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Friday, July 22, 2011

Atkinson chief: Selectmen threatening his job

From the Eagle Tribune;

July 22, 2011
Atkinson chief: Selectmen threatening his job
By Cara Hogan
chogan@eagletribune.com

ATKINSON — Police Chief Philip Consentino said selectmen are threatening to fire him for doing his job.

Consentino had heart surgery on June 14 and had been doing some work, mostly paperwork, from home while he recovers. But in a letter Consentino said he received on July 12, selectmen asked him to stop doing any police work.

"While you are out recuperating from your surgery, you are instructed that you are not authorized to perform any of your duties as a police chief or elderly affairs director of the town of Atkinson," the letter read. "Performing any of your duties ... you will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination."

The letter was a shock, Consentino said, and he doesn't understand why selectmen would threaten his job.

"I have to get a letter like this to throw all this added stress on my recovery," he said yesterday. "The feeling I got in my gut after receiving a letter like that, it just turned my stomach."

But Selectmen's Chairman William Bennett said the town is not trying to keep Consentino from his job.

"Some people think we're trying to push the chief out and that's in no way, shape or form what we're doing," he said. "The standard phrase in administrative letters is 'disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.' It doesn't mean we're trying to fire him. It just means he has to listen to what the Board of Selectmen tell him to do."

In fact, Bennett said, he wants to get Consentino back to work, but it's a liability issue.

"We want him back in the saddle as fast as possible, we just don't want him to push himself and come back too soon," he said. "I know Consentino, he thinks he's invincible. I don't want him to die on the job and his wife sues us for letting him come back to work."

But Consentino said he has a note from his doctor, saying he is recovering well and ready to work.

"My surgeon stated I could go back to work doing light duty at the Police Department behind the desk," he said. "The selectmen rejected that and said I will have to come back in full capacity, and have my doctor sign off on the physical demands for the Atkinson Police Chief."

The selectmen's letter said Consentino would have to be able to lift 25 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds, and be able to twist, bend, crawl and kneel before he can return to work.

"I'm hoping my surgeon will give me the OK to go back to work by Sept. 1, with no restrictions whatsoever," he said. "But why don't they just let me go back to desk duty? They're just restricting the police department's ability to function."

Town Manager Phil Smith would not confirm whether Consentino had presented his doctor's note and been rejected.

"The chief himself would have to release to you his medical documents from his doctor," he said.

Bennett said the letter to Consentino was a slight mistake. The chief does not need to be able to perform those specific physical activities before coming back to work, he said.

"We need to know if he is pain-free enough to make good decisions," Bennett said. "If he comes in and does desk duty, we don't want him jumping into the fray when he's not ready. It's a stressful job."

Three days after his surgery, while still in the intensive care unit, Consentino said, his wife brought him police paperwork and he would sort it out.

"When I finally got home from rehab, I was paying the bills here and sending them to Town Hall," he said. "Now, I get this letter saying I can't do anything. I have totally divorced myself now from the police department. The department is going to suffer dramatically because Detective (Philip) Farrar is not in a position to make decisions that a chief would make."

Selectmen did not appoint an acting chief while Consentino is out. Farrar was named officer in charge when Consentino left for his surgery.

Consentino said he feels persecuted and singled out by the board.

"(Fire Chief) Mike Murphy was out for surgery two months ago," Consentino said. "I called and asked if he was required to send in a note. He said he was surprised because just three days ago, the town had called and asked for a note from his doctor, which was about two months after the fact."

For now, Consentino is focusing on his health and not working for the town.

287 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Bos has MRI fix APD ASAP or S.H.I.T hits the fan ASAP.

Anonymous said...

He always go to the press when he doesn't like something. Too bad. I think the BOS are doing the right thing...and not that I'm a fan of Farrah, but the Chief should be supporting him right now. I wish they'd force both of them to retire.

Anonymous said...

He will likely want to be paid for working from home, along with collecting medical benefits.

Anonymous said...

"They're just restricting the police department's ability to function." means the PD can't funtion without him.

" Farrar is not in a position to make decisions that a chief would make." means no one else can do his job but him.

"Consentino said he feels persecuted and singled out by the board." means the BOS have a vendetta against him.


Everyone is replaceable. Replace him while you can.

Anonymous said...

There is a right way and wrong way. ThIs is wrong.

Anonymous said...

People need to stand up and start looking at the bureaucratic crap that his happening in this town. Too much paperwork and CYA which are making the way for larger gov't.

This is just one example of the type of crap that is happening in town.

Anonymous said...

I think they have to consider the ramifications of letting him work while recovering from sickness. Maybe there are liabilities or questions about pay due so until he's released, no working for the town.

Anonymous said...

I believe the Selectmen made the right decision regarding Phil. Without a definitive note from the doctor clearing him to return to work, he poses a rather large threat to the town. He's had heart problems for years...first a pace maker, then a leaky valve, and he's over 70!

Don't blame him for being p.oed, but the Selectmen, for a change, are looking out for the best interests of the towm.

Anonymous said...

I agree w/the BOS. Having a part time police chief who is over 70 years of age, and just had heart surgery, return to work even desk duty is irresponsible. Police chief can be a stressful job. Phil should put his health first & stay home until fully recuperated. Maybe it's time for Phil to retire and Town of Atkinson to get someone younger, in good health, and able to work full time. This town has grown & it's time to have a full time chief not a part time one.
Also for his doctor to allow him to return to work so soon, even desk duty, makes me question the competence of this doctor.
People, support the BOS in this decision.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers for assisting the Board of Selectmen with current town policy. The letter was most effective. However, there is a CNHT concern that pertinent documents were removed from the APD file cabinets. CNHT supports the Atkinson selectmen in the immediate return of all documents and files with no redactions or corruption of data.

Anonymous said...

How many boxes of old files did Atkinson Dispatcher Jody Consentino take home to Kojack? The good news is MRI can't look under Consentino's mattress......but it is a liability to the town if a judge hears about it.

Anonymous said...

Bet officer Consentino JR is helping papa work on the files to correct the mistakes.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that Jody Consentino was allowed (did she ask permission?) to remove any paperwork from the PD. Just because she is married to the Chief (nepotism) she has no right to remove anything. Who ever heard of such nonsense and what a couple of control freaks! They should both be fired and sued.

Anonymous said...

My first guess as to what he might be working on is what is he trying to hide or what information is he trying to grab out of the PD while MRI is there?

BTW, he should not have 2 town vehicles at his house while he's not on duty, but sure enough, he does.

Anonymous said...

Three days after surgery he was doing paperwork in the ICU? No way. My family member who had open heart surgery was out of it for days. The last thing one would care about is working, not to mention the fact that the doctor would never allow this. This is highly unlikely and improbable.

I think he's mad because MRI is here. Right after we heard they were coming in, off he goes to the hospital. I can't heelp but wonder at the timing and if he knew he should have this surgery then figured this was a good time to do it.

He's probably sitting in bed redacting the police logs and shredding whatever he can.

Anonymous said...

"It just means he has to listen to what the Board of Selectmen tell him to do."

Police officers don't answer to the BOS, we don't have to listen to them.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Policemen in Atkinson make and enforce their own laws.

Anonymous said...

The town is a mess and out of control. We have a disfunctional PD and the board doesn't do anything about it. How long is this going to drag on and how much are we going to have to pay before someone puts a stop to it all? He should be fired for going to the paper all the time and having all these crazy stories published when he does get his own way. Very immature and unprofessional behavior coming from the so called head of law enforcement in our town. Very sad that he has his friends and relatives in town jobs keeping him there.

