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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Atkinson Selectman results will stand

Consentino to be sworn in tomorrow

ATKINSON — Selectmen’s Chairman William Friel said he would not be seeking a recount after losing to former police Chief Philip Consentino Tuesday night.
Consentino defeated Friel, 801-786, in the contest for a one-year term on the Atkinson Board of Selectmen.
“In my opinion, the negative image that would be created by a recount is not in the best interest of the town,” Friel said yesterday. “I respectfully stand behind the results of the election and will fully support Mr. Consentino as our new selectman.”
Consentino could not be reached for comment.
The election results continued to be the talk of the town yesterday as residents discussed Consentino’s victory.
“I think there’s an element of forgiveness in a lot of people,” resident Kay Galloway said. “I think they took into account that he has great respect for the service he’s done for town and they want to give him a second chance.”
Consentino was terminated in February 2013 as police chief by selectmen following an independent investigation. Town Administrator Bill Innes has not commented on why Consentino was dismissed.
Consentino faced questions about his dismissal throughout the campaign, but has said that all allegations against him are “lies.”
Resident Patricia Goodridge said she voted against Consentino.
“I feel really sad for Atkinson with the election of Phil Consentino,” she said. “There is so much information out there that he has been damaging to so many people in town. I just can’t believe that there would be that many people in denial.”
Goodridge said she hoped that increasing the number of selectmen from three to five in 2015 would improve things.
:(Consentino’s) only serving for one year and hopefully a bigger board will balance things out,” she said.
Consentino was with the police department for 45 years. He also headed the Elderly Affairs Department for about 20 years. He has helped seniors throughout the years by providing transportation to medical appointments and with other services.
He also previously served for nine years as selectman, although not consecutively.
Yesterday, Innes said he was getting ready for Consentino to join the board.
“He’s been a selectmen before, he knows the job,” he said. “He’s been elected and he will be seated.”
Consentino and fellow new selectman Harold Morse will be sworn in at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Their first meeting will be Monday night.
Resident Catherine Persson, 83, said she is looking forward to Consentino joining the board.
“I think it’s great,” she said. “He has done so much for the town of Atkinson. It’s unbelievable. There are very few towns that have people that would go out of their way for the people of town. He’s always there if you need help.”
While Consentino does have support from the older population, he has seen his share of controversy in town.
In 2011, the town paid Municipal Resources Inc. to do an independent audit of the police department. That 20-page report included about two dozen recommendations, ranging from updating policies and equipment to hiring more officers.
Earlier this year, police Chief Al Brackett recommended moving the elderly affairs department from the police department to the community center. At candidates’ night last week, Consentino was against that idea.


137 comments:

Anonymous said...

Catherine Persson
Kay Galloway

Get a clue. Why are you supporting an abuser?

Anonymous said...

Once an abuser always an abuser, and will show his colors very soon, maybe even as early as Monday night.

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AtkinsonReporter2Monitor said...

107.3.51.115 - Your comments will be deleted if they are not serious.

Anonymous said...

Should be good reality tv to watch the 2 blowhards morse and phil at the selectman's meetings

Mark Acciard said...

So lets look at his record of accomplishment as a selectman;

He had to be ordered by the Court to obey the law.

He LIED to the town trying to get BILLY an extra $2,000+/mo. in compensation while he was deployed in Kuwait, But this was only because BILLY LIED about his total earnings.

He Bought the towns first SUV without consulting the BudCom, Voters, or even a vote of his own board(something he lied in his flyer saying he would never do)

He created the towns first full time Lt. slot for BILLY without consulting the Budcom, voters, just putting it in the budget(something he lied in his flyer saying he would never do)

He lied about and slandered me at numerous selectmen meetings, resulting in my home and car being vandalized in his name.

He verbally abused an elderly woman, Jane COle, for asking him questions.

He while presiding over a meeting he was COURT ORDERED to avoid, he evicted Carol Grant and her wheelchair bound son into the col December night, not even allowing them to put coats on.

He lied about what he was spending town donation account money on.

He lied to the town claiming an old cruiser was not fit for use as a daily driver, then traded it for $300, and the next day his son bought it for $450, and used it as a daily driver.

He caused 9 lawsuits costing the town and its insurers millions of dollars in settlements and legal costs.

He verbally abused Carol Grant over the scenic byway project.

He increased the police budget by 200%

He SEXUALLY HARASSED a female employee

Anonymous said...

I voted against Consentino because of his many past actions of bullying and oppression against my good neighbors, including and most importantly, what happened last year to get him fired. Only a sociopath would try to get elected after his long and troubled career.

Where is the rest of Atkinson in defense of all of us? Maybe you'll be next.

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent;

I was not a communist.

When they locked up the socialists, I remained silent;

I was not a socialist.

When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out;

I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews, I remained silent;

I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Anonymous said...

phil the swill now he has full control to do what ever he wants

Anonymous said...

Ed Naile:
Coalition NH Taxpayers
I was right about the Lawrence Eagle Tribune doing a puff piece on the pervert.
Anyone wanting to comment can simply contact CNHT.org, we will get you message out statewide.
The fact that Consentino is now a public figure only exposes him to public ridcule the local paper can not prevent.
Remember, the Lawrence Eagle Tribune has the same evidence about Consentino that was sent to CNHT.
Watch how this plays out.
We helped catch Town Clerk Rosie McNamara in Ashland who misappropriated over $2 million dollars and went to jail.
We helped Weare rid themselves of their bully Police Chief, Miles Rigney - without a lawsuit.
We caught the Windsor selectmen letting 22 of their friends and relatives avoid paying property taxes for ten years.
Look up double voter Caitlin Ann Legaki on Google - that was our handi-work.
Exposing Atkinson and Consentino will be a top priority.
By the way, Judge Lewis gone.

