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Mayor Gatsas on the Opioid Epidemic, the Budget and Education

(Hours 3b,c) Rich was joined by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  They discussed the following issues: Yesterday’s Opioid Awareness Summit Parental Involvement Halting the Drug Flow in the Country Lawrence-Manchester Crime Connection Dangers of Fentanyl (Hour 3c) Rich and the Mayor continued with:  Trash & Recycling Pick Up – Toters The Mayor’s Budget Police Department Funding Alleged Campaign Violations Queen City Education...

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Raffio’s Criticisms, an Alderman Investigation and a Russian Controversy

(Hour 1b) Rich started the segment by talking about a letter that Tom Raffio sent to the Executive Council decrying the nomination of Frank Edelblut as the Commissioner of Education.  He then took a call from Erik, who wondered whether or not Ward 8 Alderman Tom Katsiantonis should step down from his government position.  Finally, he tackled the controversy regarding dialogue between Vice President Mike Pence and the Russian Ambassador concerning sanctions that were placed at the eleventh hour of the Obama Administration....

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The Investigation of Ward 8 Alderman Tom Katsiantonis

(Hour 1a) After talking about voter fraud issues and giving the listeners a look at this morning’s show, Rich tackled the arrest of Manchester Ward 8 Alderman Thomas Katsiantonis.  He reminded the listeners that those who are accused of crimes are innocent until proven guilty in this country and spoke about the effect that a situation like this has on the family of the accused.  Finally, he shared his opinion on Senator Jeanie Forrester’s handling of the...

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Mayor Ted Gatsas on the Budget, Opioid Epidemic and Economic Development

(Hours 3a,b,c) Rich spoke to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  The conversation covered the following topics:  Investigation of Alderman Tom Katsiantonis  Should Alderman Katsiantonis Step Down Performance and Cost of Law Enforcement Budgetary Assignment to Police Department Budgetary Theme Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’ Budget Presentation Board of Aldermen’s Budget Bus Trip Duration Time   (Hour 3b) Rich and Mayor Gatsas continued with:  Manchester’s Upcoming Field Trip Regarding the Opioid Epidemic  Field Trip Presentation Details School District Drug Program Alterations and Notification Process School-Provided Safe Haven for Children (Hour 3c) Mayor Gatsas and Rich ended the show by discussing:  Financial Impact of Recent...

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2016: A Year in Review

(Hours 2a,b,c) Rich reminded the listeners about the top stories from 2016, which started by talking about Kelley Tambouris and the Manchester School Board.  He then shared about the school space problem within the Queen City. (Hour 2b) As Rich continued on the subject he spoke about Superintendent Earl Metzler and the Timberlane Regional School District.  He talked about the heroin epidemic, political collusion and he took a call from Harriet in Deerfield. (Hour 2c) Rich talked about Superintendent Metzler’s banning of Jorge Mesa-Tejada from school grounds, a change in police leadership and Donna Green’s Right to Know battle, before making...

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On Air News Read for October 26, 2016

The Manchester Police Department is swinging the Granite Hammer once again.  The department in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the 9th round up of bad guys under the program designed to disrupt street level drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession, made possible by a grant from the state. Monday’s operation netted 9 arrests, including: Rachel Moyer, 32 years old of 72 Shirley Park Road Goffstown was arrested on a warrant from Goffstown Police for Theft. Scott Lavoie, 57 years old of 300 Hanover Street #2 Manchester was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug (Fentanyl) Kristopher Cote, 36 years old of 211 Ash Street Manchester was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug (2 counts) (Crack Cocaine),( Marijuana) and Falsifying Physical Evidence Christine Rhea, 27 years old of 178 Crowley Falls Road Brentwood, NH was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug (Crack Cocaine) and Probation violation warrant. Amanda Loiselle, 28 years old of 17 Suffolk Court Bedford, NH was arrested for Probation Violation Warrant. Brian Huoppi, 35 years old of 118 Riddle Street Manchester was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug (Heroin) Shane Crawford, 34 years old of 25 Connecticut Street Woodsville, NH was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug (Heroin) Rifat Syla, 25 years old of 216 Valley West Way Manchester, was arrested for Resisting...

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On Air News Read for October 6, 2016

Governor Margaret Wood Hassan is taking a lot of credit for spending more money on the heroin and opioid epidemic as she campaigns around the state for the U. S. Senate.  Problem is, the money she’s bragged about spending isn’t being spent.  As preliminary budget requests are being made, it’s come to light that Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Recovery has only spent about one third of the money that was appropriated to it in the budget. Senate Finance Committee Chair Jeanie Forrester, Republican from Meredith, issued a statement hammering Hassan.  Forrester, a member of the commission said she was quote: shocked to learn that only $1 million of the $3 million that was appropriated in the current budget for funding efforts to curb the heroin crisis in our state has been distributed. She said it was inexcusable that two thirds of the commission’s funding has yet to reach communities and accused Hassan of being more interested in grabbing headlines than actually leading to resolve the opioid crisis. N H House Majority Leader Dick Hinch was none too pleased with the news, either.  Hinch, who served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Legislative Task Force on the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic said quote: This is yet another delay for resources and services our communities desperately needs.  Governor Hassan needs to get a handle on where drug...

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Personal Polling and a Ballot Blemish

(Hour 1a) Rich commented on polls that were released for yesterday’s elections.  He shared about an issue that led to some difficulty in voting for some Manchester residents and more.  Tune in to get the details....

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Post-Election Commentary: Gubernatorial and Congressional Races

(Hours 1b,2a,c) Rich kicked off the second segment by taking a call from Eddy in Manchester, who commented on Frank Guinta’s win over Rich Ashooh in the Congressional race.  He then talked about the upcoming election between Guinta and Carol Shae Porter.  He shared about an independent and a libertarian who are attempting to take the seat, before he tackled Jim Lawrence’s win over Jack Flanagan. (Hour 2a) Rich gave an updated look at the Congressional race between incumbent Frank Guinta and challenger Rich Ashooh.  He spoke about the potential for a recount in both the Congressional and Gubernatorial races, explained the recounting process and shared about the likelihood of a successful challenge. (Hour 2c) After talking about paraphernalia from Glen’s Appliance with Tom Wiley, this morning’s guest for the Veterans In Our Own Backyard segment, Rich expressed his thoughts concerning recounts in both the Gubernatorial and Congressional elections from...

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A Misused Lease, the Senate Race and Voter Turnout Predictions

(Hour 1c) Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, started A Question of Voter Fraud by discussing a school’s attempt to use an equipment lease to spend millions of dollars on buildings.  He and Rich then discussed Kelly Ayotte’s win over Jim Rubens in the US Senate race.  Finally, they commented on NH Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s predictions regarding voter turnout and shared about a request that Donald Trump made to some out-of-state supporters....

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