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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TOWER TIME for Phil Again!

From the Eagle Tribune;

October 26, 2011
Atkinson seeks answers to communications problems
By Cara Hogan
chogan@eagletribune.com

An Atkinson police officer called for backup, but no one heard him.

"Two people turned on him and had him pinned on the ground," police Chief Philip Consentino said. "He kept pushing his radio for help and no one heard him. There are so many radio dead spots all over town, it's not safe."

Backup arrived from Salem in time to help that officer, but Consentino said there have been many similar incidents over the years.

Weak radio signals are a serious safety issue in Atkinson, but there are solutions. While other local departments have already installed equipment that strengthens radio signals and eliminates some of the danger of spotty communication, Atkinson residents have been unwilling to pay for the solutions put forth by the town.

Residents rejected a plan in 2008 to build a $600,000, 120-foot communications tower in the center of town. On Sept. 26, the Atkinson Emergency Communications Committee gave the town new recommendations for improving radio signals.

Robert Dahlquist was appointed to the committee two years ago. He said the report shows how the radio signal from Plaistow to western Atkinson is obstructed by Bragg Hill and Providence Hill. Dahlquist said an 80-foot, $100,000 radio tower would improve radio signals somewhat, but not enough. The best overall option is to purchase mobile repeaters.

"One or two cruisers can be equipped with a mobile repeater," he said, "They take a signal from the walkie-talkie and repeat it on the dispatch frequency. The officer has to set his walkie to that specific channel."

Opinions vary on solutions

But Consentino said he disagrees with the report's recommendations .

"We looked into mobile repeaters years ago and that's not a good thing because you have to keep changing frequencies all the time," he said. "The best route was to put in a tower, but now that will never happen."

The repeaters would cost about $4,000 per unit. The total cost would depend on the number of vehicles that need to be equipped. But there are grants available to pay for the technology.

"Several other local police department are using repeaters successfully," Dahlquist said.

In Danville, police Chief Wade Parsons said they used to have a few areas of radio blackout.

"We had several locations that we ran into communication problems with our portable radios," he said.

"We didn't have sufficient power to reach Rockingham dispatch. We could hear them, but we weren't reaching them back. No one was ever hurt, but sometimes Rockingham would dispatch a car to check on us because we were unable to communicate, as a precaution."

The Danville police installed repeaters in July 2009, according to Parsons.

Danville's repeaters were paid for by a federal grant and Parsons said since they installed them, the department hasn't had any problems.

"Things have been great," he said.

"We don't have any lost communication any longer. We have four repeaters installed in all of our cruisers. It's not complicated at all to use; it's just a throw of a switch. I would absolutely recommend this to other departments."

Repeaters worked in Kingston

Kingston recently put repeaters in their cruisers, too, after receiving a grant in March.

"Kingston is notorious for many bad areas to communication, usually in the southern tier of the community," police Chief Donald Briggs said. "The equipment was just installed and it allows us to communicate via radios to Rockingham dispatch. It's much better now."

Briggs said the Rockingham Sheriff's Department is also working on a grant now to install remote receivers around town to improve communications more.

Plaistow Deputy police Chief Kathleen Jones said in every town, even more developed towns like Plaistow, there are certain areas that have radio blackouts.

"In Plaistow, one of the main problems was the high school," she said. "We wanted to be able to communicate in there."

Jones said Plaistow's solution was to use grant money to install antenna canopies, which are similar to repeaters. Now, the high school resource officer can easily communicate with dispatch.

"It's not perfect, but it has improved the service," she said.

"The more things that get built in this area, the worse reception is. If one tower has a direct line of sight to another tower, communication is perfect. When you build things in between, that interrupts service."

Jones said the town bought the equipment from Two Way Communications in Newington.

A company spokesman said they have sold equipment to dozens of towns across Southern New Hampshire.

In Atkinson, selectmen are still discussing the results of the report on emergency communications.

"I don't know when the town will make a decision about this," Dahlquist said.

"Our job was to research and determine what the problems were — and make a recommendation. Beyond that, it's up to the townspeople, the Board of Selectmen and the Police Department if they want to proceed with one of them."

Consentino said the change can't come soon enough.

"If it's 2 or 3 a.m. and you're out of a back road and you see a suspicious car with three guys in it, you might hesitate," he said.

"You know you don't have radio contact and if a confrontation starts, you're (in trouble). It's a very touchy situation and we need to fix it."

99 comments:

MAcciard said...

It is inaccurate to say that vehicle repeaters were looked at years ago and deemed inadequate. The two tower committees, staffed with friends of Phil BOTH came to the same predetermined conclusion that a tower was needed. That was their starting premise, and their ending premise. They refused to look into vehicle repeaters.

