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Tag: Sarah Ambrogi

Negotiations Committee pushes back against MEA claims

The following statement was read into the record at the September 25, 2018 meeting of the Manchester Board of School Committee by Special Committee on Negotiations Chairman Richard H. Girard (R-at-Large).  It was unanimously signed by committee members Sarah Ambrogi (D-Ward 1), Ross Terrio (R-Ward 7), Jimmy Lehoux (R-Ward 8) and Katie Desrochers (D-Ward 11). Members of the Honorable Board: It is with both concern and frustration that we on the Special Committee on Negotiations address our efforts to negotiate a contract with the Manchester Education Association.  Because of continued misrepresentations by union officials that are stirring discontent within...

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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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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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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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School Board Politics and a Write-In Campaign

(Hour 1b) Rich began the segment by talking about a write-in campaign that was waged against him.  He then spoke about the Manchester School Board members who walked away with a victory on Tuesday, pointing out the need to put aside personal issues and move forward.  Finally, he shared about a sign that Connie Van Houten was holding on election day.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Vicious Campaigning and Choosing the Right Board

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about the viciousness that sometimes accompanies political campaigns.  He spoke about a Facebook account that has been attacking various Republican Party candidates and pointed out the unique opportunity that is being presented to Queen City residents.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Facebook Frustration, Wiretapping Allegations and a Valedictory Speech

(Hour 1a) Rich opened up this morning’s show by sharing a Facebook post from Manchester School Board member Connie Van Houten.  He then talked about his wiretapping allegations, before speaking about criticisms towards Mayor Ted Gatsas from the valedictorians from both Central High School and Memorial High School and playing one of their valedictory speeches.  Tune in to get the details!...

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Political Candidates and Out-of-State Support

(Hour 2b) Rich talked about Erika Connors and the Postcard to Voters initiative.  He shared about her denial of involvement into the initiative, before discussing the political support that is being provided by the Save the Children Action Network, a Washington DC based political action committee.    He then took a call from Eddy in Manchester, who inquired about the redistricting proposal.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Manchester School Board Candidate Round Table

(Hour 3a) Rich talked to Manchester School Board candidates Joe Lachance from Ward 1, Mark Flanders from Ward 4, Lisa Freeman from Ward 5, Jon DiPietro from Ward 6 and Jimmy Lehoux from Ward 8.  Rich inquired about why the candidates decided to run.  They then tackled conduct on the School Board, how improvements could be made, intentions for the candidates after being elected and more.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here for more information about one of Lisa’s points....

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