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Carroll’s Departure Stuns LGC Critics And Supporters

A number of people involved in the LGC case expressed shock at Carroll's dismissal.

Over the past several months, StateImpact has been keeping up with the various twists and turns in the Local Government Center case.  The latest development–the ouster of Executive Director Maura Carroll by the LGC board–has shocked the organization’s supporters and critics alike. This week, I called some of the players in this ongoing saga to [...]

Coalition Of Towns Challenges LGC Refund Plans

While the LGC remains the go-to place for a number of municipal services, it's facing continued opposition over its handling of insurance surplus payments

It’s been a busy week on the Local Government Center beat. Recently, we reported for NHPR that a coalition of 12 towns has banded together to demand what it calls its “fair share” of health insurance surplus payments from the Local Government Center.  In the interests of bringing you up to speed, we’ll outline the [...]

What the LGC’s Reorganization Means To Communities (And Taxpayers)

The Local Government Center case is incredibly convoluted.  But it involves the majority of communities--and taxpayers--in the state

The on-going fight between the state of New Hampshire and one of the nation’s largest insurance risk pool managers is an important one, with millions of dollars of taxpayer money at stake. It’s also incredibly complicated. As the Local Government Center implements changes ordered by a hearing officer–even as it appeals the ruling to the [...]

Getting By, Getting Ahead: Merrimack Valley Teacher Wrestles With Life After Layoff

"We were notified during the day.  It was on a Friday," says English teacher Jillian Corey about her layoff notice last May.  "Many of us still had to teach class.  And the kids were very aware that there was something going on.  I was honest with them.  I didn't get into the politics of the situation or the money.  I wanted them to understand that it was not a personal situation, because they become very protective of the teachers.  It was not for them to be concerned about."

As part of our weekly “Getting By, Getting Ahead” series, StateImpact is traveling across New Hampshire, gathering personal stories from the people behind the economy.  In our fifth installment, we talk with a recently laid-off teacher in the Merrimack Valley. _____ Jillian Corey seems to belong at Memorial High School in Manchester. A teacher here [...]

Preview: Tomorrow’s Installment Of Getting By, Getting Ahead Looks At Life After Layoff For Manchester Teacher

The Manchester school district layoffs last spring were a result of both local and national forces

Tomorrow on Morning Edition on NHPR, you can catch the latest installment of our series, “Getting By, Getting Ahead.”  This summer, StateImpact is looking at the personal stories behind New Hampshire’s recovering economy.  Tomorrow’s piece will focus on one of the dozens of teachers laid-off from the Manchester school district.  Reporter Amanda Loder recently discussed [...]

Merrimack Valley Snapshot: Layoffs At Manchester School District Fit National Trend

The Manchester School District's funding struggles this year are part of a national narrative

Tomorrow morning on NHPR, we’ll hear from Jillian Corey, a high school English teacher recently laid off from the Manchester school district.  Jillian’s story is Part Five of our series “Getting By, Getting Ahead,” examining how people across New Hampshire’s seven regions are navigating a recovering economy. ___ As unemployment across the country has slowly [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Sparkly Shoes

It’s that time of the week again!  We’ve rounded-up the Top Five StateImpact posts that crowd wisdom decided were on this week’s must-read list. How Junk Mail Is Helping To Prop Up The Postal Service: After a brief hiatus from our Most-Read roundup, this post is back!  It’s a combination of humor, hard facts, and [...]

How Market Basket’s Changing Worker Safety Rules After OSHA Settlement

Many grocery stores don't have the kinds of safety rules in place that DeMoulas recently agreed to

Recently,Tewksbury, Massachusetts-based DeMoulas Supermarkets, Inc. settled with the feds on a laundry list of major safety violations at Market Basket stores.  As we’ve previously reported, OSHA slapped DeMoulas with $589,000 in fines following store inspections in Concord and Rindge.  Then, after considering a the number of serious, repeat, and willful violations, the agency went so [...]

A Closer Look at Brewery Accidents After The Deadly Redhook Explosion

How common are serious accidents at breweries?

The accident that killed Redhook Brewery worker Benjamin Harris shocked New Englanders.  At seven o’clock on a Friday morning, the 26-year old newlywed and father-to-be was doing a routine task at the Portsmouth plant–pumping a plastic keg full of compressed air so that he could clean it. The keg exploded, mortally wounding Harris in the [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Sparks Of Colour

It’s that time again!  A time when we at StateImpact sit back and sift through the crowd’s collective wisdom to bring you the Top 5 Must Read Posts of the week.  And we’ve got a rather diverse roundup this week, spanning fishing and politics, indie booksellers and foreclosure funds.  Here, ready for your perusal, is [...]

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