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  • Put up or shut up (Thursday, September 23 21 08:00 pm EDT)

    If Jim and AJ run for City Council we can find out how many followers they have on this page.

  • Tim Mulligan (Thursday, September 23 21 05:05 pm EDT)

    I'm a little shit stirrer short and stout, here is my handle here is my spout, when you get all worked up and scream an shout, Ill stir some more shit and call you out.

  • Tim Mulligan (Thursday, September 23 21 05:50 am EDT)

    The majority of people feel that Morris is doing a great job. It is only a handful of conspiracy theorists that always think the sky is falling. Thanks Joe B.

  • John J.O’Connor (Wednesday, September 22 21 08:02 am EDT)

    Joe B,
    Mulligan is a fool but I do appreciate his “shit stirring “ techniques, he loves playing “count-counterpoint “.
    Anyone that feels the City Manager is doing an good job is not someone living in reality. Even the members of the City Council realizes he is over his head and needs professional help.
    Changing Claremont’s form of Government to a Town form of government would allow the Citizens to choose their next Mayor/City manager instead of the same small group that selected Mr.Morris and Mr.McNutt.
    It’s obvious what we are doing isn’t working.
    Keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what your getting and for Claremont that means inferior leadership.

  • Joe B. (Wednesday, September 22 21 05:28 am EDT)

    You know I’ve been reading this for a long time and this guy Mulligan is the first person that actually makes sense to me. What is there like 5 people in Claremont that post here, the same thing over and over again?

  • Tim M (Tuesday, September 21 21 10:19 am EDT)

    “Let the uninformed mob rule, that will fix everything”

  • John J. O’Connor (Tuesday, September 21 21 09:18 am EDT)

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the City Managers neighborhood went to the top of the paving list the moment he moved into the area.
    I’m sure it was a good managerial decision to empty the City Mangers entire E-mail box for an unnecessary legal review at taxpayers expense just because he can.
    I’m sure the City Council hired a babysitter/ tutor because the City Manager is doing a great job running the city.
    Maybe it’s time for a new Charter Commission to review the City Charter and look into going to a new form of City government.
    Having a strong Mayoral form of government would give the PEOPLE the opportunity to give the a say in the hiring and firing through the election process.
    It’s obvious with the recent hirings and firings, our current system isn’t working.

  • Tim Mulligan (Tuesday, September 21 21 08:50 am EDT)

    I can’t believe they paved a densely populated neighborhood with a school when the roads were in terrible condition and hadn’t been paved for 50 years.

    I can’t believe the administration was doing its job in having a massive request for information reviewed to make sure there were no legal issues, what a tragedy.

    We should spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to replace this manager, again. It will be good to create some more stability and positive press in Claremont. Who knows, it might even attract some amazing talent. (Sigh)

  • Guy (Tuesday, September 21 21 08:37 am EDT)

    Jim gathers information, A.J gathers dust.

  • Jen (Tuesday, September 21 21 07:32 am EDT)

    Bernadette, yes they, as in Jim, and AJ.
    They both gather information.

  • John J O’Connor (Tuesday, September 21 21 07:28 am EDT)

    “E-mail Gate” turned out pretty much as everyone expected, no damaging reports and a excessive legal bill.
    Please explain to me why documents that are in the City’s website were redacted? How much did that cost the city or was that the reason for the “Good customer “ discount?
    Now that you his is finally over, only thing left to find out in this debacle is the final cost to the taxpayers.
    The over/under $25k….

  • Bernadette Deaver (Tuesday, September 21 21 06:28 am EDT)

    “They”?

  • William (Tuesday, September 21 21 06:11 am EDT)

    As a taxpayer I am angry about the legal review of emails ordered by Mr. Morris at an outrageous cost to the taxpayers. He even had his spam file legally reviewed before it's release. Mr. Morris is a moron who has no concern when it comes to squandering tax dollars and he is certainly taking care of number one himself. Beautiful paving for his neighborhood only, free water line replacements for all of his neighbors and presumably himself when other Claremont residents had to pay thousands of dollars all out of pocket. The city council is also letting all of us down the longer they delay the decision to terminate Mr. Morris and hire a competent replacement. Hiring a consultant to observe and make recommendations in the hopes that Mr. Morris will suddenly become a competent city manager is a pipe dream. It is just more tax dollars wasted.

  • Bruce (Tuesday, September 21 21 12:31 am EDT)

    I agree Joseph, I used to go to Mostly uncensored almost everyday.

  • Jen (Tuesday, September 21 21 12:28 am EDT)

    Bernadette, I think they have been there, done that, and now wish to bring transparency to city goverment.

  • Bernadette Deaver (Monday, September 20 21 07:43 pm EDT)

    Does anyone know why Jim doesn’t run for council or mayor?

