Monthly Archives: March 2014

Valicenti Organico

I prefer to make my own ingredients and components for our meals. I don’t think mine are the best, I just find it relaxing. Perhaps it is a nod to home economics but more likely it is about satisfying a … Continue reading

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Preserved Meyer Lemons

We tucked 10 Meyer Lemons into our suitcase before returning from California last month. The lone tree was full of these yellow sweet little gems: I had just purchased Clothilde Dusoulier’s The French Market Cookbook last fall for the trip … Continue reading

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Elder Nutrition

Frequently I fall into the rut preparing the same old meals week after week. It gets monotonous but it is difficult to fuss over a feast for two. I miss the Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and the cooking challenge each … Continue reading

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Cost Containment – Oyster River Cooperative School District

Oyster River Cooperative School District posted Tuition Students: How They Help Oyster River on their website. They state: “Currently, we fill seventy (70) of those seats with Barrington students at $13,000 per seat which brings in over $900,000 in revenue. … Continue reading

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Tuition Students

Disclosure: Average Daily Membership (students) and a Town’s State Grant are from the New Hampshire Department of Education. The Property Tax Rates and Town Valuations are from Anura Guruge. All other data is from the Oyster River Cooperative School District … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News ORCSD

Summary What does it cost? That is a complicated question. However, if current employees are offered future benefits then the present value of those future payments should be recognized in the period they are incurred. If the present value of … Continue reading

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Why Durham Pays More per Student

Amended 6 March 2014 3pm, based on updated information the amounts taxed locally have increased and the amount of State Aide has decreased. However, the positive impact on Durham if the State Grant money was shared has increased by more … Continue reading

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Warrant Articles – Oyster River Cooperative School District

In summary, there is $2,314,392 of reductions identified and the potential for another $900,000 or more of savings, pending confirmation, are available to taxpayers next Tuesday. These savings are achievable without eliminating existing teachers, their salaries or benefits, without changing … Continue reading

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