Keene voters have rejected the 20 year bond that the School District has spent $30,000 advertising. Question 1, which would have authorized the Board to borrow $12 million to renovate the five elementary schools and repurpose Jonathan Daniels School to be a pre-k failed to obtain the needed 60% to pass. That warrant article received 1298 votes, or 55.66%. The School Board’s proposed budget of $63,578,424 passed by a vote of 1376-606 (60% of ballots cast).
The new teacher’s contract was also approved, that contract will increase yearly expenses by an estimated $500,000 per year.
Warrant Articles 2, 3 & 4 all failed, while Warrant Articles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 all passed.
Christine Parshall was elected to the 1-year seat with 49.45% of the vote, Ian Freeman received 5.41% of the vote.
Edward R. Murdough, Dawn M. Mutuski & Jim Carley were elected to the three 3-year seats.
Full results can be downloaded here.
Free Keene welcomes Robert Mathias, new mover to Manchester, as our newest blogger! Here’s his bio from the Bloggers page:
Robert moved to Manchester, New Hampshire from Chicago for the Free State Project in January of 2014. The issues that are important to Robert are personal freedom and self-governance. As part of being an early mover, Robert’s passion is to document what life is like among early movers in a hope that it will inspire others to move early or at the very least sign the pledge in hopes to trigger the move. Check out his youtube vlogs on his Voluntarist Rebel channel.
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, Free State Project, Haters, How to, Introduction, Issues, Living Free, Nashua, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Police, Response, Robin Hood, Satire, Victimless Crimes, Video
This week’s AKPF #1 is the first of three parts of Robin Hood’s Direct Action Panel from the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. This never before seen edit of the panel includes b-roll embedded to better illustrate the scenes as painted by the panel. This footage aired on Cheshire TV at 7:00pm on March 10, as per the usual AKPF #1 timeslot.
Filed under: Cool, Haters, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics, Update
More proof of how effective the Free State Project is: the political establishment has teamed up to attack the FSPers running for town council and school board.
A hitpiece mailer has gone out to every household in Beford in a direct mail campaign with a two-sided, full-color flier that likely cost thousands to print-and-mail. This, after the duo of Matt Philips and Aaron Day were attacked on cable access television and in online emails. It’s a nonstop attack against the FSP that merely vindicates further the strategy of combining activist efforts in one geographic area – the establishment is freaking out and the official move for the FSP has not yet begun!
I also love that the state-worshiping opposition has now paid to advertise the Free State Project to every household in Bedford. Awesome!!
If you love liberty, please join the Free State Project now and help us reach 20,000 participants sooner, rather than later so we can trigger the official move. Join the fun and the amazing community.
Filed under: Free State Project, International, New Hampshire, News
Here’s a huge article by Bitcoin Magazine’s Ruben Alexander that covers Liberty Forum 2014, the Free State Project, and more about the liberty/bitcoin scene in New Hampshire!
Here are recommendations from the NH Freedom blog for Tuesday’s vote. Keep in mind that if you are not registered to vote, you can show up at the polls on the day of the election and get registered right then!
Candidates for Office:
School Board Member (one-year term) – Ian Freeman
School Board Member (three-year term) – Steven William Lindsey (ONLY VOTE FOR STEVEN, not any other candidates)
School District Clerk – write-in Conan Salada
School District Moderator – write-in Darryl W. Perry
Ballot Questions: Yes on 2, 3, 4 and 5. No on all other Questions. Read more
The Free State Project is getting national press from NPR over several participants moving and getting active in the small town of Grafton, NH. Of the entire libertarian movement worldwide, the FSP is making the largest impact. Here’s the story from NPR.
Maureen O’Reilly beams with pride as she shows a visitor around Grafton, N.H., a town so small it doesn’t even have a traffic light.
“Have a look at this,” O’Reilly says, pointing to a postcard view of hilly rural New England. “How beautiful is this? It’s really pretty in the fall, really, really pretty.”
But behind the beautiful view, locals are dividing into opposing camps. About 50 Libertarians have moved into Grafton from around the country, splitting the town over their push to shrink its government. Read more
Filed under: Audio, Court, Govt. Schools, Hypocrisy, Keene Weekly News, Politics, Rant, Satire, Video
Dumb pedestrians in Keene – Voters vs Keene school district: Ongoing lawsuit – Man attacked by moose responds with deadly force – 5 reasons not to tip. Freerock joins. Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org
Filed under: Announcement, Cool, Free State Project, Living Free, Porcfest, Video
There’s a new documentary film being produced by Free State Project participants called “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire“. Here’s a 5-min promo video for the upcoming movie that focuses on the Porcupine Freedom Festival, aka Porcfest, a week-long camping party in the woods of Northern New Hampshire:
This year’s Porcfest is happening June 22nd-29th!