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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Phil's Legal cost to the town

This story begins roughly a year after he was appointed chief. In 1981, there was a selectman named Wayne Peak. Peak found that there was a misappropriation of funds in the police dept. It appeared that the little fees charged for reports and such were not being deposited to the town bookkeeper as they should have been but were being given to the Atkinson Patrolmen's association. The amount in question was $286.00. Peak brought this out in a selectmen meeting, and Phil ROARED that NO ONE was going to sully his good name, blah, blah, blah, you can imagine the rest. Peak asked the other two selectmen to take action, they refused, in true Atkinson selectmen fashion. Peak resigned in protest, and filed suit against Phil and the town. Phil retaliated by filing suit against Peak for.... YOU GUESSED IT! Slander, defamation, diminution of earnings capacity, and compensation for severe physical and emotional stress. These competing suit wound their way through the courts for 6 years, FINALLy reaching settlement in 1988.

BUT not before Phil fingered Peak, or agents of Peak for taking shots at the police station, and planting an explosive device at Phil's home. Peak was investigated by the FBI to no avail.

Not before an anonymous tip informed Mass Dept of Revenue of fictitious accounting irregularities at Peak's business in Lowell. DOR shut his business down for two weeks while they combed through his books. No impropriety found.

Not before Phil followed Peak through town arresting him for Reckless driving of his Cadillac, except that Peak was driving his Rolls that week, Caddy was unavailable. Case reversed.

The case file reads like an adventure novel. The final entry is an offer to settle for $500,000, declined. Case was settled 1 month later, under non disclosure agreement. Peak held a party at the KofC in Lawrence the week after the settlement to show off his two new caddy's bought with the settlement money, he claimed. Phil claimed in a selectmen meeting in 1988, that the case was settled for $15,000. "he didn't even cover his costs, he got nothing" This was apparently just another false statement.

In 1991, Lt. Rick Daniels left the dept. citing personal differences with the chief. Phil claimed in a selectmen's meeting that Daniel's on his way out had destroyed 12 years of police database. Only problem , the police dept. did not have computers in 1979.

In late 90's we had the infamous spitting incident in town hall between Fred Childs and Phil. Fred was running for selectman, and Phil was showing around the case files from Fred's Lawrence Pd days. Yes, this is illegal. Dale Childs filed a complaint with NHPSTC about the number of hours Phil worked, it was the second investigation of him in 5 years. NHPSTC admonished him to not exceed his legal limit of his training at 1,300 hours/ year. Phil retaliated by having Bill Anderson go to the Child's home and take pictures of the Hampstead animal control vehicle in her driveway. She raised hell, Phil whined in a selectmen meeting that he was "acting as Phil Consentino, Resident, NOT Phil Consentino, Chief" ONly problem is the he used his police officers to take the pictures, and wrote the letter on police chief stationary.

The following year, Officer Micheal Rivera sought to get a union into Atkinson to "get work rules down on paper that the chief would have to follow". he claimed that there was favoritism in work assignments, hours, benefits, and advancement. Phil retaliated by writing him up for not writing enough tickets on his shift, midnight to eight am. He followed this performance up by sending his officers the infamous "loyalty letter" which even Sgt. Baldwin testified was an intimidation tactic. Rivera filed suit with NHPELRB. They ordered the town and it's agent(Phil) to cease and desist from bullying, harassing, and intimidating his officers. Phil responded in the next selectmen meeting by saying he had never harassed or intimidated anyone, and his door was always open, any of his officers could come to him like a man and complain to his face. So much for not intimidating.

The following year, Officer Lorden filed an NHPELRB action claiming abuse of authority. Another settlement. There was another settlement around this time with another officer over hours violations.

Then we had the Town that hates Halloween, controversy when Phil spouted off in another selectmen meeting that, as they had done for 10 years, his boys would be out(halloween) to turn cars with Mass. plates around at the border. This was reported NATIONWIDE, and Phil was not smart enough to know this practice was illegal!

Then we had the conflict of interest complaints that next year. Phil voting, as selectmen, to approve his request, as police chief, to withdraw $2,500 from the police donation account. Followed by his approving for himself and extra $1,300.00 "union benefit". ONly problem was that as chief he is specifically excluded from the union contract. He later admitted that he knew there was nothing in the contract or the employee handbook authorizing him to receive this benefit.

