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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Atkinson police review is still not public

From the Eagle Tribune;

September 21, 2011
Atkinson police review is still not public
By Cara Hogan
chogan@eagletribune.com

ATKINSON — Parts of a $5,000 study of the police department will be blacked out when it's finally released to the public.

In May, selectmen voted to pay Municipal Resources Inc., an independent management review company, to evaluate the police department. The study was meant to resolve conflicts between selectmen and police Chief Philip Consentino over hiring a new lieutenant.

Selectmen received copies of the report Sept. 9 and Monday night gave a copy to Consentino. But they're not sharing it with anyone else yet.

The Eagle-Tribune filed a Freedom of Information request Sept. 14, asking the town to release the document. Yesterday, the newspaper received a written response to that request from Selectman William Friel.

The public isn't going to see the report for at least another 10 days, he wrote. And when it's made public, parts of it will be redacted. In his letter, Friel cited the state's Right to Know statute. Specifically, he said, town attorney Sumner Kalman, selectmen and the police chief are "analyzing" the report. They will redact any information protected under exemptions in RSA 91-A:5.

That section of the statute exempts a body from public disclosure of certain information, including internal personnel practices, records involving emergency functions, personal student records and more.

Friel said the town needs at least until Oct. 3 before the report can be released to the public.

"We will disclose the report as soon as the protected and/or exempted information has been redacted," he wrote.

Consentino received a copy of the report 10 days after selectmen did, but he's not talking about what it says.

"I did read through it," he said yesterday. "But I got a letter with the report from selectmen, telling me to refrain from reproducing and/or releasing any information."

He said he couldn't talk about what he read.

"I don't know why they're not releasing the information," he said. "All I do is I just follow orders."

Consentino said he will be attending a non-public meeting with selectmen at 5 p.m. Monday to go over the report.

119 comments:

Anonymous said...

"blacked out", "redacted", "not available until Oct 3", "non-public meeting", "wont see the report for another 10 days"
WHAT A FRIGGIN JOKE

Anonymous said...

And what did you expect? Tell me that you are suprised, really...
This is Atkinson after all

Anonymous said...

The Eagle Tribune reporters are going to accept this corrupted document and publish it? That's just laying down for the town of Atkinson and denying Freedom of Information. DO NOT PUBLISH THAT MODIFIED, cut, pasted, redacted, corrupted FAKE report. Tater, let the judge read the entire report AS WRITTEN and let him decide it any rules apply. The answer is THEY DON'T APPLY.

And why the arbitrary release date of October 5th? Just to show everyone they are above the law, make the laws and can IGNORE the 5 day STATE LAW. These political hacks need to explain themselves in court.

EAGLE TRIBUNE: FILE WITH SUPERIOR COURT TODAY. THE TOWN OF ATKINSON IS LIABLE FOR YOUR ATTORNEY COSTS SO YOU SPEND NOTHING.

So what do you suppose Kalman and the brainy selectmen nutjobs are keeping from the public? What are they scared to death we might find out.

Let me guess: "We recommend Atkinson replace the part time chief with a fully qualified police chief. We recommend your police department be separated from the distraction on police officer participation in non police activities by the name of Elderly Affairs."

Prove me wrong. Publish the report as written, you corrupt, deceitful, lying BASTARDS.

Anonymous said...

Atkinson taxpayer dollars at work! Tax dollars that work against us not for us.

This is the way Atkinson has worked for 40+ years. Think things are going to change? It won't unless we all get involved and put a stop to it.

Let's flood them with warrant articles, show up a town meeting and push the warrant articles through to the ballet. Let's take our town back and push these power hungry bums out of office.

Without YOU they will continue to take our rights away till we have none.

Is that what you want?

mo

Anonymous said...

Guess the coolest Kat in town these days is BOS Attorney Sumner Kalman. He's using State RSAs against the people again. He's protected Chief Consentino before and he's doing it again. I told you the smell of black magic marker is everywhere. Here kitty, kitty. keep your eyes on the BOS's hired boy "The Katman".

Time for a new BOS Attorney. My opinion.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 8:31 AM...

The Town has complied with NH RSA
91-A:4,IV Minutes and Records Available for Public Inspection.
They had 5 business days to give them the report, deny their request with written reasons why, or furnish written acknowledgement of the request along with a statement of the time necessary to determine whether they are going to deny or approve the request.

In fact, they have followed the letter of the law exactly so no lawsuit from the ET on this part of the saga.

The law does allow them to redact certain things that meet the exemptions of disclosure. Whether or not the things that were redacted meet the threshold of the exemptions will be a matter for a superior court judge to decide if the ET challenges that decision.

I'm confident the ET will challenge the redaction so that at least a neutral 3rd party does review it.

NH RSA 91-A:4,IV Minutes and Records Available for Public Inspection:

"Each public body or agency shall, upon request for any governmental record reasonably described, make available for inspection and copying any such governmental record within its files when such records are immediately available for such release. If a public body or agency is unable to make a governmental record available for immediate inspection and copying, it shall, within 5 business days of request, make such record available, deny the request in writing with reasons, or furnish written acknowledgment of the receipt of the request and a statement of the time reasonably necessary to determine whether the request shall be granted or denied. If a computer, photocopying machine, or other device maintained for use by a public body or agency is used by the public body or agency to copy the governmental record requested, the person requesting the copy may be charged the actual cost of providing the copy, which cost may be collected by the public body or agency. Nothing in this section shall exempt any person from paying fees otherwise established by law for obtaining copies of governmental records or documents, but if such fee is established for the copy, no additional costs or fees shall be charged."

Anonymous said...

