Parents, teachers and interested members of the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the finalists being considered for Principal of Henry Wilson Elementary School in Manchester. The school district is hosting a community forum at the school tomorrow night from five thirty to six thirty to introduce the two candidates and offer an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
Polly Golden, currently the Director of Federal Projects and Professional Development for the Manchester School District and Assistant Northwest Elementary School Principal Chris MacDonald are the finalists who will be present. Golden has held her position with the district since two thousand twelve. MacDonald has been the assistant at Northwest since two thousand eight.
In a press release, the district said both candidates have experience with curriculum development and implementation, school improvement initiatives, and educator evaluations. Both were classroom teachers earlier in their careers.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is standing by a controversial television ad they’re running which calls on Governor Margaret Wood Hassan to sign the state budget she vetoed. Let’s take a listen.
In a statement released to the media, C S N H spokesman Derek Dufresne said quote
“While Granite Staters are suffering, Governor Maggie Hassan has been playing politics with the budget process all summer. The harm her stonewalling is causing the state is why her predecessor, former Democratic Governor John Lynch, decided against vetoing a state budget…We stand by our ad and call on Governor Maggie Hassan to finally do the right thing. The time is now for her to stop blocking the funds that are so important in the fight against New Hampshire’s tragic drug epidemic and sign the budget.”
The state has been operating under a continuing resolution since July first, which has essentially kept spending at the same level contained in the budget that expired on June thirtieth. Fearing a government shutdown, Republican legislators caved into Hassan’s pre-veto demand for the continuing resolution, which essentially paved the way for her veto. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire issued their statement in support of their own ad in light of criticism from Democratic Party officials and other groups who support Hassan. They said the criticism is a testimony to the ad’s effectiveness.
The vote to override Hassan’s veto of the budget is scheduled for next week.
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New Hampshire veterans are rolling out the red carpet as the American Legion’s National Commander will be touring the state over the next four days. Commander Dale Barnett touches down at Manchester Airport later today and after supper at the Common Man, will head to Post Thirty One in Pennacook. Tomorrow, he’ll visit Post Thirty Seven in Hooksett, posts Forty Three and Seventy Nine in Manchester and Post Twenty Eight in Suncook. On Friday, Barnett visits with New Hampshire’s Adjutant General and commemorates Nine Eleven with Post Thirty Five in Hampton. On Saturday, among other items, he’ll visit Post Twenty Seven in Londonderry, where Post Commander Bob Stuart has issued an open invitation to all veterans to come by, and then concludes his tour of the posts with a stop at number Thirty Four in Plaistow. Barnett will leave the state on Sunday morning.
A time capsule from eighteen ninety one was discovered in the cornerstone of the recently demolished St. James Methodist Church on Pennacook Street in Manchester. According to a news bulletin sent by the Manchester Historic Association, the contents, which included several historical church documents, collection envelopes used to raise money for the building’s construction and Manchester newspapers from the week the capsule was buried, were in remarkably pristine condition.
The church was founded in eighteen eighty one as the People’s Methodist Mission Church. The name was changed two years later to the St. James Methodist Episcopal Church. The congregation disbanded in the early 1950s. The building was then used by the Calvary Baptist Church and, later, the North End Church of Christ. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, the current owner of the property, donated the capsule and its contents to the Manchester Historic Association, which has it on temporary display in the Millyard Museum.
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