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Moran Retires at Age 49
Sure seems young to me.
Addendum: Several of Dartblog’s energetic sources have written to fill me in on Captain Moran’s retirement. Having served as acting Chief, and given that his pension is based on his final three years of earning, in all likelihood the good Captain’s Hanover Po pension payout will never be higher than it is now. The talk is that he will sign on with the force in Thetford. After 20 years there, he’ll have a second pension to fall back on — in addition to his highest-bracket Social Security payments, which will kick in at the age of 68. Moran’s status at that point in time is called triple dipping; he’ll make more money as a retiree than as a working man.
And you thought Dartmouth’s benefits were generous.
Correction: Officer Michael Evans of the Hanover Police department writes in to clarify the benefits to which police officers like Frank Moran can earn:
On your musings about Frank Moran’s retirement income, members of a mandatory public retirement system (in this state, effectively all full time police officers and firefighters) do not pay social security taxes and do not earn SS credits for those years of employment. So a young guy getting into this work probably hasn’t worked enough time to http://www.ssa.gov/slge/mand_ssandmed_cov.htm”>qualify for a social security benefit.
Then, if we make it to a full retirement, and do something else for long enough to earn enough credits to qualify for a SS benefit (I’ve not explored what this actually entails) we are penalized and our SS benefit reduced through the Windfall Elimination provision or a surviving spouse’s benefits are reduced by the Spousal Offset.
This stuff makes my head hurt, but it’s not as easy to triple-dip as you suggest.
Thanks for the props, again, on the good work of our staff.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…