In 2005, Rockingham Superior Court Ordered him to recuse himself from any police dept., elderly affairs dept. or town employee matters. Phil announced in a selectmen meeting that nothing would change, just that elderly and police matters would have to take place at the station or his house. He blamed Acciard for making it this inconvenient for the people. In August the Court found him in contempt of Court for ignoring the previous order. He responded by saying this judge had no idea how small towns work, and he would appeal(on the taxpayers dime, of course) to the NH Supreme Court. The Court dismissed on briefs citing lack of standing. Sumner spent hundreds of hours on Phil's legal issues in 2005, never billing the town for these extraordinary expenses. However, in October of 2005, Selectman Consentino negotiated a new contract for Town Attorney Kalman that ALMOST TRIPLED his retainer, claiming that he had not had a raise in 20 years and had so much more work to do lately. This $25,000 or so bump in retainer is a permanent quid pro quo for defending Phil for a year. And it will cost the town an EXTRA $250,000 over ten years.

In 2007, Carol Grant came to a selectmen meeting to read a short statement about the chief's abuse of authority in screaming at her in the town hall because her vehicle was running outside while she was updating the veterans board. She got 2 paragraphs into her statement before Phil Jumped up, Slammed his hand down on the desk, screaming at the camera operators to turn off the cameras! "I don't have to sit here and listen to this". The meeting adjourned to non-public, with Officer Baldwin and Fardella appearing together to stand in the two doorways. 4 minutes into this meeting Phil stands abruptly and Roars "GET HER OUT OF HEAR NOW!" Officer Fardella, ushered Mrs. Grant, her husband, and her wheelchair bound son out into the cold winter night, not allowing them to stop and put on coats. The Grants filed suit. Remember Phil was still under Court Order NOT TO BE IN THE ROOM when these matters were discussed. This case was settled a year later at a cost of $30,000 in settlement, PLUS as one of the attornies claimed they had over $50,000 in legal costs already.

Next came the Acciard case for abuse of office, harassment, following him through town, using the police dept. to investigate his company. This case lasted 2 years before being pulled into Federal Court. The Attornies for Primex claimed that they had "well over $50,000 in legal expenses" at the time of the Federal Removal.

Next came the Artus, Brownfield, Lewis Case. This case was the straw that broke the camels back. Winding it way through the courts for 2 years before Primex finally pulled the plug on insuring the Town of Atkinson. AFTER Primex dropped coverage for the town, the selectmen added another professional services- legal line to the budget, funding it with $10,000. 3 months later this line was $29,900 OVER SPENT! According to the attornies between March and July 2011 they spent $68,000 in legal expenses defending Phil's atrocities.

So to recap; We have 6 1/2 years of legal expenses in the Peak case. As it is under non- disclosure we can only surmise what the cost was, but the average insurance company attorney at that time was about $180/hr.x 100 hrs./yr. x 6.5 years = $117,000.

Plus the settlement of $500,000+

Plus the NHPELRB cases; $200/hr. x 25 hrs. $5,000

Plus selectman consultation for all of Phils foibles(halloween, Rivera, Lorden, Buco, Daniels, Acciard, COI, Abuse of Authority, harassment, illegal SUV purchase, illegal creation of Ft Lt. position, Shut down of scenic byway, water issues, Winslow drive harassment, etc. $200/hr. x 40 hours = $8,000

COI case, 1.5 years, 2 depositions, two hearings $200/hr x 80 hours = $16,000

Contempt of Court defense $200/hr x 12 hrs. = $2,400

NH Supreme Court Appeal $250/hr. x 12 hrs. = $5,500

Grant case: $50,000 claimed legal expenses + $30,000 settlement

Acciard case: WELL OVER $50,000 legal expenses + 1 year more in Federal Court. Total $110,000

Artus et.al case: $68,000 in four months AFTER town loses insurance, PLUS two years insurance attornies..... $168,000

Phil's legal cost to the town and it's insurance companies, approximately $1,011,900.00 by best estimates, and extrapolations.

Isn't it time to end this debacle?

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice article but stops short of the real costs to taxpayer wallets by the Conman. Conman has cost no less than 5.25 million dollars in legal expenses with past selectmen's approval.

IF the current board won't put a stop to it, let's hope a taxpayer revolt will put a stop to the FOUR MEN that are ruining our lives.

Do this and then we can take on the planning board, zba and the other crooks that are backing the biggest crook that our town has ever seen.