Members of the budget committee did speak to Motorola, One way communications, MA-com, and two USAF Colonels whose careers were spent setting up field communications in remote areas of the world. ALL concluded, like MRI, that Atkinson did not have a transmission problem, as communications while in the cruisers were fine due to the more powerful radios in the cars. They concluded that we had a power problem with the 500mw shoulder radios in certain parts of atkinson, and as the officers were NEVER more than a mile from their cruisers the best and most cost effective solution was vehicle repeaters.

This all started for two reasons; In 2004 Atkinson joined with Plaistow in applying for a grant for police communications equipment. To get the equipment the grant application stated that the equipment would "be installed on a tower in Atkinson". Plaistow received the $81,000 grant in winter of 2005. Atkinson received $9,000 of equipment that had to be installed on a tower to comply with the grant proposal. Phil began raising the radio dead spots issue, and demanding that the equipment be installed on the Hog Hill Tower. This tower had been under litigation since 1984. The Hog Hill Residents refused, rightly recognizing that if the town broke the agreement , than the tower company could do so as well, and their neighborhood would be inundated with cell phone appliances and their requisite equipment trailers. This culminated in the screaming session of phil at town meeting. Rebuffed in his attempt to get the equipment placed, he began touting the construction on a 160' tower behind the fire station at a cost of $250,000, plus an additional $540,000 of equipment to go on it. Buried in the report was the statistic that this expensive phallic symbol in the picture postcard center of town, would only increase effectiveness marginally. The grant produced equipment languished in a closet for four years, while the federal auditors were told it had been installed. It wasn't installed until 2010 and then it was installed at the high school. the chief has been beating his chest about a tower ever since. EVERY CRUISER in the fleet(all 8 of them, for one patrol officer per shift) could be fitted out with vehicle repeaters for under $30,000. This problem could have been solved years ago, but for the intransigence of one man.

Anonymous said...

Chief Consentino has consistently put his OWN OFFICERS in danger of bodily harm because of his CORRUPT DESIRE for a tall tower (WITH HIS NAME ON IT) in the middle of town. ($780,000 of hard earned taxpayer dollars that doesn't have to be spent)!

He got a grant and the equipment years ago that would have solved the problem, but HE HID the equipment in a closet. When he got caught, he moved the equipment around and put some of it in the high school. (No use for Atkinson radio problems)

All of this information has been documented including the serial numbers of the equipment through a Right to Know request that the selectmen tried desperately to keep the public from knowing. (TYPICAL ATKINSON CORRUPTION IN ACTION)

Documentation can be found at:

http://www.atkinsontaxpayers.org/atkinson/2010/01/09/atkinson-police-chief-denies-receiving-federal-homeland-security-grant/

Now the CONMAN is making another run at the taxpayers for more radio equipment? Give us a break!

This poor excuse for a man that has lied to us, the Federal Government, his own officers, and public at large, is pretending to be concerned for his officers and public safety?

What a TWO FACED, DOUBLE TALKING, LYING, CORRUPT, PIECE OF EXCRAMENT our HIGHEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER has become! All because of his inflated ego!

Men could have died because of his ego, and he DID NOT CARE!

This man should be FIRED and PROSECUTED for theft of equipment, NOT rewarded with more taxpayer dollars and radio equipment!

Get rid of the CONMAN and then we can talk about more equipment.

The safety of our police officers is at stake!

Anonymous said...

Does the CON-MAN run to the Eagle Tribune when he wants to start a scam or try to deceit the taxpayers?? Get this CON out of his position, NOW!!

Anonymous said...

It's funny how all the other local PDs interviewed solved their problem with repeaters but Phil is the only one to say they don't work.

I'm at a loss for words to describe the level of incompetence.

Bizarre is the only word I can think of.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how all the other local PDs interviewed solved their problem with repeaters but Phil is the only one to say they don't work.

I'm at a loss for words to describe the level of incompetence.

Bizarre is the only word I can think of.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that this is about a tower or repeaters.

I think that Phil Consentino is reasserting his power. He wants the selectmen and the town to know and understand that "HE" runs this town. Obviously he is right. The selectmen do what he says and life goes on.

We are the laughing stock of Rockingham County and beyond.

He is the nutcase in charge of the circus.

Anonymous said...

He can't buy this without the votes. It was voted down before and it will be voted down again.

He works for us and it's about time that he was reminded of this fatc.

Anonymous said...

IT,S A CIRCUS ALLRITE THEY JUST HIRED A FEW MORE CLOWN,S

Anonymous said...

