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On Air News Read for November 14, 2017

Our top story this morning comes from Manchester where the Department of Public Works announced it will begin testing of the city’s Snow Emergency Alert System tomorrow and the next day, the fifteenth and sixteenth.  They stress it’s only a test, so when you see the flashing lights atop various traffic signals at intersections across the city between the hours of seven and three, you need not need worry about getting your car off the street.  Of course, nobody worries about it anyway. The Manchester Board of School Committee received some good news at its meeting last night.  It...

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On Air News Read for November 10, 2017

Saying he is, quote “grounded in the people and places of New Hampshire,” District Four Executive Councilor Christopher Pappas, Democrat from Manchester, announced he will be a candidate for Congress in the First District.  In a Facebook post that went up yesterday afternoon, Pappas said Washington Republicans weren’t addressing the needs of the middle-class and that he wanted to be part of a new generation of leadership to turn things around. On the “About Chris” page on the Web site published in conjunction with the announcement, Pappas is praised for his work as an executive councilor who helped lead...

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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 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 17, 2017

The pace of the opioid crisis seems to have slowed a bit.  On Friday, just shy of halfway through the month, Manchester Fire Department Emergency Services Officer Christopher Hickey released stats showing there’d been thirty two overdoses and one death thus far.  That compares with eighty one overdoses and eight deaths for the month of July last year.  If the current trend holds, it would reflect a significant improvement over last July. Meanwhile, the number of Safe Station visits continues to rise, with more than two dozen having taken place just in the last week, bringing the total to...

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Hooksett’s Approach to a Sewer Problem and the Queen City’s Parking Problem

(Hour 2a) Rich opened the hour by talking about local economic development.  He commented on the Hooksett Town Council’s decision to appoint a committee, whose mission is to extend sewer services.  He then informed the listeners about Hooksett’s solution to a problem and wondered how the Queen City will be able to make changes that benefit local businesses.  Finally, he discussed the issue of parking, which is needed to sustain development in the downtown.  Tune in to get the details....

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On Air News Read for July 11, 2017

Manchester has a new city solicitor and for the first time in decades, an outsider has been appointed to the post, as Mayor Ted Gatsas’ nomination of Emily Gray Rice to fill the position was ratified by a phone poll of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  Yesterday morning, shortly before nine, Gatsas announced he’d named Rice as Interim City Solicitor pending confirmation by the board.  He said he’d named her as the interim and ordered the phone poll to avoid having to wait for her nomination and confirmation at the board’s meeting on July 18th, citing the immediate...

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Central and Memorial High School Valedictory Speeches

(Hours 2a,b) Rich started the hour by talking about an ICE sting in New Boston, which resulted in a restaurant temporarily closing.  He then played the Central High School’s valedictory speech.  Tune in to hear it. Click here for the clip that was played (Start at 24:13) (Hour 2b) In the second segment Rich played Memorial High School’s valedictory speech.  He then closed out the segment by playing a clip from retiring Assistant Principal Peter Perich.  Tune in and enjoy! Click here for the clip that was played (First clip starts at 27:57 and the second starts at 1:28:35)...

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Cause and Effect: Teacher Layoffs in Manchester

(Hours 2a,b,3a,b) After conveying listener feedback concerning the opt out movement’s impact on the Manchester School District, Rich commented on the discussion at last night’s Manchester School Board meeting regarding the low enrollment and laying off of teachers at the Manchester School of Technology.  He commented on the confusion regarding enrollment numbers, the behavior of the departing staff and actions that lead to the initial problem.    (Hour 2b) “Are you under-taxed to pay for education?” Rich asked, in reference to statements made by Jim O’Connell, President of Citizens for Manchester Schools.  He shared about confusion that resulted from the...

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On Air News Read for May 11, 2017

As part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing effort to address the opioid crisis in America, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price, M.D., was in the state yesterday to hear from local leaders, emergency services personnel and drug treatment and recovery providers.  He came right to Ground Zero in Manchester, stopping for a private session at the Central Fire Station to learn about the city’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.  Mayor Ted Gatsas was on hand as was Fire Chief Dan Goonan, Police Chief Nick Willard, Emergency Medical Services Officer Christopher Hickey and Governor Christopher Sununu, among...

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