Portsmouth Voters

Why the Republican majority should be re-elected.

 In this term the Republican Town Council, has overcome serious challenges, implemented changes and addressed long overlooked problems, including:

  • Stopped habitual overspending of Department budgets
  • Reduced tax increases by 60%
  • Increased Town savings by 100% to ~  $4.8 Million
  • Fighting sewers demanded by DEM
  • Initiated removal of bankruptcy threat of $32M pension debt
  • Hired highly regarded new Town Administrator
  • Established 5-year Plan and annual budgeting for  infrastructure projects
  • Committed to preserve the Glen for future generations
  • Initiated annual road maintenance in operating budget

Our work is unfinished.  When re-elected, we will continue to reduce spending, control growth of taxes, and improve quality of government and quality of life for all Portsmouth citizens. 

I ask you to support us on November 6

WE can WIN – only if…


Joseph W. Robicheau


Portsmouth Town Council


Don’t Blame Us. 

04/06 Democrat Councils

Sold Voters then bought

Untested Turbine

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Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 12:23 AM
When politicians tell the truth they get attacked. The issue in Portsmouth for many many years is a portion of the public doesn't want to hear the truth. All the public expects the Portsmouth Town Council to do is the job . Mr. Robicheau is a leader as much as a public servant. He works for Portsmouth. I think that we need to judge a politician on the basis of how good of a job he has done in the past few years .Joe has done a great job. How often can you say: Joe,keep up the good work. Please keep doing the good things that you are doing now. Good luck tomorrow
getreal November 06, 2012 at 12:25 AM
What about the non transparent goverment and open goverment you promised? What about Larry Fitzmorris controling the four PCC members thoughts and votes? what about miss informing the public in the sewer progress? What about the drastic increase in lawyer fees and pending law suit that even the towns insurance says they will not touch for 1 mill plus.
getreal November 06, 2012 at 12:30 AM
What about all the key personnel they have caused to leave this 3 ring circus. You had your chance and could not even fulfill open and transparent. You have had your chance and over spent on lawyers. What make me think you will start doing what you promised 2 years ago now? Time for the circus to leave Portsmouth!
a resident with a watchful eye November 06, 2012 at 12:45 AM
first of all, this article by Mr. Robicheau is nothing more than a political advertisement and The Patch should not have allowed it to be posted......Sandy, are you going to let every candidate post a similar ad if they want?
getreal November 06, 2012 at 12:53 AM
So the real Bill Carson finaly shows his true colors, should of figured the other post were right claiming you a Republican Koch Brothers worker ....
Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 01:52 AM
40,000 cars a day go by that broken down wind turbine ! Portsmouth is an example of a community that got taken by the wind industry ! Did you know President Obama (Democrat) set aside 150 Billion dollars for the wind energy bunco scheme ? Commercial wind is a failed center piece for the Democratic Party or what is now the Socialist Party . The suffering of one is the suffering of all. They think the middle class is someone who lives in public housing , gets a welfare check and food stamps. Look what the Democrats did to Portsmouth ! The wind turbine is known internationally as a giant failure . The residents of Portsmouth need to get out and vote themselves out of the hole that being dug by the same "Old Boy Network " Joseph W. Robicheau can bring the town back to financial stability and clean up the mess that was left from 2006 !
J. Lane McMahon November 06, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Joe, one of the guys who gave town property to an alpaca farm and in the process, got the town sued. Nice.
J. Lane McMahon November 06, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I love it....one of the Portsmouth Republican tag lines is : "Don't blame us."
a resident with a watchful eye November 06, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Well, suffice it to say, we knew all along that Carson was against wind turbines (understatement). But now his true colors are coming out and we can see he's one of those far right bigot tea-party-ers.
Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 02:24 AM
How could anyone in their right mind in Portsmouth still think wind turbines are a good deal ? You'll see the people who just still don't get it blog here that the town has a turbine and they should just fix it . The Democrats from the top down right to the Democrats that voted for the turbine have lost sight of the real world ! Go outside and look up !The 3 million dollar turbine is broken! It stopped in May of 2012 . It was a giant waste of money and you still have to pay the bond payments while it remains broken ! Talking about gears and bearings that are broken you've got to sit down someplace quiet and think about the spending spree the Democrats sent Portsmouth into in 2006. The told you they wanted a revenue stream .Well you got a revenue river of red ink ! This spells S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M and Old Boy Network Stop the habitual overspending now - Vote for Joe - Vote Republican and the Ameican Dream
just saying November 06, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Hey Joe you forgot the absurdity (although entertaining) of shouting matches between you and Judy, 10 hour meetings with no control and one assault.