To anon@8:37 pm, the BOS has not, so far, "ignored" the law. They are not required to furnish the report within 5 days of a request. Rather, they are required to say whether or not they will honor the request, and, if that is their intent, how long it will take.

RSA 91-A:4 IV. Each public body or agency shall, upon request for any governmental record reasonably described, make available for inspection and copying any such governmental record within its files when such records are immediately available for such release. If a public body or agency is unable to make a governmental record available for immediate inspection and copying, it shall, within 5 business days of request, make such record available, deny the request in writing with reasons, or furnish written acknowledgment of the receipt of the request and a statement of the time reasonably necessary to determine whether the request shall be granted or denied.

Anonymous said...

This is a body and a person who thumbed their noses at a judge by not providing police logs when required. They habitually keep this out of the paper too.

They dedact info and they were told by the judge they should not put any personal info in police logs and they should provide them intact.

They didn't, haven't and are used to hiding things that should be public info. They have this pattern of deception and this is why people lose thier tempers when it keeps happening. (no D).

I am quite sure MRI did not write anything that can't be released. Maybe we ought to have the newspaper get a quote from them about this situation. It would be interesting to say the least.

If this report is just portaying someone as inept and gives examples of all the mistakes he makes, we should be privy to the facts. We pay his salary.

Barbara Sapia said...

Do I detect a turn in the tide Bloggers? Are we seeing the light and the problem at the end of the tunnell is not phil but the clowns know as BILLFREDANDBILL. :)

Anonymous said...

No Barbara, we are not seeing the problem as Bill F. and Bill B. We are seeing what we have known for years.


The problem has ALWAYS been Phil Consentino. Bill Friel knows the problem and we can only hope that Bennett and Childs will follow in lock step. We think they will end the Conman's career forever and go forward with cleaning up our town.

If you are a Conman supporter, hopefully they will wipe up the mess you helped create.

Go back supporting Obarma Barbara Sapia (Jack's better half), and we will deal with you shortly.

mo

Anonymous said...

Oh brother. Everyone is wrong but me Phil.

I suport the BOS is firing him if he doesn't retire. I say, look for a reason such as mismanaging funds so that he can't sue the town.

List everything illegal, missing equipment, nepotism, etc., then fire him. You will we and so will the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

The Conman needs to be fired NOT RETIRED. and let those people that he has raped and violated in the past deal with him in court.

Conman is the Gaddafi of Atkinson. He is not to be allowed to escape into retirement; he is to be prosecuted for his crimes.

Like Gaddafi and his supporters, they should be rounded up and made to pay the price for the destruction they have caused.

Long live American under God, and may the Consentino's of the world be vanquished forever.

It’s our DUTY to do. True justice is justice.

jmhortttsutb
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Anonymous said...

retire the thug to save us the bother - ?

Anonymous said...

NO, better to do your best to make SURE is is FIRED! That will insure he gets what he DESERVES, as compared to what the BOS will let he and Sapia get away with.

There needs to be a price to be PAID for all the destruction Consentino, Sapia, Sullivan, Polito etc. have caused in this town, compared with what they are allowed to get away with and get paid for it.

If they took our rights away, they need to have their retirement taken away for payment.

jmhoftdthctu

Anonymous said...

I forget. What was the bullshit reason given for not releasing the MRI report now, now, now.". Where does it say you can release this report for your political hack reasons to frustrate the publics right to know. Where does it say you get to molest the wording of the report to cover your ass. You show me.

You morons went for the MRI report to give a little grief to the chief is all. Now it backfired and you have a major public relations disaster on your hands. You got more than you bargained for. You got the truth. Poor you.

Anonymous said...

I don't care how they do it. Just make Phil go away from all town business. He's a cancer to the town.

The BOS should not be afraid of a lawsuit from Phil. I could care less if he sued us. He can get in line with the rest the lawsuits and wait his turn. Chances are he'll have a very long wait.

Maybe longer than he can take.

Anonymous said...

"So addicted was Consentino to this sadomasochistic enactment that he, and his ghastly son, continued it until the very last minutes. So, of course, did Saddam Hussein. So, as we speak, does Jack Sapia, Paul Sullivan, Fred Childs and Frank Polito. In the nightmare state so cherished by such fantasy rulers, mere acquiescence or subjection is not enough. You must become a full participant in your own oppression, and find it in yourself to adore the collectivization of compulsory enthusiasm".

Keep it up Consintino supporters! Do NOT ADORE FALSE GODS!

jmpoayi

Anonymous said...

A new broom sweeps clean. So may it sweep Consintino supporters into the abyss that he created.

Anonymous said...

Where is Richard MaGOON in this fight? He is a Con-man SUPPORTER!

Good luck DICK............you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

You'd be surprised to find how many "Consentino Supporters" are really not supporters behind the scenes. Right Dick?

Phil is no doubt on his way out.

He's struggling to accept reality, he lost a political battle.

Bye

Anonymous said...

To all the Consentino (Conman) supporters out there..........you are known to be supporters. You are known to be supporters by the public, and you will be named in the future. Good luck supporters. You will be held accountable. Aren't you proud to be his supporters now?

Stick with him. Be PROUD of what you did.

You should be proud of your FAMILY NAME of SUCKER!

ttfn......

Anonymous said...

Hey CONMAN and SUPPORTERS..........how do you like a couple deer making TRACKS IN THE SNOW now?

You promoted him then, now DEFEND HIM when herds of taxpayers won't!

Stick with him RATS (instead of abandoning ship) and we will put a memorial over your heads.

IN DISGRACE LIES.........(YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT WILL BE PRINTED)!

How do YOU like the legacy you’re going to be remembered by?