  • Joseph (Monday, September 20 21 05:11 pm EDT)

    Loved the city political cartoon in Mostly uncensored.
    Wish that page would go back to to the way it was, with many posts that made you think, see, and even chuckle about Claremont politics.
    Not a big fan of the site lately, but still enjoy some of the posts.

  • Tim Mulligan (Monday, September 20 21 08:09 am EDT)

    I don’t assume to know the job. From the outside looking in it looks incredibly difficult and I think Mr. Morris is doing a great job.

  • Dennis (Monday, September 20 21 06:16 am EDT)

    I could ask the same question of you Tim. Are you really Ed Morris writing under an assumed name?

  • Tim Mulligan (Monday, September 20 21 05:44 am EDT)

    Dennis, when is the last time you managed a City?

  • Dennis (Sunday, September 19 21 07:45 pm EDT)

    Tim, you are as out of touch with the real world as Joshua Lambert is. Ed Morris is a sorry excuse for a city manager, so much so that the city council is hiring a tutor for him to try to teach him how to do the job he is overly paid to do so the city councilors can avoid a messy termination just before the election. The councilors are deluding themselves if they think a consultant spending a few hours observing Mr. Morris and writing a report to the councilors with recommendations will change anything.

  • Tim Mulligan (Sunday, September 19 21 06:36 pm EDT)

    I am glad that the emails have been released. It looks like Mr. Morris is being proactive to make sure taxpayer money is used wisely as these large 91-A requests pour in that require extensive legal review. Kudos to the Claremont local government, again showing professionalism and responsibility for the tax money of these hard working Claremonters. Keep up the good work.

  • Jim Sullivan (Sunday, September 19 21 02:30 pm EDT)

    Three new articles & one item published today.

    1) The Claremont School Board deep sixes Fishtank!

    2) The Morris Administration finally releases the municipal emails after nearly 4 months!

    3) City Councilors begin to publicly announce their intentions regarding November's election.

    4) Editorial Cartoon from Claremont's Mostly Uncensored Page.

    All four items are published on the News Flashes page of this website.

  • The Messenger (Saturday, September 18 21 05:21 am EDT)

    Repent and confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Do it today, you don’t have any time left.

  • Tim Mulligan (Friday, September 17 21 07:31 pm EDT)

    You should respect your elders. I’m going nowhere. What has you so convinced that I’m a phony? I would meet anyone here for a cup of coffee to discuss any of these issues. You have any free time this coming week?

  • John J O’Connor (Friday, September 17 21 05:17 pm EDT)

    Tim,
    I just try and keep it real, unlike you. You know what the City Manager is doing is wrong but you just walk the company line.
    It’s ok to admit when someone does something wrong .
    You’re a phony, with your name and comments.
    I am done with you, next you will start crying about being bullied and have to find a safe space.
    Best of luck .

  • Tim Mulligan (Friday, September 17 21 02:20 pm EDT)

    It doesn’t hurt to be friendly and kind which are two qualities I’ve noticed you don’t seem interested in. I get it, the internet tough guy know it all thing is so fun.

  • John J O’Connor (Friday, September 17 21 11:18 am EDT)

    Tim,
    You don’t know “Jack “ either!!!

  • Tim Mulligan (Friday, September 17 21 10:52 am EDT)

    I don’t know Frank.

  • John J O’Connor (Friday, September 17 21 10:34 am EDT)

    Tim,
    I will defend your right to voice your opinion, no matter how wrong it might be.
    I served in Concord with Frank, I know him as well I need to.

  • Tim Mulligan (Friday, September 17 21 09:58 am EDT)

    John, you assume that I am assuming. I actually know Francis and it’s not Mr. Gauthier. We had coffee this week. How many times will you pretend you know when you just don’t? Me and Francis go way back. He is a good good person we just disagree and that’s ok. You and I disagree sometimes, and that’s OK too. Are we not allowed to have differing opinions on the forum? How unAmerican.

  • John J O’Connor (Friday, September 17 21 07:49 am EDT)

    Tim,
    I see you are “assuming “ Francis is Frank Guathier, you know what they say about people that assume.
    I know Frank Guathier, he doesn’t post on this site. This “Francis” is like you, using a phony name.
    I know who you are “Tim”, I’ll let you play your game but I won’t let you drag the Honorable Francis Guathier threw the gutter.
    Come clean “Tim” it will might help you in your bid for re-election!!!!

  • Tim Mulligan (Friday, September 17 21 05:34 am EDT)

    If your neighborhood has been neglected for 50 years and has a school, you might see some paving in your future Francis. As a matter of fact, some of the roads down in your neighborhood did get paved very recently. Not to mention the main thoroughfare, close to your neighborhood, is being completely redone as we speak.

  • Francis (Thursday, September 16 21 08:19 pm EDT)

    I hope the next City Manager moves to my neighborhood, maybe my road will finally get paved.

