News

Public meeting Jan. 4 to discuss rail trail, bike projects

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

The public is invited to attend a Local Concerns Meeting on January 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Manchester Public Works building, 475 Valley St., for discussion of two Rail Trail/Bike and Pedestrian connection projects in Manchester. The City’s consultant, VHB, will present information on the proposed projects. READ MORE

Police & Fire

2 arrested after refusing to leave Hall Street residence

Friday, December 30, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

After several attempts to request Gagne and Soukone exit the apartment, to no avail, officers entered the common hallway where they located Brian Gagne trying to hide. He was taken into custody without incident. Officers then entered the apartment where they located Kristen Soukone hiding in a bedroom. Soukone was also taken into custody without incident. READ MORE

Forward Focus

Dream big in 2017: How will you spend your next 365 days?

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

This is the time of year when we look back and take an assessment of the past 12 months and think about the lessons that we learned along the way, and how we are going to apply them to the upcoming year to make it better. We also start setting goals for the upcoming year, both personal and for our business. READ MORE

Government

New DHHS report: Spike in 2015 tobacco retail sales to youth

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

Sales are up even though use is down, according to studies, that also show some young smokers purchase products directly from a licensed tobacco retailer. Data from the 2015 YRBS shows that 13.6 percent of the 14,837 students who answered this question report they get their cigarettes from a store or gas station, indicating a need to improve merchant education and enforcement in New Hampshire. READ MORE

The Soapbox

Why is Manchester still towing more cars per capita than other NE cities?

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

Although it would be out of line for me to offer a solution to an issue that has not been identified as a problem by city officials, I do find it concerning that the number of vehicles towed during snow emergencies is on the rise, especially because there are possible solutions available to ease the burden on city residents, who suffer from the inconvenience and expense of towing. READ MORE