Carol Robidoux

Journalist and editor of, a hyperlocal news and information site for Manchester, NH.

Recent Posts

Never say never: 6 entrepreneurs who failed before they succeeded

Steven Spielberg, who brought us such movies as Jaws, Shindler’s List, E.T., Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and Saving Private Ryan, and companies such as Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks, was rejected by his first-choice film school, University of California, (USC), School of Cinema Arts, twice. He’s one of several examples of what can happen if you don’t let failure define you. Continue Reading →

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Feminine Frenzy: The Policing of Women’s LGBTQ Identities

I wore feminine accessories; bows in my hair, pink lipstick, Claire’s jewelry that I bought on sale, etc. A girl sitting in the seat next to me began making lewd comments about a boy playing some shirtless sport outside and when my gut reaction of discomfort was to say “ew,” she turned to me, rolled her eyes, and spat out, “What are you, a lesbian?” Continue Reading →

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SNHU, Rethink Education to Invest $15 Million in Seed Stage EdTech Startups

The $15 million investment will be allocated among more than two dozen companies at the seed stage. Together Rethink Education, which is co-managed by Rick Segal and Matt Greenfield, and SNHU will work with early stage ed-tech companies across the country that are using technology and data-driven models to tackle stubborn challenges in the education to workforce pipeline, including access and affordability.

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Donald R. Lavallee, 84: Architect, pilot, bon vivant; served on many local boards and loved his family, above all

Donald Lavallee was a true NH son who gave back to his community in many ways. He served as president or a board member of many civic and professional associations, including the Manchester Rotary, the New Hampshire Board of Architects, the Manchester Country Club, Sudden Pitch and the Manchester Boys and Girls Club. Continue Reading →

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