Behind Barbed Wire

Inmate John, Part 2: ‘It’s about time I put my big-boy pants on’ and work toward parole

Monday, November 16, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

After John’s parole was denied, I encouraged him to put effort into creating art that he could sell in order to pay off his restitution, which he had managed to pay down from $,5000 to about $1,500 in the 25 years he has been incarcerated. I have paid to have six of his pieces properly mounted, matted and framed, including this one called “Evil Ways.” READ MORE

Police & Fire

Chief flips the script during swearing-in ceremony, welcomes officers to this ‘amazing city’

Monday, November 16, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

Chief Nick Willard flipped the script, choosing to speak about the “other” Manchester that the three new officers – John Dunleavy, a former Winchester Police officer, Ryan Olsen, who served the Concord Police Department before fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a cop in his hometown, and Joseph Tucker, a former Laconia Police officer – will experience. READ MORE