City Hall

Bike share program gets three thumbs up from aldermanic committee

According to Gayman, Manchester’s bike share committee has secured sponsorships for six bike racks to launch the two-year pilot program – Southern New Hampshire University will sponsor three racks, and the YMCA, the Puritan Backroom Restaurant and McLane Middleton will each sponsor one at a cost of $9,000 annually for each rack, which accommodates five bicycles. In return, each entity will have their logos appear on bikes, and also on the Zagster Smartphone app used to unlock the bikes for use. READ MORE
City Hall

MHT pride: Manchester city flag design contest deadline May 15

Designs can be submitted via the contest’s website at between now and the submission deadline of May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. An independent panel of seven judges consisting of representatives from the city government, city schools, and the four sponsoring institutions will select three design finalists. City of Manchester residents will then select the winning flag via a non-binding referendum on the November election ballot. READ MORE
Safe Station Update

How do we quantify Safe Station ‘success’?

Is a “success” someone who is admitted to a program, clean for a month, then uses once and turns back to the program to get back on track? Or is that a “failure?” If someone who goes through and is clean for years but falls off the wagon one day a success or a failure? This is a disease and one we are still learning about every day. Look at other diseases like cancer. If you undergo radiation and chemo and are clear for years but it comes back, do you automatically look at that like a failure or was it a success? READ MORE