Posted 5/12/12

From multiple sources, Girard at Large has received information alleging a conflict of interest involving Goffstown School Board Vice Chair Dian McCarthy.  Girard at Large host Rich Girard has now left 5 voice mail messages for ViceChair McCarthy.  Below is the email Rich sent on Thursday May 10 along with Mrs. McCarthy’s reply.  Since then, she has not returned 3 phone calls and the reply we’ve sent with further questions is below in the comments section.  Be sure to share your thoughts.



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Date: Thu, May 10, 2012 7:36 pm


Hi, Dian.

As mentioned in my phone messages, I’ve received information alleging a conflict of interest involving you, which is as follows:

1)  There are 3 consulting bids being considered by the Goffstown School board, of which you are the vice-chair, to review and investigate the situation at Mountain View Middle School.

2)  The low bidder is the SERESC

3)  You are employed by the SERESC and

4)  Therefore, there it is not possible for either you or the school board to be impartial in the evaluation of this bid.

Inasmuch as I have served in both elective and appointed office in Manchester and have been involved with issues like this for more than two decades, I am aware that things are not always as they appear, which is why I’ve left two messages for you at your home number requesting comment.  I encourage you to call me at your earliest opportunity to discuss this matter.  The absence of your response will not prevent the airing of this story.  We will note that our attempts to contact you were not answered

Frankly, I’d rather have you clear this up than anything.  Further, if you’d like to be a guest on my show to discuss the controversy and turmoil that appears to surround MVMS, I’d be pleased to have you.

My number is 674-0392.


Rich Girard