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Tim Croes Of “The Braysider” Again, Within The Year, Has A Conflict Of Interest. Will They Disclose This Time?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.managingconflictsofinteresta

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Just Some Related Posts:
>> Some atrocious news coverage … — June 30, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>> — May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting – May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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From May 3, 2013. That was then and I am now talking April 17, 2014. Click to access May 3 post IF you can't remember.

From May 3, 2013. That was then and I am now talking April 17, 2014.

ethics


To me the issue always has been and always will be one of DISCLOSURE.

If they disclose I have no problem.

But the problem is that they, pathetic as they innately are, refuse to disclose breaching every ethical standard in the book. But then again, I am not sure of any book on ethics that will suggest that it is clever for an editor to brag, in print, as he did on November 29, 2012, that he was speeding along at 90 mph because he was in a hurry.

Not sure whether other than me cares. So this could be a non-issue.

Alton seems to be at peace. All strife but bad memories from the past. So ‘conflict of interest’ might not matter.

From Andrew Harvey's WordPress blog. Click to ENLARGE.

From Andrew Harvey’s WordPress blog. Click to ENLARGE.

I Am Getting So Fed Up Of Alton Central School (ACS) Administration Making Statements About Me WITHOUT Getting Their Facts Right.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Alton’s Funniest Videos
>>Nov. 18, 2013.
>> Whole story —
>> Nov. 14, 2013.
>> Baysider clarification —
>> Nov. 8, 2013.
>> Getting your facts right about sending e-mail
>>Nov. 3, 2013.
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loose_lips2A few weeks ago it was the Superintendent.

We sorted that out … link 1, link 2 & link 3.

Now it is the Principal!

What is their PROBLEM?

Well, I can come with all sorts of theories, but I have innate class.

Just check your facts before making statements.


Well, I sent out a e-mail that started like this …

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Deanna Insists On Getting The Whole Story Out About The E-mail That Was Never Sent To Me.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Baysider clarification —
>> Nov. 8, 2013.
>> Getting your facts right about sending e-mail
>>Nov. 3, 2013.
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On page A4 of the Thursday, November 14, 2013 issue of ‘The Baysider‘.

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Click to access ‘The Baysider’ original.


I am very glad and proud that Deanna is refusing to let this matter go uncommented. 

She knows that I am too busy frying other fish. So, I am grateful that she can take care of this stuff without me having to expend any bandwidth.

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 Notice my e-mail or even name does NOT APPEAR on that e-mail.

‘The Baysider’, On November 7, 2013, Prints ‘Clarification’ Of Sorts — Still Not The Whole Story.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Getting your facts right about sending e-mail
>>Nov. 3, 2013.
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Click to ENLARGE. On Page A6 of the Thursday, November 7, 2013 'The Baysider. Can't provide link because it appears you now need to logon to read the paper.

Click to ENLARGE. On Page A6 of the Thursday, November 7, 2013 ‘The Baysider. Can’t provide link because it appears you now need to logon to read the paper.


I haven’t bothered to try and have this corrected. I have bigger and better fish to fry. This is Deanna on the warpath — and she is always more effective than me.

She is NOT happy with this clarification. She is agitating further. I feel bad for those that she is going after.

Original e-mail was not from HER, as the clarification states. It was from me. And I even HAND DELIVERED a printed copy to the SAU.

Deanna forwarded her copy of the e-mail to the SAU, clearly stating that the original was previously sent, when the SAU claimed, by e-mail (which we have), that they did not receive my e-mail.

All of this is immaterial. What matters is that my assertion that I did NOT receive an e-mail is, as ever, 100% true! It was never sent to me.

Stay tuned. 

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“The Braysider” Sanctimonious, Disingenuous Editorial About Bullying Did Not Impress Me!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Just Some Related Posts:
>> Some atrocious news coverage … — June 30, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ shamelessly stays silent on May 13 meeting
>> — May 23, 2013.

>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting – May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.

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This week’s, viz. October 24, 2013, ‘Editorial’ in the Alton ‘The Braysider’ did not impress me. Actually made me mad. Hence this post.

There has been some MAJOR bullying incidents at Alton Central School (ACS) this year — some of it covered to an extent at the Board Meetings. I wrote about these incidents and what was happening at the Board Meeting. Even TODAY there are people reading my posts on these bullying related matters at ACS. There was also a 3rd-party bullying investigation at ACS that took place this Summer and I suspect it costs Alton Taxpayers at least $6,000. I asked about this at a School Board meeting just to get it on the record.

