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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Candidate's Night Drama- Heard around the Town Hall

You gotta love Candidate's Night. While it is the time for some candidates to shine, it is always the time for the elitist bullies in Town alleged leadership, to demonstrate their uncanny ability to make asses of themselves. And as we have seen over the last decade, rarely does anyone do a more thorough job of making a bloviating donkey's posterior of themselves than Jack Sapia. He has an almost divine gift of speaking without knowledge upon almost any topic, and being ignorant enough to continue his thought devoid diatribe even when the facts(inconvenient to his claims) are beating him about the head like the bully he tries to be.

This year's Candidate's night proved no different. Enter the usual victim of Jack's ire, Mr. Artus, who began his remarks about the deficiencies of the School Board and it's budget committee, only to have Jack direct Noriko to end his speaking time. God forbid a little thing like FREEDOM OF SPEECH, be allowed to override Jack's neo fascistic restrictions thereof.

Mr. Artus started out giving his background, then eased into the school district's budgetary increases and cost per pupil expenditures versus the District's declining enrollment over the last 7 years. As he is presenting the actual hard data, complete with accurate numbers, No more than a few minutes into his presentation Jack signaled to Noriko that is was time to cut him off. Noriko did so, and Mr. Garrity, the alleged moderator, stated that he is merely acting as Moderator, but the night is hosted by the Women's Civic Club, and Noriko is in charge.

After cutting off Mr. Artus The Moderator turned the floor over to questions, Mr. Artus fielded questions from the audience, about the numbers, and data, Then Jack asked a question of Mr. Artus, demanding to know who told him that the District will seek another bond for a new School. Perhaps Jack has forgotten Dr. LaSalles presentation to the School Board his last year as Superintendent, about Bonding $88,000,000 in two bonds three years apart to build a new High School, and a new Middle school, Their reason for this necessity being, The schools "do not conform to (the Districts) current educational philosophy" It was pointed out at that meeting by Mr. Acciard that with the almost decade left to run on the PAC center bond this would add $8,000,000 per year in debt service to the budget. As usual Jack is long on bullying and short on facts.

Then Jack asked what do the Candidates consider an "adequate education"? As we see from TRSD's "Report Card" the longer a child goes to TRSD the lower the proficiency in reading and Mathematics. Only 50% of 11graders are proficient or better in reading, and only 29% in Mathematics. Is THIS what you consider to be an "adequate education", Jack?

Here is where the story becomes interesting; AFTER the cameras were left behind the two Budget candidates, Mr. Artus, and Ms. Hammond went into the lobby to talk privately. Jack followed, hovering near the meeting room, but trying to overhear the conversation. Since he could not hear what was being said he resorted to shouting at Mr. Artus and Mrs. Hammond to be quiet as people were trying to hear what the candidates were saying, M. Artus politely told him that if he went into the meeting and shut the door there would be no problem. Jack kept shouting, He was all we could hear, as he bullied Mr. Artus and Mrs. Hammond, Then another resident went into the lobby to speak to Mr. Artus. Jack barged into their conversation, when the gentleman raised issues about the school boards conduct, Jack in a loud and beligerent manner told the man he was a school board member and that the gentleman must have gotten his info form Mr. Artus because it was all lies. Jack continued his loud bullying of the people in the lobby leading to Town Administrator Alan Phair coming out 5 times to tell him to be quiet. Jack ignored him. Mr. Artus suggested that if Jack would not maintain decorum the TA should call the police to remove him, Jack's response was a loud snort, followed by "Yeah, like that is going to happen". It must be nice to be above the law like dictator Sapia believes himself to be.

Question to the voters, why do you continue to allow buffoons like this to run the town? Jack evidently cares nothing for truth, or honor, or the best interests of the town, only those of himself, and his buddies. He has been caught lying on camera in the past, just watch the video of the home page. His wanton disregard for the rights of the taxpayers must not be allowed to continue.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not everyone reads the AR2. Why not publish in the opinion column of the Eagle Tribune and Carriage Town News what you have posted here [above] to rid the town of the bully and corrupt town officials. As was previously suggested place your ballot[s] in the box with care.

Anonymous said...

Even fewer read the tribune anymore.

Atkinson has a culture of bullying that gets worse with time. Funny how it's always the same few doing it and they are protected by the corrupt officials. Atkinson should have a motto: Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free NH air,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door and I'll let you in if you do my bidding.

Anonymous said...

Why the article to add lights and water lines to the cemetery? How ridiculous? It's such a nice rural old cemetery, why ruin it? Does HAWC need the work? Good thing they have pull in the board. Not only Harold but Friel (whose wife is pushing for this). Did you recuse yourselves from the vote?????

Mark Acciard said...

I see Jack has not changed. This man is devoid of Honor. He is big on bombast, but when his challenges backfire on him he runs away, skirts held high. He welshed on a $1000 bet a number of years ago, not that I ever expected him to have the personal honor or integrity to pay.

It was back when my Wife was running for school board against Billy Baldwin. I was holding a sign for Gina at the community center on voting day, and Jack cam up to me and loudly told me in front of the crowd, that her signs were illegal, that they had no "fiscal agent" on them. THis was a lie, but that is typical for Jack. He did this because a week earlier I had seen him putting out signs for Billy, On town property, which WAS illegal, and pointed out that they lacked a fiscal agent as required by law. Jack's solution was to go around writing with a sharpie on the bottom of the signs "fiscal agent- P.J.Sapia." I entertained the thought of requesting Billy's campaign financials from Jack's wife as allowed under law, but felt it would not be right to embarrass her for her husband's stupidity.