Our town is being destroyed from the terrorist within.


jmho

Anonymous said...

America ends at the Atkinson border.

Anonymous said...

Phil has been protected for so long he must think he can do anything he wants to anyone he dislikes.

Let me say this. If Fred has a past that has been resolved, anyone who goes around trying to destroy his reputation by revealing information that the public doesn't have, should be the one to leave office.

Anonymous said...

If were had all that money now it would help the town but they just let it continue.

Anonymous said...

I worry about the damage to people of the town. Conduct unbecoming an officer
Hurts people.

Anonymous said...

Im telling you this blog is pure evil, the administrator (joyce) should be ashhamed of themelves today. This is a terrible shot taken at the apd. This story is based on rumors and propaganda. Terrible terrible story that has no truth. Joyce again shows she has no feelings towards the elderly, clearly she just wants to start drama again. I feel bad for the chief he is a nice man with a big heart. Please help and shut down this shit blog.

MAcciard said...

To December 4, 12:38pm;

I can tell you that you are wrong. I can tell you that the incidents listed in this article happened. And MANY MORE that have escaped the public eye.

Further this is NOt a shot at APD, as you claim. It is a commentary on how much our egomaniacal bully with a badge has cost the town.

I can only assume that the author obtained their figures from the court documents, because as far as I have been able to document looking at papers from the cases I have knowledge of, the numbers are accurate. In MY case Garry Lane, Attorney representing the Town through Primex, DID state to the Court that they had over $50,000 in legal fees prior to my case being elevated to Federal Court. In my ethics case against Phil, Sumner DID spend countless hours defending motions, deposing me, representing Phil at hearings, and preparing Supreme Court Briefs. NONE of this is cheap. And AFTER Phil was ordered to recuse himself, the Town had no responsibility to keep paying his legal bills. In fact it would have been prudent of the board to demand reimbursement for costs to date. But that was never going to happen as long as the Board was Consentino, Sapia, Childs.

The claim that chief does such good work with the elderly has been what has kept him out of trouble, and allowed him to act like such a bully with his police duties.

he DID follow myself, and my wife through town on numerous occasions. He DID verbally threaten me at the post office.
He DID read diatribes about me on camera at many, many meetings, which I firmly believe led to the vandalism of my house and car.
He DID lie about his union benefit.
He DID lie about me at meetings.
He DID use the PD to investigate my company.
He DID call my customers and suppliers and tell them I was under investigation by the Atkinson PD, when I wasn't and had done nothing wrong. At the time of this investigation there was no case against me, no charges against me, just Phil's petty vindictiveness.

Most of this is DOCUMENTED and available on the Atkinson taxpayers.org website.

Read and educate yourself.

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand why,when presented with evidence in black and white,and free to peruse at any time, some still do not believe what is right in front of them. This town has allowed it self to become ruined by thugs.

The only reason for this denial must be because of the same people that are riding the gravy train and don't want it to stop.


Isn't it obvious how the town is falling apart. WAKE UP!

Anonymous said...

joyce, these are all lies its so obvious that your making up stories about the chief to try and turn everyone against him. Its not going to work, so stop trying and stop putting down the elderly its disgusting joyce

Anonymous said...

There are those that say the Nazi's never put Jews in death chambers and murdered them. There are those that will never admit the truth when it's presented to them. There are those that deny the Chief has done anything wrong. These are the type of people that need to be taken out of office.

Anonymous said...

Mark, Leon, Joyce can't get elected so the run the blog, sue the town, chief, and anyone else they can. Time to take them down. Their words are poison. Stay strong chief, the residents are behind you. The votes tell the true story. Shame on you Joyce, we expect this from the other two. You should know better!!!

Anonymous said...

How much has Mark, Leon and Carol taken from us the tax payer, more then the Chief.

Anonymous said...

There are those that make up rumors and have alterior motives like trying to get the chief out of office so they can get away with things that this chief wont let them. Please be aware that everything you liars post on here is being documented. Please be aware that you are responsible for you actions. Im sure that no thinks for 1 minute that any of these allegations are true. They are so stretched out and so far from the truth. Please be advised that no everyone is so lucky and we may cross paths eventually

Atkinson Reporter said...

PLEASE remember that personal ad hominem attacks will be deleted.

