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    NEWS ARCHIVES 4 

     FOR CURRENT NEWS GO TO THE

            NEWS FLASHES PAGE!   

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                      5/22/09

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                  UPDATE!

   Ananda has been safely returned home!

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       SPECIAL REPORT

        SENT TO US BY CLAREMONT      

      SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

           JACQUELINE GUILLETTE

 

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                        5/20/09

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                        5/19/09

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                        5/15/09

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                       5/13/09

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                       5/12/09

Claremont Superintendent of Schools Jacqueline Guillette issued a press release regarding Maple Avenue School Library Paraprofessional Arlene Osgood having been chosen as the 2009 recipient of the NHEMA's Paraprofessional Library Services Award. The press release can be found on the School News Page of this website.

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                       5/11/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

Letter from Claremont City Solicitor Jane Taylor.

E-mail from Preservation Planner Nadine Peterson of the NH Division of Historic Resources (DHR) stating that "the DHR did not impose new historic preservation stipulations" on the Claremont Mill Project.

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                        5/8/09

                2 Postings today!

                       Posting # 1

                       Posting # 2

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                        5/7/09

    SPECIAL REPORT!

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                        5/6/09

ALL THE COMPARISON CHARTS MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND ON THE ASSESSING PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.

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                       5/4/09

               3 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

Excerpt from City's Master Plan Survey

                    Posting # 2

Jacquelyn Elliott provides answers to questions raised by Bob Davis in the Public Forum, regarding Sullivan County waste issues, in a very well written letter which can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

                    Posting # 3

Cynthia Coolidge Howard submitted a very interesting letter regarding Claremont municipal spending which can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       4/30/09

     City Solicitor Jane Taylor's letter 

    City of Claremont $500,000   

  Emergency CDBG Block Grant

Public Notice

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                      4/29/09

               4 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

                    Posting # 3

                    Posting # 4

An interesting letter written by Jacquelyn Elliott in response to a Public Forum posting by Bob Davis regarding the waste issue can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      4/28/09

               2 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

The Claremont School District is sending home to parents today an advisory letter regarding the Swine Flu Outbreak. A copy is posted on the School News Page.

                    Posting # 2

A very interesting letter written by Helen Crowe regarding the lack of enforcement by City Officials regarding a safety matter can be found on the Letters Page.

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                       4/27/09

                 4 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

                     Posting # 3

The Claremont School Board Building Committee came to an important consensus regarding Stevens High School. For details go to the School News Page of this website.

                     Posting # 4

Claremont Planning Board Member Adam Burke submitted pictures of Claremont which can be found on the Photos Page of this website.

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                       4/24/09

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                      4/22/09

  Jane Taylor's March 27, 2009 letter

               Note items # 2 & 3

    Jane Taylor's April 1, 2009 letter

                   Note item # 3

     Jane Taylor's April 9, 2009 letter

                    Note item # 2

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                       4/20/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

 ANTHONY FERRARO'S APPLICATION

           APRIL 1ST LETTER FROM

       JANE TAYLOR. NOTE ITEM # 1.

         APRIL 16TH LETTER FROM

      JANE TAYLOR. NOTE ITEM # 2.

                      Posting # 2

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                      4/16/09

               2 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

  EXCERPT FROM ORDINANCE # 504

     REGARDING DENSITY BONUS

                    Posting # 2

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                      4/15/09

                   NH RSA 674:58

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                       4/14/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

Claremont resident Helen Crowe wrote an interesting letter that can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      4/13/09

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                      4/10/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

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                       4/9/09

                3 Posting today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

                    Posting # 3

A very interesting letter written by Helen Crowe regarding the newspaper industry can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       4/8/09

                3 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

                     Posting # 3

An excellent letter written by Steven Snelling can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                        4/7/09

                SPECIAL REPORT!

Superintendent Guillette announces the candidate chosen to be the next Director of Special Education for SAU#6. The press release is posted on the School News Page of this website.

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                        4/6/09

          Second Posting of the day!

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                        4/6/09

    March 27th letter from Jane Taylor.

                  Note items 3 & 4. 

      April 1st letter from Jane Taylor.

                    Note item # 3.

