Rec Center opens membership to nonresidents

There are 14 comments on the Jan 21, 2011, NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA story titled Rec Center opens membership to nonresidents. In it, NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA reports that:

New policies recently approved by selectmen will allow two new programs at the Recreation Center - the selling of annual memberships to nonresidents and the renting of the center for parties.

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foolish

Exeter, NH

#1 Jan 26, 2011
Shut it down. If they can't sustain the payroll and utilitys with their dumbass offerings then shut it down. Three directors at the funny farm and not one can generate enough business? is it open when kids around, like holidays, weekends, and snow days? Seabrook taxpayers will get to foot the bill for non residents? Who gets to pay for equipment when it gets broke, a $100 fee won't cover or cut it. Nothing but a money pit with mismanagement and selectmen that are either clueless or have money to burn.
C Brook

Seabrook, NH

#2 Jan 29, 2011
If it raises more money for the Rec Center, then I think that it's a good deal. The rec is pretty near empty sometimes, so they should have gotten more people in there long ago.
stuck

Hampton, NH

#3 Mar 21, 2011
foolish & C Brook..Im stuck in the middle w/ you both pro's and con's to this idea
2 left feet

Exeter, NH

#4 Mar 21, 2011
Well how about having adult dances there every couple of weeks or on a monthly basis. Make it alcohol free,have soft drinks and maybe snacks for sale or let some local groups provide refreshments on a rotating basis so all could benefit. It would be a nice place, no drunks,no smoke and plenty of parking. There could be dj's,bands. All types of possibilities,all types of music for 18 plus ages.
ummmm

Newmarket, NH

#5 Mar 22, 2011
2 left feet wrote:
Well how about having adult dances there every couple of weeks or on a monthly basis. Make it alcohol free,have soft drinks and maybe snacks for sale or let some local groups provide refreshments on a rotating basis so all could benefit. It would be a nice place, no drunks,no smoke and plenty of parking. There could be dj's,bands. All types of possibilities,all types of music for 18 plus ages.
we could make it a strip joint for over 18 sandy could dance on the pole hahahaha

Since: Feb 10

United States

#6 Mar 23, 2011
IMHO, the more the Rec Center depends on out of town residents for fees and membership funds, the more it will tend to cater to services that people actually want. The problem with paying for bugging through taxes is that the elected officials get to decide what services you get. Even if residents only paid 5-10% of the cost of services through user fees, that would at least tell us what programs people actually want, need, and use.
DNA

North Hampton, NH

#7 Jul 28, 2011
Max, go away. You have no idea what you are talking about with all your big ideas. Not one amounts to a pig in shit! Since when have you cared about the Rec Center? No outsiders, including you.
woow

Newmarket, NH

#8 Jul 29, 2011
lets have max teach the kids how to shoot a gun at the cieling to stop their friends from fighting. he is good at pointing a gun up and pulling a trigger oh and he can teach them that drugs can be made legal if your a free stater and carry guns rent rooms to other free staters and go to concord and speak for your towns selectman even when they do not want you to lol oh and you can say when the police show up after the shooting shooting of guns that they are all bullys for making the crime seen safe. max we love you your our hero for sure NOT!
wiseass

Exeter, NH

#9 Jul 30, 2011
actually that idea came from the rec commission
bud com members can only be for or against it
Done that

North Hampton, NH

#10 Jul 31, 2011
2 left feet wrote:
Well how about having adult dances there every couple of weeks or on a monthly basis. Make it alcohol free,have soft drinks and maybe snacks for sale or let some local groups provide refreshments on a rotating basis so all could benefit. It would be a nice place, no drunks,no smoke and plenty of parking. There could be dj's,bands. All types of possibilities,all types of music for 18 plus ages.
HA HA HA HA HA!! JOKE OF THE YEAR!
bin there

Seabrook, NH

#11 Aug 2, 2011
Thats not a bad idea though. Give the younger crowd something to do.

Since: Feb 10

Seabrook, NH

#12 Aug 2, 2011
People who come on here and post anonymously--especially if their user ID lists Exeter or Stratham might as well not be posting at all. When someone throws mud at people on topix, most people pretty much discount everything they say because the poster hasn't even identified themselves as an inhabitant of Seabrook, and hasn't posted any link/quotes/videos to back up their accusations.

If all you know is the inaccurate reporting of the media, that just indicates that you don't know what's going on in town, anyway. Those folks actually rolling up their sleeves to volunteer at the Community Table, Rail Trail, Chucky's Fight, ON TRAAC, litter pickups, local office, etc, are doing the real work and should be acknowledged for their contribution to the town, not publicly attacked and belittled by those who just sit on their couches watching Channel 22 while they throw food-stamp-funded popcorn at the screen, leaving the heat at 80 degrees all winter because they're on heating assistance, and "borrowing" money from their sister's cousin's brother who has figured out how to rob the Town of a little more money.
maxyAhole

Newmarket, NH

#13 Aug 3, 2011
Max Abramson wrote:
People who come on here and post anonymously--especially if their user ID lists Exeter or Stratham might as well not be posting at all. When someone throws mud at people on topix, most people pretty much discount everything they say because the poster hasn't even identified themselves as an inhabitant of Seabrook, and hasn't posted any link/quotes/videos to back up their accusations.
If all you know is the inaccurate reporting of the media, that just indicates that you don't know what's going on in town, anyway. Those folks actually rolling up their sleeves to volunteer at the Community Table, Rail Trail, Chucky's Fight, ON TRAAC, litter pickups, local office, etc, are doing the real work and should be acknowledged for their contribution to the town, not publicly attacked and belittled by those who just sit on their couches watching Channel 22 while they throw food-stamp-funded popcorn at the screen, leaving the heat at 80 degrees all winter because they're on heating assistance, and "borrowing" money from their sister's cousin's brother who has figured out how to rob the Town of a little more money.
we don't want to here any more bull shit from you,so why not stop your fu@king mouth and get lost.
wiseass

Exeter, NH

#14 Aug 3, 2011
why dont you take your ass back to newmarket you fat bitch

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