How amusing it is to see the speculation regarding the operators of this little blog. This and the previous AR have been in operation 5 years combined. During that time, the police chief has announced at various times that this blog is run by;
Mark Acciard, Brian Boyle, Jane Cole, Carol Grant, Ken Grant, Brian Kaye, Leon Artus, Gary Brownfield, and now Joyce LaFrance.

He has also spent, or caused to be spent over $10,000 in attornies time trying to legally discover the owners/operators. This was taxpayer money spent to hunt his critics, FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THAT THEY WERE HIS CRITICS.

Speculate on, for you are as wrong now,as he has been for 5 years. The sad commentary on this situation is that if there was no fear of retaliation by him, this blog could be operated in the open, like Plaistow Town Crier,and Danville Delivery, but sadly, apparently, due to a long documented history of retaliatory actions against his critics, very few people have the courage to post under their own names here.

Anonymous said...

I really don't see what lies are being told here and don't see anything about the elderly except when the Chief lies to them.

Anonymous said...

Now we have the Chief being so scrooge like with his 'themelves' women battering anti Santa comments.

Go have some egg nog Chief.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chief

It's me...

Leon, maybe..

Mark, could be...

Joyce, you wish...

Carol, don't be afraid!...

It's someone who really knows you and it not afraid of you and waiting ever so patiently.

BOO

Anonymous said...

"This story is based on rumors and propaganda. Terrible terrible story that has no truth. Joyce again shows she has no feelings towards the elderly, clearly she just wants to start drama again. "

Hey Chief, can you even read the article or do we have to read it to you so that you can get it right?

Nothing about elderly, nothing about Ms. Lafrance.

Have you checked in with doctor lately? Maybe you should actually take it easy on the nog.

Anonymous said...

The longer he rants, the bigger the next settlement.

Do you really think all these bloggers are doing this for the fun of it?!

Anonymous said...

? ... the tax payer, more then the Chief.

more then? tax payer ?

Get an education.

Anonymous said...

ALTERIOR motives


ahahahhahahahahha

ahahhaahahhaha


gasp

ahsahahhahahahha

MAcciard said...

To Dec.4 @ 4:03pm;

Your juvenile whining is pathetic. I can attest, having been at the center of this storm for5 years. that the fact enumerated in the letter are true and correct. ALL of the lawsuit information is posted online at the atkinsontaxpayers.org website for all to read. ACTUAL Court documents detailing Phil's bullying and harassment.

The Peak incident at the beginning of his tenure as chief involved the misappropriation of funds. And recently he gave himself an extra $1,300.00 that no one knew about until Brian Boyle made it public. He lied, and said he had been receiving it for three years, even before he was a selectman. That was a lie. He had only received it the one time I had complained about.

This level of corruption needs to stop NOW!

Anonymous said...

Mark you a pathetic, get a real job, get a life, pay more attention to your wife and children.

Anonymous said...

It appears to me that the cheif and his family members are the writers constantly making remarks that are contrary to the truth. Macciard shows the truth with all of what he produces and had to say. the documentation produce by him is from other sources that have had to deal with the Conman. Can any one say this documentation is a lie,I doubt it? Even so I'm sure there is some nut or two who will say it isn't true just like those who have said the Jews weren't killed by the Nazis in WW2. When is the truth going to be enough to remove the Conman and his family from the APD? To do that at this time of year should bring a little bit of peace in this town. Next will be the ballot box to remove the rest of the Atkinson Mafia .

MAcciard said...

To Dec.4,9:03pm;

I have a like thank you very much, however I will not stand idlely by an let Phil Consentino lie to the public about the things he has done to myself and my family, and many many others who have criticized him over the years.

Perhaps if you can point to ANYTHING I have said that is not true, then I will apologize, but as I CAN and HAVE proven my word in Court, that is not likely.

Good Day.

Anonymous said...

These Chief supporters really can't make a case for themselves and their dishonesty so they attack innocent people. Mark has always been an upstanding guy and he was elected and would be again if he chose to run. Joyce was also elected and she has never sued the town and has not made any anti elderly statements. It seems she is being singled out by the police because she wouldn't date one of them? What kind of controlling juvenile behavior is this? Get over it and find someone who is available and interested. You cannot withhold doing your job because you cannot get a date.

Everytime I read nonsense like this, mean lies against people for no reason, it turns me off more from the Chief. The hatred and divisiveness he has brought to the town for decades is ending and I think the rest of us can work to make this a better place.

Anonymous said...