You reap what you sew……………..

THANK GOODNESS! There is GOD!

fact

Anonymous said...

there's a light at the end of the 'tunnell' alright, go to it.

Anonymous said...

The blog is King! Long live the King!

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE WHO TRIES TO COVER FOR THE CONMAN (including selectmen) is suspect until proven innocent.

Taxpayers will take this problem to it's natural ending.

Get it selectmen?

Anonymous said...

The Chief serves at the disgression of the Selectmen. He was never voted in as Chief and his appointment as Chief lapsed many many years ago. Only standing he may have now is defacto Chief. How do you fire someone without any real status, someone that gets a paycheck that's more like charity? Selectmen, you have the power. force him into retirement. Give him a nice send-off. Hold it at the Atkinson Country Club. Invite the whole town. Have some nice pictures taken with him. Hell, hire a band. Invite the Eagle Tribune reporter and make some statements for the paper. Then send him on his way. Lets have no more talk of retribution. You're all starting to sound just like Atkinson Mafiosos. You know, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss".

jmho

Anonymous said...

Barbara Sapia...............where is your comeback to your last posting?

Question! You and your husband Jack Sapia still supporting the Conman?

I dare you and JACK the UNTRUTH TELLER, to respond.

Take a stand of TRUTH FOR ONCE, will you?
Betting we taxpayers will never hear from YOU again. Same can not be said for your husband.

You must be PROUD of the person you are married to, right?

mo

Anonymous said...

HaHaHa! I think you meant discretion. Maybe someday soon you'll be able to hire an editor. I'll bet they've got plenty of 'em cheap over at the Eagle Tribune Newspaper.

Anonymous said...

SELECTMEN.......DON'T YOU DARE GIVE THE CONMAN A TAXPAYER PAID SENDOFF! Instead file complaints with the court to hold him accountable for all the MISAPPROPRIATIONS of taxpayer’s monies he has done in the past that you know about.

If you give him a taxpayer send off.........YOU personally and collectively will be sued for MALFIENCE

Taxpayers will guarantee it!

GET IT BENNETT, CHILDS, FRIEL?

We mean it regardless of your protection of taxpayer legal paid expenses.


We can’t afford that PERK for you ANYMORE!

Get IT YET?

WE WILL CHANGE THE LAWS AT YOUR EXPENSE!

DUMP THE CONMAN NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SELECTMEN.......DON'T YOU DARE GIVE THE CONMAN A TAXPAYER PAID SENDOFF! Instead file complaints with the court to hold him accountable for all the MISAPPROPRIATIONS of taxpayer’s monies he has done in the past that you know about.

If you give him a taxpayer send off.........YOU personally and collectively will be sued for MALFIENCE

Taxpayers will guarantee it!

GET IT BENNETT, CHILDS, FRIEL?

We mean it regardless of your protection of taxpayer legal paid expenses.


We can’t afford that PERK for you ANYMORE!

Get IT YET?

WE WILL CHANGE THE LAWS AT YOUR EXPENSE!

DUMP THE CONMAN NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

TO September 21, 2011 3:39 PM

Doesn't matter what the ET has for editors............Taxpayers of Atkinson are taking their town back. Get it?

We know that the ET is PART OF THE PROBLEM, but guess what? With dwindling subscriptions and the internet for factual reporting that can be verified, the ET will be out of business soon. If they want to stay in business for much longer, they will start reporting the HONEST FACTS to the people immediately. (Not the CONMAN’S facts) If they don't..........they will be out of business sooner than later! We will make them the HAVERHILL GAZZETTE before they know it.

GET IT?

COLLUSION WITH TOWN OFFICIALS IS UNEXECCPTABLE FROM NOW ON!

GIT IT CONMAN AND EGALE TRIBUNE?

MAcciard said...

To 9/21 5:35pm, Barbara is NOT Jack's wife's name, it is Patty.

Anonymous said...

TO September 21, 2011 3:39 PM

Doesn't matter what the ET has for editors............Taxpayers of Atkinson are taking their town back. Get it?

We know that the ET is A PART OF THE PROBLEM, but quess what? With dwindling subscriptions and the internet for factual reporting that can be verified, the ET will be out of business soon. If they want to stay in business for much longer, they will start reporting the HONEST FACTS to the people immediately. (not the CONMAN facts) If they don't..........they will be out of business sooner than later! We will make them the HAVERHILL GAZZETTE before they know it.

GET IT?

COLLUSION WITH TOWN OFFICIALS IS UNEXECCPTABLE FRORM NOW ON!

GIT IT CONMAN AND EGALE TRIBUNE?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Someone forgot to take their meds today. The crazies are practically frothing on their keyboards. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Mark,

With all due respect Patty uses the name Barbara on this blog.

FYI

Anonymous said...

Knock off the retribution. The elderly in town are circling their wagons around Consentino as we speak. And there's a lot of 'em. They're going to create a warrant article to switch from appointed chief of police to elected chief. It will easily pass in 2012 and Consentino will be elected King
Phil I of Atkinson in 2013, should he live that long. This time he'll have all the power. Then where will we be?

Besides we haven't even seen the MRI report yet. Maybe the joke is on us. MRI could have decided to go lightly on our elderly chief.

Has the report been leaked? If I were Selectman I'd leak it and let the chips fall where they may. And if I ended up in court, I'd take The Fifth.

jmho

Anonymous said...

Who are you kidding. The Elderly are leaving Consentino in droves. They are tired of his selective enforcement and who gets services.

Going to an elected police chief works against the Conman and to our advantage.

Good luck with that and let us know how you make out.

jmhowii

Anonymous said...

Frank Polito posts as Barbara Sapia.