Anonymous said...

To July 23, 2011 10:49 AM

Thats why they dont publish police logs, they want to control what is made public about what is really going on in town. Nobody knows what they do and what they dont do.

Anonymous said...

boxes of old files? what happened? jody took stuff home? spill...

Anonymous said...

If someone croaks while doing police work, they get more money in the death benefits.

Anonymous said...

Hey, whackjob. It takes two cruisers to transport files and papers from APD to Consentino. What we need now is a U-Haul and take more to put in the Chiefs storage shed. Then Everything safe from the asbestos in here..

Anonymous said...

If they fire him, there will be nothing to blog about. How cool would that be?

I dream of the day when our town officials work in the best interest of the town and not in the best interest of the police chief.

Anonymous said...

IS HE REALLY MOVING DOCUMENTS FROM THE PD?

WHY ISNT THE TOWN STOPPING HIM AND GETTING A SEARCH WARRANT FOR STOLEN MATERIALS?

Anonymous said...

FARRAR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LETTING THIS HAPPEN ON HIS WATCH.

Anonymous said...

just wondering is bill b still upset at getting stoped for speading and after missing so many meetings being sick at home will he get a doctors note to come back to work, fred heard they are filming an episode of extreme hoarding at your house, bill f keep up the deceptive practices we need more people in jump suits picking up trash along the highways or better yet you could be a trustie and work at the pd washing floors and cleaning toilets at least you get free lunch

Anonymous said...

Paperwork was transported from the police station to ICU when Consentino woke up from major surgery? That musta been some important papers. But who improperly took PD documents from the police station to the Portsmouth hospital ICU.

BOS, put a stop to the improper removal of official documentation from the police station. If there is a lawsuit and the judge ever learns ANT official documents were removed, he will throw that case out of court. You get the liability, numskulls?

Anonymous said...

Not very nice (or wise) to threaten the board of selectmen.

Speeding, hoarding, unspecified deception ...

do not measure up to ...
abuse of power,
stealing offical police documents, misuse of town assets,
deriliction of duty,
nepotism,
mishandling of public charity funds,
contempt of court,
taking union benefits,
bullying cops,
electioneering,
conduct unbecoming a police officer,
lack of training...

shall I continue?

Anonymous said...

They ought to get a search warrant for his house and premises based on this admission of him and his wife taking documents home. They might discover lots of other town equipment over there, stuff that is used to build an entire command center.

Anonymous said...

Hey, go easy on our new replacement full time police chief Farrar. He is doing the best job he can considering he is partially blinded in both eyes from hair bangs.

Anonymous said...

He's not acting chief, he's just officer in charge.

Kill Bill, Vol I and Vol. II were on tv last weekend. What great movies...

Anonymous said...

I'll bet he is feeling 'fairly untreated'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JCiAPCANrY

Anonymous said...

Command Center at home is a good. Razor wire and security gates comin. mri and bos can pound sand.
With electronics, we can run it like we wants as long as we wants.

Anonymous said...

yeehaa.

hillbillies gone wild.

Anonymous said...

Frank Polito can manage the final MRI report to the taxpayers. Oh, I forgot. He is no longer town moderator so can't "moderate" reports or laws.

Anonymous said...

J La, most of these coments are from you and your little puppet! Why dont you do somthing usefull and go to the police station and clean the toilets, thats right up your ally. You always go to the press to but they just dont listen to you, just like the police dont listen to you, just like the building inspector doesnt listen to you, just like the enviorment department doesnt listen to you, oh how are those trees doing anyways?

Anonymous said...

It always ends up with the town bullies going after other people when their head honcho does something else wrong. Why is this? Trying to steer the conversation away from the person who is actually causing all the trouble in town? Poor me, my bosses are making me not work and alls I wants to do is get my name in the paper and feed my ego. Doncha know I dont get all the attention I wants and needs?

Anonymous said...

Bragging at how Atkinson and NH state officials ignore taxpayer complaints, are we?

Why is MRI is here?

Another organization is watching the state officials and dysfunctional DES and their 5 conspiring committees. Guess who.

Slowly thugs are departing public office and employment in Atkinson. We, the citizens demand law abiding, respectful and fully competent public servants.

Anonymous said...

If you stand back and read these issues and the comments defending both sides, it becomes very easy to note that those who are defending the police chief and his questionable ways, usually resort to attacking other people since they cannot defend him in any logical fashion.

There is no logical defense here. The Selectmen are in charge of all Town employees and they have instructed the Police Chief to stop working until he is fit to return to work fully. That this should end up in the newspaper and debated in any way, is ludicrous and stupid. None of this would be debated if we were dealing with a person of sound mind and body. Those in charge have ordered this and it's legal, prudent and wise. Just do it and shut up.

Anonymous said...

Why is Phil goading people into firing him? It seems this way to me.

mho

Anonymous said...

BORN FREE...TAXED TO DEATH.....to pay for so many LAWSUITS caused by untrained and ignorant of the law Atkinson town officials and their employees!

Taxpayers are disgusted and fed up.

Anonymous said...

what's the scoop on the CNHT letter? what happened now?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how many taxpayer dollars the BOS waisted on lawyers to dig out their "bad boys"?

Anonymous said...

Do a Right to Know request. If they don't tell you, then you can sue them and get attorney fees and your information, the law has changed.

Anonymous said...

Phil Consentino is a washer/dryer salesman by trade, no FULL TIME police academy, elected because he turned the Police Department into a cab service for the elderly, a nice thought but not the duties of policeman, hired not only his wife but son to work for the department, his working from home is more of a fear that he is not needed than a need to do the job. Sears had him retire maybe it's time for Atkinson to do the same. The 21st century is upon us maybe the washer salesman needs to stay home and take care of himself and his family.

Anonymous said...

I thought he sold vacuum cleaners?

Anonymous said...

To July 23, 2011 2:43 PM

Who else but you would make such a nasty remark? There are more things at the station that need cleaning other than the toilets. Can't wait until they flush your garbage down the can.

Anonymous said...

Hey cat woman why don't you get a life and go Blut your own business in stead of sticking your nose in everyone elses. Consentino has done countless things for this community starting way before you or your puppet friend were even around. All you do is makes baseless complaints constanly. You should seriously consider counseling or moving. I choose moving because the worst is yet to come. I have a crystal ball. He may be 70+ but he has not left the building. No one would miss you at old home day and no one would miss you APD phone calls either.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Phil. I though you were suppose to be resting!

Anonymous said...

The above post is proof of why Atkinson can not afford to wait any longer. Ignorant thug bullies in office must be dismissed to protect the safety of the innocent citizens of Atkinson. The professional bullies do not know the laws, lack training and violate laws (and the Constitution ) and then proceed to hunt down and violate citizens who expose them. They are a danger to the people. It is only a matter of time before there is an escalation and Atkinson makes the National news.

They are a serious legal liability and increasing amounts of taxpayer money must go in the budget to defend them. LGC is the last chance Atkinson has to retain any liability insurance. When LGC gets the message and drops the town, Atkinson will have no liability insurance.

Next years Citizen Petition Warrant Articles will make it to the eyes of the voters uncorrupted. This year citizens will get to vote on them as written. The State of NH will now longer allow political hacks to rewrite them EVER AGAIN into meaningless junk. The thug Moderator of Kingston, Chairman of the Board and lawyer by trade...He tried it and the court ordered Exeter to DO OVER AGAIN their entire Deliberative Session. And Exeter had to pay the court costs.

Anonymous said...

The town can expect a big new lawsuit in about two weeks.

