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Manchester Charter Question: A Backdoor to School Board Taxing Authority

The question asking Manchester voters to amend the city charter seems simple enough.  It reads as follows: SHALL THE CITY OF MANCHESTER APPROVE THE THE CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT SUMMARIZED BELOW CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE SECTION 8.03 PERIODIC REVIEW (a)  Not less than once every ten (10) years the board of mayor and aldermen shall cause the …

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Manchester Mayor Manipulates Meetings in Advance of Mask Votes

Claiming “high risk” behavior by irresponsible citizens threatens the health of city staff and elected officials, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig (D-Ward 1) and at-Large Alderman Dan O’Neil (D-Ward 1), Chairman of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, announced that all meetings of the board and its committees will be remote “until further notice.”  That announcement …

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Mayor Joyce Craig’s Private Pool Club Immune from Coronavirus?

Earlier this week, Mayor Joyce Craig cast several tie-breaking votes to keep city pools, the Splash Pad, and playgrounds closed for at least another month due to public health concerns. City Health Department Director Anna Thomas insisted that the pandemic “is spreading like wildfire” throughout Manchester. But sources tell GraniteGrok that the city health department …

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MicroInterview – Mark Warden challenging Mayor Joyce Craig’s administration on Charter Commission filing period

I followed up my post (“Well, is Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester City Charter Commission about to get a wedgie?“) with a call to Mark Warden and he graciously granted a quick interview: He’s promised to keep us updated on this issue as, IMHO, there are a bunch of important sub-issues under this – …

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig: A Victim of The Bloomberg Syndrome?

Reformatted, emphasis mine: In 2011, Victor Davis Hanson warned of “The Bloomberg Syndrome:” “Quite simply, the next time your elected local or state official holds a press conference about global warming, the Middle East, or the national political climate, expect to experience poor county law enforcement, bad municipal services, or regional insolvency.” Mayor Craig has made …

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Mayor Craig, Please Put Parents and Teachers First, Not D.C. Bureaucrats

Mayor Joyce Craig responded to an article in the Manchester Union Leader saying, “in her mind, the points raised in Girard’s blog don’t raise any red flags.”  This was in response to School Board Member Rich Girard withdrawing support for Manchester Proud. “It’s a community-driven effort,” said Craig. “We’ve got residents, business leaders, colleges and universities who have …

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