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A tale of three cities. We talk with the mayors of Manchester, Rochester, and Keene about their communities during pandemic times. Some challenges have been new, due to this unprecedented health crisis. Others, such as homelessness and a scarcity of affordable housing, are long-standing but receiving new attention. 

We’ll hear the mayors’ perspectives on these and other matters, including how they have been coming together to alert state officials about their concerns.

Air date: Feb. 9, 2021

A continuación, encuentra las noticias del viernes 29 de enero. 

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Hoy vamos a contarte un poco de lo que sucede en New Hampshire, y luego te compartimos una conversación con la doctora Melissa Martínez Adorno sobre su experiencia luego de la segunda dosis de la vacuna.

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The state's largest school district is resuming in-person learning for the majority of grades on Monday.

The Manchester school board modified its reopening metrics earlier this month, allowing schools to reopen with a hybrid model in spite of substantial community transmission of COVID-19.

A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 11 de enero.

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Funcionarios reportan nuevos casos y nuevos fallecimientos mientras continúan en primera fase de vacunación

Los funcionarios de salud de New Hampshire reportaron 797 [setecientos noventa y siete] nuevos casos de COVID-19 el domingo.

The city of Manchester plans on hiring someone to direct the city’s homelessness initiatives

Earlier this week, the Board of Aldermen approved using $200,000 from CARES Act funding to create the position. That money will cover salary and benefits for about two years. 

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Attorneys say the state's largest jail is keeping them in the dark on how it is managing COVID-19 risk and potential cases among its inmates and staff. 

ICU nurse gets COVID-19 vaccine shot in Manchester
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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del viernes 18 de diciembre. 

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Trabajadores de hospital se vacunan mientras contagios y hospitalizaciones aumentan en New Hampshire

Los trabajadores de la salud de mayor riesgo en New Hampshire están empezando a obtener sus vacunas para el COVID-19, pero la pandemia continúa empeorando.

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El distrito escolar de Manchester ha publicado nuevos datos que muestran que los estudiantes de secundaria y bachillerato han tenido dificultades durante la pandemia, especialmente, los estudiantes de color. 

Un análisis de las calificaciones y asistencia del primer trimestre -- cuando la mayoría de los estudiantes tomaban clases remotas -- mostró que en comparación al año pasado, casi 10 por ciento más de los estudiantes perdieron o faltaron a clases este otoño. 

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del martes 15 de diciembre. También, escucha nuestra conversación con Oscar Villacis, presentador y creador de First Gen American. La transcripción completa la puedes leer aquí.

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The Manchester school district has released new data that shows middle and high school students are struggling during the pandemic, especially students of color.

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Manchester city officials and Families in Transition-New Horizons, a non-profit that manages homeless shelters, announced that they have identified a location for an emergency cold weather shelter.

The announcement comes following months of false starts in securing a building.

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The City of Manchester says it has paid a disgraced former police officer $181,700, ending a years-long battle between the municipality and Aaron Brown, who was fired for sending racist text messages.

City officials say the payment was made on November 20, less than two weeks after the Board of Aldermen approved the transfer of funds.

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Less than a day after announcing it had found a suitable location for an emergency homeless shelter, the city of Manchester now says a private developer purchased the building overnight. City officials claim the buyer, local real estate developer Ben Gamache, didn’t want the space to be used as a shelter.

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Many in New Hampshire are choosing to travel or get together with family this Thanksgiving, despite state and federal guidance to the contrary – and the demand for COVID-19 tests is increasing as a result.

That has meant longer wait times for a test, and for results, according to local health officials.

The artist Larissa Fassler is the daughter of an architect, an upbringing which in part explains her own interest in the way residents are shaped by the places they live.

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Fewer students in New Hampshire are attending their neighborhood public school this year, according to new data from the state Department of Education.

The state typically sees a one percent drop in public school enrollment each year, due to aging demographics, but this fall’s decline is far more significant: about four percent statewide.

State Dismantles Homeless Encampment in Manchester

Nov 20, 2020
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The state-owned property at the county courthouse on Chestnut Street in Manchester was being cleared of campers and their belongings Friday, and a fence erected around it. The campers had been growing in numbers all summer, with more than 40 tents on both sides of the building.

Troopers came in a convoy and assembled across the street in the parking lot of the federal building around 7:15 a.m. Some early risers from the camp were the first alert system.

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Homelessness is often an invisible issue, with people living under bridges, in the woods or alongside railroad tracks.

But that’s not been the case in Manchester recently.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del miércoles 18 de noviembre.

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Tras reducir esfuerzos de rastreo de contacto, expertos recomiendan al estado poner más restricciones para mitigar propagación de COVID-19

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The state's largest school district is going remote, citing a steady rise in coronavirus cases and potential staffing shortages.

The Manchester Board of School Committee announced the decision on Tuesday, as the 7-day PCR Test Positivity Rate hovered around 7%, one of the highest in the state. The move takes effect Monday, Nov. 23.

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On the day state officials are scheduled to clear out a homeless encampment in Manchester, a group of protestors turned out in support of people experiencing homelessness who for months have stayed on the lawn of the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse.

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It’s a desperate scene outside the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse, with November weather not helping.

Approximately two dozen tents are clustered between the sidewalk and edge of the courthouse, a pop-up homeless encampment just a block from Manchester’s main commercial street. As rain falls, people who have called this space a temporary home since the summer are making plans to move on.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 13, 2020

Nov 12, 2020

Earlier this month, the mayors of the state’s thirteen cities appealed to the governor for help addressing homelessness. We speak with Mayor Joyce Craig of Manchester about what’s needed. Coos County is now seeing the highest rate of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state, with over 400 new cases per 100,000 residents. We hear from Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier. Plus, who is supposed to pay for PFAS cleanup costs around the former Pease Air Force Base? And we remember the Mount Washington Observatory’s famous cat, Marty.  Air date: Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.  

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del jueves 12 de noviembre. 

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El contagio comunitario de COVID-19 se encuentra en niveles sustanciales en todos los condados de New Hampshire

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Rather than replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, as some advocates were lobbying for, the city of Manchester will recognize both holidays on separate days beginning next year.

On Tuesday, the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 11-1 to mark the first Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, while keeping the second Monday as Columbus Day. The board voted down a request to mark both holidays on the same day.

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With coronavirus cases rising and Thanksgiving around the corner, some school districts are weighing whether to go remote until after the holidays.

Manchester Votes For Question 1 Despite Issues On Ballot

Nov 5, 2020
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Voters in Manchester overwhelmingly approved a ballot question that allows aldermen to propose changes to the school district's charter for next year's city election.

Mike Lopez, chairman of Manchester's school district charter commission, is one of the officials backing this legislation. He says now the district will have more control because any proposed changes to the charter will head directly to voters without needing the approval of the state legislature.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del miércoles 28 de octubre. 

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Se investiga exposición al COVID-19 en restaurante en Atkinson

El departamento de salud y servicios humanos está investigando una potencial exposición al COVID-19 en un restaurante en Atkinson.

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Manchester health officials say the city's COVID-19 testing sites are "maxed out" by hockey players seeking tests, as new cases and hospitalizations continue a steady rise in New Hampshire.

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Manchester officials and the state are once again sparring over how to fund homelessness response efforts in the city.

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