by Anura Guruge
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My February 23, 2014 posts. Yes, I was off by a few towns BUT I was right in that they were leaving Alton. So that was 3 months ago. I kept it vague on the blog, though it got talked about much outside, so as not to compromise Mr. Cormier. Click to access original Feb. 23 post and check that I did give you a heads up
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Click to access the WMUR coverage.
We as a family owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Jane Cormier. For that we will always be grateful. The day that Cormier won her Primary was one of the happiest days (maybe ‘THE’ happiest day) in our life since we moved to Alton in 2007. The kids danced and froliked in yard, with sparklers — they were that happy and relieved. I cracked a bottle of champagne. So we will always remember Cormier for making our oft beleaguered life in Alton somewhat more bearable.
I have always enjoyed watching Cormier in action and I applaud her for SOME of her efforts to keep my property tax bill somewhat under control. With both Cormiers, and I hope you all know that the esteemed Alton Central School (ACS) Board member, Carlos Martinez is in reality Mr. Cormier, I always used to be glad, given their abhorrence of any form of taxation, that I wasn’t back in the U.K. or India because I would be paying an entertainment tax to watch them in action.
The WMUR report above says that Mr. Cormier is also moving to Hooksett.
Does that mean that he will NO LONGER be on the ACS Board! Heaven forbid.
First Leggett (and as with the Cormiers I was the first to give you a heads up on that — but in that case much more explicitly) and now the Cormiers. What will happen to Common Core in Alton? Plus they were always the best dressed couple in Alton. What a loss.
I am not sure whether there is indeed a rigorous residency requirement to be on the ACS Board — or whether it is actually enforced. I have heard mutterings that we probably already may have an exception. If that is the case I really hope that Mr. Cormier, despite the commute, will deem to stay on the Board. Distance will not be a factor in getting Jane teleconferenced in so she can influence the vote.
Another sad day for Alton.
I knew this would happen when ‘they’ painted the Alton semaphores BLACK. It was an omen.
Well, I guess, I have no choice but to congratulate the Cormiers, thank them for all they have done for us and wish them well.