Homeless congregate on Elm Street, Manchester Police hands tied

Monday, December 17, 2018 Robert Tanguay 5
So here’s my problem: I pay rent to have a place to work in our beautiful downtown. That rent pays property taxes. My landlord has invested and risked a tremendous amount of money to renovate and operate my location. I pay property taxes and vehicle registration. The city and state fund homeless shelters to keep people off the streets, and jails and prisons for the rest. READ MORE

ManchVegas 5K: A daughter’s love turns into volunteering for a cause

Friday, August 3, 2018 Carol Robidoux 0
I am pouring my energy into helping others have the same remarkable experience I had with my own cancer journey. I am following Dad’s example to support things that are meaningful to me with fervor, hope and love. Hope and encouragement – this is what the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, provides for cancer patients. READ MORE

Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids

Friday, June 22, 2018 Mary Sliney 0
Despite a strong economy and low unemployment rates, Manchester, like many areas in our state and elsewhere, has a high number of homeless families whose incomes cannot compete for decent housing. READ MORE
The Soapbox

SWAT’s response to a serial hugger, and a neighbor in crisis

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Jim Robidoux 0
No one was shot. No police dog was released. No Tasers, no real force at all. But why did all the force come to my street? SWAT team with a BEAR CAT, 22 rifles in all for a man who had quietly confided in his brother that he’d lost his will to live? No mental health crisis team came, only heavily armed police officers. READ MORE