The hatred and defensiveness comes from this blog. Mark and Leon hurt more people than the Chief ever could. The only reason they are not sued is you can't get anything from those who have nothing.

Anonymous said...

and the jews weren't murdered in ww2...........

Anonymous said...

Nazi THUGS are alive and well in Atkinshame.

Anonymous said...

Ok then. We know a little more about your mindset than we cared to learn. Scary....

Atleast Leon and Mark do not steal from the taxpayers to foot their legal bills. Is this why you are afraid to retire? No free legal? That too will end soon.

Anonymous said...

They weren't sued because they didn't do anything culpable. Unlike other people around here who never let it up.

Anonymous said...

I want to see ONE PIECE OF PAPER that shows the claims are "lies".

ONE PIECE OF PAPER. CAN YOU SHOW US ONE???????????????????

Unfortunately you can't.

BUT THERE ARE HUNDEREDS of hundreds of pages on the Atkinson Taxpayer website PROVING THESE CLAIMS and all the complaints and lawsuits he created for taxpayers to pay for. and dozens of "Victims of Phil" who can testify to his crimes.

The truth is fully out now Phil. You and your henchmen can deny and lie all you want but the truth is out. Your only defense is the same old story. You attack your critics and blame them for the world's problems. It doesn't work anymore. You can scream and yell and make up all the spin and stories you want.

The myth about 5 or 6 people on this blog is funny to all of us who've been victimized by Phil. We have your letters and documentation and we keep them. And the minutes and the video of meetings. Your personal attacks are only that. Personal attacks.

You can't hide from the documents exposing the truth of the people you really are. You reign of terror will soon be all over.

MAcciard said...

Dec.5 @ 8:05;

Do please tell me how many people I have hurt, and exactly how? this should be good.

Dec.4 @ 5:44pm; I think you meant "THAN", not then, but never mind,please detail how much money I have taken from the taxpayers?

If you are going to make claims, you should be able to back them up.

Anonymous said...

He never backs up anything like you do Mark. He just attacks and invents stories about people. Consider the source.

tim dziechowski said...

We interrupt this discussion for a brief public service announcement.

CART PRESENTATION

Lee Maloney, director of CART (Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation) will do a presentation on what CART is, what types of transportation it provides, and what role it might play in helping Atkinson citizens go places. The presentation will be in the large conference room at the Atkinson Library on Thursday, 12/8 at 7:30 PM. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation. CART will be seeking input on what rides/routes are most important. All town departments and the general public are invited to attend. See CART's web page at

http://www.cart-rides.org/

Anonymous said...

Thank God and Tim.

We need a transportation program in Town that can service all the residents, not just a favored few. I don't like paying for services that are selective or discretionary.

Anonymous said...

Conman will NEVER STAND for a program that will harm his vote getting scheme. His officers will probably show up at the meeting and start writing down license plate numbers. Here we go again folks............:(

Anonymous said...

Maybe the BOS should invite the Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Bring your cameras.

Anonymous said...

I think we should post someone in the parking lot to protect our vehicles from damage by pundits.

Anonymous said...

I wish they'd fire him before the election season starts. (now)

Anonymous said...

To avoid any problem [s] in the parking lot go there with some one or more persons who can watch the parking lot. That way they can watch out for the devils among us by having cameras and recorders to be sure what has been said if confronted by the CONMANS Atkinson Mafia. Those who attend the meeting inside should also do the same.

Anonymous said...

Aw,come on people. Look at the bright side. We've had an over abundance of publicity over the years, thanks to the Chief. We should be proud!

Anonymous said...

Everyone has cell phones now with cameras and video cameras. I know these clowns are technically challenged but you think they'd have caught on to some a these Tek-no-lo-gee things.

They've been so blown apart by the internet, web sites with documentation, cell phones, blogs, texting, email and the like its funny. He just can't control it.

Drivin ya nuts ain't it Phil??

MAcciard said...

Phil, if you think the numbers in this article are wrong, then it should be a simple matter to refute them. But you and I both know that you can not. They are the truth, just a rather inconvenient one for you.

Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.cart-rides.org/ C.A.R.T gets some of it's funding from the Federal Government. I don't think our government is going to appreciate Chief Consentino using Union-like scare tactics to protect his little transportation fiefdom. God, the guy already sounds like a fruit-loop. I'd contact the FBI and the Justice Department on the night of the meeting. And I'd warn the State Police to have a few cruisers close by. Tell 'em you don't trust the APD to protect your civil rights. I'd also consider going to the meeting early. It's not often one gets to relax with a good book, before enjoying some community theatre

Mrs. Goodridge said...

