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“Road Hard” — Depiction Of Lovely New Hampshire & Vermont Shameful!

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by Anura Guruge


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Note that it was all filmed in California.
And that is a PROBLEM.

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We watched this on Amazon Prime the last couple of nights. I liked it. It was funnier and more poignant than the reviews give it credit.

Having spent a LOT of my life, on the road, doing seminars (which, in my case in particular, were basically long, very long, comedy routines (without nay bad language)), I could relate to this. I was even familiar with some of the situations portrayed.

I liked that New Hampshire and then Vermont were introduced as out-of-the-way places. Essentially as far as you can get from California without actually mentioning Maine. That they even had a couple of gags about New Hampshire not having any comedy clubs was cute.

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What a REAL New Hampshire country store looks like. The iconic, yellow one in Center Harbor.

What I did not like — actually what I object to — is that they FILMED the New Hampshire, and for that matter the Vermont segment, in California. They tried to throw in some trees, greenery and lakes BUT it looked so, so fake. The purported house in New Hampshire didn’t look like anything you would find in New Hampshire and the town name was fake. The FUNNIEST was the country store they showed. Wow. Talk about being UP SCALE. You wouldn’t find anything that fancy — not even in Bar Harbor (and that is in Maine). I resent that.

And the College in Vermont. New England Colleges, by and large, do not have Spanish architectural overtones.

Yes, I realize that they were making this low-budget movie on the cheap, using crowd funding, but this was poor.


A (Robert/Robbie) Burns Supper In New Hampshire On The Day, His Birthday, January 25, 2013. Yeah!

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Anura Guruge


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I am so relieved that I managed to find (so far) at least one bona fide Supper, on the day, in NH
— though I am not that thrilled that it is at noon, which rather than being incongruous, borders on being blasphemous,
since the consumption of a wee dram or two (and maybe a few more)
is obligatory to honor the great man.

If you are aware of other Suppers, on the day
(those pushed back to a weekend don’t count),
in NH please let us know.

I thought there used to be one in Center Harbor, Moultonbotough
or was it North Conway?


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The restaurant
(which I am unfamiliar with, not having dined in Peterborough in 15 years).

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New Hampshire (NH) 2012 – 2013 Property Tax Rate Comparison. Highest & Free ‘Sortable’ Spreadsheet


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge



This post now OBSOLETE.

For latest 2013 – 2014 rates, comparison, lowest, highest & spreadsheet.



Related post:
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! — Nov. 26, 2012.
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate ‘2012’: $13.68/1000 Assessed Value
>>Nov. 14, 2012.

>> Did All Alton Property Assessments Go Up 7% — August 11, 2012.


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For list of the lowest 25 towns in terms of NH property tax.

The higest 10 towns in New Hampshire for 2012 – 2013 property tax.
Towns with highest property taxes in NH for 2012 by Anura Guruge

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See this June 3, 2013 post about how you MIGHT be able to get
NH Property Tax RELIEF.



If you want my Excel spreadsheet,
with no macros and free of viruses or hooks,
download it directly from here.



Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: 23rd Lowest In State! I Am Humbled But Still Distressed.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate: Highest It Has Been In Last 5 Years.
>> 29.4% Rise Since 2007 — Nov. 19, 2012.
>> Alton, NH Property Tax Rate ‘2012’: $13.68/1000 Assessed Value
>>Nov. 14, 2012.

>> Did All Alton Property Assessments Go Up 7% — August 11, 2012.


For 2013 – 2013 Alton standing
click here.

For 2013 – 2014 N.H. rates click here.



Well I went looking to see what the new 2012 NH State property tax rates were.

The State, i.e., The NH Department of Revenue Administration, very kindly and thoughtfully provide the list.

They do have an Excel spreadsheet, though it appears to be one that indicates the status of where the State stands in terms of setting the tax rate for each town.
Plus the Spreadsheet has ‘macros enabled‘. Well I was not going to take any chances with such a spreadsheet — even from the State.
[Having ‘macros enabled’ in Excel has long been a potential security threat.]

So, I created my own, ultra safe, Excel spread sheet from their latest, i.e., Nov. 20, 2012, PDF.

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I then did a couple of quick sorts. Wow. I did not expect to find Alton towards the bottom.

But, to be fair (and realistic), Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Meredith, Tuftonboro and Moultonborough have lower rates not to mention Sandwich and Wakefield.

So here is the bottom [i.e., LOWEST rates] 25.

NH lowest property tax towns for 2012 by Anura Guruge

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If you want my Excel spreadsheet, with no macros and free of viruses or hooks, download it directly from here.