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I was looking for a photo to use for yesterday’s poll and this was among the image results for “Belmar police”.

Click on the image to read the story behind it.


Too Much…Or Not Enough?



How Are They Doing So Far?


The free version of Opinion Stage only allows users to post one poll per day. Tomorrow I will publish one that gets a little more specific.

George Dearborn


The inscription reads:

In memory of
George Dearborn
Born July 9, 1836
Died July 8, 1864
In Nov. 1861 he enlisted for three years as a volunteer in the Cavalry to put down the great Rebellion of the South; and was in active service in the Army of the Potomac until Oct. 1863; when he was taken prisoner of war and confined several months in Libby Prison. From that crowded den of filth and famine he was carried to Andersonville, Ga and enclosed by a stockade in the open air, exposed to heat and cold, storm and stench, half clad and half starved – the most terrible slaughter pen known- where with seventeen thousand other Union soldiers he was cruelly killed in lingering misery by the systematic intentional barbarous treatment of the Rebel Government who boasted chivalry of the South.

George Dearborn enlisted on November 5, 1861 and joined the New Hampshire Battalion, First Regiment, Troop M, New England Cavalry on December 24. He was captured by Confederate forces in Culpeper Virginia on October 12, 1863 and died of starvation at the notorious Andersonville prison in July of 1864. The grave marker here in Hampton says it was on July 8, federal records indicate it was July 9, but according to the genealogy records in Joseph Dow’s exhaustive History of Hampton, NH (1894) it was July 25. Here is what Dow writes of the episode:


His internment site at Andersonville:


His house here in Hampton is still standing. It is about 5 miles from here.

The original part was built by Godfrey Dearborn in 1648, making it one of the oldest houses in New Hampshire. It remained in the Dearborn family until 1961.

Last Week



Council Meeting Of May 19, 2020


TAPinto has a good write up of The Plan.


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Sun Worshippers Undeterred



I hate when people talk about a “new normal”. It’s very depressing. I wish they would stop it.