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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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Setting the record straight on HOPE–Again

The story of the Board of School Committee’s decision to terminate the HOPE program at West High School seems to change as its supporters seek to further vilify those who voted against it.  Despite ample public statements, the misrepresentations wilfully continue, some of which intentionally impugn the professional reputation of district staff as they search for a rational while they ignore what was said.  Instead, they substitute their “feelings” or “beliefs” by inventing their own “facts,” which conveniently fit their desired narrative. The oft and most egregious falsehood comes from Ward 10 Alderman Bill Barry, who has accused alleged opponents...

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Improper secret meeting minutes unsealed and released

On August 13, 2018, the Manchester Board of School Committee improperly went into non-public session to discuss whether or not a program operating without approval should continue in the schools.  After being confronted by a request from at-Large Board of School Committee Member Richard Girard to unseal the minutes of the non-public session, Mayor Joyce Craig consulted with the school district’s legal counsel.  She was told, after a review of the minutes, that the discussion should have been in public.  Thus, the minutes below were released following the successful vote to unseal the minutes at the school board’s meeting...

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Livingston’s Political Contributions and a GAL Walk-In

(Hour 1a) Rich began this morning’s show by informing the listeners that after a preliminary review of Mayor-elect Joyce Craig’s filing reports he found that former Manchester Superintendent Debra Livingston contributed as much to the campaign as she is suing the Manchester School District for.  He then talked to John Sartorelli in Manchester, who told the Humble Host about how he found the show.  Finally, they spoke about public officials who opted to take taxpayer-funded health insurance.  Tune in to get all of the...

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A Postcard Investigation and Voter Fraud Issues

(Hour 1a) Rich started the show by talking about mixing today’s caffeinated coffee that A Question of Voter Fraud anchor Ed Naile brought and yesterday’s decaf that former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars brought.  They then spoke about Ed’s tenure on the show, before addressing Jimmy Lehoux’s investigation into Erika Connors’ participation with Postcards to Voters and voter fraud issues.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Mayor Gatsas on the Future, Changes to Manchester and His Legacy

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  They addressed the following topics:  Post election-result plans Trouble at last night’s meeting Plans for the future How Manchester has changed since the Mayor’s election What the city needs to do to facilitate more growth Transition to Mayor-elect Joyce Craig (Hour 3c) Rich and the Mayor continued with: Streetlights in Manchester Notable moments during his tenure His legacy as Mayor Future for the STEAM...

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The Humble Host Discusses the Closing of the GAL Radio Show

(Hours 1a,2a,c) Rich opened this morning’s show by talking about the news read, in which he reported that this will be the final week of the Girard at Large radio show.  He shared about some of the struggles that he has been experiencing recently.  Tune in to get all of the details. (Hour 1b) Rich continued to discuss the closing of the show.  He talked about impacts that the show had, addressed listener inquiries concerning a potential run for the office of Mayor, the show’s effect on other areas in his life and more.  He then took a call...

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A Conversation with Mayor-Elect Craig

(Hour 2a) Rich talked about a conversation that he had with Mayor-elect Joyce Craig over the phone yesterday.  He conveyed the gist of the phone call, pointing out that he shared his primary concern for the district, congratulations, and more.  He then spoke about his love for the Granite State and told the story about how and when his feelings for the State changed.  Tune in to get all of the...

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On Air News Read for November 9, 2017

Manchester’s official election results were  released yesterday by City Clerk Matthew Normand.  While there wasn’t much change once the tallies from the hand counted ballots were added to the unofficial machine count, some of them may have been significant.  A total of twenty two thousand eight hundred thirty ballots were cast, which Normand says was the most since nineteen ninety nine. Mayor Ted Gatsas boosted his vote count over two years ago by five hundred twenty four, tallying a total of ten thousand five hundred seventy.  But, as we know, that wasn’t enough to overcome rival Joyce Craig’s final...

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Queen City Elections: Recount Requests

(Hour 1c) Rich talked to the listeners about recounts.  He told the listeners that there are a number of races from the recent Queen City elections that he believes should move forward with a recount and he explained different situations in which the votes may not be accurately tallied.  He then explained spoiled ballots, over votes and more.  Finally, he took a call from Ward 6 ballot inspector Albert Jernigan, who shared from his experience with votes.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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