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On Air News Read for November 17, 2017

The town of Amherst has announced Town Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.  Business as usual will resume on Monday the twenty seventh.  They even created this cool flayer to make the announcement.  We’ve got it with this news read at Girard at Large dot com in case you want to take a look. In wake of yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives to reform the income tax code, First District congressional candidate Senator Andy Sanborn, Republican from Bedford, sent out a statement praising the bill.  Sanborn said the bill, which proposes the first...

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On Air News Read for November 16, 2017

Now, on to our top story of the morning.  Yesterday was the start of the Winter Parking Ban in Merrimack.  No parking allowed on public streets between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.  We would have told you yesterday, but the press release wasn’t sent until after five last night.  The Merrimack Police Department offered its thanks in advance for helping to keep the town’s streets safe during the winter months. Eversource business and residential customers continue to pick up their phones and open their doors to find individuals falsely claiming to be “representatives” or “employees” of the company.  The...

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On Air News Read for November 15, 2017

Senate Bill 1 9 3, the bill that allows parents to establish Education Savings Accounts for their kids, is one step closer to becoming law after receiving an “Ought to Pass” recommendation from the House Education Committee yesterday.  That was a bi-partisan vote with two Republicans voting against the bill and two Democrats, including Manchester Ward Nine State Rep. Barbara Shaw, voting in favor.  Under the bill, parents who want to send their children to any school other than the government run one mandated by their school district, would enter into a contract with an eligible scholarship organization which...

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On Air News Read for November 13, 2017

From time to time, Girard at Large host Rich Girard, that’s me, not only reports the news, he makes it.  Such is the case this morning as I take the first person in this newscast to announce that I will retire this show effective with our sign off this Friday, November seventeenth.  (Click here for the more thorough explanations given on this morning’s show.  Click here for the Union Leader’s story on the announcement.) The planning for this show, which launched on September twenty sixth, two thousand eleven, began more than six and a half years ago with the...

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On Air News Read for November 10, 2017

Saying he is, quote “grounded in the people and places of New Hampshire,” District Four Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas, Democrat from Manchester, announced he will be a candidate for Congress in the First District.  In a Facebook post that went up yesterday afternoon, Pappas said Washington Republicans weren’t addressing the needs of the middle-class and that he wanted to be part of a new generation of leadership to turn things around. On the “About Chris” page on the Web site published in conjunction with the announcement, Pappas is praised for his work as an executive councilor who helped lead...

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On Air News Read for November 9, 2017

Manchester’s official election results were  released yesterday by City Clerk Matthew Normand.  While there wasn’t much change once the tallies from the hand counted ballots were added to the unofficial machine count, some of them may have been significant.  A total of twenty two thousand eight hundred thirty ballots were cast, which Normand says was the most since nineteen ninety nine. Mayor Ted Gatsas boosted his vote count over two years ago by five hundred twenty four, tallying a total of ten thousand five hundred seventy.  But, as we know, that wasn’t enough to overcome rival Joyce Craig’s final...

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On Air News Read for November 8, 2017

Well the voters of Manchester spoke last night and one might say they were of many minds.  In a campaign that saw a twelve percent increase in the number of ballots cast over the last election, many results came as a surprise, while others not so much.  (Click here for citywide results.  Click here for ward by ward results.) In the race for mayor, four term incumbent Ted Gatsas went down to defeat at the hands of former Ward One alderman and school board member Joyce Craig on a vote of twelve thousand fifty three to ten thousand five...

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On Air News Read for November 7, 2017

It’s Election Day in the Queen City, bringing to an end a long, hard fought campaign in which incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas has kept focus on taxes and spending and the next steps to combat the opioid crisis and rival Joyce Craig, a former Ward One alderman and school board member, has kept focus on the awful, terrible, very bad Mayor Ted Gatsas.   The race is, of course, a rematch of last election’s nail-biter that had Craig asking for a recount after losing by seventy five votes on Election Night.  Because of an error in the recount, Gatsas ended...

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On Air News Read for November 6, 2017

Cornerstone Action is calling on its Manchester supporters to vote for Mayor Ted Gatsas in tomorrow’s city elections.  In an email to its faithful on Friday, Cornerstone informed its members that Gatsas rival Joyce Craig has been endorsed by both the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Action Fund and Emily’s List, a deep pocketed national PAC dedicated to electing pro-abortion Democratic women.   In saying those endorsements caught their attention, the group urged its members to go to the polls writing quote “you know Planned Parenthood’s supporters will be there,” in big bold letters.  (Emphasis in the original.) The...

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On Air News Read for November 3, 2017

Our top story this morning comes from the town of Milford.  The dump re-opened yesterday and is again running by normal business hours.  Apparently, it was a casualty of the storm. The Goffstown School Board called a special meeting on Monday to discuss the Local Education Tax Rate, which was set by the Department of Revenue Administration last week.  The tax rate jumped to fifteen dollars and two cents, up a buck forty seven.  That spike was well more than double the sixty four cents the administration projected when presenting its budget recommendations to the school board, budget committee and...

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