You earned it.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to work past 70? Unless benefits awesome.

Anonymous said...

Phil, the thinly veiled threats, toward a woman no less, are a real disgrace to your offical position and your manhood. It's no secret that you dole out services only to those who are on your email list while ignoring the rest of the residents. This, as you attempt to discredit residents who rely on your department for services they pay for, is despicable and evil. You are hiding the crime in this town and you are using your official position to oppress and bully others. I think it is high time you retire before someone out-thinks your strategies and takes you to court on criminal charges. I don't need a crystal ball to see what is out in the open and obvious to all of us. Get help and get out.

Anonymous said...

He's two-faced. Puts out his home phone number and says he's available 24/7 then attacks people who ask the town for help. What a phony. I think he's become a danger to society, it's not normal behavior and maybe there is some kind of medication problem or personality disorder that needs attention. His family should step in and seek some medical advice.

Anonymous said...

Look who really has no life. He's just out of surgery and is blogging and attacking people for no good reason. Family and health are more important than politics. Never takes a vacation and his whole life revolves around being in control of the town and keeping his job. Why don't you get a sports car, a new home and do some world travelling and enjoy the good life while you still can?

Anonymous said...

Why is the BOS, especially Bill B., pretecting this guy? Him and his staff are dis'ing them in public, in the paper, around town. Cut him loose.

Anonymous said...

Farrar needs a doctor to look up his nose. He can't smell
Pot smoke when out on a call. Or he looks the other way? The guy with the bad nose is running APD.

MAcciard said...

Ok, I think the comments to this article have passed the borders of the realm of Sanity, long ago.

Where, EXACTLY, did this story of moving files form the PD? Is there an credible evidence of such? And does this include the blue three ring binders on the credenza in his office on The Grants and myself?

To some of the posters here, to clear up a few of the specious rumors abounding here;

1.) Chief sold Vacuums at Sears in the Methuen Mall. I worked the next dept. over selling kitchens.

2.) He is grandfathered into certification, even though, by his own admission his last annual refresher training was in 1989. And that includes firearms training.

3.) his appointment DID expire on May 1, 1999.

4.) he DOES have TWO personal vehicles at taxpayer expense, the Durango, and the green Mercury.

5.) Although I have never seen it(having never been to his home) I have heard from a number of officers that he has a complete "command center" in his home.

6.) The assertion that days after his heart surgery, he was conducting PD business by phone from his hospital bed is Ludicrous. No doctor is going to allow the stress from work to re-assert itself so quickly after surgery, he is just afraid of losing control.

7.) The selectmen are, for the first time, doing their fiduciary duties, looking out for the town's best interests, in making chief wait until fully recovered.

8.) Did anyone notice we have been down to two top dogs in the PD, and it is still functioning fine, things getting done. And at an annual cost savings of $155,000!

Anonymous said...

I know that the so-called bloggers here have no agenda other than transparency of local government and to experience peace and quiet contentment in our Town.

Given this, why are the police officers of this town willing (or otherwise obligated) to conform to this nonsense that has divided this town for decades?

Do you really think that when the APD commences an attack on a resident, that we will just stand by and watch? Hardly.

Let it be known that there are oh-so-many residents watching and willing to stand up and say STOP to the oppression, the suppression, the outright dismissal of the wants and needs of those who pay your salaries. There are those outside the town watching and chomping at the bit to displace the tyranny that resides here.

You are on notice.

Anonymous said...

The APD has a very serious problem, the Chief. He had been running 2 departments and several illegal charities for many years until residents did the math and uncovered the errors of his accounting....taking funds that were not approved by the BOS. Hence, he has targeted these residents, and threatened them using his official position in town,. He has been running a glorified taxi service for the town elderly whilst glorifiying himself in this newspaper as a philanthropist and good-deed-doer. The time has come that he be outed publically for the deeds he has done and the families he has harmed.

Anonymous said...

Mark, tho I may be a fan of yours, I disagree with your statements about the BOS trying to deal with him. They aren't, the yare letting him run wild. He is still running the PD from his bed and all the officers know that if they cross him, down they go when he gets backs.

If he continues to threaten us, we will be there to stand up against him and those who pretend to be in charge. WE are in charge, the people of Atkinson. WE pay the bills and WE get the last say.

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, I am your fan Mark. You are such an honest guy. Too bad we do not have more of you in our Town.

Anonymous said...

Mark. Move back into the realm of sanity. Official Police documents were removed from the station and continue to be removed as Consentino admits repeatedly in the Eagle Tribune.

The BOS is not acting in the best interests of Atkinson or there would be a replacement police chief provided by MRI and in place weeks ago...Mark. Instead we are left with a dysfunctional police department. And you think this is funny and a good thing because it saves $155,000?

What we really need is the fully functional police protection we have ALREADY been overtaxed for.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that Mark gets this.

We are getting the rope-a-dope from the BOS and we need to stand firm against the PD. They are letting these pot smoking hoodlums reek havoc on the town, on the lake and we are so sick of it!

Do your job!

Anonymous said...

Mark....

Wouldn't you assume that the blue binders you mentioned, are among those documents removed from the officer? Along with probably tons of other "information" he has accumulated about other citizens on his target list?

I'd bet on it.

Anonymous said...

info on selectmen

enemies list

donations list of elderly

wills

toilet list

get even list

Anonymous said...

U call we haul
vote ourway or
U call U haul

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. Documents can be removed from files at town hall too. Right Fred?

Anonymous said...

Sad commentary on the citizens of this town that they can spend their time writing vile comments about someone when they are down but don't have the decency to take the time to maybe say a nice thing about the brave young soldier from our Town who is no longer with us. Maybe they just don't know how to say nice things.

Anonymous said...

True. The only comment on the latest article was from me. I think you need to add something nice now yourself.

Anonymous said...

I would like to commend the chief on the wonderful job he is doing, he has a big heart and gives his job 100% everyday, he puts his job in front of his on personal well being. He has been serving this community and all the people all different ages very well. He is a great man and needs to be recognized for everything that he has done. THANK YOU CHIEF.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please help me with a small problem that I have. There has been a lot of noise coming from 8 granite ridge rd atkinson nh, it sounds like a lot of "meowing" it keeps me up most of the night, Im not sure if there breeding cats or the homeowner just has a bunch of them, this is not the first time I have called the APD and there not helping, they told me to call animal control, does anyone know how to get in touch with 8 granite ridge rd atkinson nh. I also have seen a tremendous amount of kitty litter being delivered there so im not sure if she has a "cat house home business" might want to contact "conflict of intrest board" see what they say. Any Ideas?

Grouchy Neighbor

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaah yeah check your crystal ball maybe they will tell you how to get in touch with that crazy old bag.

Anonymous said...

Important message from your Local Government Center office.

In order for Atkinson to qualify for the 10% premium discount you must have the following equipment installed prior to review:

1. Multiple Fellows DC-3 crosscut paper shredders in all bathrooms and closets available for immediate emergency use when confronted by contentious taxpayers.

2. Functional Burn Bags at each town work desk. Under surprise invasion by Municipal Resources you can quickly and efficiently dispose of evidence. Burn bags are designed to facilitate the destruction process by not requiring the removal of the items to be destroyed beforehand and by indicating if the items require special procedures.

3. Cyber security for all computers with information that could cause a lawsuit. The damage and vulnerability presented by Leaks affects Atkinson's political and legal security. Protecting information critical of your towns unqualified employees (a threat to our profit line) is the responsibility of each individual who is granted access to citizen misinformation. We will discuss the legalities and ramifications of Leaks and how the town can deter releases of their information. We have wonderful new strategies to frustrate pesky citizens when seeking Right To Know information that is prohibited.

