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On Air News Read for September 19, 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that he, along with attorneys general from thirty one states and the District of Columbia, has signed a letter to Equifax requesting it disable links for enrollment into its fee-based monitoring services in wake of the massive data breach which saw the personal date of one hundred forty three million people stolen from its databases.  Equifax is offering free credit monitoring services in response to the breach, but, in the letter, the attorneys general object to Equifax, quote: “seemingly using its own data breach as an opportunity to sell services to breach...

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Should Manchester School Board Members Receive Tax-Funded Healthcare Benefits?

(Hour 2b) After sharing his enthusiasm for today’s police exam, Rich informed the listeners that the Manchester School District has released the names of the School Board members who have taken the city’s tax-provided healthcare insurance benefits.  He discussed those who are taking the benefits and conveyed criticisms that he has heard from constituents.  He then took a call from John Lyscars, who displayed his criticisms about the benefits package....

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Manchester School District identifies board members who take taxpayer provided health and dental benefits

In response to a Right to Know request filed by former Hooksett School Board Member John Lyscars, the Manchester School District has released the names of those board members who take taxpayer provided health and or dental insurance benefits and identified the associated premium costs to the district.  Lyscars said he filed the request because, as a Hooksett taxpayer, he was unhappy that tuition his town paid the to educate its children in the Queen City’s schools was going to board member benefits, rather than to classroom needs. Lyscars’ original request produced a document that identified the plans taken...

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Trouble in the MSD: Breaking Confidentiality and Undermining Superintendent Vargas

(Hour 2c) Rich talked about trouble that’s brewing within the Manchester School District.  He addressed an article in yesterday’s Union Leader in which the resignation of Dr. Jennifer Dolloff, who was a high-ranking administrator in the Queen City, was discussed.  He then spoke about a concerted effort to undermine Manchester School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, a leak of confidential information and more.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here to view the mentioned...

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On Air News Read for September 14, 2017

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that, beginning last week, the New Hampshire Department of Justice was in contact with the Claremont Police Department and the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office regarding the incident involving an 8-year old bi-racial child who was hung by older juveniles.  MacDonald said his office will review all of the facts of this incident and that, to the extent that there is any credible information it constituted a hate crime or a civil rights violation under New Hampshire law, the office was prepared to take any and all appropriate action. That announcement apparently...

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Dr. Vargas and the Superintendent Search Committee

(Hour 1a) Rich started the show by talking about the upcoming Queen City elections.  He then reminisced about the work that the Superintendent Search Committee was involved in about a year ago, speaking about the process that provided Dr. Bolgen Vargas with the title of Superintendent.  Tune in to get the details!...

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Superintendent Vargas Looks Back on First Year and Shares Plans for the Future

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Superintendent Bolgen Vargas for Is Our Children Learning.  Rich asked Dr. Vargas about what he identified as the big issues in the Queen City since he took the office.  They spoke about class sizes, addressing high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, and the Superintendent discussed improving student achievement.  Finally, Superintendent Vargas shared his plans for Manchester to be the best urban district in New England and in the country.  Tune in to get the details!   (Hour 3c) Rich opened the final segment of the day by asking Superintendent Vargas if the efforts...

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On Air News Read for September 12, 2017

Recent personal and political attacks against Secretary of State Bill Gardner by senators Jeanne Shaheen, Health Care Queen and Margaret Wood Hassan aren’t going without notice or without response.  The senators issued a joint statement on Facebook again criticizing Gardner for his involvement with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity after Vice-Chair Kris Kobach, Kansas’ Secretary of State, penned an op. ed. declaring that, were it not for voter fraud, Senator Kelly Ayotte would likely have been reelected. Kobach’s piece ran after New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper released voter statistics he received from the Office of the...

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A Letter to the MSD and Superintendent Vargas’ Addresses the Unions

(Hour 1a) Rich opened this morning’s show by talking to Greg Mason about a letter that the Manchester School District received from the New Hampshire Department of Education.  They then talked about the inner-workings of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ operation and he shared about how Manchester School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas called the Unions out.  Tune in to get the details!...

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