Mrs. Goodridge said,

Hear, hear Mark!

Takes a lot of valor to stand up to the police chief.

He is not a nice man, and I don't think he even knows that.

I will be watching the selectmen’s meeting and in particular the budget meeting on Tuesday night to see if they can stand up to this sham of a police chief. Many have tried in the past and he bullied them down. I hope that they have the courage to make him present the data that he has hidden in the past.

I applaud you Mr. Acciard.

And Tim D. I am so glad that CART is going to have a hearing on Thursday evening at the Library. Who hasn’t needed a ride now and then, elderly or disabled? The state is in support of this regional transportation, but I expect that Phil Consentino will somehow try to undermine this valuable service.

Barbara Sapia said...

Hey, It's monday night does anyone want to make a wager that there will not be a full board again tonite???????

Anonymous said...

I don't know Joyce LaFrance, but it is disgusting to have her name used in this blog....very juvenile! I'm surprised that she hasn't sued for slander...oh no...another lawsuit!!! Long time residents are sick & tired of all the chief's antics! He is a laughing stock among us!!!

Anonymous said...

This week we'll get CART interested in Atkinson and compare it to Phil's elderly transport service. What an embarrassment. They can't discriminate. CART has to serve all or give up federal funds.

Next week we sell Consentino's SUVs
With or without the dog smells.

Then we get rid of the Southern NH Special Operations Unit. What a waste of money. Phil's probabally planning to use them against his enemies anyway. Bring in The State Police Swat Teams.

No more toys for Phil. He's costing us too much.

If there are approximately 2700 households in Atkinson and Phil has wasted 5.25 million over the years as stated in a previous note then that comes to $1944 per household. That would certainly buy a lot of wheel chairs for Tiny Tim this Christmas.

Where's the outrage?

Atkinson Reporter said...

To all the children who feel the need to trach peoples private lives because you disagree with them politically, THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

Anonymous said...

Why do some people claim that certain people are not worth suing because those people have no money? Is Phil and his people investigating how much Atkinson Taxpayers are worth before they start lawsuits now?

Just how far has Town Corruption evolved in Atkinson?

Anonymous said...

Here's the other good news.

If we vote to get CART to REPLACE the EA transportation program, he will lose the cars, the drivers and the dispatchers who really work for the PD. We will gain about $30k and no transparency problems.

If we vote to replace the dispatchers with Plaistow Full Time, the nepotism is almost gone (still have the kid in the PD) and Mrs. Cunningham will not have her health issues. I'm sure there's another job for her to do at the PD now that the inmate is gone.

Anonymous said...

Phil can do background checks on anyone he wants to but it's illegal. He can do a credit check on you but that's illegal too.

Just saying, he could. He could tap your phone, call your boss. He's done these things.

Anonymous said...

People claim they aren't worth suing but what they really mean is they have nothing to sue them about.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Phil has the same attendance problem at the PD as the Town hall does for BOS Meetings? Once again no Friel!

Famous quotes for 1000.00: Mr Shoooooster do you realize the time committment it takes to be a selectman?

Anonymous said...

To follow up on Tim D -there is another regional volunteer organization called Community Caregivers. Atkinson is part of the Salem region, I believe. Volunteers give people rides to appointments free of charge (CART charges a minimal fee, I think). Volunteers absorb the gas expense and time given. It is a wonderful organization and costs the community nothing. Whoever made arrangements for the CART presentation, should also invite somebody from Community Caregivers to make a presentation.

Anonymous said...

Phil should not hang the elderly out to dry with no services and no help. It's really terrible how he holds them hostage to his plots and plans and schemes and scams. Really Phil, it's terrible, we are ashamed of you. The bad, bad boogey man.

tim dziechowski said...

I view CART as a supplement to elderly affairs transport rather than a replacement. They are changing their business model from dispatch on call to fixed route, because they are going broke. Dispatch on call is costing them 3 times what they take in for fares and town fees. If they can propose fixed routes that make sense for our town and the costs are reasonable then I think we should give them a try. But there is no way that CART is going to provide the level of service that elderly affairs does for the people who do receive the service. You will never see a CART van parked outside the medical complexes on Longwood Avenue in Brookline but you will see Atkinson elderly affairs there. But come on Thursday night, ask lots of questions, and make up your own mind. We are trying to get the presentation taped for cable for those who can't be there.