Your friendly LGC agent will visit Atkinson this week to meet with you and confirm all equipment is installed in working order. At that time we can answer any and all questions regarding manipulation of the voters and legal misinformation.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bloggers,

In case you couldnt make it to Jeremy's Funeral, I saw our 2 state reps there, I saw our governor and I saw Chief Consentino. Who am I leaving out? HMMM BillFredandBill. Unbeliveable. The poor Governor was getting a stiff neck looking for the 3 stoogers.

Nice representation boys!!!! You continue to embarass us!!!!

Anonymous said...

bill fred and bill should be ashamed of them selfs, they should just quit and save us all the embarassment of them representing us in atkinson nh. They are nothing but cowboys trying to run the chief out of town, total disrepect, thanks for nothing

Anonymous said...

New BOS after 3 stooges gone

1 Phil Consentino
2 Jody Consentino
3 Consentino JR

Anonymous said...

can't you play solitaire or something instead?

Anonymous said...

hurt 2bill + fred betray us
friends + paper workin hard to stop ya BS
Billfredbill gonna driv me,friends outa town
means firings up command center
+pullin wagons up gloves off
we win
you be gone

Anonymous said...

Ok then...

somebody has lost there mind.

Anonymous said...

fred forgot were funeral was bill b lost e mail what time it was bill f to busy(figuring out how to get more work for his guys)

Anonymous said...

what about lafrace, was she too busy brushing her collection of cats? thats what i heard

Anonymous said...

Ok. I believe the rest of us have seen enough of these insane comments from you.

Why don't you find something constructive to do rather than to create wild stories about people you don't even know and judge everyone in town?

Normal people don't go to funerals of those they don't know.

Anonymous said...

He's incoherent. Must be on drugs.

Anonymous said...

The town can look forward now and discuss the qualifications for a new Chief. That blog post about the polled Chief in Portsmouth caiught my attention.

He, don't remember the name, met with the townspeople three times the same day but different places people go in the town. The town attorney sat with him and they LISTENED to the people's concerns.

It would be great if our new Chief was asked to do it too, like maybe every three months he would take a Saturday, advertise it in the Eagle Tribune and then sit down and answer people's concerns. Like pizza lunch at Atkinson House of Pizza, breakfast meeting at Eggies, how about lemonade outside on the chairs of the Atkinson Country Club or even Brookstone for the Lake People.

The new Chief can get to know the people and issues fast. Meanwhile we get to get to know if he is professional about the job.

In the Application process the BOS could ask a candidate for Police Chief if they are willing to do this. And if they say no, then it could be that shows the candidate has a problem communicating or other antisocial defect.

Anonymous said...

I would like a new Chief who went after the drug problem in town. A Chief that arrests drunk drivers and drug peddlers in town. I don't know how the selectman can figure out if a new Chief will be tough on drugs or not. But I think this is important. Definitely any officer applying should be drug tested and interviewed by a psychologist. The psychologist could administer intelligence tests as well as psych tests like the Thematic Aperception test. I may may not have spelled that right but the test does and it would be good for the BOS to review all test results before appointing the Police Chief.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I did spell it wrong but the test does exist and is widely used. I know about it because I had to take it once to qualify for a position.

The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective psychological test. Historically, it has been among the most widely researched, taught, and used of such tests. Its adherents assert that the TAT taps a subject's unconscious to reveal repressed aspects of personality, motives and needs for achievement, power and intimacy, and problem-solving abilities.

Anonymous said...

The TAT is popularly known as the picture interpretation technique because it uses a standard series of provocative yet ambiguous pictures about which the subject is asked to tell a story. The subject is asked to tell as dramatic a story as they can for each picture presented, including the following:

what has led up to the event shown
what is happening at the moment
what the characters are feeling and thinking
what the outcome of the story was
If these elements are omitted, particularly for children or individuals of low cognitive abilities, the evaluator may ask the subject about them directly.

There are 31 picture cards in the standard form of the TAT. Some of the cards show male figures, some female, some both male and female figures, some of ambiguous gender, some adults, some children, and some show no human figures at all. One card is completely blank. Although the cards were originally designed to be matched to the subject in terms of age and gender, any card may be used with any subject. Most practitioners choose a set of approximately ten cards, either using cards that they feel are generally useful, or that they believe will encourage the subject's expression of emotional conflicts relevant to their specific history and situation.

Anonymous said...

The TAT is a projective test in that, like the Rorschach test, its assessment of the subject is based on what he or she projects onto the ambiguous images. Therefore, to complete the assessment, each narrative created by a subject must be carefully recorded and analyzed to uncover underlying needs, attitudes, and patterns of reaction. Although most clinical practitioners do not use formal scoring systems, several formal scoring systems have been developed for analyzing TAT stories systematically and consistently. Two common methods that are currently used in research are the:

Defense Mechanisms Manual DMM.[2] This assesses three defense mechanisms: denial (least mature), projection (intermediate), and identification (most mature). A person's thoughts/feelings are projected in stories involved.
Social Cognition and Object Relations SCOR[3] scale. This assesses four different dimensions of object relations: Complexity of Representations of People, Affect-Tone of Relationship Paradigms, Capacity for Emotional Investment in Relationships and Moral Standards, and Understanding of Social Causality.

Anonymous said...

Despite criticisms, the TAT remains widely used as a tool for research into areas of psychology such as dreams, fantasies, mate selection and what motivates people to choose their occupation. Sometimes it is used in a psychiatric or psychological context to assess personality disorders, thought disorders, in forensic examinations to evaluate crime suspects, or to screen candidates for high-stress occupations. It is also commonly used in routine psychological evaluations, typically without a formal scoring system, as a way to explore emotional conflicts and object relations.[7]

TAT is widely used in France and Argentina using a psychodynamic approach.

The Israeli army uses the test for evaluating potential officers.[citation needed]

It is also used by the Services Selection Board of India.[citation needed]

David McClelland and Ruth Jacobs conducted a 12 year longitudinal study of leadership using TAT and found no gender differences motivational predictors of attained management level. The content analysis, however, "revealed 2 distinct styles of power-related themes that distinguished the successful men from the successful women. The successful male managers were more likely to use reactive power themes while the successful female managers were more likely to use resourceful power themes. Differences between the sexes in the power themes were less pronounced among the managers who had remained in lower levels of management"

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have a Police Chief who was honest and open with ALL of us. Someoone who fit into the small town environment and was direct and simple. Keep the government small and honest and we will all win. If you cannot trust those around you, this town is too small to hide in.

I think having a college education is very important too. I want someone who I can be proud to have representing me. I think this is entirely possible and I look forward to it. It will happen someday, the sooner the better.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Chief Consentino, look at this blank black picture card and tell me what you see.

Anonymous said...

The BOS otta look for a Chief with a degree in economics and fiscally conservative. APD has this monster budget spending and costs need to be cut. A fiscally conservative BOS helps a fiscally conservative police chief with wasteful spending too.

Sniper school for a lost officer. Town Hall expansion. The list of wasteful spending in town boggles my mind. Town hall EXPANSION... NO WAY. My wages got cut, your spending gets cut.

Anonymous said...

The main thing is that the new Chief have criminal justice degree, but some business background would also be helpful for day to day mgmt of the department.

I agree that we need to start slashing the budgets, looks for all ways to cut expenses. Like turning fdown the heat and A/c, it's always overused in the town hall. This should have happened last season for this fiscal year.

