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Meetings 2003 results
Eugene Vallee Jr.: 220
The Hooksett Banner Archives, Dec. 27, 2001
· Allenstown Moderator Eugene Vallee Jr. escaped jail time after being convicted for smuggling tobacco to a prisoner at Concord State Prison.
The Hooksett Banner Archives, Feb. 15, 2001
Allenstown Town Moderator Gene Vallee is the petitioner for a warrant article asking voters to rescind the official ballot law (SB2) and return to the town meeting method of voting.
At the Monday, Feb. 12, public hearing, Vallee
explained why he
thinks SB2 is detrimental to the voting process in Allenstown
said people who don't attend the deliberative session go to the voting booth without properly understanding what each warrant article means.
"It's very confusing for a lot of people in town," said Vallee
Selectmen Peter Viar explained why he
is in favor of having SB2 in Allenstown.
"I just like that more people have a say," said Viar.
Viar said he
doesn't like watching the same 30 or 40 people make all the decisions in town.He
said the risk of having some uneducated voters is outweighed by the large number of 700 to 800 voters who actually come out to the polls under SB2.
"I can list the people who have talked at town meeting for the last 10 years," said Viar.
Viar said there was only two times in the 10 years before SB2 came to Allenstown
that there was a turnout of more than 200 people at town meeting.He
also said many of the people came to town meeting to watch people argue rather than vote."It's almost comical," said Viar.
The Hooksett Banner Archives, Dec. 28, 2000
· Allentown Town Moderator Gene Vallee was arrested after he was caught smuggling tobacco to a prisoner in the New Hampshire State Prison for Men.Vallee said he was fighting for the underdog and he had been waging a battle against the ban on tobacco products in state prisons for over a year.
The Hooksett Banner Archives, August 10, 2000
ALLENSTOWN Allenstown Moderator Eugene Vallee Jr., 49, has been arraigned on charges of delivering articles to prisoners, a Class B felony, and now faces three-and-a-half to seven years of prison time.Vallee
was arrested for the offense at Concord State Prison onTuesday, Aug. 1.Corrections
officers arrested him in the prison's visiting room after they received a tip he
would be smuggling contraband into the prison.At Vallee's arraignment a probable cause hearing was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m., at Concord District Court.At this hearing, the court will also hear a motion by the state to revoke Vallee's bail.The state said Vallee
bail by failing to inform authorities that he
had pleaded guilty to similar charges in the past. Several years ago, Vallee
spent one week in jail and was fined $500 for smuggling tobacco to a prisoner at Merrimack County jail.Vallee
has been has been waging a battle against the ban on tobacco products in state prisons for over a year."I've tried to talk to the Legislature and the governor's office.They don't want to hear these issues.These people don't matter to them."Vallee
is not defending the rights of violent criminals, but rather the "kids" who are serving time for making mistakes.He
said the family members of these prisoners are being extorted for money on the outside and cigarettes are a way of buying protection within the prison system."Turning over the ban on cigarettes in the prison system would solve 90 percent of the contraband problems," said Vallee
said that he
can't just sit back and watch these kids and their families "suffer over something stupid."Vallee
message is getting out.He
has been on several national radio programs and said that friends saw him on the news in California.He
doesn't know if his
cause is worth all the trouble he
is in, but he
doesn't always have control over the battles he