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                        4/3/09

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                        4/2/09

An interesting letter written by Steven Snelling regarding the Claremont housing issue can be found on the Letters Page of this website. __________________

            4/1/09

THIS IS NOT AN

APRIL FOOLS JOKE!

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                       3/31/09

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

Claremont Superintendent of Schools Jacqueline Guillette has announced the names of the two finalists for the SAU # 6 Director of Special Education position. For full details go to the School News Page of this website.

                      Posting # 2

An excellent, thought provoking letter written by Steven Snelling can be found on the Letters Page of this website.  

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                       3/30/09

                SPECIAL REPORT!

                    2 POSTINGS

                    POSTING # 1

                    POSTING # 2

               Circulated E-Mails

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                       3/29/09

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                       3/27/09

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

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                        3/26/09

Helen Crowe and Steven Snelling both wrote excellent letters regarding the recent Claremont municipal employee layoffs. Their letters can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                        3/24/09

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                        3/23/09

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

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                        3/22/09

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                        3/19/09

                  2 Posting today!

                      Posting # 1

EXCERPT FROM THE JUNE 14, 2006 CLAREMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES. NOTE HIGHLIGHTED AREA!

EXCERPT FROM NH DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S 2008 LIST OF CHARITIES THAT OFFICIALLY CLOSED! NOTE SECOND ENTRY!

EXCERPT FROM THE CLAREMONT TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES COMMITTEE'S 2006 IRS FORM 990 RETURN. NOTE ITEM B (LEFT OF THE COMMITTEE'S NAME AND ADDRESS) FINAL RETURN HAS BEEN CHECKED!

LIST OF MONEY RECEIVED! DOING THE MATH IT APPEARS THAT BESIDES THE ORIGINAL $600,000 ANONYMOUS DONATION, THE ONLY OTHER MONEY RAISED WAS THE $300,000 OF CLAREMONT TAXPAYER'S MONEY THAT GUY SANTAGATE AND THE CITY COUNCIL GAVE THE COMMITTEE!

LIST OF THE CLAREMONT TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES COMMITTEE'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 DISPOSITION OF REMAINING FUNDS!

                     Posting # 2

                      

How often is Claremont City Manager Guy Santagate in City Hall anymore?

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                        3/18/09

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                       3/16/09

       SPECIAL REPORT!

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                       3/14/09

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

An excellent letter regarding Wednesday's City Council meeting written by Claremont resident Helen Crowe can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                        3/11/09

                  2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

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                        3/10/09

                        UPDATE!

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                        3/9/09

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

                    ANGEL ROY'S

         WISHFUL THINKER'S JOURNAL

                  Katie Beth Ryan's

       EAGLE TIMES VERMONT BUREAU

                  Katelyn Harding's

                        A P'S STYLE

                   Bethany Lasko's

        BAD GRAMMAR MAKES ME [SIC]

                     Phil Perry's

  A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE EFFORT

                  HOW'S YA MUM?

    EAGLE TIMES' WEBSITE BLOG PAGE

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                         3/8/09

 

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                         3/6/09

                 SPECIAL REPORT!

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                         3/5/09

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                       3/4/09

Former Claremont City Councilor Richard Dietz submitted a very interesting and informative 10 year comparative analysis regarding tax rates and assessed property values for Claremont and several surrounding communities which can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       3/3/09

2 postings regarding the Claremont School District can be found on the School News Page of this website. ______________________________

                        3/2/09

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                       2/27/09

                2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

Barbara J. Robinson's E-mail Response

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                       2/26/09

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                        2/25/09

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                        2/23/09

    SPECIAL REPORT!

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                        2/22/09

                GOT POOP?

      If you're flush with excrement 

       Claremont will buy your load!

   The Claremont Repository of Anal

  Product's state of the art facility is

   designed with your needs in mind!

                

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 Our professional pick-up service is 

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               No load too small!

                    

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       Stop flushing money away!

                   You made it;

       shouldn't you get paid for it?

       Call 1-800-555-CRAP today!

   Operators are now standing by to

   take all the crap that you can give!

                        POOP!

       You keep making it and we'll

                  keep buying it!   

       C.R.A.P. is a publicly funded

 subsidiary of the City of Claremont!

