WITH COLDER WEATHER arriving, Ward 3 Alderman Pat Long has come up with a plan to help try to connect more than 300 “unsheltered” people living on public property in Manchester — only about 27% of whom say they hail from here — with housing and other services.
If you were confused earlier this month after aldermen voted to put a school charter question on the ballot, you weren’t alone. The caretaker of this space has been scratching his head over the vote ever since.
ON AUG. 26, the Executive Council approved $770,000 in funding for the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition to provide syringe service programs in Manchester, Nashua, Keene, Concord and the Seacoast region over a two-year period.
IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER school board members will approve Superintendent John Goldhardt‘s recommendations Monday for reopening Manchester schools, but a survey of city teachers conducted by the Manchester Education Association shows why many support the plan.
DIVERSITY TRAINING soon will be available to Manchester city staff, after the city received a $20,000 grant from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation for a diversity and cultural competency program.
Manchester school board members are expected to vote Monday whether to pay a bill for almost $27,000 for crossing guards in April, when schools across the state were closed and students were learning remotely.
Last week’s vote by Manchester aldermen to maintain the city’s tax cap — and prevent the school district from accessing $3.5 million in additional state funds earmarked for local educators — continues to polarize residents and officials.
Manchester school officials say they are frustrated by an executive order signed by Gov. Chris Sununu aimed at continuing to provide special education services to students during the coronavirus pandemic.
LESS THAN a month after warning Manchester would face a budget deficit of more than $2 million because of the coronavirus pandemic, city finance director Bill Sanders now projects an operating surplus of $648,537 in Fiscal Year 2020.
AFTER Manchester school administrators presented the district’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 last week, aldermen’s responses ranged from praise for Queen City teachers to renewed calls for “serious conversations” about cutting costs.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS will hit “pause” on a controversial plan to merge Manchester Memorial High School and Manchester School of Technology into one campus, after the proposal met with pushback from board and community members.
AFTER CONSIDERING ways to address anticipated drops in revenue from the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig will tell aldermen this week she prefers a hiring freeze over furloughs, saying “significant savings” can be achieved.
WITH 56,800 New Hampshire residents filing for unemployment benefits in a two-week span — and nearly 6.65 million claims nationwide for the last full week of March — Manchester aldermen last week raised the specter of furloughing non-essential employees.