just saying November 06, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Bill since you seem to be a one trick pony you might want to refresh your memory Joe wrote a letter before he was elected suppoting the turbine. You may want to rethink the circus leader you seem to be supporting.
Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Why is it that the poorest towns in America are blue towns? It seems the poorer the town, the more Democratic it is. Most of the people in town who vote for a Democrat do so because their parents brought them up to just vote Democratic. If Osama bin Laden ran for Town Council as a Democrat in Portsmouth he would probably win. During 2005 the town gained a lot of information from the Portsmouth Abbey wind turbine project. So rather than go out and buy two smaller Vestas wind turbines like the Abbey the choice was made to buy a turbine three times the size of the Abbey and buy it from some unknown wind company . This was "Due Diligence"? The money went down the toilet counter clockwise and now the town has a giant wind turbine that looks like an upside down tooth brush sticking out of a toilet next to the high school ! Vote out the Democrats -Had enough of them !
getreal November 06, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Money down the toilet? How bout the three studies and fire chief search given to the same company that hired the town administratior and they were not the low bidder either? Release the actual amounts of money paid to all the lawyers for the town councils mis management of the town affairs. Look at the pending 1 million plus judgement the town is sure to lose . Look at the assaults in executive sessions and deception to the public. TIME FOR THE CIRCUS TO LEAVE PORTSMOUTH, VOTE ROBICHEAU, PEDRO, KESSON AND VINNY PAZ STAVEN OUT!
J. Lane McMahon November 06, 2012 at 03:42 AM
You don't live here....why do I have to keep reminding you of that?
J. Lane McMahon November 06, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Learn how to spell American and I might listen to you. It would also help if you were a Portsmouth resident....BUT YOUR NOT!
Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 04:23 AM
The former Democratic Town Council has built a trophy for the Town of Portsmouth. The wind turbine stands there today a symbol of what the Democratic Party is all about ! The failed broken wind turbine fiasco stands like a giant upside down tooth brush sticking out of a toilet as 40,000 cars go by every day . The wind turbine has become a sideshow for the whole country to watch the ongoing failure play out ! The turbine act looks like a secondary production associated with a circus. Here's what the Democrats want : Jump into building your own wind turbine or buying a commercial one, don't do your homework and fail at Due Diligence . What we have here is DDDF - Democratic Due Diligence Failure. They told you wind is free ?
getreal November 06, 2012 at 11:01 AM
The real Bill Carson come out of his cocoon. Tea Party Bill/PCC want a be. You have obtained the level of GRAND MISINFORMATION!
Good Year November 06, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Anybody else tired of this partisan non-sense? On a local level, political parties don't mean a whole lot. It's time for non-partisan local elections like Newport has had for years.
Bill Carson November 06, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Democrats say the first priority should be getting the turbine running again. The cost to repair the turbine including three blades is near one million. Over three years the turbine made 400 thousand and lost a million to repairs a net loss of 600 thousand ! Vote for a Democrat ? A recent poll said 45 % of those polled said "Dismantle the turbine and pay off the $2 million bond debt" The NDN held a question and answer session where all the Democrats said repair the turbine .They still don't get you need to hire someone full time to run the turbine and the maintenance costs more than it makes ! It's tough to admit you made a mistake and rather than admit making a mistake you've got individuals that just get up and resign from their jobs !
old timer November 06, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Unbelievable! How do you reduce an increase when you decide what the increase is in the first place. So they propose a high tax rate hike at the start of budget process and then settle on a lower one ? That's an accomplishment? Stopped overspending department budgets? The legal expenses are about 300% of what is budgeted, how about being "transparent" about that? They increased savings by 4.8 milliion? No, Carnegie paid their taxes of 2.1 million, the School department gave them 1 million and they stuck to the plan devised by the previous council to add the other 1 million. And then they chased out the School Finance Director who managed to bring them their surplus. Avoided bankruptcy? The only bankruptcy threat was in Mr. Robicheau's mind. He is LITERALLY the only person in the world who considered it a realistic risk. Hired a new town administrator, yes which is something you have to do after forcing out the previous one for partisan political reasons and the new TA comes at a considerably higher salary to the town. And to top it off he writes a letter to the Newport Daily News stating they are wrong, he is not "blaming" anyone for turbine problems and then takes time and space to explicitly blame a council elected 8 years ago for the problem. I really hope this is the last we have to hear from Mr. Robicheau and his friends. Their "transparency" has been a joke, and the hypocrisy and blatant, constant misinformation fed to the people is insulting.
getreal November 06, 2012 at 10:43 PM
KLIMM does what ever Larry Fitzmorris tells him to say. Lets see how this guy acts after the elections....


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