           

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                      2/21/09

   SPECIAL REPORT!

A copy of the AOS / UNITED WATER contract can be found on the newly created United Water page on this website.

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                     2/20/09

               2 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

A posting regarding the Claremont School District's proposed 2 tiered diploma can be found on the School News Page of this website.

                    Posting # 2

A very interesting posting appeared on this website's Public Forum (Posting # 262) entitled "Moving on".

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                       2/18/09

                 2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

           

      

Comparison between the Santagate Administration's original water and sewer rate increase proposal shown in their January PowerPoint Presentation and the higher rates stated in the Administration's proposed ordinances.

What this "modest" rate increase will really cost you!

                     Posting # 2

We have now added a Chat Room to The Sullivan Report Website which will allow all of our many loyal readers to communicate with each other.

To go to the Chat Room use the Chat link at the top of this webpage and once there click on the appropriate link to enter the Chat Room.

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                        2/16/09

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                          

                 NH RSA # 642:1

                    Posting # 2

CCTV will now air live the Tuesday February 17th Special Claremont City Council Meeting regarding the citizen's petition. __________________                     

                      2/14/09

               SPECIAL NOTICE!

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                      2/13/09

               2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

Rules for Citizen's comments displayed at every Claremont City Council meeting. Note item # 2.

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                       2/11/09

A copy of Ordinance 504 can be found on the Other Issues Page of this website.

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                      2/10/09

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                        2/9/09

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                       2/6/09

               2 Postings today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

On February 11th the Claremont City Council will discuss the possibility of adding Fluoride to Claremont's water supply.

Claremont resident Jacquelyn Elliott has written a very well researched, informative letter regarding the risks and dangers of Fluoride. Her letter can be found posted on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       2/4/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

To get your free subscription to the

E-Ticker News of Claremont send an

e-mail to the following address:

            etickernews@gmail.com

                  Posting # 2

              Reminder!

You only have 26 days left to file a property tax abatement with the City of Claremont's Assessing Office!

        The deadline is March 1st!

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                        2/2/09

         

  

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                       1/30/09

An excellent letter written by Claremont Resident Judith Moriarty in response to Jacquelyn Elliott's letter posted yesterday can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       1/29/09

A thought provoking letter written by Claremont Resident Jacquelyn Elliott about the local tax issue, the spending cap, the petition and the municipal budget process can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       1/28/09

                    

Excerpt from the official November 5, 2008 Claremont City Council Minutes. The motion that Appointed Claremont City Councilor Jeff Goff claims that he never voted for (but actually did) appears in dark print at the bottom of this page.

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                       1/26/09

                 3 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

Letter written by Claremont City Solicitor Jane Taylor.

                     Posting # 2

                     Posting # 3

An eye-opening letter comparing Claremont City Manager Guy Santagate's pay with those of Governors throughout the United States, written by local resident Helen Crowe, can be found on the Letters Page of this website. ______________________________

                      1/23/09

                3 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

A posting regarding Claremont School Board Member Chris Shaban can be found on the School News Page of this website.

                    Posting # 3

An excellent letter written by Claremont resident Roland Irish III can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      1/21/09

                2 Postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

          Link to Eagle Times Website

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                      1/19/09

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                      1/19/09

                3 postings today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

                    Posting # 3

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                      1/17/09

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                      1/13/09

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                      1/13/09

               2 Postings Today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

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                      1/12/09

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION     

       FOR ALL CLAREMONT 

              TAXPAYERS!

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                        1/9/09

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

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                        1/7/09

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

A thought provoking letter written by Claremont Resident Helen Crowe regarding United Water & Ice River Springs can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                     12/30/08

An interesting editorial by the Valley News continued on where today's Eagle Times' editorial ended off.
Here's the link:

           VALLEY NEWS EDITORIAL

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                     12/29/08

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                     12/23/08

"We know when you are sleeping, we know when you're awake....."

                     Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

Claremont's Thorburn Family have their own blog and recently posted "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Claremont NH ". Here's the link:

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN CLAREMONT NH

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR MANY LOYAL READERS FROM ALL OF US AT THE SULLIVAN REPORT!

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                     12/22/08

A humorous, thought provoking letter regarding current city issues written by Claremont Resident Judith Moriarty can be found on the Letters Page of this website. 