GOOD JOB MR ACCIARD WE KNOW SOMEONE IS WATCHING THANK YOU;;;;;

Anonymous said...

mark bla bla bla

Anonymous said...

Mark is correct...listen to him! Why don't the selectmen pay attention to what he says?!! We won't vote for a tower in the middle of our town...it's ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

join mark and move out of town

Anonymous said...

mark likes to talk just to hear himself talk bla bla bla

Anonymous said...

WE like to hear him talk.

Anonymous said...

Mark likes to hear Mark talk too!

Anonymous said...

But this time Mark has it absolutely right. But what do you care. You are of the "It's the Chief's way, or the highway" bunch that always supports him, no matter how wrong the Chief is. Or, probably a relative.

Anonymous said...

The latest committee was not requested by the Chief but by the BOS, in particular Bill Bennett. The BOS was concerned about the communications problem and that a solution did not seem to be forthcoming. This is all documented in the BOS meeting recordings.

During the discussion Jack Sapia rushed in saying he was watching the meeting and just had to come over. He said there was a solution and the former committee worked very hard coming up with their recommendations. However, if you dig a layer down there is only one set of minutes from that committee, the first. No one wanted to take responsibility for recording future meetings. Jack said he'd find someone. Never did so there are no minutes to show how hard that committee worked. And because there were no minutes, the meetings were illegal.

After Jack was finished with his spiel Bill Bennett had this one comment about the last committee, "They were snookered". It's all on tape.

The BOS determined that the makup the of committee be as follows: One member from the PD, one from the FD and one from the community. The other four members were to be engineers with a communications background. Three were Electrical Engineers, one who became chairman, and the fourth was Mr. Bennett, a Mechanical Engineer, but worked at setting up communications systems before he retired.

That committee did work very hard and the minutes and other documentation are on file at town hall to prove it. Do a FOIA for the final recommendation and other documentation and I think you'll see that a more balanced approach was taken.

The Chief is not going to get his tower, ever. If he really cares for the safety of his officers he'll seriously consider vehicle repeaters. And if he thinks they won't work for Atkinson there is nothing stopping him from visiting a local department and seeing that they do indeed work. His officers should demand it.

Anonymous said...

And while Tribal Chief Consentino is visiting all these local police departments maybe he can drop off a copy of his resume. I'm sure he'd make a perfect Greeter.

Anonymous said...

This is all just manure put out to distract from the real topic:

A profession, educated, full time police department. Or terminate the entire police department and save hundreds of thousands of taxpayers dollars every year and turn it over to Plaistow to manage.

The selectmen are 100% responsible for the damage and harm to the citizens and the towns reputation. They got the facts from the MRI report and then backed down as they are disposable cowards. Then held back the truth from voters and the public.

Atkinson is a lawless town and EVERYONE SHOULD MOVE for self protection. It is dangerous for your children to live in Atkinson with a dysfunctional, sloppy and corrupt police department.

Anonymous said...

If you elderly do not give $$$$$$ to the secret police donation scam, you ain't gettin any elderly services. Because they don't like the elderly they just love the cash!!!!

You got it straight or is you stupid ?????

MAcciard said...

And does anyone find it funny that when we FINALLY have an independent committee of ACTUAL TECHNOLOGISTS look at the problem the most cost effective, and best all around solution ends up being vehicle repeaters. Just like many of us said originally. When the chief says this was "looked at years ago" and deemed inadequate, that is simply not true! But what else is new?

Anonymous said...

October 26, 2011 8:36 PM

The "real" topic here is the communications problem. Didn't you read the paper? It is about the officers safety, and qualified citizens of Atkinson who are trying to help.

Your ranting does not help your cause, only diminishes you credibility, and maybe makes us doubt your sanity.

Yes, the town has a chief problem. I think everyone here agrees. BUT, the topic at hand is not about the chief and certainly is not manure. Try to stay on topic.

Count your blessings. I think the ET article was very good and well researched. It also made the chief look like an idiot. That is a rare occurrence.

Anonymous said...

Can someone remind me the cost of Phil's stupid tower warrant article? Was it $800,000?

He almost got it. THANK GOD he didn't. The whole time we never needed it. Phil's stupidity also caused a 5+ year delay, and counting, in getting repeaters, putting his officers at risk the for years.

Mark Acciard was right the entire time about repeaters.

Anonymous said...

Can someone remind me the cost of Phil's stupid tower warrant article? Was it $800,000?

He almost got it. THANK GOD he didn't. The whole time we never needed it. Phil's stupidity also caused a 5+ year delay, and counting, in getting repeaters, putting his officers at risk the for years.

Mark Acciard was right the entire time about repeaters.

