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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Public Hearing to Decide on Traffic Signal

The New Hampshire Bureau of Highway Design will hold a public informational meeting to discuss Route 4 safety improvements at the intersection of NH Route 107 and North Road in Epsom. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm at the Epsom Fire Station, 1714 Dover Road in Epsom.

The purpose of the meeting is to present "concepts to improve safety and gather input from officials and the public in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs and community goals, and protect the environment". In other words, to see if a traffic signal will improve the safety of the intersection.

This is the final step before approval of a traffic signal in that location. While three of the four Epsom representatives have been supportive as has Senator Barnes and many Epsom residents, there is also opposition from residents who, not having to turn onto Route 4 from North Road, see no need for the signal.

How you can help: Even if you have sent emails in the past or attended the previous meeting, it is important to continue to stay active. If you can attend the meeting, please do so. If you cannot, please send another, or your first, email to stating your reasons for supporting the project. Encourage others who use the intersection to do the same

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Report from the Legislature: the 'Bathroom Bill'

Sometimes partisan rhetoric becomes so strong that any relationship between the actual content of a bill and how opponents categorize it is lost. Such is the case with HB 415 which became known, thanks to Republican Party chair John Sununu, as the "bathroom bill". Sununu, with the help of multiple interest groups, some clearly misled and manipulated, convinced many New Hampshirites that if transgender individuals were given the same rights as other individuals, bathrooms would no longer be safe and perverts would overrun the state. This was a mean and nasty attack for purely political gain.

To read about the battle, click here.