Anonymous said...

Just glad we moved, I would be embarrased to say I lived in Atkinson !

Anonymous said...

Phil was elected by a majority.
One of 3 things will now happen.
1. He will run again next year and be a Selectman for life.
2. Some lawsuit or incident will knock him from his seat this year.
3. The AG will rule by Monday that due to his settlement with the town he can not take his seat.
Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

So, the personification of evil has returned to the Town Hall. His reign of terror and corruption continues. A sad day for my beloved town of Atkinson indeed. One can only hope that, barring a miracle of his being forced to vacate the seat, that his tenure is just the one short year and that the other Selectmen have the courage to prevent him from carrying on as usual. Beware Philip V., Karma is a wicked mistress and eventually everyone gets what one deserves.

Anonymous said...

doj.nh.gov
read the court filing by the ag against reams.
the parallels between his actions and consentino's actions are astounding.
sexual harassment, comingling funds, using public funds for his own purposes, lies, the inability to fairly administer the law.....

Anonymous said...

They say the Conman has and is voted in but has anyone called the state to investigate his past illegalities and actions to remove him ? If pressure were to be put on them to investigate the election laws,etc.then maybe they will make him step down instead of turning a blind eye to his past deeds. It is time to get them to make a ruling one way or the other or let the same old same old continue. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ are costly to us all!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good idea, take it and run!!!
Don't expect the same people to carry the ball all the time.

Anonymous said...

The question was has anyone called the state to investigate his past illegalities and actions to remove him? That is a simple enough a question to answer isn't it? Do you know if it has been answered as I've not heard it has?

Anonymous said...

Do you really expect someone to answer you? If so, why would you expect anyone to answer your anonymous question? No one is obliged here.

My simple question was, if you think someone ought to call the state, why haven't YOU called? Are YOU going to answer?

Anonymous said...

to 8:37 - stop telling everyone to do your bidding. if you think something should be done then go do it yourself.

Anonymous said...

doj.nh.gov
read the court filing by the ag against reams.
the parallels between his actions and consentino's actions are astounding.
sexual harassment, comingling funds, using public funds for his own purposes, lies, the inability to fairly administer the law.....

http://doj.nh.gov/media-center/press-releases/2014/documents/20140311-reams-complaint.pdf

Anonymous said...

Nasty little town, well at least 800 nasty little minded people.
I couldn't understand why he said to the rag paper that he gave that women's husband money for carpentry work...Well he was paying her monthly bills with elderly contribution money and reported it fraudulently while sexually pursuing her. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY little man! The AG has a written complaint to read....The can of worms will be open again and again and again.

Anonymous said...

3/14 @ 8:52 PM, My answer to you is this - as long as you are anonymous why should I,in particular, have to do it. There are volunteer & elected officials who should be doing it as those being the elected people representing the electorate here. The remaining Conflict of Interest,selectmen,and Mr. Innes just to name a few officials responsible to the taxpaying voting electorate . They did take an oath to do what their jobs require of them in their capacities as elected officials.

Anonymous said...

Didn't conman take an oath? To protect and serve instead of misappropriate funds, harass citizens and try and sexually harass his staff.
Oaths mean nothing anymore, look no further that out president so why wouldn't a little teeny weeny little guy take one seriously.

Anonymous said...

Then what you are saying is that oath taking is nothing but a sham and not a promise to up hold ones elected position. Your attitude is to forget an oath taking and do any criminal acts you can to fill ones own pockets at every ones expense. Reams and the Conman are of the same cut of cloth comparable to one another but I see no recent court action on the Conman for what he has done from day one to now. I guess it is ok to run for any office just as long as you do not need to be held accountable by taking an oath . Where oh where are the people like Mr. Acciard who are and were willing to stand on the truest grounds of principle that include honesty,accountability,etc.,etc. ?

Anonymous said...

Everyone that accepts an elected position takes an oath. Running and accepting are two entirely different things. Mr. Acciard didn't wait around like you and expect others to do all the wrok. HE isn't a hypocrit.

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Anonymous said...

Perhaps the moderator (he or she)deletes your comments because you are stupid and have nothing intelligent to say. The fact you are Pro Conman says you support corruption and illegal behavior. That makes part of the problem. You are not one this blog tries to educate. You are a lost cause.

I personally hope (he or she)continues to delete your comments.

Anonymous said...

It will be fun to watch the town admin squirm to keep the job. Whatever pride once was there is trashed, gone byby now by what he gotta do to survive. Advice--Go to Wal Mart and buy an old time mop. Fix the head up real nice and purdy. Wash it in woo lite so nice and soft. Now youse all set to Rump swab real good an the big cahuna may just let you keep your big paycheck and perks at taxpayer expense. That's the best you can hope for. Selectmens boy and with a mop.

Personally, aint enough money in Washington to get me to swab a rump. Be smart and, buy a couple extras so you can clean up the mess in the police station toilets. Now the prison inmate is gone, you gonna see some porcelain up close, the head honcho watch you do a real good job with the evidence.

We know you are good at sweeping dirt under rugs. Now you get to try to clean up the big messes as state and local officials examine evidence of crimes in Atkinson during your watch. You gonna be busier than a cat trying to cover crap on a marble floor.







Anonymous said...

