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On Air News Read for September 22, 2017

Governor Christopher Sununu has issued another executive order.  This time, it’s to establish the Governor’s Millennial Advisory Council, which will offer insight and policy recommendations to the governor regarding millennial issues in the Granite State.  In announcing the order, Sununu said, quote:  “We have to ensure that New Hampshire remains the best place to live, work and raise a family for all Granite Staters, and the Millennial Advisory Council is a big step in the right direction.  The Council will offer insights and policy recommendations to attract and retain a millennial workforce and work to address other issues that...

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NH Supreme Court’s Right to Know Ruling

(Hours 1a,b) Rich opened the show by talking about the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s most recent Right to Know ruling.  He addressed the cost of Right to Know requests, honing in on the policy of the Timberlane Regional School Board.  Tune in to hear more! (Hour 1b) Rich took a call from Arthur Green of Sandown.  Arthur expressed his thoughts concerning the Supreme Court ruling and he pointed out that the School Boards have no problem emailing non-requested documents to members of the public.  Rich then read from NH’s Constitution and spoke about what’s necessary in a free society. Click here...

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Former Superintendent Livingston Requests Compensation for Arbitration Hearing Participation

(Hour 1a) Rich started this morning’s show by taking a call from Eric in Manchester, who expressed his support towards Mayoral candidate Joyce Craig.  He then talked about former Superintendent Debra Livingston’s attempt to receive compensation from the Queen City due to her involvement in an arbitration hearing.  He discussed Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’ handling of the situation and pointed out some of the flaws of Livingston’s tenure as Superintendent.  Tune in to get the details!...

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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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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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Health Benefits in Government, NH’s Highest Paid Superintendent and Survey Answers for Wards 4-6

(Hour 1b) Rich started by telling the listeners about his upcoming police exam.  He then explained to the listeners why he hasn’t filed a Right to Know request to find out who is taking advantage of the taxpayer-funded health benefits, before listing those who are taking them based off of his most recent information.  Finally, he spoke about John Lyscars’ filing of a Right to Know, recent news revealing Superintendent Earl Metzler as the highest paid superintendent in the Granite State and he shared political stances from candidates in Wards 4-6.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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On Air News Read for September 15, 2017

Former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars has filed a Right to Know request with the Manchester School District’s Human Resources Director Pamela Hogan asking for information on board members who take taxpayer provided health and dental benefits.  As the request was made on Monday, the district is obligated to respond to Lyscars in some fashion by the end of the day today, given the requirements of the law.  Lyscars is asking which members of the board are receiving any type of health or dental benefit and the cost to the district for each member’s benefits.  The request came...

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Healthcare Benefits in the Manchester School Board

(Hour 1b) After receiving a listener’s question regarding the list of public officials in the Queen City who are taking advantage of the taxpayer funded benefits package, Rich went through the list and pointed out who is and who isn’t taking benefits, to the best of his knowledge.  He then commented on the notion that some are entitled to the insurance.  Tune in to get the details!...

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Union Endorsements in Manchester’s Upcoming Elections

(Hours 1b,2a) Rich took a call from Harriet in Deerfield, who informed the listeners about the Right to Know Commission’s meeting today.  He then discussed the upcoming elections in the Queen City, speaking about those who received endorsements from the Manchester Education Association (MEA) and speculating about why certain candidates were chosen over others.  (Hour 2a) Rich continued where he left off with his coverage of the Union endorsements, beginning with Ward 7.  Tune in to learn about the candidates who will represent...

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Conflict of Interest on the Timberlane Regional School Board

(Hour 3b) Rich talked about a controversy in the Timberlane Regional School District after Donna Green exposed a conflict of interest with a member of the School Board.  He shared his opinion on whether or not Kelly Ward should have received, or even pursued, the bid and spoke about how he handles similar situations.  Tune in to get the details! Click here to view Donna’s blog, which was read from on-air....

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