October 20, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Sounds similar to some other towns recently where there seems to be bullying of the town treasurer, and questions about conflict of interest with selectmen or ambulance directors also wanting to serve on the budget committee.

    • Anonymous

      Common in all these rural towns. Bullying is how our selectman got away with burning down the old town hall against the wishes of the town.

  • guest

    sounds like Claude needs a hobby.

    • Anonymous

      No. Sounds like Claude needs a timeout!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t we all just get along?!

    • “It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves.” –The Terminator in T2:Judgement Day

      • Anonymous

        How can you argue with the wisdom of The Terminator?!

  • Anonymous

    Aaaah,small town politics. Sounds like Bolduc is getting a run for Washington.

  • Longing for the days of Leon Leavitt, Forrest Rogers, and Shirley Burgess (anyone who has lived in Newburgh for over 25 years can relate).

  • JBG

    Must be a fun town to work for. Mr. Buldoc needs to not be a selectperson. You cannot have someone on a board that cannot handle it when they do not get their own way.

    • Anonymous

      Try to find people who will run against a bully.

      • Anonymous

        I wish i lived there. Taking on a bully would be fun!

        • Anonymous

          Not really much fun…There is no oversight in the state over municipalities or officials gone astray. The Maine Municipal Association exists to protect the town officials.Bullies use gossip and inuendo to sully reputations. In every small town there are also people who benefit from the regimes in power through no bid contracts, money under tables, distribution of town property etc, and they will fight hard to keep the status quo. Plus while locals will tell stories and criticize the offending selectperson(s) to death in a dooryard, but to get them to speak up in public? Come to meetings? Provide legitimate proof of their charges? No they are all too afraid.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like more people should be paying attention to what happens in their town halls.

    • Anonymous

      That hits the nail on the head. I am always astounded (and shouldn’t be anymore) by how few people actually pay attention to town politics. Same thing with the school board.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. Bit controversy reigns supreme now-a-days and rumor is more fun. It’s a shame that people do not get more involved in how their town is run and money handled.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, people should take a long look at the way their town’s administrate their money. It’s tooooo freaking easy to hide poor bookkeeping and other issues and blame it on the school budget.

  • Aaron Fethke

    This isn’t good government.

  • Conley Raye

    You have got to be kidding me, Skip Smith and Belcher back again after they threw the community down the tubes ? The residents have to be sleeping on this.

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