MAcciard said...

Do you remember Phil and Billy standing up at town meeting screaming at us telling us that by opposing the tower we were putting officers lives at risk?

Those were lies. The repeaters we were advocating provide more coverage at 1/25th the cost!

Anonymous said...

It is not rare occurrence that he looks like an idiot. In fact, he looks so bad now that the sensible thing for him to do is to claim health problems and plan a big party for himself, then retire quickly. There are lots of smart people who will make him look even worse if he continues to attatch himself to this cause, and he is also endangering his men.

Anonymous said...

You see, that's the problem. In his universe the sensible thing is often 180 from what it is in this universe.

We should be praising those on the committee that did the right thing, not the Phil thing.

Anybody here read the report yet?

Anonymous said...

What would we do if a child goes missing here in Atkinson, NH?

Farrar told Hampstead people that he could not go into the woods to check on who was shooting on nearby Atkinson property.

I have heard that refusing to go into the woods is an order from the chief.

What would the police do if they had to chase an escaping criminal who bolted out of a car, as happened in Salem NH last week?

Has anyone else heard about this"no woods" thing?

Anonymous said...

Then I guess they didn't help Hampstead search for that little boy.

Anonymous said...

One officer told me that he could not step into my backyard.

Anonymous said...

Shooting is not frowned upon in Atkinson, it happens all the time and no one seems to care that houses are 50 feet away.

Anonymous said...

Did Atkinson apply for a grant for repeaters?

Anonymous said...

Conman applied for a grant and got the equimpment that was never installed. How can Conman apply again? He would be arrested by the Federal Government and couldn't risk applying again.

So much for his concern for protecting his officers.

Once a crook, ALWAYS a crook.

How dare him to try and get more money out of us taxpayers for more equipment.

He should be made to walk into the woods ALONE! With our luck, he would find his way back out.

Anonymous said...

Atkinson did not apply for the original grant, Plaistow did and is how they got there current police and fire radio system. Plaistow also got every other town around to sign on. Atkinson got equipment in the hope of putting it on Hog Hill. Of course, Hog Hill is law suit heaven so that never happened, hence the equipment sat until the receiver was put into use at Timberlane.

No grant request has been made for the repeaters because town (BOS, Chief, Budget Comm, etc.) have not agreed to accept the reports recommendations. I expect at some point the BOS may want a hearing, just as they did with the Tech Comm. report.

MAcciard said...

No Atkinson has never put in for a homeland security grant for communications equipment for the PD. Mike Murphy did for the fire dept. a few years ago, and we got some fire equipment, but Phil isn't much of a grant writer.

The grant equipment we got in 2005 we got by piggy backing on plaistow's grant request. They had the six towns bordering plaistow sign off on the grant to give it more weight. Most of the grant was for the dispatch center in Plaistow, but there was equipment for tower installation in Kingston and Atkinson. ALL equipment has been verified except the Atkinson equipment, which was never installed. It sat in a closet for 5 years and was installed on the high school in 2010.

Btw, it was certified to the Federal government and the state, twice as having been installed. In 2007 and 2008. So much for honesty and integrity.

Anonymous said...

Only one piece was installed in the HS, the rest is still missing. I wonder what it's worth on ebay?

Anonymous said...

who stole the grant equipment theft is a crime
my mother told me. no mothers complain in atkincrime so it is ok the BOS down and out scared to death cover up

Anonymous said...

WHY I NEED A NEW COMMUNICATION RADIO TOWER IN ATKINSON

By Bernnie V. (Ponzi scheme Madoff) Consentino

1. Because I want it and you can’t stop me from getting it.
2. I failed twice but I’m going to keep coming back till I get it
3. I’ve suckered you out of your money in the past, and I want to show you I can do it again
4. I have selectmen and an Elderly Affairs Dept. that will help me scam you again.
5. I am the law, so if you try to stop me I will get you arrested, a record that will effect your employment, lively hood and credit rating. Don’t cross me! I’ll do it!
6. I can’t be fired so don’t try.
7. I’ve suckered the Federal government out of grant money, got equipment I never intended to use, hid it and only put some of it to use when I got caught.
8. If I can do it to the Feds, you won’t be any problem to me.
9. I don’t want any stinking inexpensive car repeaters! I want the expensive stuff! You know………..The TOP OF THE LINE expensive stuff.
10. I don’t care what you think of me, I want what I want, when I want it.
11. I want to be able to talk to my Father (God) from my cruiser. (I don’t want to wait till I get home and use all that town paid police equipment I’ve got set up in my house)
12. I want to make you think I want to protect my officers. Hee Hee!
13. Once I get my tower, I can work on the rest of my Master Plan
a.) More police cars
b.) More radios
c.) More insurance
d.) More gas
e.) More repairs,
f.) New 20 million dollar police station I can brag about to other town officials
g.) Stun guns, AK-47’S
h.) Three armored tanks
i.) A dozen flame throwers
j.) Five dozen 2 thousand pound lasers guided rockets.
k.) I have more but I might not be able to post this. If you have ideas, please feel free to add to my list. (I will take anything under advisement).
l.) I want to be known as the guy that suckered people out more money than my Kindred Sprit Mr. Madoff.