  • Roger Moule (Thursday, September 16 21 07:23 pm EDT)

    The Bluff neighborhood is looking great. No paving for 50 years…it’s about time!! Very happy citizens in this neighborhood!

  • Tim Mulligan (Thursday, September 16 21 06:13 pm EDT)

    Let’s get real here BOB. You clearly don’t understand how burdensome it would be to do something like that. You like paying high taxes and adding staff and more layers of government don’t ya?

  • Bob (Thursday, September 16 21 04:48 pm EDT)

    This is not the first time some one has requested documents. All public documents should be in their appropriate place so when some one requests these documents the can be pulled up and delivered. emails should be screened and separated and put on the cities website for the public to see. Councilors have requested this more than once BEFORE Gauthier sent in his request, so yeah it is a waste of taxpayers money because if the city manager had done what was requested of him in the first place we would not be in this mess

  • John J. O’Connor (Thursday, September 16 21 01:23 pm EDT)

    Tim,
    So only the “rich” can have access to tax payer funded, public documents ?
    That is the attitude of someone with “privilege “.
    The City Council has determined by hiring a “tutor “ that the City Manager has poor decision making skills. Sending out 8,000 E-mails at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars,for a unnecessary legal review is a perfect example of a poor decision.

  • Tim Mulligan (Thursday, September 16 21 12:35 pm EDT)

    The law should reflect reality. You have to pay to get paper copies and you have to pay for research of paper copies. It is ridiculous that anyone can tie up that much staff time, including legal review, and all they have to do is provide a flash drive. The City should charge for information and not fund these individuals.

  • John J. O’Connor (Thursday, September 16 21 07:34 am EDT)

    Tim,
    Unfortunately for you, there is this little thing called the “law.”
    Frank Guathier is following the law and should not be penalize or discouraged from doing what he is legally allowed to do.
    I do agree on the reimbursement for all costs associated with this request. The money should be deducted from Mr. Morris’s bloated paycheck.

  • Tim Mulligan (Thursday, September 16 21 05:17 am EDT)

    Any person with common sense would understand that when you request an obscene amount of information it’s going to take a long time to process the request. The amount of work needed is directly proportional to the request. All of the blame goes to the men that make the requests and none to the people doing their job. It’s called cause and effect. Get over it! In my opinion they should be reimbursing the people of Claremont. It’s ridiculous.

  • John J. O’Connor (Wednesday, September 15 21 08:09 pm EDT)

    Ray,
    I wish, I was an only child.I just have a problem letting something, that common sense tells me is wrong, go.
    Like this E-mail debacle. I am certain, when everything is said and done, there will be nothing criminal but there could be something embarrassing.
    Only time will tell.
    I also feel this was totally unnecessary and extremely costly with the sole intention of discouraging Frank Guathier from ever requesting anything ever again.
    As far as the City Managers tutor, they did the same thing to McNutt and he was gone within 6 months with a golden parachute. This time, this Council is passing the buck, passing the decision to keep or fire the City Manager to the next elected council.
    Doesn’t seem right, this Council should clean up their own mess.

  • Raymond Trussell (Wednesday, September 15 21 05:06 pm EDT)

    John, I bet you are the first born aren’t ya? The ever present antagonistic older brother. You just can’t leave anything alone can you?

  • John J. O’Connor (Wednesday, September 15 21 07:00 am EDT)

    Let me see if I understand this, the present Council has put the City Manager on “double secret probation “ with a tutor. This tutor will be given “progress reports “ to a newly elected City Council.
    So it seems the decision to keep or fire Mr.Morris will be the “next” council’s decision.
    Do I understand this correctly?
    Still no E-mails… tick, tick tick, the legal meter is still running and not one word about it at the last council meeting.
    Remember that come Election Day!!!!!

  • Keith Roberts (Wednesday, September 15 21 05:59 am EDT)

    A friend of mine told me Jim Sullivan doesn’t own property in Claremont. That can’t be true right? Maybe it’s a rumor being circulated by his critics.

  • Tim Mulligan (Tuesday, September 14 21 06:36 pm EDT)

    Actually, the next time the City Manager position comes available she should take the job.

  • Tim Mulligan (Tuesday, September 14 21 06:34 pm EDT)

    BOB, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. But I guarantee you that is not the way it actually works around here, I mean let’s get real. If anyone doesn’t think Mayor Lovett is running the whole city they are kidding themselves.

  • BOB (Tuesday, September 14 21 05:51 pm EDT)

    Hey Mulligan the mayor is only a figure head and runs the council meetings the position has 0 power over the council. What we need is more conservatives on the council not liberal tax and spend

  • Tony (Tuesday, September 14 21 02:10 pm EDT)

    That’s disgusting. Use your real name.

  • Donk (Tuesday, September 14 21 02:01 pm EDT)

    I got the name in the boys shower many years ago.
    It came from having a big one and stuck.

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