Tuesday, March 12, 2013
$16.2 million article for school renovations passes: 3,287 to 1,914.
Salem voters passed a $16,205,153 bond article, mustering the three-fifths vote needed for approval, for renovations to the Fisk and Soule schools, and renovation and repair of the Haigh School. It was approved by a 3,287 to 1,914 vote on Tuesday. Article 3, a $805,237 item for Haigh School renovations, failed by 98 votes (to meet the same required majority for approval). Patricia Corbett and Peter Morgan were also re-elected to the Salem School Board. The Annual Salem School District Election results on March 12. SCHOOL BOARD, CHOOSE TWO SCHOOL CLERK, CHOOSE ONE MODERATOR, CHOOSE ONE TREASURER ARTICLE 2, SCHOOL RENOVATIONS AT FISK, SOULE AND HAIGH (BOND ARTICLE) ARTICLE 3, HAIGH HVAC (BOND ARTICLE) ARTICLE 4, OPERATING BUDGET ARTICLE 5, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Learn where to go to cast your ballot.
As of last fall, Salem has now moved to four polling locations, consolidating from the original six locations. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in town. See below to learn your location. Those who used to vote at Soule School, which used to be Ward 2, now vote at Fisk School in Ward 1. Those who used to vote in the original Wards 3 and 4, which were Barron School and Town Hall, now vote in Ward 3.
Updated with everything you need before you head to the polls this March.
Salem NH Patch wants you to be a Power Voter this year, with all of the information you need in one place. Check back here for everything you need to know for your ballot. School District Warrant School District Sample Ballot Town Warrant Town Sample Ballot SAU 57 School Board (2 open seats) – 3 year terms School District Moderator (1 open seat) - 3 year term School District Clerk (1 open seat) – 3 year term School District Treasurer (1 open seat) – 3 year term Town of Salem Selectmen (1 open seat) – 3 year term Budget Committee (2 open seats) – 3 year terms Budget Committee (1 open seat) – 1 year term Planning Board (2 open seats) – 3 year terms Zoning Board of Adjustment (1 open seat) – 3 year term Trustee of the Library (1 open seat) – …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Union Leader reported the news on Friday.
Salem Selectman candidate Stephen Kelly no longer wants to serve on the board, according to a report from the Union Leader. Kelly, who recently filed to run againt incumbent Pat Hargreaves, can't remove his name from the ballot. According to the report, Kelly decided after attending a few board meetings that the position wasn't what he had in mind. Should he win the seat in March, Kelly would have to decline the position, in which case the other board members would likely appoint Hargreaves.
Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Find out who filed for vacancies on the town and school sides.
A total of 18 people on the town side and 6 people on the school side have filed for election this year, creating contested races for several vacancies. Below is the complete list of candidates who will appear on your 2013 ballot in March: Selectman – One Opening, Three Years Patrick Hargreaves (Incumbent) Stephen Kelly Budget Committee – Two Openings, Three Years Each Josef E. Brown Paul Welch Eugene M. Morgan Stephan Coufos Martha Spalding Budget Committee – One Opening, One Year Russell Frydryck Steven Plante Planning Board – Two Openings, Three Years Each Edward DeClercq (Incumbent) Linda Harvey (Incumbent) Albert MacDonald Zoning Board of Adjustment – One Opening, Three Years John J. Manning Arthur Nobrega Library Trustee – One …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents battled for the Salem services during the town deliberative session on Feb. 2.
Salem's full slate of outside human services will remain in the proposed operating budget after residents voted against a Board of Selectmen amendment to remove them. During the Feb. 2 town deliberative session at Salem High School, residents voted 58-29 against the removal of $73,153 designated for nearly a dozen agencies. The original plan was to have residents vote on the services separately under Article 13 on the town ballot. Residents later voted 70-19 to zero out that article. Language was added at the suggestion of Salem resident Bernard William Campbell to let voters know that the money previously appropriated is now included in the budget. Salem resident and Budget Committee member Paul Huard thanked the selectmen for referring …
A 7.7-acre parcel of land is currently owned by the town.
The commercial viability of a 7.7-acre parcel of land owned by the town was debated on Feb. 2 during the town deliberative session at Salem High School. A warrant article related to the property, which is located on Keewaydin Drive, will move to voters in March. The article asks for authorization to sell the property if an opportunity presents itself in 2013. The parcel is abutted by Brooks Properties, Osomor LLC and Salem Corporate Park. One resident asked if the parcel could handle a fire station. "Sizewise, it could house a fire station, (but) it's land-locked – it would be quite a challenge to unlock it," said Selectman Jim Keller. Town Manager Keith Hickey said that preliminary value assessments on the property are at about $300,000…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Over a dozen have signed up for the town and school ballots.
With the candidacy filing deadline just two days away, most of the residents who have signed up for the town and school ballots are those seeking re-election to various boards. The lone candidate thus far for the Board of Selectmen is Chairman Pat Hargreaves, who filed shortly after the period opened. Planning Board member Linda Harvey has also filed to try to keep her seat. Edward DeClercq, who filled a vacancy last April when Jim Keller was voted in as a selectman, will also seek a fresh three-year term. Also searching for one of the Planning Board vacancies is Albert McDonald. Zoning Board of Adjustment candidates include John J. Manning Jr., who is currently an alternate, and Arthur Nobrega. A vacancy was left on the board after former…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Newly elected NH GOP chair promises to take her party in a forward direction.
BEDFORD – Jennifer Horn's message was loud and clear. For the GOP to find success and regain a strong foothold in both the New Hampshire and national political arenas, Republicans must change their thinking and their tact. "We must put to rest forever the notion that the Republican party does not care, that we don't care about women, that we don't care about the elderly, that we don't care about children, that we don't care about the most vulnerable among us," said Horn. We must put to rest forever the notion that the Republican party is the party of old white guys. It is time to renew the GOP to the 'Great Opportunity Party.'" Horn, speaking to roughly 450 of the Granite State's most influential conservatives Saturday afternoon, promised …