(Hour 1b, c) Former Manchester Alderman Russ Ouellette had much to say in this exclusive interview. He described his struggle with alcoholism and it’s devastating effects on him personally and professionally. Russ saluted his family for the support that “kept him alive” and expressed his sincerest gratitude to his ex-wife Debbie and his sponsor at AA. The former alderman also discussed a possible return to the local political scene “when he’s in a safe place” and a return to spirituality in his life. “I’ve found out who my friends were.