During all this time, ‘The Braysider’, with its CONFLICT OF INTEREST with ACS, and essentially the paid mouthpiece of ACS, stayed mum about bullying.

So to now see an Editorial about bullying makes me MAD — especially because it says NOTHING about what has been going on at ACS in terms of the issues. Just the steps being taken.

Then there is the bit when ‘he’ starts to tell PARENTS what to do! Give me a bloody break.

Who on the writing staff at ‘The Braysider’ has any (legitimate) children? So what expertise do they have about parenthood? Plus this from the guy that boasted in PRINT that he drives around at 90 miles per hour!

So, I was not impressed.

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Ed Engler, Editor of ‘Laconia Daily Sun’ Running For Laconia (NH) Mayor.

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Ed from our wedding on January 1, 2003.

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Click to access June 14, 2013 'Daily Sun' with this article.

Click to access June 14, 2013 ‘Daily Sun’ with this article.


I have known Ed since the Summer of 2001 when I joined Laconia Rotary and he was the official scribe-in-chief. See my Ed & ‘University of  ‘Whales’ story.

Ed is a good guy. I know that he always tries to do the right thing. So I am glad he is running for Laconia Mayor. I wish him the best of luck.

As he correctly states in the above piece there is a lot of homework he has to do. Not sure whether he will be a Matthew Lahey (1996 – 2003 as Mayor) but I think he will try.

Given the conflicts of interests we have suffered, of late, with ‘The Braysider‘ I will be curious to see how Ed handles the ‘presses’ in the coming months. Knowing Ed I am sure he will publish a few letters that promote his opponents, BUT it will be interesting to see where he draws the line. Not sure whether there is another press outlet for his opponents. But I guess Bloomberg with his publishing empire ran for NYC Mayor, so Ed is following in good footsteps, and like Bloomberg he too can use all of his resources to make sure that he is elected.

Well this should be fun. Best of luck Ed. I guess you will now be too busy to have lunch with us.

‘The Baysider’, Alton’s Home Newspaper Runs A Nice Story About My Successful Pope Predictions.

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Some Related posts:
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ 2nd article — Mar. 18, 2013.
>> Google News (Update) … — Mar. 16, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ … — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> Wall Street Journal … — Feb. 16, 2013.
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ interview — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> Slovenia interview — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> 3rd Kindle eBook in 10 days — Feb. 25, 2013.


Click to access the Thursday, March 21, 2013 issue with this article.

Click to access the Thursday, March 21, 2013 issue with this article.


Tim & Josh at ‘The Baysider’ are always very kind to me. I appreciate that.

Thanks guys.

Alton, NH, $18.6 Million School ‘Renovation’ Bond Fails To Pass. Just 48.4% ‘Yes’. So What Is The ‘Plan B’ Now?

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>> They MUST Have The Votes In The Bag! — Feb. 3, 2013.


The vote for the $18.6 M bond failed to get even 50% of the vote.

No = 731, Yes = 685.

Total votes cast = 1,416.

Yes % = 48.38%.

So not even 50%.

So what now, mad cow? What is ‘Plan B’. Prior to the deliberative session I advocated the need for a ‘Plan B’. But, people thought they knew better. Well … what now, mad cow?

Everybody agrees, vehemently, that something has to be done to fix the issues at the school. I have yet to meet anybody who disagrees with the need for some renovation. The issue has been the price tag.

That is why I was an open supporter of Steve Miller’s $7 Million bond proposal.

Those that zeroed it down. What now, mad cow?

I have already heard that the new ‘Plan B’ is to try again for the $18 M bond next year. Tell me that that is a joke.

Already we are close to the definition for insanity. Repeatedly doing the same thing HOPING for a different outcome.

Well we know who put the school and kids in this sorry situation. Those that just could not see in them a way to compromise. I hope some have the decency to resign from the various boards and let some new folks come up with some new proposals that can get the votes. Our kids deserve better.

Steve Miller said it so well. They were going on
ONE ROLL OF THE DICE

The dice as it did last year did not come up the way they wanted.

Time for a realistic proposal that can get the votes.

For Alton Selectmen:
Lawerence Tilly  468
Robert Loring Carr   600
Robert W. Daniels   690
Stephen P. Miller   480

School Board:
Krista A. Argiropolis  672
Carlos Martinez  660
Christine Michaud-Tilly  643
(Write-in) Mary Doherty Murphy   97

Alton, NH, $18.6 Million School ‘Renovation’ Bond In March: They MUST Have The Votes In The Bag!