SEE YOU ALL AT THE RIBBON CUTTING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR MONEY! SUCKER!!!!!

Signed

Bernnie V. (Ponzi scheme Madoff) Consentino

Anonymous said...

Thank you Selectmen. Thank you Lions Club members for supporting my CORRUPTION.

I couldn't have done it without YOU!

Hee Hee

PVC

Anonymous said...

Damn. You people really suffer from PDS don't you? PDS = Phil Derangement Syndrome. You all got it bad. Go see a shrink.

Anonymous said...

Okay my little darlings, it's time to take your Lithium. Hurry along now and take your Lithium. That's it. Good fruitcakes.

Anonymous said...

You tell people to take medication but you are a proven bully who takes pleasure in demeaning citizens who simply tell the truth. You are sick. A small man who defends the corruption in Atkinson at every opportunity.

You are evil.

Anonymous said...

Like I care I'm evil. If it gets me what I want, good for me!

Anonymous said...

This topic has degraded, just like everyone on this blog. It starts out with good news. A reasonable solution for a long standing problem that affects the safety of our regular offices is proposed by a group that knows what they are doing and has no ties to the chief.

Rather than discuss the merits of real subject, we get this. First, the title of the post, "TOWER TIME for Phil Again". It is not about a tower and it is not about Phil. Next, it degrades into the usual phil bashing which shows up in every topic.

This is why the blog has lost its relevance. The previous 6 posts show why. Why would anyone want to come here? It always ends up with the same crap.

I'm not defending the chief. I'm protesting the juvenile behavior. If the moderator wants this blog to have meaning some selective editing might improve its chances.

By the way, October 27, 2011 5:04 PM, what makes you think the equipment was stolen? Might in not be in the same location the receiver was but currently has no useful purpose? The other equipment, BTW, is the microwave link that was intended to link Hog Hill with Plaistow. You have any good suggestions what might be done with it, and I don't mean any crap suggestions either.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion? Yes.

Since the Chief never used it for it's intended purpose when he recieved it, he should give it back to the agency that gave it to him. That agency can give it to a town that needs it and will use it. A town that won't hide it in a closet for the purpose of decieving taxpayers for his next want.

In addition, he should confess that he lied about it being in use and the problem had been solved.

That would be the honest thing to do, especially from a man that is sworn to protect our taxpayers.

Of course we know that will never happen considering it's Chief Consentino we are talking about. The chances of him doing the right thing is zero to none.

You asked, and you have an answer. Now if you are one of the honest people in this town, you will work to see that that property is given back. If you aren't an honest person, the nothing will get done.

Let us know how that works out for you, OK?

Anonymous said...

You say you're not defending the chief, you're just protesting the juvenile behavior, yet you say nothing about the Chief supporters who threaten and intimidate residents on this blog. It is not one-sided.

The topic is that the Chief wants a tower, it was in the paper so the article heading here is appropriate.

If you want to rise above the bantering, talk about the missing equipment. I call missing since the APD reported to the Government, that it was installed and working at the Fire Station. This is all lies so if you don't like the fact that people are furious, too bad. We have the right to be.

Anonymous said...

Bennett was the one who said they threw the equipment in a closet for years and gave one piece to the school.

It is still a false report to the State and the Feds.

Anonymous said...

Where are the checks and balances by the government and the agencies that give out these things ? If we can have inspectors for every little thing why cant they? If you or some one else pushes the issue of where these pieces of equipment are and if they were properly used can finally clear the air . An "inspection" and its accountability could make for interesting results. Who knows!!!, maybe the chief will retire or be held responsible for this misdeed of use of equipment that, for the most part,already supposed to be in use. Ahh! but then Atkinson ,residents just like to talk trash and do nothing at all about the wacky police department and its on going law suits and the failing of the service that is paid for---to preserve and protect every body with in its town borders. Where is the select men in all this ? They had to know and approve the free for the giving equipment by the agencies to have them sent to town for town use.

Anonymous said...

This is all documented. How many times do we have to document the Conman's inexcuseable behavior before they stop defending him and do something about him?

