Category Archives: News

Candidate for Council Credits APT Influence

Friday, 11 November 2005 Foster’s Michael Goot covers election results where John Hynes credits the APT slate with having influence. Click here to read the article. Published November 9, 2005.

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APT Sponsors Charter Change Petition

Contributed by APT Editors Monday, 26 September 2005 Emily Aronson of the Portsmouth Herald covers the APT’s petition to change the charter to require a 2/3 council vote to pass the annual budget. Martin Cameron, Chairman of the Charter Change … Continue reading

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The APT Discusses the Budget and Process with City Manager Bohenko

Friday, 09 September 2005 Joe Adler of the Portsmouth Herald covers the September 8th APT meeting where APT members discuss the budget and budget-making process with City Manager John Bohenko. Click here to read the article. Published September 9, 2004.

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Imagined Influence

Tuesday, 14 June 2005 The Mayor claims Councilors Marchand and Raynolds, who are attempting to rein in the police budget, are not responsible for their own actions and that the APT is “telling them what to do.” Click here to … Continue reading

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Herald Editorial Agrees With APT on Budget

Wednesday, 22 June 2005 A Portsmouth Herald Editorial agrees with the APT’s position that the Mayor and City Council are elected to be accountable for city spending. Neil Novello, Acting President, is quoted. Click here to read the editorial. Published … Continue reading

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APT Says No More Than 4%

Wednesday, 08 June 2005 Emily Aronson of the Portsmouth Herald, quotes the APT as standing firm in supporting no more than a 4% increase in the FY2006 budget. All Councilors except St. Laurent wish to spend more. Marchand is still … Continue reading

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APT Stands Tough on Limiting Spending Growth

Michael Goot of Foster’s Daily Democrat covers the APT’s response to the City Council asking City Manager John Bohenko to submit budgets with a 4% spending limit. Click here to read the article. Published February 17, 2005.

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APT Congratulates new City Councilor, Bill St. Laurent

Saturday, 15 January 2005 In a letter to the editor, the APT thanks its former President, Bill St. Laurent, and congratulates him on his move to City Council. Click here to read the editorial. Published January 15, 2005.

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The APT Celebrates a Taxpayer-Friendly City Councilor

Contributed by APT Editors Thursday, 16 December 2004 Congratulations to former APT President Bill St. Laurent, Portsmouth’s newest City Council member.When Assistant Mayor, Alex Hanson, stepped down from the council to relocate to Florida, Bill was next in line because … Continue reading

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City Adjusts Budget Schedule to Allow More Public Input

Monday, 27 September 2004 Joe Adler of the Portsmouth Herald discusses the Budget Hearing process with City Officials and APT Officers. Click here to read the article. Published September 27, 2004.

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