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Related posts:
>> Another ‘Must Read’ Letter In The Baysider … — Feb. 1, 2013.
>> ACS Super. William Lander Estimates ‘$1 per $1,000’ …
>>Jan. 31, 2013.

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To Read Steve Miller’s Letter In ‘The Baysider’ — Jan. 21, 2013.
>> Stephen Miller: The Lone ‘Voice of Reason’ … — Sept. 25, 2012.


I attended today’s deliberative session at Prospect Mountain High School kind of against my own better judgement because I know how these things drag out, pan out and I really am very short on time. But, I am glad I went. According to my friend, Bob Longabaugh, the keeper of Alton’s voting statistics, only 172 of the 4,022 registered voters (4.28%) attended this session.

Well, it appears that the backers of the full $18.6 Million bond have the requisite 60%(+) votes in the bag already and that today’s session was just a formality to let people have a say in public. Bravo.

I am NOT surprised. Last year I was told that they had the votes to pass the warrant, even with the faulty wording, and even force the necessary hearing by a judge. I heard this from multiple informed sources, without equivocation. So, I was kind of baffled when it didn’t pass. But, I worked it out. They held their fire [i.e., vote] realizing that the faulty wording required the uncertainty of a judge’s intervention.

So, this year, with the warrant in place, without encumbrances, they will pull the voters out of the hat to get it to pass.

OK. That is good. As school board member Steve Miller, who was as ever eloquent and impressive, noted, we will just have to pay the higher taxes. C’est la vie. Fait accompli.

That they have the votes already and the deal is done is good for the kids. They will now get the $17 Million school upgrade that they have been clamoring for so long. You have to congratulate them on their tenacity, persistence, doggedness and ultimately their SUCCESS. I tip my hat to them.

The reason I am now 120% sure that they already have the necessary votes pledged, in the bag and locked-up is that they made sure that there was NO OTHER choice. No ‘Plan B’, no contingency plan. If this, for some reason, doesn’t get the votes …

Steve Millers $7 Million proposal to zeroed down to $1 — something Steve expected from the start.

An alternate amendment to change the $18.8 M to $4.x Million also failed.

So, there is no contingency plan, of any sort.

That is never my way. I am Mr. Contingency. I don’t even sneeze without having a contingency plan! I am not joking. Yes, I can think fast. Before I sneeze I have a contingency plan to recover from what could go wrong. When I was in high tech, those that knew me well used to joke that I had contingency plans for my contingency plans. In the 600 or so seminars I have done around the world you would never have seen me struggle like they did earlier in the meeting with their PowerPoint presentation. Even when we used 35mm slides and projectors, not only would I have two projectors, but 3 bulbs in my trousers. That debacle with the PowerPoint alone should have been an object lesson, am omen, as to why you always need contingency plans. But, that is me. [Plus, I have never done a PowerPoint that didn’t have a single graphic! A renovation presentation with no pictures! Screen placement and zooming such that it could only be read by 40% of the audience. It was the 1970s when we typed presentations onto foils. Never mind the mike that didn’t work.]

Contingency plans give you flexibility.

I have rarely seen unanimity as I saw today at the session. Everybody was in violent agreement that SOMETHING had to be done to fix the manifold problems at ACS. All the discussion was about how much should be spent.

It reminded me of the joke of a man propositioning this lady of dubious character at a bar and the conversation going: ‘we have already established that you would do it; all we are doing now is trying to agree on a price’.

The price has been agreed $18.6 Million.

No other alternatives. No other options. No other choices.

So there can be NO POSSIBILITY of this failing. If so our poor kids are screwed, totally. That is not acceptable and nobody wanted that.

ONE ROLL OF THE DICE
— but luckily for us, the dice are already loaded,
right?

This is a sure thing? Right?

The Baysider might as well already write the story that the $18.6 Million bond passed with 65% of the vote. They might as well start work now.

Alton, NH, Upcoming Deliberative Sessions — They Should Start With This, Straight After The Pledge.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Another ‘Must Read’ Letter In The Baysider … — Feb. 1, 2013.
>> ACS Super. William Lander Estimates ‘$1 per $1,000’ …
>>Jan. 31, 2013.

>>
To Read Steve Miller’s Letter In ‘The Baysider’ — Jan. 21, 2013.
>> Stephen Miller: The Lone ‘Voice of Reason’ … — Sept. 25, 2012.


I could, as ever, be wrong, but it might NOT be a bad idea to play this little clip before each of the deliberative sessions, just to set the right pitch for the proceedings.


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Click to access ‘YouTube’ clip. Many more to chose from. I will even lend you Devanee’s DVD.