So, in front of the community center, Jack told me that when he and Phil had been electioneering on the Post Office property over the weekend he had noticed that the sign in front of Steve Lewis' office had no fiscal agent. I told him he was wrong, and he stated; "I will bet you $1000, right now, that it doesn't have a Fiscal Agent, but you won't do that", I replied, "you're on", and walked over to the sign, which did have it clearly printed on both sides. I walked back to the community center and told Jack he owed me $1000, and could pay it as soon as he found the integrity to do so.

Still waiting, LOL

Anonymous said...

The first comment makes the most sense because most in the town will not speak against the established corrupt in fear of reprisals. The site should do what was suggested if they aren't in fear of reprisals. If they can publish the happenings here they can forward it to the papers. I rather doubt its fear of reprisals because they did put it on the site.

Anonymous said...

Do it yourself! Or ask Grosky or Consentino, they are connected to the ET.

Anonymous said...

To you above, Why should I do it when the AR2 has published it here. I agree with 3/6 @1:17 PM fully in what they posted. How stupid of you to say have Grosky and/or Consentino do it when they are the ones who have to be sent away from the local political scene. May be it could be just some where else with a 8x10 room and a lot of concrete and steel as punishment for their wrong doings.

Anonymous said...

How dare Noriko act on Sapias "ORDERS". Civic Club is not supposed to get involved with politics, PERIOD! That group does so much good for us to have their reputation tainted in such a way is just plain wrong. S

Anonymous said...

To 6:59, 1:17 and 6:09 (the same nut job) - It's stupid to post a comment then agree with yourself in a subsequent post. You completely missed the irony of the Grosky and Consentino comment. We all know that nothing gets in the local paper without their OK. Too bad you don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Leonitas-- It will be by some miracle or natural disaster that you get elected
to Timberlane budget committee... Arthur Green light you are.. Out of your
element, some long nights ...should be an interesting show...

Anonymous said...

Leonitas got my vote. Would be a huge thorn in the big mouth Sapias side! Somebody should have stood up to him and the gal running the night. They both are puppets.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Artus sure knows what he's talking about. He was the best prepared and most informed candidate all night.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, and I wish he got to finish talking when he got cut off by Sapia.

Anonymous said...

We have such a rotten culture in the town. For too many years people have looked the other way when someone acted badly. It's not always the best thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Vote in new people, people!!!!

Anonymous said...

They always demonize and blame the whistle blower but the problem is always the same few people. ONE MAN in this town has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and settlements and the people keep voting him in.

Anonymous said...

March 7 @ 7:59AM, I do get it but do you? I really and honestly don't think you do. You say that they, Grosky and the Conman, have the power to stop any publishing in the Eagle Tribune of any kind of opinion or happening in regards to any town officials wrong doings at any time or event to the tax paying public by its town officials. I do doubt that and regard it as a stupid and false misleading remark on your part. In case you didn't know it that is what sells papers. That is what the ET relies on to keep in the business of reporting news and opinion to its readers. That also contributes to further growth of readership for the ET to make money in order to survive in the business of news publication. As long as there is true fact[s] and the fact[s] are well established then there is no reason for the ET to not publish what is given them. If there was an ET reporter there at the time then shame on them for not reporting what went on and they should be fired for not having done so. DO YOU GET IT NOW?!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't say

" that they, Grosky and the Conman, have the power to stop any publishing in the Eagle Tribune of any kind of opinion or happening in regards to any town officials wrong doings at any time or event to the tax paying public by its town officials."

YOU said that. You said that because you don't read and understand commentary and you strike out at people daily. Give it up.

Grosky and Consentino have influence at the Tribune.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this right, we have this blog that bashes, defames ,mocks accuses, lies and massive personal attacks and the people here are whining that a few of those people that they complain about........ verbally harassed them?

LOL! this board should be reported to the Attorney General office.

Anonymous said...

To 8:56am,

ALL of those acts you list require the underlying statements to be untrue. As the articles this blog publishes are not, NOTHING you have claimed is true or accurate.

Anonymous said...

8:35AM, Yes I said what I did post above. My question to you is simple enough for you to answer. Influence in the way you use it regarding the Eagle Tribune indicates to me that you meant to say is that they tell the ET not publish or to publish what they want published. As for striking out at people you have the wrong person to accuse. Those striking out at people are the BOS controlled by apparently corrupt individuals serving the electorate. You do read what is and has put into print here and on the official records else where or have you avoided these things while living in a dream world of your own ? Your remarks are geared towards trying to keep them in their elected office and I wonder why. I rather let my mind tell me your answer as you'd never tell the truth any ways. Oh Gee!!!! Could it be that election day is today? I could be wrong but then it would really take an awful lot to convince me differently.

Anonymous said...

To 1:31 You truly are a moron.

Anonymous said...

How can he/she be a moron when they acknowledge and now are admitting to what they wrote on 3/8 @ 1:31 and 3/7 @ 8:04. You apparently only read into what is written here as you want to see it and deny what is in print that only you want to be critical about. Do you know what the word -"influence"- is and its varied meaning of use is in how it is/was used regarding the Eagle Tribune by the Conman crew? You really are the bigger moron

Anonymous said...

Who can but read what you write and not conclude that you are just dumb?

Anonymous said...

I admit I failed in English class and composition. What do you admit failing in? I write as I think and it comes out as it does. That doesn't make me dumb. At least I make my opinion and thoughts known. What else can you do to express yourself but and however without any exception for being critical of everyone who doesn't meet your standards?

Anonymous said...

Sorry that I didn't put commas in where "but and however"are. I so do want to please you with better English writing skills so that you can understand what is written here by me.