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HAMPDEN, Maine — Much of the discussion during Monday night’s 100-minute Town Council meeting centered on Town Manager Susan Lessard’s dual status as a town and state official. The talk focused on questions regarding Lessard’s status as Hampden’s town manager and chairwoman of Maine’s… Read More
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  • Guest

    Lessard’s performance has been exemplary during her loyal (and lengthy) service to Hampden. Relative newcomer Hornbrook, on the other hand, has demonstrated a penchant for headline grabbing, and apparently aspires to “bigger things”.

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree with you more! If anything, town councilors should be extending their thanks and appreciation for Town Manager Lessard’s exemplary commitment to the town of Hampden.

      On the other hand, Councilor Hornbrook may aspire, however, she couldn’t be successful at running for dog catcher after her abysmal performance as Councilor.

      • Anonymous

        Now being a public servant is a ‘performance?’
        No wonder you are reading  the BDN for your news…geesh…

    • Anonymous

      Lesard’s the best Town Manager Hampden’s had over the past 40 years.

      Too bad she didn’t apply for the City of Bangor job!

      • Conley Raye

        or Newburgh…… Newburgh could use some professionalism & guidance for sure. Town clerk works 50 hours plus per week, she claims, however the town office is only open a couple of days per week. Totally ridiculous as the tax payers keep getting screwed. Will it ever end ??????

    • Anonymous

      Yeah? When has Councilor Hornbrook EVER said she had aspirations to ‘bigger things?’ I’ve only ever heard her say she’s not running for immediate re-election.
      Who, by the way, writes the headlines? Does Hornbrook? No. Neff does…perhaps you should inquire as to WHO on the council has a ‘special’ relationship with that guy. Not interested? I figured.

  • Anonymous

    Every time I read an article with Councilor Hornbrook mentioned in it, it appears that she is always agressive, does not work well with others, and is always doing her best to cause problems where there are not any.  I feel embarassed for her. The way she appears to be doing her job, is exactlty the same kind of politics thats caused our great country to get in this mess. You have to work WITH each other not against each other. Hornbrook is not creating an environment thats productive for her co workers. I used to live in Hampden until last year. While there are some things that Hornbrook was right to question, she has become a little overzealous in her actions. This is just my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      Clearly, you did NOT see the meeting, any of you…and you are getting your ‘view’ of the meeting from Mr. Neff…pitty no one is inquiring as to WHO on the council has a ‘special’ relationship with him.  Perhaps you should actually attend a meeting…or…if you don’t live in Hampden, get a life.

      • Anonymous

        Two questions please.  First, were you at the meeting? And second, consider this an inquiry.  Who has, as you stated, a special relationship with Mr Neff that is a councilor?

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s pretty clear that you either are Councilor Hornbrook or someone very close to Councilor Hornbrook. Therefore, I will discount anything you have to say related to any story about Hampden or its council. Also, I’m not sure what you’re implying when you mention Mr. Neff’s “special” relationship with a councilor, but I suppose that’s just another insinuation I’ll have to discount. 

  • Anonymous

    What Hornbrook did achieve was to waste time talking about a problem that didnt exist, and lost valuable time taking care of town business.  Isnt that the very thing she was claiming that Lessard was doing by dividing her time amoungst two positions? If that isnt “the pot calling the kettle black”, then I dont know what is.

    • Anonymous

      Yip. That’s her job. She was ELECTED whereas Ms. Lessard was APPOINTED. Perhaps you should actually READ your Constitution?

  • Anonymous

    Hornbrook who has lived in Hampden since 1998 needed a police escort to leave one council meeting….makes me think I should go to a couple of these inane meetings with some popcorn, 3 D glasses and a concealed can of soda….. 

    • Anonymous

      Good idea!!!!!
      You should go to the meetings, and get your OWN idea and think for YOURSELF instead of falling in line with Mr. Neff and the other libs on the council.

      • Anonymous

        Just an FYI- I’ve lived in Hampden since 1967 ….so I am already very well versed with the town council et al and surprisingly enough I have my OWN ideas and manage to think for MYSELF quite well, but thanks for your concern.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Councilor Hornbrook!!!
    Cuddos to her…FINALLY someone on the Hampden Council who represents the conservative, Constitution-loving Americans who live in that town!!
    I, for one, think more honorable, decent, FREE Americans should step up, speak up, and not shut up until the corruption in this nation is ROOTED OUT and then THROWN OUT!

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