I was wondering about all the PT officers we have, around 17 I think. Does the town supply all the people with guns, badges and uniforms for free and do we get all this equipment back when they are no longer working for us?

I thought of this when reading about someone having a badge becasue he used to be an officier. I would have expected the badge to be taken back.

What is the cost per officer to equip him?

Anonymous said...

I had to take a personality test for a job once. It think for cops it's a good idea.

Anonymous said...

We don't need to expand town hall, if they cleaned it out and reorganized, there is plenty of room.

Secondly, we don't need a new Police Station. There is quite a bit of space in the tv room where they eat lunch. If we get rid of some officers, less space is needed for people.

I will never vote for any more PD space until I see the logs and the existing costs for running the department. You cannot justify a new building or more officers when they claim we have no problems in town.

Anonymous said...

My Chief needs to be a smart dresser and look extra extra sharp in uniform. No tub tummies need apply. A Active not passive Chief tells the rest to get professional, back in shape. Catholic girls like totally scrumptious men in uniform. Yes, we do.

Anonymous said...

nobody asked for a new police station just fix the old one

Anonymous said...

Police Chief Qualifications

The chief of a police department is the highest ranking officer of that police department, and serves as the chief executive of the department. Qualifications and requirements to become a police chief vary according to state and local rules and regulations. The police chief is a law enforcement officer and is subject to all the requirements of law enforcement officers in the state and city.

Basic Requirements

The basic requirements that apply to all law enforcement officers include: • Must possess valid license • Must be a citizen of the United States • Must not possess a criminal record containing any felonies • Must demonstrate a history of ethical and moral behavior • Must serve as a law enforcement officer prior to becoming police chief • In many states there is a minimum age requirement
Duties of a Police Chief
The duties of a police chief are very demanding. As the chief executive officer for the police department, the chief is responsible for crafting the vision of the police department, setting the department's objectives, and devising plans to accomplish those objectives.
Ensures Public Safety
When setting the vision for the public safety of the community, the police chief must demonstrate that he/she possesses tactical policing knowledge, familiarity with the various laws that impact the administration of justice, and the respect of his subordinates. The police chief must be able to work with other ranking officers within the police department to develop strategies for improving public safety and awareness.
Ability to Handle Large Departmental Budgets
The police chief also manages the police department's budget. Funds in the police department's budget are used to pay the salaries of department employees, maintain the department's facility, vehicles and other equipment, and to purchase new technology, instruments, and/or devices. General knowledge of public administration is necessary to effectively manage a police department.
Education
The educational requirements to be appointed police chief in a city will ultimately be determined by the governing body and persons who are authorized by municipal law to make such appointments. It is common for police chiefs of large metropolitan cities to have a doctorate degree or a master's degree. The academic area of study typically does not matter.
Experience
In addition to an outstanding academic record, police chiefs are generally expected to have many years of experience working in various capacities as a law enforcement officer (e.g. 5 years as a sergeant, 3 years as a captain, etc...) prior to becoming chief. To gain a better understanding of the possible career paths that current and former police chiefs have taken, visit a police or sheriff department's website and read the current police chief's biography.

Anonymous said...

They should properly maintain all town buildings.

Anonymous said...

Does our website list our officials' biographies and resumes?

MAcciard said...

To July 27, 11:34am; If I remember correctly it costs about $2,700 per officer to equip them. I asked one year on the budget committee, I think that was Billy's response. Gun, holster, body armor, uniform, etc. Plus EVERY officer needs annual training, plus first aid, and firearms training. None of which the chief has had since 1989, according to his own testimony.

We have 5 FT slots and 17 PT slots, If nothing has changed.

Anonymous said...

So for each PT officer who doesn't work very much, it's a watse of $2700.00 + training costs.

I hear that some officers only work once a year. Is this true and do they get to keep the gun and the badge if they resign?

Anonymous said...

I also think this training should be mandatory for all officers and mandatory for them to keep the training current.

Charlie Derosa said...

I'm not sure where you get your facts Mark and Anon, but as of today, cause I just checked, APD has 4 FT officers and 9 PT officers. If you can show that there are more working cops than that I'll meet you at heavenly and buy you an egg sandwich. Please name all 17 PT cops.

I bet your facts also show the PD has 15 cruisers as well!

Macciard said...

No the PD/Elderly affairs has 11 vehicles to the best of my knowledge, unless they have gotten rid of some. And I did say unless things have changed. When I was on Budget, they had 5 FT slots(yes they are currently down Baldwin) and 17 PT slots. I haven't kept up with the new hires, and losses, so I can not tell you how many are active right now.

I CAN tell you that out of the 17PT slots, only 7 worked with any regularity at the time. The rest worked on average less than 50 hours per yr., and I know the selectmen had discussions about trimming the low hour officers.

Hmmm, hold on;

Full time:
Farrar, Paquette, Van Hirtum, Butler, I think. That would be 4 if correct.

Part time:
Chief, Scarvaglieri, Lam, Jody Consentino, David Consentino, Cammilieri, Ryan, Donnelly, DesJardins, Mullin, Mazza, Buco, Nolan, McCarthy(retired?not sure), O'Meara, Lopez, that would be 16 if still correct.

Charlie Derosa said...

Chief, Scarvaglieri, Lam, Jody Consentino, David Consentino, Cammilieri, Ryan, Donnelly, DesJardins, Mullin, Mazza, Buco, Nolan, McCarthy(retired?not sure), O'Meara, Lopez, that would be 16 if still correct.

I just checked with my sources and you are incorrect Mark, Lam hasnt been heard from for 3 yrs, maybe he's been searching for Whitey, Mullin is in Hampstead, Buco is in Sandown, Charlie forced to retire, as was Lopez. The latter 2 never worked a shift anyway. That makes 11. Chief shouldnt be in the equation cause all PDs have Chiefs(some pay 80,000 for FT chiefs we pay 20,000). That makes 10. Jody is a dispatcher (not a cop)and btw all PD's have dispatchers, which makes 9. Dave Consentino has never worked a shift so now we're down to 8.

To be fair you should add one more copper to your list, Teuber (retired Captain from Salem), word on the street a great candidate for the next PT Chief.

Charlie Derosa said...

11 vehicles for the Elderly Division, plzzz Mark. You are a perfect example of how if you are not questioned you (as is each member of the BOS)can say anything and make people belive it is true. If there are 11 vehicles in the fleet for the MBTA for the elderly if one drives by the PD in the evening there should be 11 elderly vehicles( cars that look like cruisers but aren't), 2 marked cruisers unless the man patroling the streets is at the PD (then there would be 3)2 blue unmarked cruisers, the chiefs car and the vehicle of the officer working. Totaling 17 or 18 vehicles. Bloggers do a drive by tonite and I'm guessing there will be closer to 10 total vehicles in the parking lot.

Are you taking this wager too Mark? Another egg sandwich maybe????

Anonymous said...

i wanna be PT cop!!!!!!! bennet is PT cop bad back an hey i in better shape & smartr. bennet dum like my black lab. dum dog licks them balls all day
got to be # 18 cop!!!!! no tickets wid a badge to me. i got me the biggggest baddddest glock gun my Birtday. Lock an load man!!!! i got a boner now. i be you i be lookin out. i hate ya.

Anonymous said...

Mr. DeRosa,

It is very difficult to know exactly how many cars and how many cops at any given time. Even mgmt has been on tape blubbering about the numbers at times. Don't be so critical, it doesn't help the discussion at all. It was just a discussion.