3/15@8:22AM - I agree with your saying Acciard isn't a hypocrit. I doubt you'd call Naile one and he isn't a townie either. Both men are still trying to make the town an honest one to live in and ,again , they do not live here in what has been described as the most laughable corrupt run town in the state.[ Guess who made it that way. Hint:Hint: law suits, looking the other way when it came to certain crimes committed in town, fired for cause and said to be of a sexual nature, and on and on and on. ] If you were to realize all this past stuff then you would stop your want for these things to continue on. To be honest with you I believe your the former "guess who" I described here that is writing to try to keep your newly elected official status with hopes from being state investigated.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell promoted you from grade 1? What the hell are you trying to say? Conman would never pay a single compliment to Mark. 8:22 is correct, elected officials have to swear in to serve.

Anonymous said...

I don't live in Atkinson but the soap opera occurring there keeps me reading this blog! WHAT A JOKE!

Anonymous said...

3/15@11:35, Be a little more specific as to who your replying to. I start out reply messages with the day and time in answering so I'm understood w/o confusing every one in tying to read these anonymous writings. Keep in mind that as you write others are doing the same and can be published as you send your message[s]making them out of order in answering them. JMHO

Anonymous said...

Not all the comments relateto an individual post. Some are unrelated nonsense, other general opinion on the topic. Some refer to the prior post. Not all comments are replys. Stop telling peoplewhat to do, it's obnoxious.

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Anonymous said...

Can you not fatham that many votes were against Friel and didn't support the con-man but had no choice but to vote for him???

many many

Anonymous said...

I understand that Friel lost. What I can't understand is that the Conman won. It would have been better to have not vote at all rather than vote the Conman into office. How can any one say they had to vote for the Conman knowing what he has done over the lesser of the two evils who is Friel. I say the lesser of the two evils when Friel is a prince compared to the Conman. At least he hasn't caused any where the harm Conman has to the community. Better to have elected Friel than the low life who was fired for just cause by the same BOS that he is now a part of.-- By the way just how many votes do you think Friel lost by? I believe it was by 15 votes . Tell me if I'm wrong and your right please!

Anonymous said...

Ms. Monitor, have you decided to change your ways??? I see some pro consentino comments on here. Ms Monitor im glad that you decided to grow up and act like a true atkinsonian. I can only hope and pray that you Ms. Monitor and all your glorious power choose the right path in life and become fair and equal.

Anonymous said...

Ok, you continue to present that the moderator of this blog is a woman. You present that she deletes your comments for some reason other than you are stupid and have nothing to contribute.

Where is your proof? Come on Idiot...............make your case on this blog. If you can't.........GO AWAY and let intelligent people comment here.

Anonymous said...

You need to get a life. Are you the cat crazy that is always blogging on women? Maybe your premise in incorrect, ever thought of that? You morons that think you know who your talking to and about are all stupid.

Moderator can we get this conversation to stay on track and delete all the noise?

Anonymous said...

5:05 comment was for 3:22

Anonymous said...

orrlsofr marchJS............GO AWAY. Get back in the trunk of your JUNK used cars and make another idiot like yourself.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOm! GONE!

Anonymous said...

aiorrlsofr marchJS............GO AWAY. Get back in the trunk of your JUNK used cars and make another idiot like yourself.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOm! GONE!

Anonymous said...

Garrity, the current Atkinson town moderator will not be able to take away our rights much longer. Calls for his resignation are due for restricting questioners at candidates night. Supposedly, he thinks he can control not only what people think but what they can say or inquire into. All because he thinks tough questions and the truth somehow are not what a good neighbor should do in the Town of Atkinson. Quite the contrary and this moderator is DEAD WRONG. It is the sacred duty of good citizens and taxpayer activists to expose candidates and public officials that should be disqualified or removed. That is what good neighbors do. Next time when he tries to restrict comments and questionshe will face the overdue calls for his resignation. I am calling for it now as he has shown his colors. That is, make people be nice to known crooks and thugs when we should be roasting their feet over the coals of their misdeeds. It is more apt and authenticate to say it like it is and address the honorable citizen as the good neighbor and the liar as the good liar and a pervert as MY GOOD PERVERT. Call it like it really is.

Atkinson is so deep in corruption, when the hammer falls, and it is in the works, a reckoning will come on these evil doers and those that protect them. Then, we will live in a good town with good neighbors. That's the dream worth fighting for.

Anonymous said...

I am embarrassed to be living among the kind of total wack job posters here. Why not rename this blog Marks crying towel?

Anonymous said...

Ed Naile:

Consentino News Source Central

NHInsider.com

CNHT.org

GraniteGrok.com

2,000 hits per day

Anonymous said...

9:41 - then move. People have a right to criticize their gov't. People don't have a right to attack and single out individuals and ridicule them without reason. Our gov't is top heavy with dishonest former police.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am so glad that I no longer live in Atkinson. This man has bullied people for years. He has ruined reputations and peoples lives. He has now sexually harrassed a woman that worked for him.. So what does Atkinson do? They elect him as selectman! He is the Whitey Bulger of Atkinson NH. I am embarrassed to have grown up in such a corrupt and reprehensible town! Atkinson NH is the laughing stock of NH! VERY VERY sad!

Anonymous said...

For the record. Selectman Todd Barbara told me directly that Consentino was fired for sexual harrassment. Sadly, Todd has passed away. But he was an honest man and he said the details of Consentino's behavior was disgusting. Congrats Atkinson! You elected a pervert as your new selectman!

Anonymous said...