This man STEALS, CHEATS, LIES, BULLYS AND ABUSES HIS AUTHORITY
to get his own way. These are not the qualities that make a good policeman especially if he wears the badge of a chief of police.

His strangle hold on this town has to be severed if this town is to survive along with the good people in it.

What else do you need to get rid of the bum? You going to wait till he shoots some innocent person that disagrees with him to wake up?

Don't think he's not sick enough to do it. He is THAT SICK! He needs more professional mental health counseling than you know.

Anonymous said...

This is all documented. How many times do we have to document the Conman's inexcuseable behavior before they stop defending him and do something about him?

This man STEALS, CHEATS, LIES, BULLYS AND ABUSES HIS AUTHORITY
to get his own way. These are not the qualities that make a good policeman especially if he wears the badge of a chief of police.

His strangle hold on this town has to be severed if this town is to survive along with the good people in it.

What else do you need to get rid of the bum? You going to wait till he shoots some innocent person that disagrees with him to wake up?

Don't think he's not sick enough to do it. He is THAT SICK! He needs more professional mental health counseling than you know.

Anonymous said...

It is time for the selectmen to do their job with this never ending equipment thing. I wonder if the Plaistow chief will have his feet toasting in the fire brought on by the CONMAN? I see no reason why the town should have Plaistow take over the APD job of law enforcement in town. Pay attention to the recent police survey and renew the department from top to bottom with well qualified personal. There isn't any reason for a regional police department to be in Atkinson .

Anonymous said...

It is time for the selectmen to do their job with this never ending equipment thing. I wonder if the Plaistow chief will have his feet toasting in the fire brought on by the CONMAN? I see no reason why the town should have Plaistow take over the APD job of law enforcement in town. Pay attention to the recent police survey and renew the department from top to bottom with well qualified personal. There isn't any reason for a regional police department to be in Atkinson .

Anonymous said...

"but then Atkinson ,residents just like to talk trash and do nothing at all about the wacky police department and its on going law suits and the failing of the service that is paid for---to preserve and protect every body with in its town borders. Where is the select men in all this ? They had to know and approve the free for the giving equipment by the agencies to have them sent to town for town use.

Do nothing? They have complained to the BOS, the AG and anybody that will listen. They just do not enforce the law and he continues to get away with this stuff. Lawsuits over hhis behavior are numerous.

The BOS know all this and do nothing. I'm sure thathe only one around when the eq. went missing was Fred. Ask Fred what they did about it.

Anonymous said...

Going regional with the police department will save $$$$$$! That's enough of a reason right there. You must be one of those Consentino Zombies trying to nourish yourself off the taxpayer.

Anonymous said...

To 11:19 a.m. i before e EXCEPT after c.

Anonymous said...

We need to write warrant articles for March meeting that addresses all of the wrongs that Phil Consentino commits or omits.

Start with "Police Department will publish the Atkinson Police Log in the Eagle Tribune and on the new town website.

He can't do that know because they don't keep a log, even though we have two dispatchers that we don't need, who could do it.

If Plaistow dispatched Atkinson full time instead of part time, would they publish their complete police log?

Got any suggestions for your idea of a warrant article?

Anonymous said...

Lets try to notify these agencies again and then add to it our representatives at the state and federal levels that are supposed to represent us. Make sure they know what has to be done and then go to the polls to vote a new slate of town officials, that will shake them all up and give us our rights to good open and honest leadership in town.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone read the emergency com report? It's posted on the website.

Anonymous said...

The Atkinson Police Department.

The rediculous tower, minor roof repairs, Cunningpork's fake threat to sue, the hiring of marginal new officers, are all just bird dodo on the windshield to distract the public from the true need for:

A professional, full time, qualified, educated, willing to enforce the law, honestly publish weekly police reports....police department.

STAY ON TARGET.

Anonymous said...

10:37AM, I agree with you fully except that you have over looked that the transfers from Plaistow are fully qualified as police officers. Remember too that the Sgt. and the other officers have worked for Plaistow for some time therefor they can't be less qualified,professional,or educated . I would assume there was some reason for the bail out from Plaistow to Atkinson especially the Sgt. Could it be they didn't like the idea of Lt. Baldwin taking their chances for rank advancement in Plaistow? I'm starting to think so.

Anonymous said...

Only a marginal officer would accept a position in a town where they have to drive to the station to write down any conversation they have with a citizen of the town. Only a marginal, incompetent, total non professional police officer woul tie his hands behind his back....forced to track down an uneducated, incompetent control freak before he can MAKE AN ARREST. You catch a robber, a drunk driver, a 70 year old up the tukas of a minor, a drug dealer throwing a loud party,....... sorry officer, the Lions is having a secret meeting to decide the person of the year and then there.is this visit to a blue hair elderly with cancer about a house.

