A picture supplied to Region One Report that is very interesting to say the least.....

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again….. 3

In the past three years a small, and I do mean small group of people have tried to silence me! Asking for  boycotts from underwriters ( underwriting has grown, so that did not work!), They filed a complaint with the F.C.C. ( We won! So that did not work), and now the following…

They are at it again. Here is a letter that John Mauer sent to NPR:

Name: John Mauer
Email: jmauer@geerms.com

We would like to bring to your attention the questionable behavior of an owner and operator of one of your member radio stations. WHDD is an NPR affiliate in Sharon, Connecticut with a small range, essentially the northwest corner of the state and adjacent portions of nearby New York and Massachusetts. It operates and markets itself as “the smallest NPR station in the nation.” It is listed in your directory of member stations.

For six years, Marshall Miles has been president and CEO of Tri-State Public Communications, the organization that operates that station. He currently is using the his own on-air commentaries and a political blog, regiononereport.com, to attack the educators in the Regional School District One in Connecticut, as well as members of the Region One Board of Education. His strident voice is one of the major factors in the five defeats of the regional school budget. His attacks are very personal and rarely related to educational issues.

Moreover, he is currently running for election to the Region One Board of Education from the Town of Salisbury, and using his NPR connections to promote that candidacy, even on his Facebook page.

We believe these activities might constitute a violation of the NPR code of ethics, specifically the code for impartiality. Because we are unsure how NPR responds in such situations, we would appreciate hearing from you on the subject.

I have spent time the past couple of days talking with the office! Letting them know all about Mr. Mauer and his cohorts! In the end, this will fail as well, as once again, everything I do is cleared by my FCC attorney, and my station contact on Rules and Regulations from NPR. Now to answer here some of the absurd and incorrect allegations of Mr. Mauer and his troop.

1) For six years, Marshall Miles has been president and CEO of Tri-State Public Communications ..

Wrong John, Tri-State Public Communications has been around since February of 2002, and I have been PRESIDENT not CEO during all 11 years!

2) He currently is using the his own on-air commentaries and a political blog, regiononereport.com, to attack the educators in the Regional School District One in Connecticut, as well as members of the Region One Board of Education.

Lets see, where should I start? Commentaries that the FCC has validated and found perfectly legal. And Region One Report is in no way affiliated with Tri-State Public Communications! As a matter of fact it was formed so I could have an outlet for people to express their opinions ,  as it explains in its “about” segment….from that page…These opinions and observations will be solely those of Marshall Miles, an alumnus and long-term supporter (and for many years parent!) in Region One.  These opinions and observations do not, and are not intended to, represent any of the companies that Marshall is connected to or affiliated with, i.e. WHDD AM/FM, WBSL-FM, Robin Hood Radio. com, CATV 6, robinhoodradiotv, Tri-State Public Communications, Inc., or any of the underwriters, management, or employees of these companies. Attack, no, it is “expose”, and then inform the public of facts that are hidden deep under the rug or Region One.

3) WHDD is an NPR affiliate in Sharon, Connecticut with a small range, essentially the northwest corner of the state and adjacent portions of nearby New York and Massachusetts

Small range?!  Again John is wrong (get used to that folks!) WHDD AM/FM, WLHV FM and  WBSL FM cover over a quarter million people! We are heard from The Ashokan Reservoir and Windham Mountain  thru the Hudson Valley all the way to South County, MA, and Northwest CT!

4) Moreover, he is currently running for election to the Region One Board of Education from the Town of Salisbury, and using his NPR connections to promote that candidacy, even on his Facebook page

Wow! What was John drinking when he wrote this?!  Using NPR connections? Who? I have no connections at NPR campaigning for me! My agreement with the Salisbury Democratic town Committee allows me to stay on-air with certain special provisions until the election is over. My Facebook page! I guess he did not read my disclaimer on my personal Facebook page….

About You

Co Founder of WHDD/Robin Hood Radio
I am a GRANDPA!!!!!!!!!!
Listen to the song “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba..These opinions and observations are solely those of Marshall Miles. These opinions and observations do not, and are not intended to, represent any of the companies that Marshall is connected to or affiliated with, i.e. WHDD AM/FM, WBSL-FM, Robin Hood Radio. com, CATV 6, robinhoodradiotv, Tri-State Public Communications, Inc., or any of the underwriters, management, or employees of these companies.PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning–any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photo’s or any other “picture” art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
I am not saying that I am perfect, but this letter is from one critic with a few names added on….the list of contacts, achievements, and Tri-State residents that support me is very long…and I do appreciate it.
Just thought I would clue you in on Mr. Mauers activities…
And to our readers and posters……thanks for your support!

