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William Felton Russell

The death of Bill Russell was announced today and it is indeed a sad day. I grew up in the Russell era, and I shared with my father a huge respect for Russell as an athlete, and more importantly as  … Continue reading

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Seabrook CIP Draft 2023-2028

The Seabrook Draft CIP has been released. We have utilized a new format for this draft which will better meet the needs of the Selectmen, Budget Committee, and Planning Board as a key aid in compiling annual capital budget requests … Continue reading

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Methuen Dems Breakfast 2022

The Methuen Democratic Committee held the annual breakfast yesterday, June 11, 2022 at the First Church Parish Hall. Thank you to Committee Chair Lisa Ferry for all of her hard work on the event. Great job as emcee by City … Continue reading

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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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