Who’s on the ballot? Goffstown 2016 State Primary

Capital006The 2016 Goffstown State primary is Tuesday, September 13th. On the Republican Ballot, there are 9 contested races. On the Democrat ballot, only one contested race, for Governor.

Below, please find links to the official Town Election page as well as a sample for the Republican ballot that includes links to stories and campaign websites. Just hover your mouse over a candidates name and click. Please note: Not all candidates will have a link due to lack of available information.

2016 Goffstown Election information (official)  

2016 Goffstown State sample ballot 91316 with links (as provided by pammanney.com).Goffstown,_NH_Town_Seal

Goffstown NH Business listing

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Goffstown NH Business Listings

To get your Goffstown business listed on the Goffstown, NH facebook, contact: pammanney@comcast.net with “Goffstown business” in the subject – please include business contact info including social media pages. Also, feel free to post a one-time introduction about your business on the Goffstown, NH facebook page.

This list will also be cross-published on my Facebook page, Goffstown, NH.

The list will be meta-tagged for web search purposes.

PLEASE NOTE:  This page is not affiliated with the town of Goffstown, NH.

The official town listing can be found at http://www.goffstown.com/business-directory.html

Please Note: This is a free service.

 

Calling John Hikel, NHF&G looking for turkey counters

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Former NH Rep. John A. Hikel (R) Goffstown

Reading the local newspaper today, I noted an article published seeking volunteers to report wild turkey brood sightings as part of the NH Fish & Game web-based survey program.

Remembering how much former NH State Representative, John Hikel, enjoys turkey hunting, I thought he’d definitely enjoy helping NH Fish and Game out.

What’s the big deal? Word is that former Rep. Hikel, owner of UpTown Auto in Pinardville, is going to run for reelection for NH House. Considering some of the stunts and stories he’s embarrassed our town with in years recent past, I thought a refresher of these stories were in order to remind voters of what’s in store should he prevail. This is just one of many stories.

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Rep. Claire Rouillard (R – Goffstown) awarded the Henry Toll Fellowship

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REP. ROUILLARD AWARDED THE  HENRY TOLL FELLOWSHIP

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Rep. Claire Rouillard R- Goffstown, NH

Freshman Legislator from Goffstown among 48 National Winners Concord—Rep. Claire Rouillard of Goffstown, serving her first term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has been awarded the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship given annually by the Council of State Governments (CSG). The program, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.

Each year Toll Fellows bring 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp” designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth.

Speaker Shawn Jasper, who nominated Rep. Rouillard for the fellowship, saw early on in the legislative session that the freshman was a quick study. “Claire grasped the legislative process early in the session and has made a significant contribution to the House. It is rare to have a freshman part of the leadership team, but Rep. Rouillard certainly earned her title as Assistant Majority Whip,” said Speaker Jasper. “She has a very bright future in state government should she choose to stay on that path,” he added.

Rep. Rouillard represents Hillsborough County, District 6, and has been serving on the House Judiciary Committee while assisting the Majority Whip Richard Hinch of Merrimack.

Rep. Rouillard is a graduate of the Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, known today as the University of New Hampshire Law School.

Since 1986, 20 New Hampshire government officials have received the Toll Fellowship, including Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan, current Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff, State House Chief of Staff Terry Pfaff, and State Senator Sharon Carson.

Rep. Rouillard will join the 47 other fellows in Lexington, KY from August 28 through September 2, 2015.

John Burt makes the news, again

tumblr_inline_n6irfa3WEp1qc32j6How is it that there are 400 legislators in the State of NH and Goffstown has to have one that is always in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Case in point, Rep. John Burt (R) Goffstown. Rep. Burt is a three term state rep. First two terms representing Goffstown and his third term representing Hillsborough County District 39 (Weare, New Boston, Goffstown). He’s a pretty nice guy, has a tractor, raises chickens, married, does a local access show and has pretty good votes in the House for the party he represents.

So, what’s the problem? Well, the guy’s a goofball. One of those “Aw-shucks” not seemingly too bright guys, one who doesn’t appear to research a thing he says, kind of shoots from the hip, one might say. He also seems to speak without thinking, a lot. And that’s what gets him in the news. Not for his good votes or any bill he might have sponsored in the House, but for really dumb things he publically says.

Case in point, his recent speech on the House floor opposing HB 373 “Establishing the red-tailed hawk as the State raptor”. Now, you’d think that was a pretty innocuous bill brought forth by 4th graders from the Lincoln Ackerman School in Hampton Falls but, it turns out, Rep. Burt, along with a few of his cohorts, thought they might use the bill as an opportunity to excoriate the little tykes. Chastising them for “wasting their time”, mocking their choice with Burt wondering, “What’s next? A state hot-dog?”, yuck, yuck.

Another legislator mused the raptor would be a better mascot for Planned Parenthood because of the way the bird ripped the limbs off its prey. Wow! Now, you don’t get any more pro-life than me, but even I was taken aback by that statement wondering what has that got to do with the bill and why is this Representative thrusting such graphic images in front of innocent 4th graders and that’s pretty much how it went for the young students.