Macciard said...

To the people speculating upon the Possibility of Phil suing me, he has done so before, for slander, libel, defamation of character, and all for speaking the truth by pointing out to the code of ethics committee that he lied to them for the express purpose of getting my complaint against him dismissed. Unlike my suit for his ethical lapses which went to trial, and I won, He could not back his claims up enough to bring to trial, he withdrew the case two weeks prior to trial. He has failed to bring suit against me to trial in the past, and if he so chooses again, he will fail again, because as both he and I know. EVERYTHING I say I can prove. he doesn't have that luxury.

Should he wish to try, So be it.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to support elderly affairs any longer because of the lack of transparency and the lack of proof of need, not to mention the complaints from some about not receiving rides.

I'm done with this until we can see the numbers and until we have someone else running the department.

EA $40k for a questionable service, CART $10k for a clear service. I did the math, I'm done. Anyone who wants to get rid of EA transportation and they come up with a warrant article, I'll sign it.

Anonymous said...

And another thing.

I will not vote for two programs totally $50k for rides. We have one program that doesn't meet the needs of the town and now you want a second program? No. I will only vote for one, the fair one.

Anonymous said...

I see EA cars mostly in the PD lot or behind town hall. This tells me that the program is not managed efficiently and needs to be reassessed.

Anonymous said...

personal attacks will be deleated? only against friends of the blog anyone else ifs fair game

MAcciard said...

I put in a RTK request two years ago to find out how many people use the service, and to see their transport logs, that Phil promised the budget committee in 2004 he would keep.

Still waiting for the answers. They do not keep transport logs, they note transports on the drivers timesheets, but no names, or house numbers, just generic locations. They are useless to figure out how many people use the program, or how many transports they do, or mileage, or ANY useful information.

I also put in a request to look at the expenditures for the new legal services line put into the budget when Primex dropped the towns coverage. It was overexpended in Aug. by $30,000. Still waiting on THAT one too.

Anonymous said...

If you want to start coomenting and leave out the slander and leave out the lies, maybe your posts will not be removed. I do not see anyone else slandering people here and spreading lies and being nasty excect for you and a very few of others.

There is a difference between verifiable truths and making up BS and spreading venom, just because you think you can.

Well, you can't.

Anonymous said...

M.Acciard does not post untruths. He can always back up what he claims
with documented proof.

What is it with you unbelievers?

You have nothing else to do but to write the drivel and idiotic remarks.

Grow up.

Anonymous said...

No one said Acciard was posting untruths. He always tells the truth and backs it up.

The comment at December 6, 2011 1:15 PM was a response to the comment:

"personal attacks will be deleated? only against friends of the blog anyone else ifs fair game

December 6, 2011 12:14 PM"

Anonymous said...

Chief needs a ride to Brentwood.

Anonymous said...

Gee Mark, I cannot help but notice a similarity between THIS POST and your WRITING STYLE when you post under YOUR NAME. Even the mathematical breakdown at the end are similar to the your posts about the Timberlane District budget. I asked you several weeks ago about your association as a team member (even giving you the definition straight from the help desk), and you chose not to respond.

Here is some unsolicited advice for you: let it go. Your challenges to Phil to try and sue you again are juvenile and, if I may be so bold, make me think that you are as stubborn as Phil -- kind of a Batman and Joker thing. Be the bigger man. Let. It. Go. Seek help, if needed, but move on. This blog weighs you down.

Anonymous said...

I think Mark should keep bringing this stuff up until Phil is gone for good, lest people forget everything that's happened over the years.

The problems continue and so do the complaints.

Anonymous said...

Actually this is timely given the cost of legal this past year that the taxpayers had to pay to defend Consentino and Polito.

All the people who voted to pay their legal bills need to rethink it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, starting to look like the Chief and one of his henchmen are threatening Mr. Acciard again. "Move on" appears to be Mr. Consentino when he says "If you don't like it here, "Move Out"!

Now that the Town is close to getting an extra hundred thousand dollar increase in a legal line they don't need, are they intending to start another fight with Mr. Acciard and use that taxpayer money against him? Sure looks like it.

Let's watch closely to see what the crooks will try next to take Mr. Acciard out of the picture. They going to throw him in jail too?

Corruption is live and well in Atkinshame.

Anonymous said...

