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Tag: Mayor Ted Gatsas

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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The Final Fitness Effects Segment

(Hour 2b) Rich began the segment by taking a call from Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, who wanted to thank Jorge Mesa-Tejada for his contributions to his campaign and wish Rich a goodbye.  He then took a call from Al MacArthur Jr., who was a candidate for State Representative in Ward 8.  Finally, he talked to Mike Bistany of EFX Fitness for Fitness Effects.  Mike shared his feelings about the Humble Host and told the listeners about his workout.  Tune in to get the...

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On Air News Read for November 16, 2017

Now, on to our top story of the morning.  Yesterday was the start of the Winter Parking Ban in Merrimack.  No parking allowed on public streets between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.  We would have told you yesterday, but the press release wasn’t sent until after five last night.  The Merrimack Police Department offered its thanks in advance for helping to keep the town’s streets safe during the winter months. Eversource business and residential customers continue to pick up their phones and open their doors to find individuals falsely claiming to be “representatives” or “employees” of the company.  The...

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GAL: Humbled and Opposed

(Hour 2a) Rich started the hour by thanking those who have contributed to the show in some way and explained why it’s hard for him to not feel humbled and honored.  He then shared about opposition to the show and told the listeners about threats towards Manchester School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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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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Media Recognition and Praising the Manchester Fire Department

(Hour 2a) Rich talked about feedback regarding his closing of the Girard at Large radio show, pointing out silence from Carol Robidoux’s ManchesterInkLink and attention from the Union Leader.  He then thanked A Question of Voter Fraud Anchor Ed Naile for his participation in the show, before sharing about a presentation last night in which the Manchester Fire Department was recognized and commenting on Union contracts.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Senate Bill 193: Addressing School Choice

(Hours 2b,3a) Rich talked about Senate Bill 193.  He pointed out the opinion of James Madison and the Founding Fathers concerning education and addressed the educational system that requires conformity.  He addressed the criticisms of alternative methods of learning and spoke about the government’s system in teaching children, before taking a call from Eddy in Manchester, who inquired about the drawbacks to STEAM education.  Tune in to get all of the details! (Hour 3a) Rich started the hour by talking about Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, pointing out that he informed the Manchester School Board that he would like to remain...

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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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On Air News Read for November 15, 2017

Senate Bill 1 9 3, the bill that allows parents to establish Education Savings Accounts for their kids, is one step closer to becoming law after receiving an “Ought to Pass” recommendation from the House Education Committee yesterday.  That was a bi-partisan vote with two Republicans voting against the bill and two Democrats, including Manchester Ward Nine State Rep. Barbara Shaw, voting in favor.  Under the bill, parents who want to send their children to any school other than the government run one mandated by their school district, would enter into a contract with an eligible scholarship organization which...

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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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