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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By jetskier
Originally was $10k to be paid by WOW Org.

Note that this was originally going to be $10k paid by the WOW Organization...when it was approved by the Laconia Council it turned into a city expenditure not to exceed $50k. This is at the same...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Interesting letter to the editor

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/tourist-railroad-is-an-economic-engine-for-lakes-region/article_e2d66af0-0235-11e9-b363-0fa21b177816.html
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Good factual comments...thank you.

Hi Trail Goer,

Thank you for your factual comments. I have personally talked to the owner of the New England Southern Railroad multiple times. I can tell you emphatically that he has no intent to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Not true.

Hi birchhaven,

First, the crime argument is no joke. I am attaching a link to a 91-A disclosure of the police activity (does not include the fire department activity) from 2016 to November of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post $40k for an economic study when there are more pressing needs.

The city is paying $40k for an economic study essentially to try to rationalize removing the tracks. It is interesting that the city has money for this and not other initiatives (such as Milfoil...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Not correct

The New England Southern Railroad ran a load over the tracks a few weeks back. I posted a picture (another one attached) and there was a picture in the Laconia Daily Sun. First, the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Nope

This is a misnomer. The federal funding program is set up to cover a wide variety of alternative transportation projects. It was covered under what was known as MAP-21 (see below for applicable...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Not a public right of way

Hi winnipiseogee,

The current Railroad ROW is not a public ROW, it is a state ROW established by a taking for the purpose of RR use. As I previously stated, this occurred when B&M was having...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Yes, there are others.

There are many others...residents of Paugus Park, Long Bay, snowmobiliers and several of the marinas. Note that it is the route that is problematic and not the concept of the trail. There have been...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post It is a legitimate concern.

Take a look at the crime heat map

https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Laconia-New_Hampshire/crime/

Also there have been a significant number of crimes, homeless encampments etc...along the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Hobo Railroad and NH Southern Railroad

They are the Hobo railroad which runs the tourist train along the route and NH Southern Railroad which runs freight in the spring and fall via that route.

The Hobo Railroad has a contract with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Interesting letter to the editor

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/rail-line-through-laconia-is-active-serves-the-public/article_f25333cc-fa66-11e8-90ae-734b58f6d6f1.html

Incidentally, the economic study...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Yes

My understanding is that abandonment requires federal approval in addition to state approval. Typically, abandonment is requested by the company that owns the RR ROW. Since there was a taking, this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,562
Posted By jetskier
Post Wow

Hi Joey,

Sorry about the late entry into the discussion. I was in California with a client and just got back into town on the red eye this morning.

The frontage along Paugus was "taken" by the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By jetskier
Post Mixed bag

Hi all,

Clearly there have been improvements also...investment in the venue...much better than the old days with a very poor sound system and lawn seats without a video screen.

In addition, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,172
Posted By jetskier
Kinda

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/laconiadailysun.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/e5/fe533b3e-37e0-5128-995b-393b57f9533e/5ab2c76492adb.image.jpg?resize=400%2C194

From the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,172
Posted By jetskier
Post Probably look a lot better when finished

Right now the structure does not blend well and sticks out relative to the surroundings. I am guessing that it will fit in much better when finished...clearly look a lot more aesthetic. Anything that...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-30-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,044
Posted By jetskier
Talking Of no relevence whatsoever

That would be a great location for a Pizza Hut :D
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,995
Posted By jetskier
Post Catch 22

Don't have the skilled workforce, so it is difficult to attract new businesses.
Don't have the businesses to attract the skilled workforce.


There are advantages to the area:


Lifestyle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,995
Posted By jetskier
Post Back on Track

The local economy is absolutely seasonal and highly dependent upon the influx of outside money. This represents a challenge for a number of businesses such as restaurants and hotels. In addition,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,995
Posted By jetskier
Post Good points, but

Hi all,

When the day is done, economic revitalization of downtown relies upon the ability to economically upgrade the city in a broader sense. I grew up in Lowell, a blue collar mill town with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By jetskier
Post Allowed

SD does allow rentals...note that each of the villages have their own rules about rentals also, but generally it is allowed.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By jetskier
Post Big and Small

Joey2665 is correct...there are two levels of association in SD. SDRA is the association that manages the common infrastructure (main roads, greenbelt, beach, gate etc...) The ~$1K is the SDRA fee....
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,648
Posted By jetskier
Post Computer Support Scam

Yes, this is a scam for computer support. Someone calls and says "your computer just indicated that there is a Microsoft Operating System problem, we are Microsoft support." and then they request...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,648
Posted By jetskier
Post Phishing is rampant

This is a classic case of "Phishing" (not fishing). Phishing is when a bad actor tries to get personal information from you by enticing you to provide it. This is completely rampant these days and...
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