That's what ALL Atkinshame officers are under order to do So the x Plastow moron has to sit there in the cruiser and do WHAT? I'll tell you what. Feel like a moron, uneducated, unqualified x Plaistow police oficer. He doesn't dare make the arrest he is forbidden to make without permission. No wonder NOTHING ever shows up in an Atkinshame police report!!!!!

To take a job in Atkinson you are a moron lacking basic training in police arrest proceedure to start. And it is a DO NOTHING job that suits your personality. Or you are naturally drawn to corruption like a midget x moderator is drawn to paratrooper boots.

It is soooo obvious.

Anonymous said...

I doubt if Baldwin left the department because of what you wrote. All I have heard is that his going to Plaistow has caused a lot of discourse ,if you will that is. Where and why did the other men go and why is it a topic of conversation every where people are talking? Must be its because of the CONMAN and his foolishness. I see no reason why an officer has to go to the station to make out reports except for crimes just short of murder. It isn't the right thing to do. Why does the CONMAN do this is beyond me when officers should be out on the road. They do have radios and cell phones to communicate. We see them on the phones quite regularly when working road jobs or riding around or parked. A clean out of staff might be a good thing or not depending on how one looks at it The one who should go is the CONMAN to make room for the change needed to make the department one to be proud of . A fair and strong understanding leader is needed to make things work in all policing areas. Not even in todays past south do you see what goes on here in this towns police department.

Anonymous said...

What, Polito, no snappy comeback?
The truth sends you running, now don't it.

Anonymous said...

Polito keeps opening his mouth and he'll get sued again. He's like a moth flying into a flame. He's not smart enough to stay away. LOL

Anonymous said...

mark why are you worried about the pd you don't even live in town

Anonymous said...

He lived here most of his life and many of us are grateful for his service, to all of us, not just some of us.

Go back to Haverhill.

Anonymous said...

12:08 He has to be . Does he have family still here and property? Wake up!, he is the best thing that has happened here to expose the corruption here and is willing to face the persons behind it all any where and at any time. Got it?

Anonymous said...

The damage to him and his property is more than enough to keep him on the site to say his opinion of the town and the corruption.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anyone backing down to those who are vandalizing others property.

Anonymous said...

kill kill kill

Anonymous said...

Post should be removed.

Anonymous said...

"I don't see anyone backing down to those who are vandalizing others property."

We have smart and courageous people in Atkinson willing to stand up against bullies and their threats.

No one wants to volunteer at town hall.

Deliberative Sesson reduced to 35 hacks in a room with a frightened moderator who replaced an untrained, unqualified, excuse maker...... Red faced Selectmen dumped by yet another town "administrator errand boy".

Police department lost in space.

Loss of town reputation state-wide. That's the big one! Atkinson acknowledged as morally bankrupt for disabling it's own Conflict of Interest Committee..

Ding, ding, ding....round three!!

Anonymous said...

Good idea. Have a Bully boxing night at the local gym. Bullies show up and the elderly voters put on the gloves and bullies go down and run crying to their mother. Just like in grade school.

We may be elderly but we hate bullies who take away our rights and take away our elderly services because we refuse to donate. We refuse to donate to a corrupt private police fund. And we do boycott your approved vendor kickback list.

Show up in the ring, bullies. Old Mrs. Brown will knock your lights out. (But not the stars you will see for weeks.)

You got backbone...or are you a bully/coward? Can you box next Friday night?

Anonymous said...

I like it, midget bully in the boxing ring hiding behind big gloves, then flat on the matt. Groaning. Busted nose. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.....

Let's do it, ah come on!!! Let's set it up.

Anonymous said...

Why does Mark still care? Because he wants to move back some day after the Commissar Kojak and his demon seed offspring are no longer able to abuse citizens who only expect those charged with enforcing the law, instead of using the badge and gun for personal gain.

As for why Kojak keeps pushing the tower? Easy. It is a lot easier to skim from $800K than $30K.
M/A-COM (Now Tyco Electronic) still has affordable and adaptable solutions.

Anonymous said...

Then he'll be looking for the equipment to go on it. Equipment he already got and discarded.

Anonymous said...

who wants mark back anyway,bla bla bla

Anonymous said...

Mark was right the entire time about repeaters. Truth hurts don't if Phrank?

Anonymous said...

That must kill Fil that Mark is always right and we all love him!

Anonymous said...

I think Mark should be appointed police chief. Mark's lack of police experience don't matter cause the record shows you don't need to actually have any police competency in town. At least Mark would do the right honest thing which is a gigantic improvement over the present king of morons.

