The Goffstown Residents
Association (GRA) is comprised of a group of nearly 400 concerned Goffstown
residents dedicated to restoring and maintaining integrity in Goffstown government.
The GRA was
originally formed in early 2005 with the hope of finding property which was appropriate for the
construction of a kindergarten as well as allowing for expansion to meet the
future needs of our school children, families and the greater community as a
whole. Our members had grave concerns that the Goffstown School District and the Goffstown Board of
Selectmen (BOS) had consummated a land transaction that violated the public trust,
was not in the best interest of the taxpayers,
schoolchildren and residents of Goffstown or the State of New Hampshire
Kindergarten Construction Program, and ultimately resulted in the unnecessary
destruction of environmental resources and exceedingly higher costs to the
taxpayers vs. alternatives readily available to them (see Kindergarten
our effort ended unsuccessfully in state Superior Court.
the GRA has refocused its efforts toward helping return - and thereafter
maintain - integrity in Goffstown government.
In June of
2006, the web site "VoteSmartGoffstown.com", a source of unbiased and
impartial political information provided for the benefit of Goffstown voters by
resident Pamela Manney, was shut down (see related
Goffstown News article).
Goffstown Residents Association, via this web site, is attempting to
fill the void left by the absence of VoteSmart by providing, in addition
to our own views, opinions, positions and editorials, an impartial
political information section, "Voter
Resources". This area of our site is intended, to the
best of our ability, to provide Goffstown voters with unbiased and
impartial information to help Goffstown voters make sound, informed
political decisions, regardless of our own positions on particular
issues and/or candidates.