Charlie Derosa said...

a discussion? Acciard claims to know all the facts but no one questions him, a man that doesnt even live in Atkinson. Let's meet and have a discussion, you name the place!

Anonymous said...

Did everyone forget Farrar in the police officer count? Isn't he running our police department?

Who is Charlie Derosa?

The post of 7/28/11 8:33 AM should be removed. It is threatening and should be investigated by State Police, Atkinson Police Department and Selectmen's Office.

Anonymous said...

I was discussing with Mark. He said 'if nothing has change'. I understood that, you should as well. I do not have any desire to meet you. thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

I love chicken
I love liver
Chow mix chow mix please deliver

J. LaFrance

Anonymous said...

July 28, 8:33 is a joke. The poster making the point that anyone, even a retired engineer or a disturbed person with no education can become a part time officer and could even climb the ladder up to police chief. The facts speak for themselves.

Barbara Sapia said...

Who is Charlie Derosa?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

To July 28, 2011 10:43 AM

You know you are making a fool out of yourself and that is why you hide on the blog and act like a nut case. Get some help.

People are trying to discuss things and you are acting like a cartoon character.

Anonymous said...

Who is Barbara Sapia?

Anonymous said...

I agree. There have been a lot of threatening posts lately, not to mention the silly ones and the insulting ones. People in this town should be ashamed of the way they treat each other.

Anonymous said...

In this town, it's been proven that anyone can be a cop, you are correct. No qualifications are needed and this is what the result is.

Anonymous said...

Must demonstrate a history of ethical and moral behavior

Anonymous said...

We really don't have a police department at all. We are just throwing away almost a million $$$ a year on nothing of consequence.

Anonymous said...

Derosa, Acciard had to move because some whackjob painted his house and carved up his car with the words

MOVE LEAVE CHIEF ALONE MOVE

Anonymous said...

That shows us what kind of friends and supporters he has. You are judged by the company you keep and by your actions, not by your words.

Anonymous said...

Need a break from "The Chief". Anything new on the Osborns?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Derosa a couple of shoe lifts that he is an infamous Banty Rooster/Cupie Doll in disguise. Oh my, a Cupie doll with feathers. Only in Atkinshame.

Anonymous said...

No barrels at the end of the driveway lately.

Anonymous said...

Is he also the B. Sapia alter ego?

Anonymous said...

Just because I have a few cats doesn't mean I
Running a "home business" I think you acting very immature and need to grow up, turn down your music and get a job. We the white people of Atkinson are trying to get the chief impeached. Why don't you go "google" Somthing and leave us alone. You don't belong here why dont you move to Haverhill or Lawrence.

Anonymous said...

Their spending the summer in Europe.

Anonymous said...

Charles Derosa is Frank Polito. Janus on the old Atkinson blog that got hacked and taken down.

Best guess?

Always after Acciard on Atkinson reporter 1 and 2.

Best guess?

Follow the bouncing ball.

My humble opinion



My opinion

Anonymous said...

Next Bos. Great leadership choices.

1. X chief
2. X moderator Polito
3. X detective Farrar

Anonymous said...

O, he will snake the debate back to the Osborns away from Kojack. Get the heat for him as a personal favor. So so Sooooo smart he knows the laws backwards and forwards..

"Gee, I am tired of this.... let's discuss my ZBA buddy Osborn."

Only in Atkinshame.

Follow the bouncing ball.




My Humble Opinion.

Anonymous said...

I love chicken
I love liver
Chow mix chow mix please deliver

My creative juices are flowing.
-- Janus

Anonymous said...

BORN FREE...TAXED TO DEATH.....to pay for so many LAWSUITS caused by untrained and ignorant of the law Atkinson town officials and their employees!

Taxpayers are disgusted and fed up.

Anonymous said...

If Charlie Derosa is Frank Polito, he must work 9:00 to 5:00 and is using his computer at work, again.

I thought his employer told him this was a no, no.

Why would he choose a name like Derosa? Derosa in Atkinson makes think of Joe Derosa, a sweet man.

Anonymous said...

that was a nice rhyme joyce, thanks for the entertainment, now back to bashing the APD

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the APD, I see Consentino won and is back at work at the station. Saw him this week.

Now that you're back Chief, take the reins and get those nightly patrols to be quiet when they pass through the town, the radios are a bit loud.

Anonymous said...

Joyce doesn't have any cats, I've been invited to her house many times, no pets. You are just trying to invent stories since you don't have anything real that you can bash her about. You should find something better to do with your time than to slander and threaten women.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Mayo, "Uh, Phill, your cardio reading is keratin and indicative of a pending heart failure. Please follow my orders to stay home and recover."

Phill, "No can do doc. My department is spinning out of control. I caught my detective sitting in my chair with his feet up smokin a cigar."

Dr. Mayo, " Now that's what I am talking about. You get excited over police business and your pressure rises and that could put you down."

Phil, "Get your facts straight Doc. My blood pressure didn't raise a notch, I just grabbed him by the bangs and drug him out to the parking lot."

Dr. Mayo, "Oh my God, was the man hurt?"

Phil, "Nahhh, but I garantee, everybody knows Immmm Bbbaaacccckkkk."

Dr. Mayo, "Now, I don't remember giving you a letter for the Board of Selectmen that I approve of your returning to that high stress job."

Phil, "Put your hands over your head."

Dr. Mayo, "What!"

Phil, "You have the right to remain silent. (click click) If you do not have an attorney the APD will appoint one for you. (click) You kin leave my prescription pad but bring the cannolies."

Dr. Mayo, "You can't do this, I am your doctor!"

Phil on his Android, "Jody, dispatch the boys and some Crown Vics. I got this guy and some selectmen I wana give a ride."

Anonymous said...

I KNOW WHO THIS IS WRITTING ABOUT ME. I DONT HAVE ANY GOD DAMN CATS STOP WRITING THAT I DO, PLEASE THIS IS A SITE ABOUT THE TOWN OF ATKINSON NO NEED TO BE DISRESPECTFUL. I KNOW WHO THIS IS...CAN YOU SAY BALDWIN!!! I KNOW THIS IS YOU GET A LIFE!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!YOUR ALL CORRUPT AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!!! I wonder if 1:48 and her comments in her defense will open the door to another law suit. If it is Baldwin then he should be ashamed of himself for making these statements because of his personal and professional back round.

Anonymous said...

It must be a phony post, she likes Baldwin! Who doesn''t!

Anonymous said...

Joe DeRosa was a very nice man. RIP.

Anonymous said...

7:45 I have to agree with you . She is to much a lady to use the lords name in reference to any cat let alone any she may have or not had . Maybe, in his own defense, Mr. Baldwin will respond to the allegation to him by the anonymous poster.

Anonymous said...

MRI must recommend to the selectmen to separate out the usable from the waste of time A major overhaul versus a band aid. MRI's reputation along with the reputation of Atkinson and the BOS are on the line.

Separate the usable and sane from the waste of time.

Please do not abdicate your responsibility to protect the residents of the town. Take the shame out. Put the good in.

Opinion Journalism

Anonymous said...

I doubt that Bill Baldwin is responding - or even reading - the blog. After all, he's an officer in Plaistow, now....out from under the foot of Phil, and he probably doesn't care much what anyone says.

On the other hand, has Bill perhaps come under Phil's "bad guy" list to be watched (with files kept on his doings) so Phil can use any information to try to keep Bill under the foot?

Remember...you go again Phil, you go on the list.

Anonymous said...

Only in AtkinSHAME are there files to control people.

"I got a 32 page report on ya. Look out cause all I gotta do is "pull the trigger" and send it to my rump swabs at the Eagle Tribune."

