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Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna presses play on his ‘Jukebox’ 4-day residency at Wally’s

“I can do an odd version of a song and I get to do a bunch of stuff. I get to do songs that maybe someone has never heard before or has never heard me sing in that style before, so there’s a lot to it other than me playing people’s favorite songs. There’s me being able to sing whatever the hell I want and when I feel like doing it I can turn things down while doing two or three songs by Elton John in a heartbeat and then go back into doing some Dio or something. I can flip things around and do a wide variety.” – Joey Belladonna on his Jukebox project READ MORE

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NH State Police step up summer safety patrols

As part of the NH State Police Department’s summer safety initiative, on Saturday and Sunday morning of the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend the Special Enforcement Unit  conducted traffic enforcement initiatives on lnterstate 95 in Hampton and Greenland along with Troop A, utilizing the State Police aircaft. READ MORE

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Manchester residential housing growth a sign biofab effort is taking hold

In 2022, the city was already starting to see residential projects, particularly downtown and in the Millyard taking off. But things picked up after the $44 million Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant was awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, announced in November of that year, Jodie Nazaka, director of the Manchester Development Office, told Ink Link Tuesday. “That’s a trend we don’t see slowing down anytime soon,” she said. READ MORE



NH Food Bank combating spike in local food insecurity

With New Hampshire facing a 43.9% statewide increase in food insecurity, the New Hampshire Food Bank is mobilizing efforts to fight back against hunger across the state. Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, food pantries and local meal programs, recently released its “Map the Meal Gap 2024” report, which notes more than 135,200 New Hampshire residents are food insecure—a year-over-year increase of more than 41,000 individuals or 43.9%. READ MORE


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Manchester Proud announces winners of 3rd Annual Student Volunteer Award

Manchester Proud, an organization working to champion student success within the Manchester School District through community engagement and community partnerships, presented its 2024 Student Volunteer Awards at the Tuesday, May 26, Board of School Committee meeting. The 3rd Annual awards were presented to four high school students. The award, which includes a $500 prize, was created to recognize Manchester School District students who show exceptional commitment to volunteerism. READ MORE

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Why we need representation in schools: Insights from a school administrator

I spent about 19 years as an educator in Massachusetts where the demographic is a little different. I think, right now, I am one of three administrators of color in the Manchester school district. One of the first questions I was asked during my job interview was ‘You’re going to be the first person that walks these halls as a black male administrator. How does that make you feel?’ All I could think of was the weight of being the first – what if I fail? READ MORE

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Team NH shines at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City

Sixteen teams from New Hampshire were among the over 600 teams from around the US and the World competing at Destination Imagination Global Finals this week in Kansas City, MO. Global Finals culminates a year in which teams must solve one of six complex STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) or Service Learning Challenges. Following Saturday night’s award ceremony, two New Hampshire teams are now among the best in the World. READ MORE

Regional News

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NH DOT to present Route 3 improvement project during May 22 Hooksett Council meeting

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will present the US Route 3/NH Route 28 roadway improvement project at the upcoming Hooksett Town Council meeting.  This 1.4-mile roadway project proposes safety and mobility improvements, as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements between the Alice Avenue/West Alice Avenue and Whitehall Road/Martins Ferry Road intersections.  READ MORE

Regional News

She sought an ally; now, LGBTQ advocate says barber’s actions led to harassment, doxxing

The day of the incident Prunier anonymously posted his account of what happened on the private Goffstown The Real Deal Facebook page.  He then posted   “No Trespassing” orders he sent to five women banning them from his shop.  They included Harbus, Select board member Kelly Boyer, her wife Pam Boyer, Jillian Bernat, admin of the Goffstown The Real Real Deal Facebook page, and Jillian Pelletier.    The women’s addresses were listed. READ MORE

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