Anonymous said...

Barbara, Janice.........all the same. He wishes he were a woman.

Anonymous said...

To Anon September 21, 2011 8:58 PM

I agree some seniors are waking up and Phil loses some support. Its wishful thinking to say they're leaving him in droves. Hoping seniors stop supporting Phil is no way to win the battle. Getting residents to vote wins the battle.

Your energy is best spent if everyone who reads the blog got a few new people to deliberative session and a few new people to vote. Then it would be game over. Hard to do accomplish in this town. Phil counts on the apathy and busy schedules parents have.

Anonymous said...

Deliberative session is packed with chief supporters, town employees, town officials, policemen, and viscious little political hacks who are part of a corrupt town built up over 40 years. Sapia, the microphone hugger, leads the charge to grab the money his way and spend it.

A decent citizen comes to deliberative session and sits there and gets increasingly uncomfortable. Like they walked in on a game of poker but they have no cards or chips. They start eyeing the door and thinking of all the fun stuff they could be doing besides sitting around with pond scum greedily dividing up the spoils of over taxation. They up and leave never to be seen again.

Everyone is friendly on departure. Women of the checklist smile as they wave them on their way.

Getting people to come to a deliberative session? It is possible but only if you announce polical rallies and hold organizational meetings at the community center repeatedly. Then with a tough and committed group of solid voters march into deliberative session and take the spending away from the entrenched polical hacks and super crude and backward. They will be mad! And they WILL hurl crude slander and go at you. Yor are messing with the spoils from over taxed taxpayers.

Ever see how a pack of dogs behave when you throw a cat in the middle of them? Welcome to Atkinson town Deliberative Session. Oh, they do pledge allegiance to the flag and the local minister gives his blessing to that disgusting aberration of democracy.

Anonymous said...

MRI REPORT ORIGINAL: "We recommend the police department is completely disorganized as the professional focus has shifted to servicing elderly residents and away from performing police duties is counter productive."

MRI REPORT REDACTED: "We (XX)commend the police department as completely XXXorganized as the professional focus XXXXXXX to servicing elderly residents and XXXX XXXX performing police duties is XXXXXXX productive."

Anonymous said...

MRI REPORT ON POLICE CHIEF QUALIFICATINS, JOB PERFORMANCE AND FUTURE LAWSUIT LIABILITY INVOLVING THE ATKINSON BOARD OF SELECTMEN (Kalman edition):

XXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXX??????XXXXXXXXXXXXX
!!!!!!!!!!
xxxxxxxxxxx
$$$$$$$$$$$
xxxxxxxxXXXXXX
ass'x in state correctixnal XXXXXXXXX.

Anonymous said...

LMAO at the redaction post, but it's really not funny.

It is sad that the BOS are still protecting him. If they expose what is going on, he won't have a leg to stand on. Why bother is string this out any longer? This is not a popularity high school contest, this is real life and the public DESERVES a police chief who is qualified and dignified.

I also think the assessment of deliberative session is very accurate and I do not want to be in that room with them.

The likely and practical answer (given past failure to recruit voters to go to the first session ), is to get the warrant articles out for signature and onto the ballot.

People don't go to the first session but many more go to the second session.

Anonymous said...

They would not be concerned about redacting if it was all good information, now would they?

Since they released it to the Police Chief and others in Town Hall, they have no reason not to release it to the public in it's entirety. Releasing it to someone outside the chain of command but not to others would be selective public release, not allowed by 91A.

Too late, they have already done this.

Anonymous said...

The X moderator and Kalman are busy working on the MRI report. X moderator explains the laws to Kalman. Kalman puts his magic marker on a line and looks up in uncertainty.

X says, "I have spoken and I make the rules; do you want to challenge me or the authority given to me?". Now draw the black line through it NOW and don't ask any questions."

Kalman, "But State law?...."

X mod: "Shut up Sumnah. You going to pretend we don't make law in here. Don't play innocent with me again!"

Anonymous said...

I'd like the TA's job, thank you very much. I know that I am not qualified and have no training in this area but heck, people like me so I want it.

Give it to me.

What do you think the chances are of me getting it? If they say no to me, it will be unfair since the Chief has his job and he is in the same position. They will have to give it to me now or my civil rights will be violated for the unequal treatment.

Anonymous said...

BTW, anyone who wants a cop job can just go down and get one, they have to give it to you.

Anonymous said...

Join the club! You and every other Atkinson resident.

Show up at deliberative session and vote. And bring 4 friends. And make sure 10 people vote. Remember every married couple you know = 2 votes.

That's what it'll take.

Anonymous said...

Forget it.

Nobody wants to go to deliberative session and your begging is not going to make people go.

Find a more productive way to get people to the polls and you might have a chance.

Anonymous said...

I know! How about we offer free rides to the grocery store, to doctor appointments and to friends houses, even if people have the means to do it themselves. Then we pay people's utility bills and provide other freebies so they are obligated to us for favors. Then we tell em we'll take it all away if they don't vote as we say. And we'll use taxpayer dollars to fund the scam.

What do you think of that idea?
-

Anonymous said...

We need a call to arms I tell ya! We're being suppressed!!! Atkinson is the new Libya!!! Rise up and fight people!!! Many of us will become martyrs, but we'll be FREE!!! FREE FREE FREE!!! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW, what does Frank drive?

Anonymous said...

Police cruiser

Anonymous said...

Renault Dauphine. Snub-nosed 32-hp Sedan, cheap, crappy and fits small time bullies who like to dart in and out and cut people off. No shoehorn required for the smallest owner.

Anonymous said...

