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VIDEO: Exeter Honors Maggie Hassan

The town resident was elected governor last week.

About 200 on Wednesday packed Exeter Town Hall Wednesday to honor hometown politician Maggie Hassan, who was elected governor last week.

Selectman Don Clement read a proclamation for her written by town officials.

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Edward Dunsel November 20, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Frank Ferraro does. He has an opinion on everything. It was Frank Ferraro who first wrote that one of his fellow selectmen violated the law. Maybe someone should ask Frank Ferrraro whether he can back up that claim. Or whether he intends to notify the Attorney General of such blatant lawbreaking. Congratulations to Governor Elect Hassan. See, Frank; it's not that hard to spell Governor or Hassan correctly.
Frank Ferraro November 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Because I knew that Mr. Dunsel would not just take my word for it that the Board must vote on proclamations at a public meeting, I requested a determination from the Legal Services Division of the Local Government Center. According to Michael R Williams, Government Affairs Attorney, New Hampshire Municipal Association, NH Local Government Center, "Proclamations, even though they have no force of law, are still decisions made by a public body so they must be voted on at a public meeting." The Board did not vote on the Hassan proclamation.
Edward Dunsel November 20, 2012 at 09:04 PM
You are right about not taking your word for it. But it certainly appears as though you are correct. All I asked was that you back up your charge of lawlessness. You have done so. Congratulations. So...... ......now what are you going to do about it. If you say "nothing," then why was it so important to raise it here? At a minimum, I expect to see a story in the Town's other "news" outlet, such as it is. You shouldn't stop with a comment on the internet. In for a dime, in for a dollar.
Frank Ferraro November 20, 2012 at 09:08 PM
What's done is done. I have alerted the Chairman of this finding and suggested that, in the future, the Board needs to plan to meet and vote on proclamations. Thank you for acknowledging that I was correct.
Edward Dunsel November 20, 2012 at 09:12 PM
You're welcome. "The law was broken" is a serious charge, and I would expect that if you saw an accusation that someone did so, you'd want to see something to back up the charge before simply accepting it. Happy Thanksgiving.

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