Cortvriend, Driscoll take Portsmouth Water board election

According to Portsmouth Patch, Terri Cortvriend and Phil Driscoll both swept the Portsmouth Water and Fire District voting with greater than 70% majorities.

Cortvriend was elected as Water Commissioner, and Driscoll re-elected as clerk.

In a Facebook post, Cortvriend expressed gratitude at the turnout. "Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the Portsmouth water board election," she said.

I will confess to a certain amount of satisfaction at seeing Terri wallop McIntyre, whose write-in campaign won him less than 100 votes. (In defense of my unseemly schadenfreude, see here and here.)

A big thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to stop by and vote. Thanks!

Full disclosure: YAAAAAAY!


In defense of Peter McIntyre, when he was President of the Town Council, at least he made the trains run on time. Opps - sorry - it was Mussolini who "made the trains run on time." McIntyre made the council meetings run on time, or at least not run until midnight.

Full Disclosure: Just so you know, Mussolini didn't really make the trains run on time - the remark is actually a sardonic reference, and it was never true (see