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Historic Horse Racing Machines at “The Brook”

It was a pleasure to join the Seabrook Board of Selectmen at the grand opening of the new Historic Horse Racing machines and ballroom at “The Brook” in Seabrook. We were joined by the Vice Chair of the House Ways … Continue reading

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A Look at “The Devil’s Alliance: Hitler’s Pact With Stalin

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 by Roger Moorhouse My rating: 4 of 5 stars A good time to examine one of the root causes of many years of Soviet/Russian political and military dominance of Eastern Europe. I … Continue reading

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Methuen City Government Moves to the Searles

On October 5, 1993 the Town Manager, and former Chief of Police, Donald DeSantis, invited the Town Council to the rededication of the Searles Building as the Seat of Government in Methuen, which occurred on October 17. In looking over … Continue reading

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A Look at The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another long term military commitment for the United States, and another large scale failure. After Vietnam the idea that we could commit … Continue reading

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The Seabrook 2022 Warrant

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen have finalized the 2022 Warrant in advance of the Town Deliberative Session on February 8, 2022. The 2022 Warrant is posted below. Thanks to the Board of Selectmen, all of the Department Heads, and the … Continue reading

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Rep. Campbell Steps Down

State Representative Linda Dean Campbell has announced that she is not going to stand for re-election. Rep. Campbell will have served eight terms in the House of Representatives at the conclusion of this term. I had the pleasure of serving … Continue reading

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A Look at Master of the Game by Martin Indyk

Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy by Martin S. Indyk My rating: 5 of 5 stars Martin Indyk has written a fascinating book on the diplomatic efforts undertaken by Henry Kissinger in the … Continue reading

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The Seabrook 2022 CIP

The Seabrook 2022 CIP has been presented to the Board of Selectmen, the Budget Committee and the Planning Board. I have submitted the analysis of prior capital spending in Seabrook to help us understand where capital dollars are going, and … Continue reading

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Congressman Pappas Visits Seabrook

Congressman Chris Pappas visited the Seabrook Wastewater Plant last week for a roundtable discussion on infrastructure and resiliency. This visit coincided with the release to the Board of Selectmen of the study just completed on the challenges that rising sea … Continue reading

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The Seabrook Finance Report-Through 2020

Each year the Office of the Town Manager provides the Board of Selectmen with a look at key financial data through this report, as well as a capital spending report and reports on the water and sewer departments. The report … Continue reading

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