As ‘Decision Day’ looms, NH colleges and universities shift to virtual tours, online counseling and access

“There is a great deal of anxiety for high school seniors who are already missing class time, social interaction, sports and more,” explains Peg Richmond, Director of Admission at Keene State College.  “This is compounded by now having to make a life-altering decision on where to attend college without the benefit of attending Admitted Student Days or Campus Tours.  Colleges and universities are compensating for that by opening the doors virtually.” READ MORE

City Hall

Open letter from city leaders: Homeless encampments ‘a difficult situation for everyone’

The State has stepped forward and has agreed to provide and pay for essential services to these encampments, including restroom facilities, hand washing stations, food, and trash removal. In addition, the Manchester Police Department was awarded a Justice Assistance Grant, funding 24/7 police presence at the encampments, and increased patrols in the surrounding neighborhoods. Finally, the Manchester Fire Department and outreach workers have established a COVID Response Unit, providing infection control and safety measures. All of these services will be provided at no cost to the City of Manchester. READ MORE

Around Town

The future of retail begins right now

Whether it’s forced closure or currently vacant space, retail is in a tailspin. Overnight the world has learned about live streaming and interactive video chats, yet when the current world health crisis ends, humans will crave real life experiences. How will retail and landlords maximize the new appreciation for physical connection? READ MORE