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Author: Rich Girard

Girard Backs SB 193

Below is testimony at-Large Manchester Board of School Committee Member Richard H. Girard offered at a May 1, 2018 press conference in Support of Senate Bill 193 at the Legislative Office Building in  Concord, NH. Good morning, everyone. My name is Richard Girard and it is my honor to be serving a second term representing all of the people of Manchester as an at-Large member of its Board of School Committee.  While my board has seen fit to oppose Senate Bill 1 9 3 out of fear it will cause the city to quote un quote lose money, I...

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And The Judge Said “What’s The Hurry?”

In New Boston there is a longstanding issue of a so-called junkyard.  The property is located on River Rd. and has been a grandfathered repair garage since at least 1970.  It is documented as such in a request by the Town to provide liability insurance in 1971. The Town took the “Duke’s Garage,” owned by the Winslow family, to Goffstown District Court in 1978 for having more unregistered cars than allowed – and the Town lost. A grandfathered repair garage is allowed under the New Boston Ordinance.  The owner has an established right to continue. In 1991, the Town...

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City Year challenged over MLK Day workshops on “Unpacking Whiteness”

On January 4, 2018, I received an email invitation to City Year’s Martin Luther King Day event (right).   The subject line of the email was “Free Family Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!”  Candidly, I thought nothing of it and didn’t open the invitation until after I saw that I’d received multiple inquiries, complaints and statements of indignation about it.    After clicking on the invitation, it became clear why people were outraged.  Dumbstruck by the offerings (published below this article), I sent the following email to Pawn Nitichan, Executive Director of City Year NH, yesterday, at about...

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Advisory: Thefts from mailboxes and package deliveries during the overnight.

The Bedford Police Department is investigating thefts of mail from mailboxes as well as delivered packages.  These occurred during the overnight-early morning hours in Bedford in the western part of town from Rt. 101 to New Boston Road to the Amherst Town Line.  A newer white sedan with a fog light out was seen in the area of Perry Road and Rosewell Road at 6:50 a.m. with a person discarding open stolen mail out of the vehicle onto the ground.  Bedford Police would like residents in these neighborhoods who have security cameras to check for footage and contact us...

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Bedford, N.H. Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

  BEDFORD, N.H. — With the holiday season upon us, Chief John J. Bryfonski and the Bedford Police Department seek to provide citizens with vital information that can keep them, their belongings, and their homes safe. “I encourage all residents and business owners to take a few moments to become familiar with these tips, as they will go far in preventing an uptick in crime this holiday season,” Chief Bryfonski said. “Our first priority is the safety and security of all people, and we hope you will do your part by removing chances for criminals to ruin your holiday...

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We Talked Among Giants

Rich Girard’s radio program saw its final broadcast last Friday. That is too bad but is pretty normal for talk radio. Shows come and go. But this one is a great loss, especially to Manchester, NH. Rich, kindly let me dominate 20 minutes of his program every Wednesday mornings from 6:40 – 7:00 am. This went on for four years. Luckily, NH has enough voter fraud to fill any program. And we did – happily. Here is my first show August 7, 2013: https://www.girardatlarge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/8-7-2013-Hour-1bc.mp3 I have not changed my story – NH has not come close to stemming voter...

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Teen Killed in Goffstown Shooting a student at Memorial High

Girard at Large has learned that the person killed outside of the Ace Hardware store in downtown Goffstown was student at Manchester’s Memorial High School. While we have learned the identity of the student, along with other information, we will not release it given the ongoing investigation.  Our sources have told us the shooting victim, who was shot in the neck and did not survive, was part of a drug deal gone bad.  Sources say word of the teen’s death has caused several Memorial students to go to Catholic Medical Center, where the victim was taken. For background on...

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The Final Show: Surprise Guests and Superintendent Metzler’s Antics

(Hour 1a) Rich opened his final ever radio show by talking about how the listeners will be able to reach him after the show goes dark.  He then read the announcement that he wrote earlier this week, before talking to surprise guests Jorge Mesa-Tejada and Ed Naile.  Finally, they discussed the antics of Timberlane Regional School District Superintendent Earl Metzler.  Tune in to get all of the...

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The Final Show: Listener Feedback

(Hours 1b,c) Rich took a phone call from Susan in Milford, who wanted to reminisce about a call that she made concerning the First in the Nation Presidential event.  The Humble Host then displayed his feelings about ending the show, before taking a call from Manchester School Board member Lisa Freeman and reading a Union Leader editorial that was written about the Girard at Large radio show.  Finally, he took a call from former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here to view the Union Leader editorial that Rich read...

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The Final Show: Donna Green’s Farewell and an SAU System Schooling

(Hour 2a) Rich began the second hour by taking a call from Donna Green of the Timberlane Regional School Board, who shared about Rich’s impact on her life.  She then gave an update to what’s happening within the Timberlane Regional School District.  Finally, the Humble Host, Jorge Mesa-Tejada and Ed Naile discussed the SAU system.  Tune in to get all of the...

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