Month: April 2021

rich girard homelessness plan

Girard releases plan to deal with Manchester’s out of control homeless problem

MANCHESTER, NH April 21, 2021–Mayoral candidate Rich Girard released his plan to deal with the city’s troublesome homeless problem today.  In releasing the document, Girard said the city has been overwhelmed by homeless individuals because it essentially rolled out the red carpet and invited them to come to the city. “It’s sort of like ‘if …

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Girard launches first radio ads of 2021 mayoral campaign

MANCHESTER, NH April 20, 2021–Saying he’s experienced better than expected fundraising early on, mayoral candidate Rich Girard said his campaign will launch radio spots on AM 610 WGIR and AM 1370 WFEA, the city’s two AM news/talk stations.  Girard said two thirty second spots will begin airing at various times throughout the day.  While he …

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Girard opposes using Sununu Center as state psychiatric facility

Suggests alternative site for psych facility, possible Manchester uses for property. MANCHESTER, NH. April 13 2021—Reacting to an April 12, 2021 news report on WMUR TV-9, likely Manchester mayoral candidate Rich Girard said he would oppose the state’s use of the YDC facilities on North River Road as a psychiatric hospital.  Budget Committee Chairman Ken …

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Richard Girard: Recovery v. neighborhoods: A false choice

MANCHESTER need not choose between helping those needing recovery and protecting its neighborhoods. A March 21, 2021 article in the Union Leader revisited the issue of “sober homes” that are illegally operating in neighborhoods across the city. The key argument supporters of these homes, including Mayor Joyce Craig, use in their defense is that the …

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Girard for Mayor Web site launched to help assess potential mayoral bid

It’s true!  I’m taking a serious look at running for mayor of Manchester this year.  To that end, I’ve officially formed the Girard for Mayor political committee with the Office of the City Clerk.  This allows me to raise and spend money while I consider the viability of my candidacy.   To that end, this …

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