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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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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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On Air News Read for February 15, 2017

Ward Eight Alderman and State Rep. Tommy Katsiantonis was the subject of several search warrants yesterday.  The New Hampshire Attorney General, along with several federal agencies and officers of the Manchester Police Department raided Katsiantonis’ South End home and two of his restaurants, Tommy K’s on Brown Ave.  and Grand Slam Pizza on Mammoth Road.  Law enforcement officials also searched Zoey’s Pizza on Candia Road in conjunction with Katsiantonis’ properties. Throughout the day, Girard at Large received several reports from members of our Large and Loyal Listening Audience, as well as several inquiries.  Frankly, it was tough to track...

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On Air News Read for February 14, 2017

The Manchester Board of School Committee will meet tonight at seven in City Hall’s Aldermanic Chambers.  The meeting was supposed to take place last night, but was rescheduled due to the storm.  Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas is expected to bring forward his budget recommendations tonight. Also rescheduled for today is the Board of Selectmen’s meeting in Auburn.  Though the board was scheduled to meet last night at seven, today’s meeting will take place at two.  On the agenda is the proposed parking regulation changes on Rockingham Road, recommended after Fire Chief Ed Gannon pitched something of a fit over a...

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On Air News Read for February 10, 2010

Quote: On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies.  And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination. That’s just part of what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had to say in rejecting the Trump Administration’s emergency request to lift the stay order placed against the temporary travel restrictions for non-resident, non-citizen aliens from seven terror stricken countries, yesterday.  The court came down on the side...

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