Ed Naile:
Chairman, Coalition NH Taxpayers

"People have a right to criticize their gov't. People don't have a right to attack and single out individuals and ridicule them without reason."

Oh but you are so wrong!!

Consentino is a public figure NOW.

It is the obligation of honest citizens to expose him and ridicule him and make his life as unbearable as he has his victims for 45 years with the help of being an official in Atkinson.

Many people felt helpless under his thuggish thumb.

Unfortunately for this pervert, not everyone who wants him out of office lives in Atkinson - just as the Lawrence Eagle Tribune that supports him does not live in town.

Them's the rules your selectman thug pervert lives by like it of not.

2,000 individual hits per day.

How many people in Atkinson read the Lawrence Eagle Tribune?

Anonymous said...

car 1 to base I AM BACK !!!

Anonymous said...

Ed, 9:41 was attacking Mark not Phil. Mark is a private citizen.

Anonymous said...

So what? Consentino is a Selectman but he's not back, he's clinging to the only pathetic job he can get. He wasn't even a real police officer and had to use questionable means to keep that job. Atkinson won't recover until he's locked up or gone.

Anonymous said...

ms. monitor, I think I have figured it out. Deep down ms. monitor you yourself are a consentino supporter!!! You probably voted for him. Why else would you give him this much free press. ms. monitor can you confirm this for us?? Pleae let us know. Is the cat out of the bag?? hahahah booooommm gooonnne

Anonymous said...

Boom? Threats?

Anonymous said...

Town reminds me of "High Plains Drifter".....Dirty little town so let's paint all the town red for starters and then wait for Clint to show up and rub our dirty noses in it...

Anonymous said...

Clint Eastwood is not coming to clean up the crimes in Atkinson. It is up to YOU and it is up to us, citizens, to revolt and replace bad choices. A bare majority of misinformed elderly voters put a bad choice in office. But if ONLY FIFTEEN RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE in this sleepy town of Atkinson are truly committed to his departure, he can not serve and will be gone. What I mean by committed is 100% coordinated effort and TAKE NO PRISONERS. If you are a corrupt town official justifying your perverted ways to the women of the Town of Atkinson, I would not want to be you.

So, will you join us, or stand on the sidelines making silly comments. Is that what you always do? Stand on the sidelines, read postings, yet never get involved? If so, if someday I am in a foxhole, it would be good you were not in it with me. You would be likely to jump out and run to save your cowardly life. Or maybe you would take up whatever means necessary, stay in the foxhole AND FIGHT?

Anonymous said...

Greatest blog I've seen here in ages. You seem to be the first of 15 and I hope you get them . BUT!!!! Those who would like to do this and join you are in fear. FEAR!! that the Conman and his followers are responsible for. I say these things because you and those who would stand up for honest town governing will have to make yourselves known. I refuse to be bullied but i ,like most , have a family and property to be concerned about. I don't want to be another Mark and suffer as he did and has. If there is another way of doing what you see as being needed without individual harm coming to them then PLEASE!! do so.

Anonymous said...

Coward.

Did I mention selfish?

Yes, selfish. When he comes for you, I will not defend you.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see your name any where on your post. If I'm a coward then what are you? Put up or shut up dumbo.

Anonymous said...

Funny. Didn't see your name Mr. Coward Hypocrit Dumbo Selfish.

Anonymous said...

6:41 - You come on here, say you wont stick your neck out then you attack someone else for being anon? WTF is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

See Coward Consentino try to cover his crime on video. Just cut and paste onto your browser and hit enter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Gm0QIdopBTA

If he were a real man (not the female sexual abuser he is) he would have answered honestly. Unfortunately Consentino is not an honest person, he lies every time he opens his mouth. This is the type of man Atkinson citizens put back into office.

What you going to do when he targets his next female victim? (and he will) Pretend you didn't see him? How about if it were your wife, daughter or granddaughter? You just embolden him when you turn a blind eye to the truth.

Anonymous said...

March 19 9:59

I made the Clint comment and if you look in the discuss section in the tribune I have talked the talk and signed my name to all my comments about this blow to our town, I am not afraid to back up what I say and let my identity be known.
If everyone would post their name maybe we can get this town cleaned up. No need to be afraid of anyone! Put on your big boy-girl pants and say what you mean. Unity is strength.
William Hovanasian

Mark Acciard said...

William, I used to tell people the same thing. When they would stop me at the stoe and say, "Thank you for standing up to him, But I can not say anything publicly"

HE was a SMALL TOWN BULLY WITH A BADGE. He can have no more control over you than you allow.

Of course at that time I THOUGHT the selectmen would do their jobs, and stop his abuses. I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

3/19 @ 8:16--I stand by my comments about "FEAR" . You still haven't told us who you are . The one who is so brave to say I'm a hypocrite ,selfish and attacking others isn't true at all. If you can't see from the past personal attacks on Mark Acciard and Leon then your your another "dumbo"in the Conmans following. I am waiting for you to identify yourself. If you do that then maybe,just maybe, others will as well. If that happens then maybe others will join the efforts to over throw the corrupt officials in town. Then the oaths taken for all public offices will be adhered to.

Anonymous said...

ah, er, - you didn't sign again either

Anonymous said...

Neither did you dumbo!. The challenge is and was on you to use and sign in with your identity as I've already said. Now go back into your anonymous mode once again........ thats just my opinion that you will do that and you'll be the selfish and hypocrite you truly are. Prove me wrong .

Anonymous said...