E...nuf opinion

Anonymous said...

If Baldwin were to be told of this cat thing then I see no reason why he wouldn't respond . He has reason to protect his image status as a policeman . Word always seems to be spread of bad things that are said do they not?

Barbara Sapia said...

Hey Mark and the rest of blog land,,
was out drinking the last couple nights and drove by the PD late and both times I saw 10 vehicles parked in the lot. Where r the other 7 that you so proudly exagerate that they own?

BTW it's Sunday and I'm here. :))))

Anonymous said...

There have been two police vehicles in the Connsetino driveway for years.

I want to know if anyone gave them permission to take taxpayer funded equipment home? The taxpayers did not purchase any vehicles for the personal use of the Police Chief.

This is automatically a misuse of town equipment forbidden by the Conflict of Interest Ordinance.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason for our old friend Lt. Baldwin to defend himself here or anywhere.

We lost a friend and a good officer to Plaistow and they were smart enough to pick him up.

This 'cat thing' is just the police harassing a resident and calling her names for no sound reason. She has no cats and no skeletons in her closet and the town Mafia are just trying to bully her into moving away.

Anonymous said...

There once was a petito bandito,
who risked much to appear great to all.
He called in the favor$,
Caused trouble between neighbors.
Let go 'fore you have a big fall.

Anonymous said...

IF THE POSITION IS APPOINTED AND NO ONE IS APPOINTED, THE POSITION IS OFFICIALLY VACANT, PHIL IS JUST "ACTING" BUT NOT APPOINTED TO ACTING, AS WAS FARRAR.

FARRAR IS HIS SUPERIOR OFFICER.

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Anonymous said...

People of Atkinson (or should I say the few that write in this rag) ((me included but i DO it for the fun of making Joyce, mark and Leon upset). People of the blog, shouldnt you be a little more concerned with the illegal aliens working on the Historical Building. You know it's a matter of time that these brazilians from Framingham migrate to the neighborhoods, (I hear they like the houses with long driveways)

Of course once again APD will be blamed for not catchinh them in the act and Mr Friel, who is connected to this group of hoodlums will once again put a new suit on and sat "Chief Consentino/Farrar where were your men when this rash of housebreaks was occurring?"

The BOS are OUT OF CONTROL and at Atkinson Reporter wants to blame APD. Give me a break and wake up Atkinson.

Anonymous said...

I couldnt have said it beeter myself, it's time to bring the BOS to task. we will meet at at a secret location a week from Monday night then at 730 we will approach the BOS en masse.
Stay tuned for details.

Anonymous said...

btw,,anyone interested in this crusade to make the BOS accountable please email me at billfredandbill@gmail.com. :)

Anonymous said...

Brazilian Mover. "Signor, I habla Engless por favor..."

Die Man. "Dumkoff, du ist ein Dumkoff. Liftenzie herr Friels barstools to zie moving van snell...snell. Tu habla Deutch??"

Mover, "I too tire. I come manyana."

Anonymous said...

Atkinson has no debt crisis. We spend a cool million on a police Dept. that is a joke. But that's no prob cause the BOS can squeeze more money out of the taxpayer anytime to approve any rediculous perks. Tax and spend. Tax and spend. Gimmie a new cruiser. Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie.

Atkinson is a bottomless pit of too stupid rich who stole from the poor or poor people too gutless to stand up to bullies.

It takes the three stooges to debate this long to flush the can. You guys are genius morons.

Anonymous said...

7/31 @ 1:33 The Lt. has a lot to lose if he were to not respond. He may not be an officer in Atkinson any longer but he is in neighboring Plaistow. They have a good department and wouldn't want any officer to be of questionable character . It is as though a man in his position of management of the Plaistow police would be asked to respond by the Plaistow chief for the towns assurance that he is of good character. Could it be one of the APD is responsible for the "cat" remarks that are beyond the word wrongful? Wouldn't answering this help Joyce to clear these accusations and her good name? I think if it is a APD person that is doing this he or she can be caught easy enough by getting the address of the computer of where it is coming from. If it is the APD computer then it is curtains for the offending party and surely there will be another law suit in the making.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. No one comes on here very much because it's just a bunch of bullies targeting anyone they please and nobody has an obligation to answer to this mob who cannot even sign their own name. You can bully anyone you want from the comfort of your anon posting but don't expect anyone to take your threats and slander seriously. The people who matter know enough to ignore this stuff.

Are you mad that Billy didn't want to be owned? Are you mad that Mark stands up for his beliefs and doesn't insult people or vandalize? Are you mad that no one believs all this garbage?

Anonymous said...

It doesn't sound like your upsetting anyone (Mar, Leon ..). It sounds like YOU are the only one upset, the defensive posture gives it away. People lash out when they are desperate.

Anonymous said...

"You know it's a matter of time that these brazilians from Framingham migrate to the neighborhoods, (I hear they like the houses with long driveways)

Of course once again APD will be blamed for not catchinh them in the act and Mr Friel, who is connected to this group of hoodlums will once again put a new suit on and sat "Chief Consentino/Farrar where were your men when this rash of housebreaks was occurring?"


Where should I start? Is this like the year the Cheif went to the paper to let us know THOSE PEOPLE from Haverhill can't Trick or Treat in Atkinson?

What exactly are you accusing these "brazilians" of being, did you say HOODLUMS?

You anticipate that the "APD will be blamed for not catchinh them in the act"?

I AM ASTOUNDED THAT YOU CAN WRITE THIS HOGWASH. HOW DARE YOU LOOK INTO YOUR CRYSTAL BALL AND ASSUME THAT ANYONE IS GUILTY OF ANYTHING BASED ON NATIONALITY?

THIS IS HATEFUL AND RACIST AND UNACCEPTABLE.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If Baldwin were to be told of this cat thing then I see no reason why he wouldn't respond . He has reason to protect his image status as a policeman . Word always seems to be spread of bad things that are said do they not?

July 31, 2011 12:14 PM"


HUH? Ya, that's clear and well written.....

Anonymous said...

If your that dumb about why he left to go to Plaistow then you will never understand any known reasons why. If he were to open his mouth and say why then they'd be another vacancy or THREE in the department. Get my meaning now? If that were to happen then he could become the chief or return in his former job as lieutenant. There wasn't a problem for his getting the Plaistow job was there? Sure it did cause a failure of the Plaistow cops to advance and there wasn't any waves about that happening was there.

Anonymous said...

If freedom of opinion did not hurt bullies and dictators they would allow it, promote it love it. Instead they persecute there own people if they reveal the truth or stand up for their rights just like in Atkinson, New Hampshire.

Gadaffi
Assad
Stalin
Mao
Hitler
Goebbels
Chow En Lai
Pinochet
Richard III
Henry II
Mubarak
Kufu
Kafre
Ramses II
Pol Pot
Kubla Kann

Anonymous said...

how come no local contractors were chosen to do the work in town the bos (friel)had to get mass people. are the same people that did east rd,was it sent out to bid???

Anonymous said...

The ATKINSON BOS spent $20,000 on attorneys to "stomp out" this blog....because nobody reads it.

....Except every real estate agent, legislator, ACLU lawyer, police from 7 towns but thank the Lord no ordinary run of the mill voters read it!

Anonymous said...

Friel is a local contractor. Are you suggesting every other local contractors only emply local workers? Hardly.....

Anonymous said...

From the Eagle Tribune:

July 30, 2011

Salem road rage incident ends in 3 arrests
By Jo-Anne MacKenzie
jmackenzie@eagletribune.com The Eagle Tribune Sat Jul 30, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT


SALEM — Three men face charges after an alleged road rage incident early yesterday morning.