The bill failed. That’s okay. The students knew that might happen, they were okay with that. What they, and a good majority of the public was not okay with was the complete and utter disrespect shown to these students. To go through the process to have a bill sponsored, to lobby for it, to go to Concord to sit in the gallery only to be bullied, ridiculed and mocked for bothering the NH House of Representatives and to be further used to promote a legislators personal agenda or promote their pet event is inexcusable and shameful. 

I won’t go on. The story, to use a reporter’s phrase, had legs and boy did it run. The boorish behavior exhibited toward the 4th graders became international news. Yep, the clip of our John Burt’s speech was on FOX news, in national papers and many blogs.  Yay, Goffstown! Now, it’s not the first time, as I mentioned earlier, and Burt isn’t the only Rep. that stuck his foot in his mouth, but the other two Goffstown legislators that did are no longer serving, so shouldn’t be mentioned. But Burt is and he should be held accountable for his mockery of the students. After all, the NH House of Representatives IS the peoples’ house and the students should be accorded the same respect and given the same measure of seriousness Rep. Burt expects he should get as a legislator, they should not used for fodder for Burt’s inappropriately timed jokes.

To fully understand how bad the treatment of the students were, please click onto the links below.

Links leading to other relevant stories on this subject.

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More on John Burt.….

Pam Manney is a former 2 – term state rep, former vice chair of the NH Republican State Committee, community activist and volunteer.

Events – Appearances; Cemetery tours; book sales

We don’t have any events scheduled for now, but check back here for new postings. In the meantime, check out Mr. Jordan’s books and links to other pages. Enjoy!

            Books by John Patrick Jordan

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“Saints and Sinners The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 to 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.


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Check your Hat, the Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955″.

This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.

A great gift for that special person on your Christmas list or any other occasion for the history-minded person.

Please Re-elect Mark T. Lemay for Goffstown Selectman

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Hello Residents of Goffstown,

My name is Mark T. Lemay and I am seeking a second term for re-election as your Selectman for the Town of Goffstown. In my first three years there was a lot to learn and a lot to understand about the town. Now that I have a good handle on issues, I feel that I can continue to work with the rest of the Board to continue to make good changes for the town to make it a better place to live.

I am looking for the support of the residents of Goffstown to continue to make this a great place to live. Please vote smart and let’s keep what we have now and make our community a safe place to live.

So, please come out to vote on March 10, 2015. The polls open at 7 A.M. and close at 7 P.M. Make your vote count and be heard in the Town of Goffstown. There are two voting locations in town one in Pinardville at Bartlett School on Mast Rd. and the second one is at Goffstown High School  on Wallace Rd.

Also please support the articles as they appear in the town 2015 Voter’s Guide.

Thank you for your time and consideration for your vote on Election Day.

Sincerely,

Selectman

Mark T. Lemay

Please Support Town Warrant Article #9 – Transportation Introductory Program

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Posted with permission from Barbara Carbonneau – Goffstown, NH, as originally published in The Goffstown Business Connection – February 18, 2015 – page 6.

We, the undersigned residents of The Meeting House, 12 Reed St. Goffstown, NH, wholeheartedly support the passing of warrant article #9 as it appears on the 2015 town ballot:

Alice Rohr, Conniee McKeown, Laurie Daskal, Linda Philbrick, Gail Lane, Germaine Morello, Elaine Emerton, Dorothy Gove, Jeanne Lachance, John E. Burpee, Janet Hinckley, Paulita Martel, Reta MacGregor, Pauline Plamandon, Ruth Lyons, Laurette Hudon, Judy Malik, Walter Malik.

If approved, this article will raise and appropriate $14,477.00 for a Transportation Introductory Program. The primary purpose of this program is to provide transportation to the elderly and disabled on an on-call basis for necessary appointments. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation under RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until 06/30/17. (This appropriation is in addition to Article #6.)

Key provisions of this transportation service will include: Wheelchair accessible bus, a caregiver may ride with disabled person, service is available to any adult on a space available basis, no rider fee, on demand curb to curb service (forty hours advanced notice required) which will be available three days a week, five hours per day.

We sincerely urge every voter to to to the polls on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and vote YES to those with limited mobility.

Thank you for your support!

Submitted by Barbara Carbonneau, 35 Shirley Park Road, Goffstown on behalf of the above named Meetinghouse residents.

Please write-in Guy Caron for Goffstown Budget Committee

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By David French – Goffstown, NH

To the editor,
On this years Goffstown Ballot there are two open positions. I would encourage voters to write in Guy Caron for budget committee.
Guy has been a dedicated member of the budget committee for several years. Guy has the ability to bring not only knowledge of the budgeting process as well as a respect for all members views and thoughts. I have always been impressed with how prepared he is and his ability to ask the hard question of our public officials.
Please join me in writing in Guy Caron for budget committee on March 10.

Sincerely,
David French