GRANITE GROG

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2014/03/guest-post-mark-acciard-the-scourge-of-atkinson#more-80411



Guest Post- Mark Acciard: “The Scourge of Atkinson”

by Steve MacDonald


As we all know a year ago Phil Consentino was FIRED from his position as police chief, and elderly affairs director, and he was fired for cause. What most Atkinsonians do not know is what that cause was. He was fired pursuant to a sexual harassment complaint from a female employee. It was investigated by a third-party firm, and the selectman, immediately upon reading their findings, decided to fire Consentino for CAUSE.

The accusers eight page complaint detailed almost 5 years of repeated sexual harassment from Consentino. YEARS of innuendo, suggestive comments, suggestive gestures, touching her, smelling her hair, groping himself in front of her, staring at her while touching himself, were all painstakingly detailed in her complaint.

I would ask what kind of pig would treat a woman this way, particularly a woman who works next to his wife, but we now know the answer to that question.



In his typical dishonest fashion, Consentino has claimed for a year now that he never got to tell his side. Initially he said he would fight his firing but he did nothing. At candidates night he got the opportunity to tell his side but declined, opting instead to threaten and swear at those asking the questions. Once a bully always a bully.

In case you are wondering about the veracity of the complaint, it was thoroughly investigated. He was fired and chose not to fight it. To avoid prosecution Phil, the Town, and the victim, settled out of court. She was paid $50,000, her lawyer another $50,000, and was sworn to non disclosure.

Now, Consentino could have stayed retired and over time people would have forgotten, much like Bill Clinton, and he would have enjoyed the well wishes of the town, but his ego would not allow that. He chose to throw his hat into the ring for selectman, once again.

In ignorance of the reasons for his firing the good people of Atkinson elected him (once again) to the position of selectman, without knowing they had placed a Sexual Harasser back in as BOSS over the very woman he harassed. There is no way this can end well for the town.

Over the years of Consentino’s tenure as police chief he has been the direct cause of no less than 9 legal actions, resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and legal expense.

He began his tenure as police chief by misappropriating funds, according to the suit filed by former selectman Wayne Peak. This suit, and Phil’s counter suit for defamation, ran for nearly SIX YEARS! resultinng in, reportedly, one of the largest civil settlements in state history. The case is sealed.

He progressed to numerous labor actions, even being ordered by the NHPELRB to “cease and desist” from “bullying, harassing, and intimidating his officers.” HE claimed, once again, that he never got to tell his side of the story.

Over the years Consentino has bullied and intimidated everyone who criticized his actions whether they were inappropriate, or illegal.

Mark R. Acciard

PS: Phil, if you read this and get upset, or want to sue someone over it, you know where to find me. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

You are the guy with the misplaced commas that has been trolling this blog for a long time contributing nothing. You never fought for anything and have the courage of a titmouse. I hear that is the only pet left at the police station. The titmouse. There is a big love for tits when it comes to the dispatcher's office I read in court documents.

For you typical town morons, the titmouse is not a mouse. It is a small, colorful, cheery bird. You have heard its song? "Peter-Peter-Peter"? At the police station it was a favorite. "My Peter-Peter-Peter" is now the Selectmen's athem. The TA is required to sing the Castrati solo part on demand on his knees. (A Castrati tenor has his balls cut off for Italian Opera. The high pitches of "MY PETER-PETER-PETER" are well within capability.

(The name titmouse is from the Middle English titmose, a compound of tit (“small bird”) and from the Germanic maisaz, “tiny, puny” (or Norwegian meis or “skinny weakling” .)

Anonymous said...

Where does "Prove me wrong" get to decide that people are dumb because they don't sign their name? He doesn't, the blog owner allows anon comments here. He's a hypocrit for not signing and demanding others do.

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Anonymous said...

I have a few questions I would like my fellow bloggers to answer if they can:

Where do we buy our town fuel and is it in this state?

Have we ever put this out to bid in the past and if not why?

And why would it be a problem not to allow bidding on town supplied fuel?

Thanks, Bill Hovanasian

Anonymous said...

PROVE ME WRONG is just baiting you to reveal your name so he can key your car and vandalize your home like he did to Acciard.

Don't fall for it.

Anonymous said...

You really are that afraid?

If you are YOU are the problem.

Anonymous said...

12:50 is a coward for not doing what he expects others to do; a bully for demanding everyone do his bidding. He is also rude calling everyone names on a regular basis and he can't write.

Anonymous said...

Ahh!! Har!!!! yes the anonymous person does makes sense don't they even when they remain anonymous

Anonymous said...

spark another one arh arh

mark acciard said...

Bill, to answer your question, I will assume you are talking about gasoline. We have for YEARS used the most expensive stations available. Skelley Mobil across the 495 bridge in Haverhil, because he was a friend of Phils. ad the Mobil station at the 121/125 fork.

When i was on budget I asked why we did not use the Atkinson Sunoco station, I never got an answer. I asked why we did not use the Couty station in Kingston WHICH WAS CHEAPER. Phil was adamant that we would not.

NO this has not gone out to bid.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Those are in ma. so the tax money on the Gas goes to Patrick!!!! Do you know if they are owned by residents of Atkinson?

Thanks, Bill

Anonymous said...

I am incorrect stating that they both are in Ma, only one is.

Anonymous said...

Both Mobil stations are in MA. The NH line is at the bridge on 121.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant the Plaistow line. The NH line is near the American Legion Post.

mark acciard said...

No you are correct they ae BOTH in MA. Ad I do not knnow if owners live in Atkinson.

Anonymous said...

