(Hours 3b,c) Rich was joined by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  They discussed the following issues: 

  • Discussion around the requested $2 million increase for the schools
  • Restraint exercised by Superintendent Vargas
  • Are the votes there to override the tax cap?
  • Union contract negotiations

(Hour 3c) Rich and the Mayor continued with: 

  • The Mayor’s candidacy for reelection
  • Reason for the delay in announcement
  • The need for redistricting in the Manchester School District
  • Economic development: Dean Kamen’s ARMI Project
  • The opioid epidemic: Safe Stations