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On Air News Read for October 18, 2012

In a statement issued yesterday, Governor Christopher Sununu disclosed he and Drug Czar David Mara, who was a guest on our show yesterday, met with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas earlier this week to discuss Manchester’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.  He said the meeting with the mayor and other city officials was productive, acknowledging that the city had become a “regional access point” for thousands of people suffering from substance abuse.  Referencing the city’s Safe Station program, Sununu said it was quote “imperative that the state support these services” and announced, quote: “We worked to secure adequate funding...

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On Air News Read for October 17, 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and D M V Director Elizabeth Bieleki have issued a fraud alert warning about an email scam.  The fake D M V email notifies the recipient that they were cited with a traffic violation and it demands payment of the fine within 7 2 hours.  The scam email contains links for “easy pay” or to contest the fine.  The email originates from the scam email address “violations at citygovernment.co.gov.” The Division of Motor Vehicles does not notify drivers of violations through email, nor does it email requests for payment of fines.  Any...

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On Air News Read for October 16, 2017

Manchester’s Beech Street School Principal Christine Brennan (above) will be sworn in today as the state’s Deputy Commissioner of Education, thus bringing an end to her illustrious career as an educator in the Queen City.  Brennan began as an elementary school teacher at the Henry Wilson School in 1 9 8 7.   She was nominated by Governor Christopher Sununu and approved by the Executive Council.  Sununu along with Commissioner Frank Edelblut, Mayor Ted Gatsas Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas and members of the Manchester Board of School Committee will attend a swearing in ceremony at the school this morning, where students, staff...

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On Air News Read for October 13, 2017

The Bedford Town Clerk has been having trouble with the state’s new motor vehicle system.  The database went down yesterday and while it did come back on line, town officials say the connection hasn’t been reliable.  They suggest you call ahead to make sure all is well beforehand.  The number’s 4 7 2 5 2 4 2. The city of Manchester announced yesterday that it is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event tomorrow from 9 AM to 2 PM, at the Dunbarton Road Drop Off Facility.  This is an opportunity for Manchester residents to dispose of household hazardous wastes...

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On Air News Read for October 12, 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard announced the sentencing of twenty five year old Preston Thorpe by the Hillsborough County Superior Court.  Thorpe will spend the next fifteen to thirty years State Prison for possession of U-4 7 7 0 0 with the intent to distribute.  U-4 7 7 0 0 is a synthetic opioid that is classified as a Schedule I drug. (That means it’s bad!  It’s bad!)  This past Christmas Eve, Manchester police officers discovered thirty grams of the drug in Thorpe’s apartment, along with two boxes of plastic baggies and drug residue...

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On Air News Read for Ocotber 11, 2017

As members of our Large and Loyal Listening Audience know, Ward Six school board candidate Jon DiPietro filed a Right to Know request asking the Manchester School District to release the report detailing the findings of its attorney’s investigation into the release of non-public personnel information by at-Large School Committeewoman Nancy Tessier.  The report found that Tessier violated policies of the board, provisions of the charter and laws of the state.  While the board discussed the findings is open session, its attorney, James O’Shaughnessy,  said that the report was subject to attorney client privilege and would require a vote...

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On Air News Read for October 10. 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald will hold a press briefing this morning regarding the arrest warrant issued for thirty one year old Viterbo Enrique-Minaya a k a Francisco Rodriguez-Benitez, formerly of Lawrence, MA.  Minaya is accused of selling the fentanyl that  Brandon Laurion of Rochester, NH overdosed with late last October.  The A G said Minaya first sold the fentanyl which Laurion used to Amber Nicholson in Lawrence.  According to a press release issued yesterday, this is the first case where a drug dealer operating out of state has been charged in connection with a drug overdose death...

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On Air news Read for October 6, 2017

It’s Official!  Christine Brennan, the Principal of Manchester’s Beech Street Elementary School, will be New Hampshire’s next deputy commissioner of education. Her nomination by Governor Christopher Sununu was unanimously confirmed by the Executive Council.  She’s expected to start by the end of the month. Brennan was first hired to work in Manchester’s schools as a first grade teacher at Henry Wilson Elementary School in nineteen eight seven.  She has also worked as a literacy specialist and assistant principal in the district. Her soon to be boss, Commissioner Frank Edelblut commended Brennan saying she has worked with some of the state’s most...

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On Air News Read for October 5, 2017

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation made a presentation to the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen at its meeting on Tuesday night about pending bridge work on Route 2 9 3 between exits two and three.  The four and one half million dollar project is slated to start in the Spring.  While the D O T hasn’t decided whether or not it’ll do both spans at once or one in two thousand eighteen and the other in two thousand nineteen, they got push-back on plans to close the Westbound on-ramp that enters traffic from Brown Ave.  That proposal prompted...

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On Air News Read for October 4, 2017

As the investigation continues into the Las Vegas shooting, there seem to be more questions raised than answers found.  Marilou Danley, gunman Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, returned to the United States from her native Philippines late last night.  Her sister is quoted as saying she was “sent away” a couple of weeks ago.  The investigation has also discovered that Paddock wired one hundred thousand dollars to an account in the Philippines just a week before he unleashed his attack.  Officials have yet to release information as to why or to whom the money was sent.  Meanwhile, video taken by a cab...

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