It would be imteresting to know who the owners are and where they live.
The rumors of missing police gas charge cards adds to the questions.

Anonymous said...

Very few people would have run for election after being fired, let alone fired for sexual assault of a married subordinate public employee. One would certainly suffer from delusions of grandeur and narcissism to behave this way. He would be a sociopath to show no reorse for his victims and further to hold himself to be the victim.
Statistically speaking only 4% of the population are sociopaths but their impact to the public is significant.
His arrogant return to public life gives the remaining 96% the opportunity to ensure he never comes back by watching and reporting on his every move.

Anonymous said...

I have yet another question. Where do we buy the heating fuel for the school and town buildings as well as the oil we pay for elderly heating? Is this another "friend or townie" deal? Or do we put this out to bid?


Bill Hovanasian

Mark Acciard said...

fora long time the town had a contract with Difeo i do not know who does it now. But the elderly is whoever phil calls. He never tells and there is no accountability.

Anonymous said...

He's elderly. Is he buying his own oil from his slush fund?

Anonymous said...

Kay Galloway speaks of the element of forgiveness. Would she be forgiving if her daughter, mother or spouse was felt up and had their job held hostage by a pig?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mark, I don't mind using a residents business for these services but we should be paying a fair market price and for sure"accountability".

Anonymous said...

Friel made a big mistake taking gas money away from the mobile stations. Bet your panties that kickback was sorely needed down at the Atkinson police station. Wonder whatever happened to the bags of cash? Says in the Eagle Trib and court papers there was big dough paid to the sexual harrashment victims husband to fix da house. You know, da house that gets taxed illegally as a farm! You know, the house taxpayers subsidize? Haha so the pervert took care of the husband now the wife is expected to take care of the Police mans peepeee. I greeced your palm now you greece the King. How sweet.

Bet your panties Friel made a big mistake cuttin off money flow to the police station. One word of advice Bill. MOVE.

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Anonymous said...

In the long run it would be cheaper for installing a gasoline tank and metered pump in town. That way there is a close eye on the gasoline cost and the police and fire vehicles will be in town not else where filling up.That way the vehicles can be filled up at any time of day or night w/o having any loss of time going to calls. - - Of course a valid card with the "purchaser"id would have to be on it with the vehicle id as well. That stops theft and misuse of the fuel.

Anonymous said...

Article Submission PLEASE! See below:

A Citizen Speaks: Arthur Green’s first address to the school board


Presentation to the Timberlane District School Board

March 20, 2014

My name is Arthur Green, of Sandown. I am scheduled to be sworn in to the Timberlane Budget Committee in a few days, but I appear today as a private citizen.

This being the first meeting since election day, this is the Board’s first opportunity to deliberate the rejection of the proposed budget, and the resulting changes needed to operate on default budget for 2014/15.

I was surprised and concerned to learn from coverage in the Eagle Tribune March 14 that Dr. Metzler plans to carry on with the Full-Day Kindergarten which was the principal new feature of the proposed budget.

I don’t wish to debate the merits of this program, on which there are differences of opinion. I wish to focus exclusively on the implications of the default budget. The default budget does not include the new Full-time Kindergarten positions, benefits and furniture purchases, which means that the program is not funded.

As a voter, my expectation is that Full-time Kindergarten has been eliminated from the budget. I believe that my expectation is widely shared, particularly amongst those who voted against, and defeated, the proposed budget.

I am fully aware that the district operates on a bottom-line budget, and that funding can be redirected from the approved budget lines. However, budget training material published by the LGC in 2012 entitled “The Municipal Budget Process” states that a default budget means a budget freeze, and no new purposes.

No Full-Time Kindergarten.

It may well be that the Timberlane District has legal advice that there is no prohibition to proceeding with the program if the money can be reallocated within the voted default budget. But I do not see how the district can take that course yet still claim to have heard the message sent by the voters.

Anonymous said...


No Full-Time Kindergarten.

The program is claimed to be funded by fees, so the board may hope that there is no net expenditure. But the voted default budget restricts expenditure regardless of the claimed offsetting revenue.

No Full-Time Kindergarten.

On March 14, Dr. Metzler released a video with the very alarming suggestion that the coming (2014/15) year would not be passing on a “significant” surplus to the 2015/16 year. Every dollar of surplus spent in the coming year is an additional dollar to be raised in taxes the year after.

Timberlane has deliberately carried forward a significant surplus from year to year – for the past five years it has been consistently about $2 million. I have repeatedly heard this surplus defended in budget committee as a prudent buffer against unexpected emergencies, and I agree with the need for a contingency. The 2015 default budget fully funds all non-discretionary increases from the 2014 baseline, so adhering to the default budget is no justification to draw down the surplus. If the Full-time Kindergarten program is truly self-funding as claimed, it gives no reason to draw down the surplus.

If the surplus is spent, the consequences for the December 2015 tax bill will be severe. For example, in Sandown the December 2014 school tax bill will go up an average of 7.6% based on the default budget alone. If we did not have the $2 million surplus this year, that increase would double to 15%. We don’t know yet, of course, what the school tax rate will be for 2016, but without the surplus to offset it, it will be a catastrophe to many taxpayers of this district.

I have two requests to make of the School Board. I call upon you to vote up or down on the Full-Time Kindergarten program. This program is contrary to the clear intent of the voters in holding the district to a default budget. If it proceeds despite that let it be because this board takes a vote.

Second, I call upon you to give direction to the administration that the surplus must be conserved. If the district proceeds to spend all the funds allocated through the default budget, let it be because this board takes a vote.