Anonymous said...

He wanted $3000.00 to give out candy canes and hoodsies to the kids.

What a waste of money! Retail cost of a Hoodsie is about a $1.50 and candy canes for everyone is only $50.00.

What is the other $2000.00 for ?

Anonymous said...

Goodies for his buddies! More favors buys more votes.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Blog police chief, what a joke. He has the speed and health of a 70 year old. Hates more peole in town than any other resident. Would be on the take.

I've heard it all now! Hahahahaha, can you say no f'in way?

Anonymous said...

Mark is a good candidate. Can you imagine with his fiscal responsibility how great the PD would become? Wow. Good idea, a younger and better person, and everyone loves him.

Anonymous said...

The CURRENT Chief has the speed and health of a 72 year old and targets law abiding citizens. What's your point?

Anonymous said...

Anyone would be better than what we have now. By a mile. Anyone with a pulse is better than Con man.

Anonymous said...

To Anon November 8, 2011 4:06 PM

You slander Mark to say he "hates more people in town than any other resident". It's slanderous hateful people like you who support the crooks and buy their BS manipulation. They despise Mark cause he exposed their schemes and lies. The tower issue's another example of when Mark was right and Phil and Phrank were wrong. Just like when Phil was found in contempt of court. Mark was right.

GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!
MARK RIGHT
PHIL WRONG

You can't handle the truth.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I scrimp and save and the elderly in town, rich and poor alike, get special treatment from Phil. I knew the old folks have all the money. See article attached. Expand the service, Phil or we'll bring C.A.R.T. into town so everyone will get a break on transportation and a much needed break from your politics.

http://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/us-wealth-gap-between-young-050303140.html

Anonymous said...

CART is cheaper than paying the salaries for the drivers and the cost and maintenance of the cars. Bonus ! No list of who gets a ride and who doesn't! Transparency.

Anonymous said...

But that will break up his vote buying scheme. Seniors sold out to him cheap. Pathetic he takes advantage of those in need and pathetic those not in need take advantage of the taxpayers.

I say we make it qualify as welfare which requires specific qualifications of affordability. Seniors are ripping me off using my tax dollars when they can afford it or can drive themselves. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You sold out your vote for short money.

Anonymous said...

Since we do not have any real idea how many people use this service, especially given so many complaints about being denied, I think the best thing to do is to sign up for CART and give everyone access that wants it.

Unless EA wants to substantiate the need, get rid of the taxpayer funded transportation portion.

winsurfer said...

We had the opportunity to join CART when it was started in 2005 but didn't want to spend the money. Town participation costs somewhere around 5000 to 10000 per year. Plaistow pulled out at one point when they did a survey and found that only six people were using CART.

CART doesn't give rides outside of normal business hours. You also have to pay for rides, although if you have a Medicare card it's half price.

CART wouldn't solve all the transit problems but if it came to town, maybe someone would start up Atkinson Taxi to cover the off hours.

Anonymous said...

We already have Atkinson Taxi for seniors. It's called the Atkinson Police Dept.

Anonymous said...

Despite Phil's ignorant ranting of "You call we haul, 24/7", they don't work weekends nor after 4:00 pm.

Or maybe they do for some people.

Anonymous said...

Let us address the issues raised herein.

EA is only available M-F 8-4 PM as is CART.

Town participation is $5k to 10K? Well, Ea is $40k.

If Plaistow onlt had 6 people, Atkinson has LESS. Why??? Is this service costing us $60K?

Anonymous said...

Anyone care to return to the topic that started this thread? How did it get from the Comm Comm report to elderly transport?

I, for one, would like to know what people think of its recommendations. The proposed tower has been a hot topic ever since it was put to the voters. The report recommends against that approach. You'd think the stink created by the tower would have more discussion after a group of Atkinson citizens suggested a better way.

Anonymous said...

Here's the answer. The committee said what most people were saying all along. We never needed a tower. Repeaters solve the problem for short money just like other towns proved. The tower was a gigantic blowhard scam. We never needed a ridiculous $700,000 tower.

Anonymous said...

If I have to pay part of a CART ride I don't care. At least I get the ride. I refuse to donate to the charity.
I can't get a ride ever. That's the deal. Donate or walk.

Selectmen suck their thumbs, do nothing. They hate the elderly to allow this to go on. Like Joe Paterno did nothing and deserved to be thrown out.

Anonymous said...

We don't know IF we have transportation problems because the details are kept secret. Unless he wants to substantiate the need, I say lets get CART. I'm against throwing money at a problem that is unknown.