The whoop, whoop, whoop sound you hear from that back yard is a midget chopper. A fitting transport for any small town, small time, egomaniac, political hack. You get above tall people with a chopper. It's a win-win. Feel Important and taller too!

Anonymous said...

Oh, stop picking on poor Polito. His Father fell off a step ladder while picking strawberries and broke his legs a few years ago.

Frank has never got over it.

Now you know why he wears lifts in his shoes and stands on a step at the podium.

Can’t you guys ever give a Napoleon midget a break?

Anonymous said...

The box he stood on all those years.

Oh, my God, I have gotta have that. I want it bad as a souvenir on my antique bookcase to rest my hat on.

I will pay $50 cash if you can deliver.
Wait! If it has the name and position stamped on it and a town official certificate of authentication with the date January 31, 2009, I offer a firm $3,000. No questions asked.

Anonymous said...

The intelligence, or lack of it, displayed in this Blog explains a great deal about the sad state of affairs in our town and our country.

1% of the people DO something to contribute (say, run for office or volunteer for a Board or Committee). 10% just whine about what the 1% do (this Blog is Exhibit A).

And the rest, sadly, do nothing at all and just let life happen to them.

To the whiners... Polito & Sapia are long-gone. Give it up already.

Anonymous said...

Give it up??? It's not over! Nothing is over until we say it is! Was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! When the going gets tough... The tough get going! Who's with me? Let's go!!!

Anonymous said...

FEDORA HAT FOR BID AT CHRISTIES

Limited time offer. Custom, handmade, black hat. Hand made by "Billy Hand, The Hatter", Boston, MA. Red lining. Historical provenance. Politically collectable item. Unique and a true special interest item for Italian mobsters. Bids start at $250,000.

Anonymous said...

"whadda ya think hapends with dat Christies auction if dother mob gets his hat. Oh my gardial angel we gotta get that hat. Whadda ya say jack and frank? I Kim get the money from the donation fund. Old Miss brown just kicked the bucket and I got the cash."

Jack, "Absolutely. Should be town Mafia trophy and will look good on display at the Lion's Club. We can get Guido to charge a "per look" viewing fee when we show it at the Community Center on Spagetti Day. Buy that camera card too, boss. It's personal."

Frank, "Simple, just get your facts straight with em, boss. You get the hat but WITH the head in it. Just make the owner of Christies an offer they can't refuse! Either the hat with the head or your horses head in their bed."

Anonymous said...

Know how stupid I am? I was washing the breakfast dishes when, I thought, oh my, you don't pick strawberries with a ladder. If his dad fell off a ladder......
wet my pants...broke both legs... I'm peeing again. Gotta run.

Anonymous said...

my cat diary

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards!

Anonymous said...

To Anon September 23, 2011 11:47 AM

Will you pay the same price if you are delivered a wax statue that has the name and position stamped on it and a town official certificate of authentication with the date January 31, 2009?

We hear that the selectmen are having a charity drive that is selling antiques.

What would you pay for the real thing with Sapia thrown in for free?

Anonymous said...

What would you pay for a full sized Consentino thrown in?

How about a Paul Sullivan?

Anonymous said...

I really want that soap box from Deliberative Session that makes small guys look big. It would mean the world to me. I could do my aerobics using it. "Step up, now step back. "Step up, now step back."

I would stand on it when I need to see way over people's heads to do a video of town clerk Rosie MacNamara getting arrested for stealing a cool million taxpayer dollars from Ashland, NH. Sigh.

Watch TV putting my feet on it. It will make watching Selectmen's meetings so much more enjoyable with my feet on a box that once made a selectman. Sigh.

I can prop it up with a stick and catch a juicy skunk?

$3,000. Firm.

Anonymous said...

With all this rain everybody better make sure they bring their cats in. You wouldn't want your pussy all wet now would ya?

Anonymous said...

This is the first post I've made in at least 6 months. Why? I gave up following this blog on a regular basis long ago. No real news, lots and lots of complaining, and many entries from folks trying to locate their missing spaceship. This blog lost its relevance years ago.

Regarding the redacted report. Maybe, just maybe, all of you might consider waiting to see what was redacted before you complain redaction has taken place. What if the report references a case of rape that was handled poorly. Is it your business to know the victim's name?

The report will be released. Take a patience pill and wait for it before complaining about its contents.

See you again in 6 months.

Anonymous said...

Anyone got a pie we can throw at
Anonymous said... September 23, 2011 7:25 PM?

The BOS's Attorney, Sumner Kalman has done a superb job in the past of protecting the most evil elements in Atkinson government: a few former Selectmen and our very own Chief Consentino come to mind. Alas, that's his job and we taxpayers are stuck paying for it with our hard earned money. Well I for one resent it. Sumner needs to realize we're expecting another one of his cover-ups and we're watching every move.
I think it's time the BOS got a new lawyer. This guy Sumner has caused enough trouble. He needs to go. It is hoped the Eagle Tribune's Right-to-Know lawsuit will bring to light all the ludicrous things that have been going on at the police
department and hasten Consentino's retirement. Maybe the Judge will have his way with Sumner, so to speak.

Now it's time for me to eat pie. Apple Acres, over in Windham, NH has scrumptious peach, Maine blueberry, mixed berry and apple pies. One bite of the mixed berry caused me to ascend into the spirit world. Stop by at 11:00 AM and get one hot out of the oven.

Here's one for you, Anonymous said... September 23, 2011 7:25 PM.
Bon appétit!

Anonymous said...

Ok. Why the delay releasing the MRI report till October 5th. It took them what, being generous 5 whole days to write that report. I could have written it in one day or less once I had the collected information.