The Battle Is joined! Reply

Hello. I’m Marshall Miles. I am running for Region One Board of Education Representative from Salisbury as an independent petitioning candidate. There are many reasons why I seek to represent you on the board; most importantly, to give voice to students, teachers, and you the taxpayers. We must represent taxpayers’ concerns by bringing back transparency and open communication. This can be achieved by: Holding forums for residents in advance of regular meetings to solicit input; and creating an interactive website and Facebook page with video content of meetings, agendas, minutes and feedback links that enable residents to directly contact their representative. These steps will facilitate interaction between residents and the board.

We also need to regain trust and confidence in the board and bring back accountability to reinforce the board’s mission which is to demonstrate leadership in providing the best education for students. The status quo is no longer acceptable.

The first motion I will make as your Region One representative will be to notify the All Boards Chairmen that the Region One Board will not accept a recommendation from ABC in the future for a new contract or extension of an existing contract to either the present Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent. It is time to take a major distraction off the board’s and public’s plate and get on with running the district with educational goals in mind…not their contracts or employment status.

From my first day as Region One representative from Salisbury, I pledge to hold at  least one open forum a month at a convenient  Salisbury location one to two weeks prior to regular Region One Board meetings. The purpose will be to allow residents, taxpayers, students, teachers and Region One employees to have an open discussion in the hope of raising concerns or questions to add to the upcoming board meeting agenda.

1175397_1380782892155678_653783434_nAbout Marshall:

Marshall is a 1971 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Marshall, a highly regarded communications entrepreneur, entered his 43rd year in broadcasting in 2013. He is co-founder, along with Jill Goodman, of Robin Hood Radio, the smallest NPR station in the nation (located in Sharon, CT). Robin Hood Radio has grown from an internet only station to a broadcast group that now operates three broadcast facilities. Marshall has been named one of Litchfield County’s 50 most influential people by Litchfield Magazine, and honored as Citizen of the Year by both the Sharon Lions Club and Millerton Lions Club. Marshall resides on Factory Street in Salisbury with his two dogs…LJ and Georgia and cats Bauer, Jessie, Clyde and Genghis. Marshall’s other cats, AM and FM reside at the studios of Robin Hood Radio in Sharon.

Please Remember to Vote November 5th.

Here are the figures for the $120,000.00 “settlement” of the Superintendents Litigation Reply

14,248.50 to be paid extra towards settlement
15,000.00 to be paid in legal expense
15,834.00 to be paid in unemployment
32,203.00 to be paid for “replacement secretary”
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77,285.50 TOTAL in 2013/14 budget for “settlement”

click on link below for figures supplied by Region One

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New Budget Meeting, Same Result…no real changes in the budget except $120,000.00 dollars to pay for the “settlement” of the litigation against our superintendent Reply

Numbers were moved around, take  this from there, put it here, take some from here, put it there, and pay $50,000.00 to “settle” the litigation against our superintendent (the total settlement was $120,000.00 but we taxpayers are only responsible for $50,000.00). Add it all up and its basically the same budget that you are voting on again that you have defeated 6 times already.  The question now arises…its probably wise at this point to reject the budget until the new board takes office in December. Then, show up at their first meeting and see if some changes can be made including the public’s input.  Oh well, lets sleep on that idea. The video of the special meeting to bail the superintendent out of litigation to the tune of $120,000.00, andmoney-1316097947 the video of the “rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic” budget meeting will be posted on-line and on CATV 6 by tomorrow night. We will also post it her on Region One Report.

Elections board to probe Region 1 official’s words (from the Republican-American this morning) Reply

Elections board to probe Region 1 official’s words

BY RUTH EPSTEIN

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

FALLS VILLAGE — Sal­isbury resident Marshall Miles learned Monday that the state Elections En­forcement Commission voted to authorize an inves­tigation of a complaint he lodged in August about a comment made by Region 1 Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain.

Shortly before the fifth referendum, Chamberlain said at an Aug. 8 school board meeting that she would give up the last year of her three-year contract and donate the 2 percent raise that went with it if the next proposal were passed.

Miles, in making the complaint, pointed to Sec­tion 9-364 of the election laws, which deals with peo­ple trying to influence votes in elections and ref­erendums by such means as force, threat or bribery. Such actions, if found to be true, are considered felonies.

“I’m not saying she’s guilty, but it made it through the threshold,” Miles said Monday. “Her comment that she would give up the third year ‘if the budget is passed’ be­came to me, an induce­ment. The state wants to take a look. I don’t know if she was wrong or not.”
(full story behind paywall)