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  • Girard releases Manchester high school class sizes

    As part of the discussion over redistricting, at-Large Board of School Committee Member Rich Girard opened a discussion on high school class sizes.  It came in response to administration claims that despite having 1,500 fewer students than it had in the past, (more…)

  • Girard offers Manchester school redistricting proposal

    Below, I publish my letter to the Manchester Board of School Committee regarding redistricting.  Thanks to Mayor Ted Gatsas, it will appear on the agenda for the special meeting on February 29, called to discuss redistricting.  We’ve included a poll and welcome comments to get your feedback. (more…)

  • Avard defends contract numbers. Does the math add up?

    Below, we publish a Facebook post from Ward 10 School Committeeman John Avard, Chairman of the Negotiations Committee.  Below the post, we will offer our analysis of the numbers for reasons which will be clear upon review.  ~Publis (more…)

  • The Heavy Hand of the Feds Strikes in Candia, NH

    Last night the Candia, NH School Board voted to pass the new transgender bathroom policy as proposed by the NH School Boards (more…)

  • Candia School Board and Transgender Issues

    (Hour 1a) Rich spoke about the transgender policy in Candia and wondered about the intentions of Candia School Board Chair Nicole LaFlamme.  He told us about his plans from last (more…)

  • Chris Sununu for Governor

    (Hours 1b,c) Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, GOP candidate for Governor, spoke to us about his background, before answering Rich’s question about education.  He told (more…)

  • Superintendent Livingston Announces Retirement

    (Hour 2a) Rich spoke about the retirement of Manchester School District Superintendent Debra Livingston.  He reminded his listeners about the zeroes controversy (more…)

  • Fisher Cats and a Food Fight

    (Hour 2b) Tyler Murray of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats started In the Bullpen by talking to us about his background that lead to broadcasting for the Fisher Cats.   (more…)

  • Five Car Issues to Remember

    (Hour 2c) John Manelas of Auto Care Plus shared five things that shouldn’t be ignored, but frequently are.  He told us about the temperature gauge, warning lights, fluids (more…)

  • Mother’s Day and the Greenland High

    (Hour 3a) It’s almost Mother’s Day!  Rich shared a number of products that are sold at Jacques Flower Shop and he gave us an update on his weekend plans.  He spoke (more…)

  • History of Ships Named after the Queen City

    (Hour 3b) In the unfortunate absence of Aurore Eaton for The History Lady, Rich gave us a history of ships that have been named after the Queen City.  Tune in to this interesting segment to hear all about it.      

  • Crunch Week at the House

    (Hour 3c) Will Infantine of Aspen Insurance talked to us about crunch week for State House Insider.  He talked about getting rid of the concealed carry permit.  He (more…)

  • On Air News Read for May 6, 2016

    Just shy of three years at the helm, Manchester School Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston yesterday announced her retirement, effective October first.  (more…)

  • Friday, May 6 in the NH House

    The following is a list of the scheduled meetings in the New Hampshire House on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Published as submitted by the Speaker’s Office.  ~ Melanie (more…)

  • Manchester school superintendent announces retirement

    After nearly three years leading New Hampshire’s largest school district, Manchester Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston has announced her retirement, effective October 1, 2016.

  • Hope for NH Recovery Plans Summer Fundraisers

    The following is a list of the summer fundraising and awareness events for Hope for NH Recovery.  Published as submitted by Hope for NH Recovery.  ~ Melanie (more…)

  • Smyth Road School Celebrates Big Birthday, JKL Gets It Right

    (Hour 1a) After speaking to our social media audience, Rich told us about last night’s events at Smyth Road School.  He gave his opinion on Manchester’s teachers and (more…)

  • Gerard Beloin for US Senate

    (Hour 1b) Gerard Beloin, Candidate for US Senate, spoke to us about his history with Rich.  He told us about threats on his life and we played a clip that demonstrated the (more…)