But it takes the combined mental power at full steam and maximum mental voltage a MONTH to rewrite it. Either they don't know what to write or they expose themselves as moronic mental midgets. I vote for the latter as I have seen them on TV and been appalled by the stupidity.

Tell me. What is it that attracts bullies and morons to public putritude? It must be the desire to dominate and humiliate others. It certainly is NOT serving the public interest or being loyal to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

So, brain children. Tell us once again why the arbitrary delay of the MRI release to the Eagle Tribune October 5th.

Analysis? To do analysis, first you have to know the law. Well, that's missing in Atkinson from the town Moderator all the way down to the guy at the dump. Then you have to have an honest perspective. Honesty in Atkinson? Too many examples of out-right corruption to even associate that word with this town. Intellect? Missing again. Intelligent people do not generate lawsuits like PSNH generates electricity. Integrity? Missing again. That's the big one. The big one. I could write for a solid. SIX MONTHS on the lack of Integrity as it is so egregious. But since my time is to valuable for that let me point out one fact:

This Board of Selectmen and the town Mafia colluded to disrupt and take down the Atkinson Conflict of Interest Committee. It has never recovered and never will. Need I say more about integrity and the Town of Atkinson?

And these morons are colluding disrupt the truth exposed in the MRI report.

It's time to sue you morons. You have no ethics and no honor or the Eagle Tribune would have the MRI Report AS WRITTEN.

Someone posted MRI may have reported a rape in town and so they have to redact. Ha ha. That is really the truth for once. As every honest person in this town gets ass raped on a regular basis by the constant barrage of corruption and breaking of State Laws. Missing Grant equipment? (Homeland Security) Anyone, Anyone? Theft of Town Services? (FBI). Anyone, Anyone? Crimes not reported to the public that occur in town? (Eagle Tribune) Anyone, Anyone? Right to know requests frustrated, delayed or ignored entirely? (Superior Court) Anyone, Anyone? A police department preying on the elderly to get at their cash. Ever get a call from a police officer wanting YOUR donation? Anyone, Anyone?

Anonymous said...

Politico. Time for another idiotic cat story? It's a failed strategy.

Yawn

Anonymous said...

So People!

When was the last time you saw (in print} or heard read ANY of the correspondence going in to the Selectmen's Office? Let me guess. Most of you probably haven't.....ever.

Those Selectmen (earning what...an astounding $3,000a year} while spending hours and hours trying to deal with all town issues. You see one meeting a week. You don't see the other several meetings they have, with department heads, with committees and others. You don't spend hours on the phone listening to any or all citizens who call to complain. You don't see the time they spend reviewing contractual proposals, proposed budgets, and a whole pile of other stuff.

If you guys think you can do a better job, by all means get yourself elected. Be prepared, though, to cut way back on your family life, and get hammered every time you walk out into the public.

Another thought. No town officials collaborated to eliminate the Code of Ethics committee. Our regulation stinks. A new Code, written NOT to include loopholes, would be a better way, and to give more authority to the committee would be a better way to go.

Anonymous said...

I think we need a change to the CIC ordinance as well. I think it should compel the BOS to enforce forbidden relationships such as nepotism.

We should not be expecting ordinary citizens to put themselves in harms way to enforce this if the bosses are sitting back and allowing such things to go on in town. I think this is why people are disgusted with the BOS. We all know they put in lots of time for very little money, but they have a fiduciary responsibility to the residents to enforce all the ordinances.

They should not wait for a citizen to come forward, be a target, and file a complaint about the obvious. They cannot continue to stand back and wait for someone ese to act in their place.

Anonymous said...

Stop the electioneering

Publish the police log

Fire family members working in the same dept.

Apply strict rules about required job qualifications

Establish rules that apply to all for getting services

Fire anyone who uses their position for personal gain or to punish others

You will not have enough volunteers until the town officials are held to higher standards and they enforce professional conduct and CIVILITY

Anonymous said...

Town Officials collaborated with the CIC to eliminate the committee.

Did you even read the newspaper or follow this?

The board met with two members of the committee, the Chair and the longest serving member, in private session without disclosure or vote from the CIC. Violation of 91A. They tried to excuse it away as just a discussion of 501C-3 charities, something that could have been discussed in public.

They also did not disclose all the parties to that meeting. Two suits attended but were not identified in the minutes. Lawyers maybe?

The same two members of the CIC met with the accused before another meeting. Improper. Then the Chair quit. They both should have quit.

Jack Sapia a TOWN OFFICIAL, lied to the committee about not being in a lawsuit with the accused, then he quit.

Town Officials were involved in this.

This year Brown quit because the BOS told the committee they could have their personal computers confiscated if they used them in town business.

BS. The BOS is enabling corruption and helped to disable this committee.

If the BOS want to help, they should guide the committees when controversies arise, not cover everything up.

Anonymous said...

cat diary

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.

Anonymous said...

Right. We should let the Board of Selectmen who broke the Conflict of Interest Committee come to the rescue with ideas to fix it. that's like going back to a mechanic who stole parts off your car. You say they do this kind of distraction to the public working nights for only $3,000 a year. They should go to prison and meet up with a big buck who gives to them like they gave it to the members of the Conflict of Interest Committee which were ethical.

And these same men of integrity are hard at work writing an improved MRI REPORT. They will fix it like they fixed the CIC. Common Selectmen. You are guilty of betraying the public trust.

Anonymous said...

Former Selectmen Jack and Politico attended the FINAL Conflict of Interest meeting to insure it could not recover. Politico with his laptop and his sidekick Killam smirking and taking notes and rolling her eyes. That meeting was RECORDED. Time to put it up on the Atkinson Taxpayer Site to show how these selfless, overworked, underpaid Selectmen operate, Mafia style, in the public disinterest.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to include the recording of the meeting with CIC member and Selectmen Friel, Bennet, and Childs. That recording is JUICY. Heard some of it.. Hang your heads in shame, gentlemen.