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                     12/22/08

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                     12/21/08

                2 postings today!

                    Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

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                     12/17/08

                         

 

                    

                       

                          

  

        SANTAGATE'S GANG OF 7

   

    CUTTS         AUSTIN         GOFF

      

MESSIER       RAYMOND        LEWIS

                     

                    BATCHELDER

                            

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                     12/15/08

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                     12/12/08

As you may have noticed we've been removing numerous postings that keep appearing on this website's public forum all full of gibberish. Each of these postings had to be entered onto the public forum by hand. It's clearly being done to discourage people from reading the comments that citizens are posting about local issues. Someone is clearly afraid of public transparency & free speech! One of the "G rated" ones was posted today and we decided to keep it up as an example (Posting # 238). The person doing this is fixated on banking and sex. Remind you of anyone?

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                      12/11/08

 

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                       12/8/08

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                       12/6/08

      

          NJ Attorney General Report

      Atlanta Journal Constitution Article

Another Atlanta Journal Constitution Article  

                Citizen.Org Report

             Monsey Monitor Report

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                       12/5/08

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                       12/3/08

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                       12/2/08

 

Letter from Claremont City Solicitor Jane Taylor.

           Bid Tabulation Summary

A copy of the minutes of the 2003 Claremont City Council Meeting Minutes regarding the Council's approval of Santagate's New Purchasing Policy & the Aquarion Contract can be found at the top of the Documents Page of this website. ______________________________

                       12/1/08

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                      11/25/08

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                      Posting # 2

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                      11/24/08

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                    11/22/08

Letter sent to the City Council.

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                    11/21/08

An excellent letter written by local resident Cynthia Coolidge Howard regarding Claremont's Municipal Budget can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      11/20/08

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                      11/18/08

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

Former Sullivan County Manager Gil De Rubio did not get hired for the City Manager positon in San Benito Texas.

                      Posting # 2

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                      11/17/08

          

               

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                      11/14/08

                 2 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

The following public notice announcing the public hearing for Claremont's 2009 proposed municipal budget is currently posted on the City's Website and was published in today's Eagle Times.

However this notice states that the public hearing will be held on Wednesday November 25th at 6:30 PM when November 25th is actually on a Tuesday & the Council meeting is scheduled to be held on that Tuesday.

Are City Officials intentionally trying to have residents come to the public hearing a day late?

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                      11/13/08

                 2 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                    Posting # 2

A letter written by Claremont Resident Helen Crowe regarding the Latchis Building, the Mill Project and other civic issues can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      11/12/08

                 2 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

A press release has been issued by the Claremont School District regarding a free flu shot clinic to be held on Thursday November 20th from 4 - 8 PM at the Claremont Middle School as a public health emergency preparedness exercise. Free flu shots will be given to all citizens over 18 years of age. To read the press release in it's entirety go to the School News Page of this website.

                      Posting # 2

A letter written by Claremont resident Roland Irish III about the Planning Board's passage of the Latchis Building Site Plan can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                      11/11/08

                 3 postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                    UPDATE!

                      Posting # 2

       DEBBY'S LAW!

            

                     Posting # 3

  Letter published by the Eagle Times.

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                      11/7/08

GUY'S RETIREMENT PLAN!

              

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                      11/4/08

An excellent letter written by Claremont resident Judith Moriarty regarding Claremont City Councilor Jeff Goff & various other municipal issues can be found on the Letters Page of this website.

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                       11/4/08

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                       11/1/08

                     

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                      10/29/08

      SPECIAL REPORT!

According to the Associated Press, City Councilors & Select Board Members from Claremont, Grantham, Newport & Sunapee are requesting all Sullivan County communities to withhold tax payments to the county until their demands are met which include hiring an administrator, creating a plan to solve the Sullivan County Nursing Home's financial problems and changing the process for creating and passing the county budget. 

Regarding Claremont, since it takes a majority vote of the City Council to make a policy decision and this issue was never discussed in public session and doesn't qualify as a topic that can be held in non-public session when was the secret meeting held? 

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                      10/29/08

                       

 

                     

NH Secretary Of State documents that prove that MEDC owns the Brown Block.

