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Manchester Proud: An objective effort or a stacked deck?

Now that serious, undisclosed conflicts between Manchester Proud and Reaching Higher NH have been exposed, very serious questions about the integrity and direction of this effort to develop a strategic plan for the Manchester School District have to be asked.  Over and over again, leaders of Manchester Proud have emphatically stated they have no agenda, no political affiliations, no bias and no predetermined outcomes.  They have asserted their efforts will be guided by the input they receive from stakeholders across the city.  Those assurances have come  in response to questions and concerns I have consistently raised both privately and...

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New Horizons Thanksgiving Day Breakfast

(Hour 2b) Below is the order listing of the speakers at this morning’s New Horizons for New Hampshire Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast.   Governor Maggie Hassan   Senator Kelly Ayotte   Mayor Ted Gatsas   Brian Mikol of Spectrum Marketing     Rev. Dawn Berry of the Brookside Congregational Church, United Church of Christ   Arthur Sullivan of Brady Sullivan Properties   Jen Ahern of Angie’s Shelter, who spoke about how New Horizons for New Hampshire’s Angies Place Shelter for Women helped her turn her life around at the Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast.   Following the speeches were donations, awards, and a benediction....

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On Air News Read for October 29, 2015

A sixty million dollar retail development project is on its way to the Queen City.  Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and Economic Development Director Will Craig joined developers Dick Anagnost, Arthur Sullivan and Shane Brady at the former Osram Sylvania plant on South Willow Street for a press conference yesterday to make the announcement.  Anagnost of The Anagnost Companies, and Brady and Sullivan of Brady Sullivan, announced they’d formed a partnership to purchase and develop the three hundred thousand square foot building on seventeen acres. Sullivan noted that several retailers have either announced they’re coming to Manchester, like Aldi’s or expanding like Michael’s and Wal-Mart and also mentioned that the soon to be former Wal-Mart building just off South Willow St. was under agreement, to express confidence the development would succeed. Anagnost referred to South Willow Street as a “Retail Mecca” and said the project could land an anchor tenant of up to one hundred thousand square feet with several smaller tenants to round out the yet to be named mall.  Anagnost projected the renovations would provide between fifty and one hundred construction jobs, but was unable to project the number of jobs that would be provided by the tenants. He said current traffic controls, site access and five hundred car parking are sufficient for the proposed use, but that the project will require a zoning change, which he expects will be on the...

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On Air News Read for October 28, 2015

Assistant Manchester Superintendent David Ryan announced more good news regarding the district’s A P scores at Monday’s meeting of the Board of School Committee.  At the meeting, Ryan said The College Board, which oversees A P courses and exams, recognizes exemplary student achievement through its Scholar Program, as well as exemplary school districts in its A P District Honor Roll. The first level, AP Scholar​Awards, recognizes students who achieve grades of three or higher on at least three full ­year A P ​Exams. Central had thirteen A P Scholars, West had three and Memorial had one. The next level, A P Scholar with Honors Award​­, recognizes students who achieve grades of three or higher on at least four full ­year A P Exams, and whose average A P​ Exam grade is at least three point two five.  Four students earned the award at Central and one at Memorial. AP Scholar with Distinction​­ is granted to students who receive an average score of at least three point five on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  Five Central students earned this designation. Finally, A P District Honor Roll​ recognizes school districts for increasing access to A P ®courses while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on A P Exams.  Last year Manchester was one of...

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