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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 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 September 25, 2017

The Office of the Tax Collector in Manchester and the Office of the Town Clerk in Candia have announced that, due to system upgrades, they will be unable to complete the state portion of motor vehicle registrations from October sixth through October tenth.  They’re encouraging residents to plan accordingly.  We’re sure that other offices will be making similar announcements in the not too distant future given that the state Division of Motor Vehicles is implementing a new drivers licensing system to replace the one that’s been in use since the nineteen eighties.  We’ve linked to all the details you...

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On Air News Read for July 31, 2017

While the numbers for July aren’t final quite yet, Manchester Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Officer Christopher Hickey has released updated statistics on the opioid crisis as of yesterday.  He decided to go into the office to do some paperwork after rappelling down the facade of the Brady Sullivan Tower at 1000 Elm Street as part of the Granite United Way’s Live United Over the Edge fund raiser, which this year dedicated proceeds to the Safe Station program which provides on demand treatment to addicts. As of yesterday, the department had responded to seventy suspected overdose scenes, including two...

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On Air News Read for June 22, 2017

Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard says crime continues to trend down in the Queen City.  In an interview here on Girard at Large yesterday, Willard said that property crimes, which fell twenty five percent last year, are down another eleven percent this year.  Violent crime, he said, was down by nine percent.   That information came as Willard urged motorists in the city not to give money to the growing number of panhandlers pestering people around town.  Willard warned motorists that the Manchester Police Department has stepped up enforcement in areas where panhandling has become common.  If you stop...

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On Air News Read for April 24, 2017

Another drug dealer will be prosecuted for the overdose death of a user they sold to.  New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Somersworth Police Chief David Kretschmar announced the arrest of thirty eight year old Kelly Flanagan, also known as Kelly Silva, for selling David Gross the fentanyl that caused his death last October.  Flanagan was arrested after an investigation conducted by Sommersworth Policee Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, determined culpability for the sale.  In a statement issued last week, MacDonald said Flanagan was extradited from Massachusetts and arrested by the Somersworth Police Department.  He will...

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On air News Read for April 13, 2017

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas made some news during his weekly interview here on the Girard at Large Radio Show yesterday.  Among the items that raised an eyebrow or two, Gatsas announced he’d been speaking with state officials to open a drug treatment center at the Sununu Center for juveniles struggling with addiction.  Gatsas said the state was devoid of any facilities that would treat juveniles addicted to drugs.  Citing the opioid epidemic, Gatsas said if that if juvenile treatment facilities weren’t created soon, the state would be swamped with minors in need of treatment and unable to catch up...

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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 January 27, 2017

Governor Chris Sununu is hailing a report showing that the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative made important progress expanding high-speed Internet to schools and students across the state.  According to the State of the States report done by Education Super Highway, 25,583 students gained access to high-speed Internet last year.  Education Super Highway claims its the leading national non-profit focused on upgrading Internet access in every public school classroom in America. This year’s report found that 8 5 percent of New Hampshire school districts meet the minimum connectivity goal per student, up from 66 percent at this time last...

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On Air News Read for January 12, 2017

We have a BIG breaking news story to start things off this morning!  The town of Auburn is offering a 2 0 11 white Ford Crown Vic with a front push bumper and utility spotlight with only sixty nine thousand two hundred miles for sale by sealed bid.  The vehicle is offered  “as is” with no warranty expressed or implied.  It was most recently used by the town’s building inspector and was previously used as a police cruiser.  The vehicle is available for inspection at the Auburn Town Hall during normal business hours.  Sealed bids indicating the amount offered...

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