I look forward to taking my place next week on the budget committee to help the district deliver an excellent, effective, affordable education program for the students of our towns.

Anonymous said...

The Timberlane school board just barely avoided defeat at school deliberations. Financially strapped taxpayers from Sandown, Atkinson and Danville showed up in big numbers. Next year they will put a stop to these excesses. But only if you turn off the TV. One proposal voted on but defeated will come up next year. The $725,000 pitch for AstroTurf for the kiddies to play on. Had enough? Come to the school deliberative session about. HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY.

Hmmmm. Can our Atkinson home grown thugs join that budget committee? I mean, the ONLY topic of conversation is the current and future actions of the committee! The past doesn't count. Just like our own candidates night.

Another thought, how come the women of this town don't band up as a group with signs and start going to Selectmen's meetings? Jump up and down outside town hall too with their signs and get the pictures in all state newspapers and on TV too. Yes, the selectman will make the call and his Atkinson police take you away in cuffs.

Isn't It is up to the women first and foremost to protect the other women and children in town. The men might just shrug their shoulders. Ok women, you got spunk? Or you going to run away from responsibility. You going to sit on your hands?

Anonymous said...

Is it? Men are the typical bullies jumping up and down trying to force others to bend to their will. It's bunch of macho men causing all the problems yet you expect women to act like you and expect a breakthrough?
My sympathies to your wife.

Anonymous said...

What? 9:50, you expect women to protect themselves and the children first and foremost while men do nothing? It's not up to them to do it. I wouldn't want my wife around some of the perverts and questionable characters here, let alone expect her to defend the family.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the reason Phil is so against the county garage for fuel is that he wont be able to fill up there?

Anonymous said...

"The world is a dangerous place. Not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing."


Bill H

Anonymous said...

The world is dangerous first and foremost because of those who do evil. Sitting on your couch and telling others to handle it ciontributes nothing. Atkinson deserves this mess and the Timberlane mess.

Anonymous said...

From 7:22a.m. to 1:03 p.m. and others of concern, Where was it I said county regarding refueling the towns vehicles? I feel it is best to have the fuel pumps in town. I forgot to mention safety issues by having to go out of town to refuel in any police or fire calls that may come up.

Anonymous said...

Try reading selectman meeting minutes and viewing the deliberative session video on cable or at the library, since you weren't evidently, by your question, in attendance or paying attention..

Anonymous said...

5:30 It starts with signing your name.

Anonymous said...

What is it with all the hypocrits?

Anonymous said...

Women are very effective. Getting into military academy, combat roles in the military. Taking jobs that were traditionally male jobs. Putting pressure on men to feminize themselves and abdicate their testicular fortitude. Very commendable! So it is very puzzling the women that know of this sex scandal at the Atkinson police station, against a woman, have not called each other, banded together and marched into the selectmans meeting. You would think that taking care of one of their own not to mention prevent future pandering would at least rank somewhere at least in the middle of their todo list regarding male dominance. Perhaps under the category "Get Even". Women lobbied for those combat roles but from the evidence, they choose not to organize and fight. Baking brownies and serving them at Deliberative Session. That's the proven role of organized women at work in the sleepy town of Atkinson. Make a brownie, serve a brownie. See no evil, hear no evil, but smell the brownies.

Why not choose to strut your stuff and organize?

Anonymous said...

What makes you think they haven't? Oh, they didn't call you because you are a man (allegedly).

You gave yourself away with the sexist remark. AH, you are just like the perp!!

Anonymous said...

9:30
From what I understand the "women" that you speak of are the Civic club and their bylaws prohibit political participation. They offer lunch at the deliberative session as one of their many fund raising events that the proceeds go right back to our community. These wonderful ladies do a great service for our town and should be thanked and not ridiculed for doing the job our Selectman should have been doing. Past present and future boards should have never allowed this town and it's residents the abuse by people they put in power. PERIOD!

Anonymous said...

Right on!

Maybe your wife feminized you but there are still some real men around here.

My money says he'll be out before the end of his term.

Anonymous said...

What the election proved was how many people Friel screwed over caught up to him. He lost an election against a guy fired for cause. That takes effort. Make no mistake Mr. Friel you did yourself in. You conned a lot of people into thinking you were a great guy. We know the truth now. You can NEVER trust a con artist. So arrogant. Now a 5 man board so your puppetry manipulation game is over as well.

Just my opinion but still ROTFLMAO

Anonymous said...

It will be just 2 more corrupt people added to the board.

Anonymous said...

Not if they are two people elected that will act with the oath they take to be selectmen . It would be nice to see two females run for the jobs when ,if ever,its to be a five member board of selectmen.

Anonymous said...

It's hardly a place for women.

Anonymous said...

Why do you say its not a place for women? Most all of the so called men have had the town in a screwed up mess for years. They are the ones that just wont do what their sworn taking of oaths of office are about.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Didn't you hear about what Consentino did to the dispatcher with the knowledge of other Officers? His wife and her husband? DId you hear about how he used to make comments about Sgt Kinney and that he's had a "friend" in the Selectman's office for years? If so called men are unwilling to do anything when women are subjected to this type of harassment, why do you think more women should be brought into the mix. What do you expect to happen? SOme miracle that these people will suddenly grow a conscience and reform?
Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

Women,if in power, would make better town officials than the men!!! I say this because they ,men, are the reason why the town has its problems in its every day functions. The costs of the way the men are running the town is an embarrassment in each and all situations before them. They do not want to step up to the plate to stop all these things whether in running the town or in respecting the town employed female gender as they should. The Conmans wife should be taking him to get help and make him resign from all official town activities . Its amazing that she puts up with his sick antics and works in her job while he does his crazy things to the women he is around. There seems to be few if any officials of real manly stature so lets elect more women onto the BOS to do what should be done in the town. JMHO

Mark Acciard said...

