and Pierce turn deaf ears to taxpayers
records speak for themselves
Selectman Scott Gross and
former Budget Committee member are, for all intents and
purposes, running unopposed tomorrow for two positions
on the Board of Selectmen. Other than a rogue
challenge from local businessman Steve Pascucci, their
elections are almost guaranteed.
So what can we expect from these two if they are
elected? Plenty of spending.
Of the two, Pierce is the most dangerous. While on
the Budget Committee, he consistently voted for
increased spending virtually across the
And Pierce not only turned a deaf ear to the plight of
Goffstown taxpayers by voting against the Budget
Committee's recommended operating budgets for both the
town and the school, he ignored the record turnout at
school deliberative session and the failed attempt to
raise the budget by again voting NOT to recommend
the Budget Committee's operating budget following the
As for Gross, we already know what he's responsible
for: An increase of over $480,000 to the Budget
Committee's recommended operating budget.
Hang on to your wallets, friends. With these two
on the Board of Selectmen alongside Phil D'Avanza and
Steve Fournier, things are only going to get worse -
Our sympathies go out to selectman Nick Campasano, the
only selectman who seems to truly care about taxpayers
and the difficult times they are facing.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
There are two things taxpayers can take solace in:
- Perhaps, just perhaps,
by voting for Steve Pascucci and NOT casting a
second vote for with Gross or Pierce, there is an
outside chance that a mathematical advantage for
Pascucci might result in keeping one of the other
two out of office.
- Elect fiscal
conservatives to the Budget Committee! They
FOR THREE YEARS:
• John Burt
• John Dillon
• William Bates (as write in for 3 years,
NOT as a candidate for 2 years)
FOR TWO YEARS:
It's up to each and every
one of us to take responsibility for what has happened
in our town and school departments and exercise our
right to vote!
As we saw at the Town Deliberative Session on March 3rd,
a single vote CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!