Why doesnt anyone here talk about the $ Fred and Bill (and poor Craig) are about to cost the town. The lawsuits are brewing and I can't wait, pd and the ceiling (maybe Mrs lapham will start it), the osborns must be working on something and I can't wait for that EXPLOSION, and word on the street is the selectmen don't even know that harassment is against the law. Watch out boys!!!! I'm watching you. :))))))

Anonymous said...

Acciard is the biggest clown I've met. Does anyone know who he bought his first vaccuum cleaner from for his very successful busines. Yup, it was Phil selling him a hoover back in the day. Does it still suck Mark?

Anonymous said...

Imagine being deaf and living on Stickney Rd? Hmm you've been discovered.

Anonymous said...

I was driving by PPD this afternoon and I saw Mr Friel exiting the building, was that a meeting Bill? HMM

Anonymous said...

To Anon December 8, 2011 9:42 AM

Great new tactic Phrank.

"Let. It. Go."

Mark will never back down because he is right and hasn't done anything long. MARK IS NOT THE ONE BREAKING THE LAW.

DO. YOU. GET. IT?

WHY. DON'T. YOU. STOP. BREAKING. THE. LAW? WHY. DON'T. YOU. BACK. OFF. AND. LEAVE. PEOPLE. ALONE?

YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Not Mark.

Anonymous said...

These guys have been bullying people for years and getting away with it because normal people do like to be associated with or deal with this in their lives. It seems to me people are sick and tired of it and they don't seem to be backing away anymore. The bullying is escalating and their true nature is evident to more and more.

Anonymous said...

correction: normal people do not NOT like...

sorry, typo

Anonymous said...

bos canceled meeting monday because bill f was out of town , he arrived 5 min before meeting and they held it anyway all most like a secret meeting

Anonymous said...

bill f using his position as charman of bos to try to get other towns to buy electricty from his electric company.can you say conflict

Anonymous said...

lafrance ang goodrich should call ea for a ride to the mental hospital

Anonymous said...

mark, bla bla bla

Anonymous said...

why cant the bos get any projects done in town, they just keep on draging it out

Anonymous said...

friel biggest crook he needs to be gone

Anonymous said...

what about fred he does not what year it is

Anonymous said...

dec 8 6;25 good dick work it only took you three week,s stickney rd

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon December 9, 2011 6:47 PM, there is no dec 8 6;25. You are so stupid you can't even cut and paste right.

Someone already pointed out how stupid Maggot gets when she gets excited.

CTS

Anonymous said...

Both Phils need a ride to jail for retirement fraud.

Anonymous said...

Then we'll ask the BOS to reinstate the trustee program and "The Phils" can come back to town on work release and clean toilets for Elderly Affairs and the APD.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I'd go for that. Let them go door to door and work for all the people they took advantage of all these years.

Anonymous said...

Phil was busy blogging on December 9th. Looks like he took a lunch break at his computer and started at 12:30, 12:31, and 12:32. He took an 18 minute bathroom break and started up again at 12:50, 12:51, 12:54 and finally at 12:55.

The posts are all written by one slow on the uptake individual, one post after the other. Poorly written, spelled and typed, short angry bursts that identify your writing style immediately.

Your written, slanderous comments parallel the way you talk in person, when you are maligning people who get in your way.

Need to look over your shoulder Phil; this is how Frank got caught blogging at work, with spiteful comments about people.

Maybe you should have somebody get you a new hard drive before someone wants to look at your computer.

Anonymous said...

Phil was busy blogging on December 9th. Looks like he took a lunch break at his computer and started at 12:30, 12:31, and 12:32. He took an 18 minute bathroom break and started up again at 12:50, 12:51, 12:54 and finally at 12:55.

The posts are all written by one slow on the uptake individual, one post after the other. Poorly written, spelled and typed, short angry bursts that identify your writing style immediately.

Your written, slanderous comments parallel the way you talk in person, when you are maligning people who get in your way.

Need to look over your shoulder Phil; this is how Frank got caught blogging at work, with spiteful comments about people.

Maybe you should have somebody get you a new hard drive before someone wants to look at your computer.

Anonymous said...

not phil writing these posts

Anonymous said...

I too know that it is Phil writing these posts. Gotcha.

Anonymous said...

Who else would pick on Mrs. Goodrich, but Phil.

What a creep.

Retire.

Anonymous said...

He must think he's being stealthy.

Not.