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A week ago we published our take on a 2005 document written by John Rosene that was presented to members of the Riding Club after the election of Bob Abboud that same year in an editorial titled, “We’ve Been Clubbed by Commercial Horse Boarding.”  Yesterday Mr. Rosene has shared his perspectives on that piece with us and has requested we publish them.

In his response he states, “By the way, despite its age, I stand by every word in my 2005 document.”   He goes on to berate The Observer on several occasions and complains about the anonymous status of the editors.  To that we can only respond with, “Je suis Charlie.”

Mr. Rosene’s rebuttal piece can be viewed here.

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The Barrington Courier-Review summarizes their top ten stories for 2011, including some from Barrington Hills, in an article published today.

Full story: http://barrington.suntimes.com/9306000-417/top-10-barrington-stories-of-2011.html

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More than $200,000 was spent by candidates for Barrington Hills Village Board in the April 5 election, compared to less than $5,000 for board seats in Barrington, where the population is almost three times greater.

But it’s not the number of potential voters that dictates spending, candidates say, but the issues and how contentious the campaign becomes.

Read more here.

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Newly elected Barrington Hills trustees are hoping to put recent political divisions in the village behind them in a new spirit of cooperation.

But first, the winning candidates from the Save 5 Acres slate still have at least one more area of contention to resolve: an April 19 hearing before the State Board of Elections over their admitted violation of a new campaign finance law.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110407/news/704079802/#ixzz1OnJn9PLU

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Barrington Hills, already divided among four counties, endured a very divisive campaign for village board that pitted a slate of candidates fed up with local politics against those in power, and the status quo won.

The three-member Save 5 Acres slate, endorsed by the Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud, will be joined on the board by one member of the  Common Sense slate, Skip Gianopulos, who was unopposed for a two-year term.

Read more: http://triblocal.com/barrington/2011/04/06/save-5-acres-to-preserve-status-quo/

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Barrington Hills, village board: Beth Mallen, Steve D’Amore, Diane (Dede) Wamberg

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110403/discuss/799998648/#ixzz1OnG8Qu32

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The Save 5 Acres ticket swept the Barrington Hills Village Board race Tuesday night, as all three of its candidates were elected.

Incumbent Joe Messer had 819 votes while his ticket partners Patty Meroni and Village Clerk Karen Selman followed with 738 and 726 votes respectively, according to unofficial vote totals.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110405/news/704059752/#ixzz1OnFDvxfk

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BARRINGTON HILLS – The race for the three open seats on the Barrington Hills Village Board is heating up with candidates starting their own political parties.

Seven candidates are vying for the open seats, three from the Common Sense Party and three from the Save 5 Acres Party. One candidate is running as an independent.

Read more: http://www.nwherald.com/mobile/article.xml/articles/2011/03/30/r_gdazmrsarwkh3evhrqdfw/index.xml

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An Illinois State Board of Elections hearing examiner heard evidence regarding possible campaign disclosure violations by three Barrington Hills trustee candidates at a public hearing Tuesday in Chicago.

The complaint was filed against Barrington Hills candidates Patty Meroni, Karen Selman and incumbent Trustee Joe Messer of the group dubbing itself Save 5 Acres.

Read more: http://barrington.suntimes.com/news/elections/4729102-505/state-hears-evidence-in-barrington-hills-disclosure-case.html

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We have resided in Barrington Hills since 1977. The equestrian community has been very important to us and was one of the main reasons we moved to Barrington Hills. We have accommodated the equestrian community by agreeing to keep open a riding path on our western property line when we purchased the property in 1975; and we had horses on our 10 acres even before we moved into our home.

We are very concerned about recent proposals which would affect our community such as the lighting ordinance, which has now created two classes of residents; the loss of hundreds of acres of prime land and the commercial boarding ordinance supported by the village president and his “Save 5 Acres” candidates.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110329/discuss/703299846/#ixzz1OnBL0W2o

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