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                      10/27/08

Letter from Claremont City Solicitor Jane Taylor.

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                    10/22/08

              

                 

                 

                   

                    

Minutes of December 10, 2003 Claremont City Council Non Public Meeting when full time in house City Solicitor position was created.

Excerpt from the Minutes of the Manchester School District Board of School Committee's July 23, 2008 meeting when Matt Upton publicly stated his close working relationship with Claremont and the City Solicitor.

Copies of Matt Upton's invoices for legal services can be found on the Consultants Page of this website.

        Link to In A Pinch Cafe's Menu

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                     10/21/08

        Announcement!

The webserver company that hosts this website will undergo a major upgrade that will facilitate the creation of the recently announced new features that we will be providing on this website to better serve all of our many loyal readers. During this time this website will not be on the Internet. This necessary upgrade will take about one hour to complete and will occur on October 23rd sometime between 12 AM & 6 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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                     10/20/08

                2 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

Former Sullivan County Manager Gil De Rubio has made it to the final 4 for the City Manager's position in San Benito Texas. 

                      Posting # 2

The New Community Center for Claremont Incorporation's website is now on-line.

Link to New Community Center for Claremont website.

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                     10/17/08

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                     10/15/08

                2 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

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                     10/13/08

                2 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

Former Sullivan County Manager Gil De Rubio is one of 6 finalists vying for the vacant City Manager position in San Benito Texas.

                      Posting # 2

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                      10/9/08

                2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

Congratulations to Claremont Deputy Fire Chief Rick Bergeron for completing the 4 year Executive Fire Officer Program!

                     Posting # 2

                      10/8/08

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                      10/7/08

A letter regarding Councilor Jeff Goff's comments at the September 22nd Claremont City Council meeting written by resident Judith Moriarty can be found on the Letters Page of this website. 

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                       10/5/08

November 14, 2007 Claremont City Council Non-Public meeting minutes.

Excerpt from the Joint Claremont Planning Board, Zoning Board & Conservation Commission meeting minutes of June 9, 2008.

New Community Center for Claremont Incorporation Articles of Agreement.

 

Letter from the New Community Center For Claremont Incorporation stating that the Right To Know Law doesn't apply to them.

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                       10/1/08

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                       9/29/08

                3 postings today!

                     Posting # 1

                     Posting # 2

A new page has been added to this website. Click the Surveys Page link and you can state your opinion on a variety of issues facing Claremont. The surveys are open ended and will change from time to time as events warrent.

                    Posting # 3

A new exciting feature will soon be added to this website! Watch this space for details!

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                       9/29/08

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                       9/26/08

Excerpt from the December 6, 2007 Claremont Development Authority meeting minutes.

Excerpt from the August 28, 2008 Claremont Development Authority meeting minutes.

In order to read the collateral assignment agreement on the Sullivan County Registry of Deeds Website please follow the directions below.

LINK TO SULLIVAN COUNTY REGISTRY OF  DEEDS WEBSITE

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                       9/24/08

                 2 Postings today!

                      Posting # 1

                 ANNOUNCEMENT!

You may notice that this webpage looks different. It's because we just completed our website's upgrade which gives us the capability to add more pages to this website and provide even more information to all our loyal readers. The information previously posted on the News Flashes Page has been moved to our newest webpage entitled News Archives 3. Other new webpages will be coming soon!

                     Posting # 2

Excerpt from the June 26, 2008 Claremont Development Authority meeting minutes.

Excerpt from the August 7, 2008 Claremont Development Authority meeting minutes.

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                       9/22/08

The City Council minutes regarding the new purchase policy and the Aquarion contract deal can be found on the Documents Page of this website.

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                        9/19/08

Letter submitted to the Eagle Times.

    Amount raised by property taxes

                    2001 vs. 2008

      Payroll expenses 2001 vs. 2008

     City Debt Increase 2001 - 2008

  NH ranking highest property tax rate

                       Total rate

                    Municipal rate

       Claremont Assessed Property

           Valuation 2002 vs 2007

What a Claremont Taxpayer with a home assessed at $100,000 in 2002 paid in 2007 factoring a 27% increase in land assessment and a 80% rise in building assessed value.

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