I have to say barbara Stewart was a great selectwoman.However i was there the night Phil threatened her in the meeting.

I forget the issue, but she turned toPhil and said give me a break here.

He put his hand over the mic, and leaned towards her and in a very nasty voice said

"I give you a break every time I see you flying down main street at 90"

Anonymous said...

As it would or at least seems to be some one of note seems to agree with me. If I'm wrong he will say so I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

I think Mark disagreed with you. Barbara was a great Selectwoman but she had to put up with HIM and it wasn't pleasant...but it's hard to tell what YOU meant. I wouldn't wish HIM on anyone.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean the one who stood up to the Conman and certain others in town and is still doing that. Because of his standing up and staying his ground for what was right he suffered damage to his property and the Conmans attempt[s] to destroy his business. That does not make him the bad guy does it? The bad guy is the Conman.All one has to to do is look back into all the Conman has cost the town and the many who he abused over the years in his actions. Remember Halloween also. That was embarrassing enough to the town nationally and the rep Atkinson now has as the laughing stock of the state.It wasn't Mark that made it that way but it was --guess who. Get into researching the established truths and facts before you write another comment in defense of the Conman.

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot and I asume you are responding to the previous post at 2:56, but you didn't make that clear. So next time you chastise somerone for not noting who they are addressing, remember your failings.
Now to address your prattle, no one, certainly not 2:56 has defended the conman. Why don't you get into reading and rereading before you post nonsense and false accusations? You keep doing this and you're a pain.

Anonymous said...

8:56PM, Facts are facts and all written past public records show the facts as the truth. Why not you take your own advice and stop your own "prattle" when it comes to the towns past history of the written truths and facts about things that did happen.

Anonymous said...

You SAID I was defending the conman in your 6:33 post and I was not, not at all, not ever.

Anonymous said...

Ha --It's funny and sad at the same time when you hate bloggers turn on each other. You fools don't realize that PC got elected because of you --- your good neighbors rallied behind him because they dislike the haters more...

Pile on, U sausageheads----

JMHO

Anonymous said...

No. Not true. It was because people didn't know about what happened. Over time as people get educated, you will see support slip away to embarrassment. Not that the offender will care after looting the town is complete. I like your new name sausage allusions. Obviously other disgraced former thugs see this thug win and think they can stage a comeback riding on the backs of the ignorant elderly. Akinson does have an abundance of riffraff that think they are above the law. That's been proven in court. Perhaps Mr. Garrity should run for Selectman. Otherwise, he could be exiled to the desert without a canteen as Friel.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that, with very few exceptions, most are anonymous persons posting here. Some are complete jerks that just try to make comments to be obnoxious and fuel the fires on a given subject. What amazes me is that it continues when all they have to do is look back at all of what has happened. They refuse to see what is proven fact[s] whether newspaper published or even on live tv or rebroadcast meetings,etc. Then ,too, you have the nut cases that will say any thing to get arise out of some one or more and then refuse to stop after being proven wrong on any subject or topic. I can't say that I always enjoy reading some of the comments from such a diverse readership but then most of the contributors are wacky enough to support the arguments that the Conman is is ok in every way. My guess is that they have memory problems and forget what happened in the days of yesterdays gone by. That's not all I can say here now because it would take up to much space and become much to long to read. So!!! I'll just await the nutcases to respond with their hateful diatribes ,insults, and their pointing of fingers at me or some other person they think is the one to point at.

Anonymous said...

12:45 - I haven't seen any comments here lately in favor of the Conman and I looked back over the previous dozen or so. All I see are comments against him. Can you point us to the comment you think was pro Conman?

Anonymous said...

I see now where you misinterpreted March 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM and all this started - I stated " I wouldn't wish HIM on anyone." I refer to Conman not Mark.



Anonymous said...

To 2:29, 12:45 Thanks you for your answer to 2:25. I'm sure there are other anti Conman statements than there are pro ones.

Anonymous said...

11:49 said it all. Over time it will resolve itself. People were not informed.

Anonymous said...

Latest is that rackman is now demanding all of his records for residents that were confiscated from the police station and his home when he was fired. He claims they are his personal possessions...BS!

Anonymous said...

Most if not all records w/i the police dept. his personal records or possessions. His personal things are and I'll bet he already has them. I question what he is up to when police records and the department personal files are not for the publics use or to be seen by them. The records of daily activities that are published in the newspapers are the exception. I can't say they are always published as they happen for the publics reading and knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Sorry ! I left out the word- aren't- between dept. & his in the first line . Please forgive me all of you who are so critical of the english writing mistakes made by me & others.

Anonymous said...

He was obviously investigating people during work hours, on Town property or these records wouldn't have been at the PD. So it's abuse of office and more suppression if he tries to get them back as a Selectman.

Anonymous said...

My guess he is the modern day of the gestapo. Selectmen have no right to ask or demand any records unless its because of a past happening that is or was brought about by a valid public complaint , court related [by court direction],etc. I do hope he is watched and if he does this that he is taken to task and accountable. He had/has no right to investigate any person or department unless there is documented reason[s]via valid complaint by some one or department, even the selectmen.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who ever opposed him or owed him should be asking if there is a file on them and getting it back.