Can't wait for the release of the sanitized MRI report. Will MRI go along with it? They will look pretty bad and destroy their own professional reputation if they did not include the anonymous citizen supplied..... legal documents.

Just sayin

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Some people say cats never have to be bathed. They say cats lick
themselves clean. They say cats have a special enzyme of some sort in
their saliva that works like new, improved Wisk - dislodging the dirt
where it hides and whisking it away.

Anonymous said...

The Chief supporters have risen to a new low.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 28
1 The wicked flee when no one pursues,
   but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge,
   its stability will long continue.
3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.
5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.
6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
7 The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.
8 Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.
9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
10 Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.
11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.
13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
17 If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death; let no one help him.
18 Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

Anonymous said...

Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

- to our salvation as a Town.

Anonymous said...

"12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves."

That one really makes you think. When the wicked get in power suddenly people stop volunteering, police officers leave. Town administrator quits, people who go to deliberative session drop from 200 to the 35 who went this year.

But it is another observation that concerns me as a former minister. The people cower in their homes, hide themselves from what is going on.

The righteous who are willing to fight evil can triump with great glory must faster if the townspeople showed more courage and stood up for clean and responsible conduct from the wicked. If even 200 people would demonstrate at a Selectmens meeting or Deliberative session the dynamics would shift quickly.

So why do the common people cower before the wicked? Yet praise the brave when they prevail? I think they lack courage. And in this difficult time for the country, if the people do not rise up against corporate greed and investment corruption we will slide into the abyss.

The righteous need to do organize to motivate the minions to act in their own self interest. Committe meetings, people. We need to organize more to have increased efficacy. "Less is not more".

Anonymous said...

Now he is asking for a promotion for the Detective? He hates his job, complains about Consentino, can't wait to retire and get out of Atkinson, why keep him?

Get rid of him.

Anonymous said...

Is it Oct. 3rd yet? Guess not cause no report has been released by their CYA BOS. No doubt they won't get it out on the 3rd either, cause their stalling technique is the only deterrent they have left.

Don't they realize that the people have caught onto how they operate? They are just dumb, dumber, and dumbest. You figure out which is which.

Anonymous said...

Has everyone noticed? Phil's
help-me-pressure-the-selectmen
scheme is once again in action!!!

Everytime his job is in jeopardy,
he has his supporters start their
organized call-ins to ''Sound Off'' in the Tribune -- attacking the selectmen to make it appear that none of Atkinson's police problems and his faulty, failed police management are his fault.

Phil's tactics are so predictable and time-worn.

Anonymous said...

"My recommendation has been that (Farrar) be promoted to lieutenant and be given a dollar increase an hour in pay," he said. "If he gets this job offer, I think he'll stay. Right now, the selectmen are requesting him to do my job and the lieutenant's jobs with no recognition whatsoever."

$1 an hour more!!!! yup, i'd stay on for that. LOL
I hope you laugh in his face if he offers you that....thats an insult.
is the Con-man kidding, honestly $1 an hour
so, who is the next officer to leave??

Anonymous said...

Uh, Farrar, the APD will require some bangs for the buck. Show up with your brush and toilet bowl cleaner.

Anonymous said...

Where did Van Hurtem go?

Did he quit too?

Anonymous said...

So we go from a LT. will a four year degree to someone with only a 2 year degree?

Atkinson progress.

Anonymous said...

That one really makes you think. When the wicked get in power suddenly people stop volunteering, police officers leave. Town administrator quits, people who go to deliberative session drop from 200 to the 35 who went this year.

If you're a former minister, you should know it's not good to spread falsehoods. Why are the police officers leaving? Here's a hint: MONEY. If they can do the same job and get paid more, why would they stay in Atkinson? Don't forget, the voters voted down their contract. They're not getting raised and are paid less than other towns, but yet we're supposed to believe that it's about 'wicked people'.

As far as the TA, he never liked the job from day one. It had nothing to do with so called 'wicked' people, it was the position. He wanted back into police work and that's where he is. Enough with the spreading of your fantacies minister.

Anonymous said...

Remember this comment?

"Rockingham County Sherrif's? Give me a break, the only cops that become sherrifs are the ones that don't want to do any work. Residents of Atkinson do you believe a RCS will be giving you the breaks an APD officer gives you when you are a bit "heavy" on the pedal? let's get an answer from Mr bennett to start, what do you think Bill. Will a boy in brown care about that badge you carry in your wallet?"

What do you think now? Detective worked Sheriff office and APD. Not great experience in either job.

We can do better.

Anonymous said...

The Lt. made a lot more than $1.00 an hour over Farrah.

IMO, the Chief is just trying to keep that position filled and wants to have his control over who gets it.

We need more qualified police personel in this town, not less qualified than we have.

Anonymous said...

If the only reason the officers are leaving is money, then they should leave.

What about all the corruption and having to work for someone who is unqualified? Do you really think they like that? Nope, they don't.

Some of them left because they don't want to be owned so it was not all about money, it is also about integrity.

Anonymous said...

HOOKSETT, N.H. -- The police chief in Hooksett is no longer in charge of his department, but town officials aren't releasing any details.

Members of the police commission confirmed late Friday that Chief Stephen Agrafiotis was not in charge of the department but would say nothing more about his status. A captain is now in charge.

The three-member commission held a meeting Thursday night that went into a private session. According to the meeting announcement, the session had to deal with personnel issues, either a promotion or disciplinary action.

