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“Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?”

If I go there will be trouble…

And if I stay it will be double!


Hi everyone. I’m back from my pilgrimage to the promised land and ready, at least for now, to resume my station as Belmar’s unofficial town crier.  I hope you all had a safe and happy and all that.  We had some neighbors and some out of town friends over and had dinner from some cheap local sushi joint called Itamae Dave’s.  (I hope we don’t get sick.)


Every time I go up to New Hampshire I fall more in love with the place and this trip was no exception.  Just about every single thing they’re doing wrong in New Jersey they’re doing right in New Hampshire.  And just about every single thing they’re doing wrong in Belmar they’re doing right in Hampton Beach and other New Hampshire towns.  It’s really astounding.  If only our leaders here would treat the people with the same respect that they do up there we wouldn’t have to be thinking about uprooting our lives and moving.  I really resent that this place forces so many people to leave their friends and families in order to escape all the various extortion rackets we are victims of here.

We saw some very nice housing options up there so the ability to find a house isn’t something that would stop us.  It’s the other stuff.  For me, it would be you guys.  And for my wife and daughters it would be heart wrenching to leave their friends.  It’s so difficult.

While we happened to be up there a house came on the market that might be what it’s going to take to push us over the line.  We saw it in the morning just before we drove home from New Hampshire.  Just an amazingly beautiful house on an acre of partially landscaped and partially wooded land that looks more like a park than a back yard.

house1Back of the house


Part of the back yard.  That driveway you see the end of is long enough to fit about 20 cars.

The property tax for this house is close to $2000 less than what we pay in Belmar and it’s basically the only tax.  (There is no state income tax or sales tax in NH.)

And this is less than a mile away:


“Smoking permitted.”

Man this is going to be tough.



  1. no clash wrote:

    Take nothing for granite. Belmar needs you, Dave.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    What, won’t you miss the Jersey culture and pork roll?

    Pretty beach there, but a bit smoky.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    If I were only a young man like you. I would leave as soon as possible. Can’t do it . Stuck here till I die.

    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | Permalink

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