUSINESS LISTED IN OUR SOON TO BE PUBLISHED BOOK. SPONSOR TODAY! DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS TODAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

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Goffstown NH – Please vote yes on Town Warrant Article 5


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By Jeffrey Tate – Goffstown NH

Do you own a Goffstown home in zoning district R-1 or R-2?                      

Are town sewer and water available on or near your road?                            

If so, multifamily developments (meaning 3 or more unit apartments) are allowed in your neighborhood with a special exception.

What does that mean? The biggest hurdle that an application faces is whether or not the proposed multifamily “fits” in your neighborhood. The ZBA makes that decision- and depending on who is on the board the definition of what “fits” can be drastically different than what you as a homeowner believes.

What does NOT have to be discussed is whether a proposed multifamily building would reduce the property values in your neighborhood. A variance application has to address that but a special exception does not! 
What town petition warrant article #5 proposes is that a minimum lot size of three acres should be required to construct a multifamily development. The last multifamily development in zone R-2 was Crosswinds at the end of Larch St which was 5.5 acres. Highwood Villlage on St Anselm Drive sits on just under 10 acres, and Timberwood off Mast Road is around 20 acres. A larger parcel allows for appropriate development of facilities and does not detract as much as shoehorning in apartment buildings on small lots between existing houses.

Zones R-1 & R-2 are predominantly single family and we believe they should remain that way- not only to continue to attract buyers with a sense of community to Goffstown but to maintain the property values that these areas enjoy over similar neighborhoods right next door in Manchester.  

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Remember to vote YES ON #5 on March 10, 2015 from 7am – 7pm!

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Sneak peak at Sponsor page – “Check Your Hat, The Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater, Manchester, NH 1915 – 1955”

Sponsor page VaudevilleHere’s a sneak peak at our sponsor page.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO SPONSOR! If you own a business, have a law firm or just want to help out, please consider sponsoring our book. Each sponsor will have their name or business listed on a special page in our book.You won’t want to miss out! Contact us today. Deadline is Monday, February, 23rd. For more info log onto http://pammanney.com/?page_id=71.

Thank you to our latest sponsors!

Thank you Bob Michaud Heating and Handman Services and Kelley Refreshment Service, the latest sponsors of John Jordan’s upcoming book! We truly appreciate it!

Please join Bob Michaud Heating and Handman Services and Kelley Refreshment Service by sponsoring John Jordan’s book and have your name or business name published in his upcoming book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater 1915 – 1955″ planned to be published the end of February, 2015, just in time to celebrate the Palace Theater’s 100 year anniversary.

Bob Michaud Heating and Handyman Services is located in Manchester, NH. They offer residential oil/gas heating & piping. They are fully insured. They offer installations ~ sales ~ service. FREE ESTIMATES. Their service also offers “Honey-Do” lists; Maintenance and small odd jobs. Call today! 603-657-4949 or e-mail at bmHeatingandHandymanservices@comcast.net.

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Current sponsors thus far are:

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DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

Thank you David Pichette Tax and Financial Services!

Thank you David Pichette Tax and Financial Services, the latest sponsor of John Jordan’s upcoming book! We truly appreciate it!

Please join David Pichette Tax and Financial Services by sponsoring John Jordan’s book and have your name or business name published in his upcoming book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater 1915 – 1955″ planned to be published the end of February, 2015, just in time to celebrate the Palace Theater’s 100 year anniversary.

David Pichette Tax and Financial Services is located in Manchester, NH.

Current sponsors thus far are:

GET YOUR NAME OR BUSINESS LISTED IN OUR SOON TO BE PUBLISHED BOOK. SPONSOR TODAY

DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26.