Those who attended the meeting said the chief left with another member of the department.

There has been tension before between Agrafiotis and the commission over decisions made at the Police Department. Nine months ago, a petition signed by nearly 1,000 residents asked that Agrafiotis be removed for mismanagement, but no action was taken.

Anonymous said...

They are all leaving forl more money?

Then a pox on their house that they choose greed over everything else.

I would put in the paper, "I am leaving and accepting a position that allows me to make a bigger difference in people's lives with my talents."

That would be an officer to admire.

Truth is they are leaving because the wicked are under righteous attack by lions and they know the bull is going to be eaten and time to jump is NOW.

Right, for the money.

Anonymous said...

Police academy student: "I'm going to dedicate my life to law enforcement."

Eagle tribune reporter, "Why is that, sir?"

Student, "Why for the money, of course. The first 50,000 offer gets me. Even if it is Atkinson."

Anonymous said...

Then a pox on their house that they choose greed over everything else.

LOL. So all of you 'righteous' people have never left one position for another to make more money so you can better support your families? Funny, but I thought we lived in a capitalistic society not a socialistic one. The left for the MONEY. Get over your supposed self righteousness. You sound down right foolish.

Anonymous said...

They did not all leave for the money.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they enjoy being some of the lowest paid officers in the area. Why oh why would they think about leaving for the money when they can be underpaid with no raises in Atkinson? Silly me, I was thinking like a normal person, not like a deranged blogger.

Anonymous said...

Yes, money and power. What Is what you see has become the new virtues That comprise the core of contemporary society.

It is sad to sell oneself out for a single dollar bill with a face on it. That's wild. Or to borrow your term, --Deranged.

Anonymous said...

I see, so leaving for a more promising future is now selling yourself out. Why concern yourself with providing for your family when your obligation should be to your community and your community alone! Tell me, what socialist country did you come from? Your thoughts are clearly of a socialistic nature comrade.

Anonymous said...

They get more elsewhere because they actually have to work, unlike thie town where thye cli=aim there's no crime.

Why pay them more if there's nothing to do?

Let them go elsewhere, just go.

Anonymous said...

Proverb 6: " Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways."

I see it is not only RSA laws our modest moderator failed to read and understand.

Alto, the Town Administrator told me MRI was called in and the part time chief was not even consulted. He told me he wants to finish his PhD and go to work for MRI. So his intent is NOT to go back into police work, except for a short time to complete his plan.

He knew what he was doing advocating hiring MRI. It was the political hacks who were too STUPID to realize MRI would write a report that condemned the APD.

Then, surprise, surprise, our TA is in quickly New Mexico, sipping margaritas and eating enchiladas as the MRI report hits like huricane Katrina...... and the righteous come forward to vanquish the wicked.

Rest assured, our great TA will be back here but working for MRI just like he told me he would! And MRI will be lucky to get him.

You morons. How could you fail to read a sample MRI report before hiring MRI? MRI reports report the good but slam the wicked and inept.

Sumna will have to erase and redact so hard the MRI report won't even photocopy. But that's a good thing for the town to frustrate Right To Know requesters. "Uh, sorry. We only have shreds and taters and we can't provide the MRI report."

Anonymous said...

Only a dollar raise? For a law officer?

Ever hear of "Dapper-Dan hair grease"? At least pay $2.50 so he can buy some and slick back those bangs. Worst case he could back up a cruiser into the pond in front of Town Hall and drown.

Thats a terrible loss of a perfectly good cruiser.

Anonymous said...

everyone else will be gone and the con will be reporting to the sheriff.

interesting...

Anonymous said...

MRI NEEDS TO STEP IN AND PROVIDE THE TOWN WITH A POLICE CHIEF AND STAFF. THEY HAVE DONE THIS FOR OTHER TOWNS WITH COLLAPSED POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Anonymous said...

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

Anonymous said...

Please bring back the cat jokes. This fire and brimstone stuff is absurd. Who you kidding "Anonymous said...". Evil is rewarded in Atkinson.

Anonymous said...

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Anonymous said...

Politico Banty Hen x moderator has changed strategies from cat comment to fire and brimstone bible thumping. The attempt is to distract and disrupt new blog readers as the spreading influence of the blog is a great danger to the town Mafioso.

For me, personally, II is more interesting to read literature but notice what he chooses. This is not a good man with good intention. This is an adolescent with a poor education who lives from his ego and the desire to control others.

Good that he is a budding theologian. However ignorant and misguided. Considered enrollment at Harvard Divinity School. Then you stand the chance of becoming a good man,

Anonymous said...

MRI NEEDS TO STEP IN AND PROVIDE THE TOWN WITH A POLICE CHIEF AND STAFF. THEY HAVE DONE THIS FOR OTHER TOWNS WITH COLLAPSED POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

Anonymous said...

Hear that? Poisoning is against the bible.

Anonymous said...

Franko should preach sermons at the Atkinson Congregational Church. OMG can you imagine?

Shift careers, you could be great at the podium. The personal rewards are similar and you can do good now in your retirement.

I think the Episcopal ministry would fit you best.

first line of the Episcopal Prayer Book states:

"Dearly beloved brethren, the scriptures moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our sins and wickedness and not to hide them before almighty God, our heavenly father, but to admit them, with a humble, lowly and obedient heart, that we may be forgiven the same, by his infinite mercy and grace."

Memorize that one Pastor Frank. Do not rely on Oliver Stone movies for theological quotations.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot....should be "MANIFOLD sins and wickedness".

Anonymous said...

Oh, the quote is STILL wrong. It should read "before the FACE of Almighty God"