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On Air News Read for March 5, 2015

The New Hampshire Republican State Committee yesterday asked the New Hampshire Department of Justice to review Governess Margaret Wood Hassan’s attempt to pressure state agencies into ignoring the Right to Know Law.  The party also submitted its own request with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for information regarding its government efficiency proposals. Hassan has refused to either release or allow state departments to release information regarding budget proposals made by departments to her which she decided not to include in her budget.  She’s argued “executive privilege” entitles her to shield whatever information she sees fit to retain and that the proposals were merely drafts not subject to the law anyway. Not so says our Right to Know Watchdog Harriet Cady.  A former Right to Know Commissioner, Cady asserted in an interview on Girard at Large yesterday, that once a draft leaves a department and makes its way to the governor, it is a public document subject to the Right to Know Law, which she emphatically stated in an interview yesterday applies to the governor.  Hassan has directed all departments to forward Right to Know Requests regarding government efficiency proposals to her office to thwart their release. The plot thickens on the “can you believe its controversial?” proposal to convert Manchester’s nine thousand street lights to L E D fixtures.  Girard at Large discovered yesterday that District Eighteen State Senator Donna Soucy, Democrat...

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Gatsas on Election, GOP, DOE Waivers, MHT Schools

(Hour 3b, c) (Hour 3b) Mayor Ted Gatsas sang the praises of “anyone who puts their name on a ballot” and gave us his take on yesterday’s primary results. On the polarized GOP, Gatsas evoked President Reagan when he said, “I hope we can agree 80% of the time and move forward.” Gatsas shared the excitement from teachers and students on the Jr. STEAM Ahead program at Jewett, Beech & Green Acres. Also, the Hooksett tuition contract.  Has Start & Finish finally been resolved? (Hour 3c) Gatsas got into the weeds on the looming battle between the City of...

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Infantine on Election 2013, “Cesspool” of Queen City Politics

(Hour 3b, c) Former Chairman of the Manchester Republican Committee Will Infantine joined us for a shockingly blunt interview about politics in the Queen City.  “I am done,” proclaimed Will, “with City politics that have become a cesspool.  It’s getting really dirty out there.  It’s garbage.”  After 10 years in politics, he’s ready to move on and “go swim with sharks somewhere, because that would be alot more fun.”  Will also discussed specific threats and episodes of sign-stealing and destruction, the tug of war inside City Hall and Republicans not showing up to vote on Election Day.  “Alot of people...

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GAL-TV on 11/7/2013

In this episode, we tackle the antics of Joe Kelly Levasseur during this election cycle and beyond.  Rich was asked why JKL keeps calling him “stinky.”  Rich went after Ward 10 Alderman-Elect Bill Barry for his actions of retribution.  He also went into the preliminary turnout numbers from the election.  All is not as some would have you believe....

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2013 MHT Election results certified, analyzed

(Hour 1b) Rich corrected his predictions for Election 2013, read the certified results and offered his analysis.  Is the declining voter participation in the Queen City directly attributable to our non-partisan system?  Also, the Manchester Democrats were definitely working the phones for this election.  Were the Republicans matching their efforts?...

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On Air News Read for November 7, 2013

http://www.girardatlarge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/11-07-2013-News.mp3 The votes are in and the tallies are now official.  Mayor Ted Gatsas received eight thousand one hundred and six votes, or fifty two point four six percent of the ballots cast, two more than the unofficial tally released after the election.  Alderman Patrick Arnold‘s vote tally remained seven thousand one hundred sixty three, or forty six point three six percent of the vote.  One hundred eighty two people, or one point one percent, either left the ballot blank or wrote someone in.  Similar minor adjustments were seen up and down the ballot, including a one vote increase for Alderman Joe Kelly Levasseur, who successfully got the vote on one of his alleged aliases, none of which were registered to vote by the way, counted in the final tally.  Ward 12 aldermanic candidate Roger Beauchamp who lost by thirty six votes to Keith Hirschmann has asked for a recount.  We’ve posted the official results for all races with this newscast at Girard at Large dot com for your convenience.  Municipal Election Results (Citywide Races – Ward Summary) Municipal Election Results (All Races – Ward Details) The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled yesterday on the appeals filed by convicted cop killer Michael Addison.  Addision was convicted of killing Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs in October of two thousand six and sentenced to death.  With its unanimous decision, which was...

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Election 2013 Analysis

(Hour 1a, 2a, 3a) Rich started the show by eating some crow on some of his election predictions.  Some were solid, some were not.  A closer than expected contest, he’s looking forward to diving into the numbers.  (Hour 1a) Rich clarifies how his predictions are not necessarily his wishes and he examined the numbers more closely for Alderman at Large.  And gave kudos to the Democrats for getting the vote out. http://www.girardatlarge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/11-06-2013-Hour-1a.mp3 (Hour 2a) Rich gave props to Patrick Arnold for giving Mayor Gatsas “a run for his money.”  Also, the ENORMOUS amounts of money spent by the Unions....

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Gatsas on Election, Campaigns, MHT moving forward

(Hour 3b, c) Fresh off of his victory in last night’s election, Mayor Ted Gatsas stopped in to discuss the hard-fought contest and how proud that his campaign did not engage in any of the negative campaigning.  “We’ve never done it, and we never will.”  Also, Ted’s take on the other campaigns, election results, the Charter Commission and Manchester moving forward:  the budget, Union contracts, Yager Decker, the Tax Cap and repairing our roads....

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