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On Air News Read for February 24, 2017

Almost two years to the day after he was arrested by Alton Police Chief Ryan Heath at the direction of the Alton Board of Selectmen, Jeffrey T. Clay has been arrested again.  The reason for the arrest hasn’t changed, either.  He criticized actions of the board during its public input session.   For the crime of offending them with his words, he was arrested and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest.  In two thousand fifteen, a judge threw two disorderly conduct charges filed against Clay out of court, giving them something of a civics...

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On Air News Read for February 23, 2017

It was a busy day in Concord yesterday, so let’s get to it! New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, Republican from Wolfeboro, has introduced Senate Bill 1, which  reduces the Business Profits Tax from 8 point 2 to 7 point 7 percent for taxable periods ending on or after June 30th, 20 18 and from 7 point 7 percent to 7 point 5 percent for taxable periods ending on or after June 30th, 20 21.  The bill would continue to reduce the tax Republicans started to cut in the last legislative term.  You might recall that then Governor...

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On Air News Read for February 22, 2017

The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen met last night.  Beforehand, various committees did their thing.  The Committee on Accounts, Enrollment and Revenue Administration received a report from Finance Officer Bill Sanders that continued to project year end shortfalls in spending, largely due to the cost of labor union contracts that were granted by the board, despite they’re not being in the budget.  Of additional concern is a projected deficit in the health insurance line of about one point five million dollars.  Reserves in the health insurance expendable trust will cover the shortfall this year, but Sanders believes that...

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On Air News Read for February 21, 2017

The reason why state and federal officials raided a home and two restaurants owned by Manchester Ward Eight Alderman and State Rep. Tom Katsiantonis has come into focus.  He owes back taxes and lots of them.  According to an article published in this morning’s Union Leader, the state placed half a dozen “Notice and Demand for Payment” liens on file against properties owned by Katsiantonis with the Hillsborough County Registrar of Deeds.  In total, the state is seeking to recover almost four hundred thirty thousand dollars in unpaid taxes, fees and interest they say have gone unpaid since two...

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On Air News Read for February 20, 2017

After all the notices sent by various communities announcing that there would be no auto registration activity because of the installation of a new software system by the N H Department of Motor Vehicles to comply with the REAL I D Act, the town of Bedford sent notice last night that the D M V notified the it that the implementation of their new system will be delayed.  Therefore, D M V registrations in the town of Bedford will resume tomorrow and continue as per usual until further notice.  They say they will provide any updated information as they...

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Summary Outline of Mayor Ted Gatsas’ FY 2018 Budget

We publish, as received, the summary of Mayor Ted Gatsas’ budget presentation provided to the media.  ~Publius Mayor Gatsas presents FY2018 budget ahead of schedule with full funding for public safety, continued investment in city infrastructure, support for Safe Station program, and allocates funding for economic development initiatives connecting the city.   MANCHESTER, NH – – This evening Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas delivered his FY2018 budget address before a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  Gatsas began, “in everything we do in this chamber, and in each budget we put forward, we strive to make a connection...

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“Connections” – Mayor Gatsas FY2018 Budget Address

Below, we provide the entirety of Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas’ FY 2018 Budget Address as received without edits.  Budget documents released by the Office of the Mayor in conjunction with the presentation are found at the bottom of this posting~Publius MANCHESTER, NH – February 14, 2017:  Good evening everyone, thank you for being here.  To the taxpayers of the Queen City watching from the comfort of your home, welcome!                                                                      Before I begin I would briefly just like to thank everyone that has worked day and night over the past two days to keep our city roads clear to ensure...

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Republican NH State Reps Who Opposed the Right to Work

Here are the Republicans who voted to kill Senate Bill 11, also known as the Right to Work Bill.  It would have prevented collective bargaining agreements from compelling either union membership or payments by non members to unions and required employers to obtain written permission from workers to deduct union dues or fees from their pay check.   Sorted by county and city, here are the Republicans that broke ranks with the governor, party leadership and the Republican Platform. Crawford, Karel (r, Ctr Harbor) Merner, Troy (r, Lancaster) Pierce, David (r, Goffstown) Proulx, Mark (r, Manchester) McCarthy, Michael (r,...

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On Air News Read for February 17, 2017

Thirty two renegade Republicans joined the entire Democratic Caucus in the New Hampshire House of Representatives to defeat Right to Work legislation yesterday, despite an appeal made by Governor Chris Sununu to the Republican Caucus before the session.  The two hundred to one hundred seventy seven Roll Call vote to accept the Labor Committee’s “Inexpedient to Legislate” recommendation surprised many who expected it to be much closer.  Opponents of the bill, Senate Bill Eleven, went a step further by laying it on the table indefinitely on a Roll Call vote of one ninety four to one eighty three, which...

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On Air News Read for February 16, 2017

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas released his proposed budget at a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last night.  The half hour address was built along the theme of connections made within the community.  Highlighting the success of the programs he created to systematize motorized vehicle replacement and road work, Gatsas proposed continuing the programs, funding each at about three million dollars.  He also announced that one and a half million dollars would be committed to reconstructing all of Elm Street, saying the poor condition of the city’s main drag was a drag on economic development and...

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