Police received a 911 call at 1:45 a.m. from the victim, saying he had been assaulted and his vehicle damaged by the trio.

The man was driving in the area of Lawrence and Cluff Roads when the three men in a pickup truck gestured to him, he told police. He thought he knew them and pulled his car over, according to Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten.

The truck pulled over, too, then two of the men jumped out and started attacking the man's car, kicking and pounding on it. They also tried to pull the victim from his car and tried to kick him, he told police. He called 911 and the men jumped back in their truck and took off, Patten said.

The victim was following the suspects while he called 911. The truck pulled over again on Town Farm Road and the victim stopped behind them. One of the men got out of the truck, ripped off his shirt and "charged" at the victim's car, Patten said.

At that point, the victim put his car in reverse and started backing up. That's when police arrived at the scene. The suspect who had ripped off his shirt ran into the woods, Patten said.

But the driver, Dean Bidgood, 21, of Atkinson, was standing outside the truck when police pulled up.

Police determined Bidgood was intoxicated. They also discovered he had taken a dealer plate off the truck and thrown it into the back of the vehicle.

Bidgood was taken into custody and charged with DWI (subsequent offense), criminal mischief, criminal threatening, possession of a controlled drug (Valium), transportation of a controlled drug, misuse of plates and simple assault.

The third suspect, 21-year-old Michael Smith of Salem, was still in the truck. Police discovered Smith had marijuana in his possession. He was taken into custody and faces a charge of possession of a controlled drug. Smith was released on $1,000 personal recognizance.

A Salem K-9 unit arrived and tried to track the third suspect, who had taken off on foot.

At some point, Patten said, that third suspect sent a text message to one of the other suspects, telling them where he was and asking to be picked up.

Police responded to the location in Atkinson the suspect had texted to his friend. With the help of the Atkinson Police Department, police arrested Michael Leavitt, 21, of Atkinson. Leavitt is charged with criminal mischief, simple assault and resisting arrest. He was released on $1,000 cash bail.

When police returned to Town Farm Road, they noticed what appeared to be fresh damage to the pickup. They went back to the scene of the original confrontation and found evidence a vehicle had gone off the road and run over a town sign. Police also found pieces of the suspects' truck on the ground there, Patten said.

Although police said it wasn't entirely clear yesterday, they do not think the victim knew his alleged assailants.

"Unfortunately, in this day and age, road rage is not that unusual," Patten said. "But it doesn't usually escalate to this point."

The victim was not injured, but police said there was visible damage to the trunk and passenger side of his car.

Anonymous said...

there is some truth to the cats, was with d. murphy the animal control in atk. said there is a investigation in to these allegations of mulitple "felines". Looking to bring charges next few weeks. LONG LIVE THE KING, THE KING HAS SPOKEN!

meow meow

Anonymous said...

he has lost his mind

Anonymous said...

If you want to see which officers actually work here, look at the town report. That never lies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to SPD for catching these thugs, good work boys.


Got some openings over here, could use some good cops.

Anonymous said...

I hear the house of cards known as the BOS is about to crumble,,,,,,pull the plug and step down,,it's ok!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yup, bos is done. we got elderly votes how we says to vote. you go by by
wee go right on.we own this town and everything in it. by by

by by

Anonymous said...

who's looking to escape? Fred? Bill? or Bill?

Anonymous said...

hope fully all 3

Anonymous said...

Got my boys haslett, jack resigning & took out cic. Got my bos boy todo his sworn duty resign for me two

by by mri turds

by by you be gone

Anonymous said...

I hope don't go anywhere until they redo the pd.

Anonymous said...

if friel is a local contractor is he the one doing the work and hiring out of state workers

Anonymous said...

,,,, Bos boy! The fab PT officer gonna drop off the bos? "My back is hurtin me soooooooo bad I was told to resign by my bud. You know, thank goodness
I was disabled my entire career at Ratheon but they came thru and paid me pretty all those years. I just didn't know why i forgot about my back problem when I ran for selectman. I should quit rite when we get the MRI report.."

Just my humble opinion.

Follow the bouncing ball..............

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Bill B. sees in that "friendship".

Anonymous said...

Freedom of opinion...Freedom of speech.

In 1982, Hafez Assad, president of Syria, ordered the military to quell the critics in the city. The city was sealed off and bombs dropped from above which smashed swaths of the city and killed between 10,000 and 25,000 people.

Anonymous said...

Are there any local contractors that read the blog and get p.o'd that Bill and Phil (Smith) are handing out all the jobs in town to their friends and relatives. This didnt just start with the Brazilians did it Phil? It goes all the way back to the PI you hired,,, what's his name? where is he from? where did he used to work? Is he related some how? HMMM

Inquiring minds want to know, (and they soon will) :)

Anonymous said...

"The truck pulled over, too, then two of the men jumped out and started attacking the man's car, kicking and pounding on it. They also tried to pull the victim from his car and tried to kick him, he told police. He called 911 and the men jumped back in their truck and took off, Patten said."

Soooooooo, road rage would make the police log in Atkinson? NOT!! Cause the little darlings would be protected. Or get their little names blacked out with a big magic marker.

Just like you get off if you are caught speedin but you are "liked" or can flash your PT cop badge. Anyways, what was i sayin, oh yeah, gettin arrested by SALEM COPS in Atkinson must a put a real dint in their big loud nasty party plans for the residents on Meditation Lane and their little ones tryin to gets to sleep. Ah shucks, but i cant complain cause I could barely hear them parties. My house is 5 miles from theres.

The little darlings vote, now dont they (an their mum, dad, uncles, cousins, brothers, friends and little shrunk up grandma thinkin of donatin her house to ""Police Charity Donation Fund To The Police"" fund.)

Just sayin. We got our donation ducks lined up in this here town.

Mine humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

Smokin good pot deeeejayin and rapppin. "I gotta get me some, get me some, get me some meow mix. Uh, Uh, Uh"

get high get down

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have to pay to get services here, get it? Pay up or shut up.

Anonymous said...

HEY, have you noticed all cruisers are parked at the police station overnight every night nowadays?????
That's good because you don't want MRI to put in their report anything about improper personal use of curisers.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon 740 I noticed no one picked up on your message, what do you mean? Did Phil Smith hire one of his ex salem buddies to watch someone?

Inquiring minds want to know? How much was that bill? Let me guess 4999.00

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that for the Osborn's?

Anonymous said...

Maybe outside workers are better that what he finds in town.

Anonymous said...

may be local workers wont give kick backs

Anonymous said...

who is going to look after catwoman now that the BOS has forced don murphy out

Anonymous said...

don murphy is out?

some woman got appointed, why don't you send her around looking for your imaginary cats? let us know when she finds them. take a picture.

Anonymous said...

You cannot get help from animal control during a football game or if the animal is under a certain size or bigger than a breadbox.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for those Salem buddies. They seem to run a tight ship over there. They always have lots of interesting things in their police log. Maybe mri will get us a police log with real information about real incidents, name adress, crime. We could be like all the other towns. Now, the only time Atkinson is in the paper is when the Chief wants publicity.

Anonymous said...

"may be local workers wont give kick backs"

as required here.

Anonymous said...

Went by the police station last night to check on the cruisers and count for myself. The Mercury was missing. Ten cars but missing Mercury. Must be what you know who is driving because I heard through the grapevine that Trinity Ambulance was dispatched from the fire station to #140 to remove a dog tongue from a Mercury electric window.

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