Mar 3, 2017
On this episode
of the Freecast, the most ridiculous job title I've ever heard is
the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator. I should have
been more prepared during the podcast to respond to those absurd
words. But what’s not absurd is NH’s #2 best state to live in rank
in a recent USnews list, but second to Mass? Not so fast, or at
least not as fast as Jory and Patrick’s legendary skim across Weirs
channel. Badass, next on the Freecast.
Seacoast police departments are
having a hard time finding minorities to hire, in a place that has
a very small minority population. The local police departments
make the point that all government departments should reflect the
face of their community. So, if there are minorities in the
community there ought to be minorities in the police community.
They also say that if there are no minority police officers, then
few minorities would want to be police officers since there are no
Dover Police Chief Anthony
Calarusso says, "I don't know why anybody would want to be a police
officer nowadays." We couldn't agree more!
In 2014, only 33 of 478 officers
who took the test to start the process of becoming a police officer
identifies as a race other than white. In 2015, out of 411 test
takers on 9 were black.
Andrew Smith, Disproportionate
Minority Contact Coordinator, says recruiting and retaining
minority officers is a matter of extreme importance, even in a
state as homogeneous as New Hampshire. Why does this job even
NH Governor Chris Sununununu signed
the Constitutional Carry bill into law allowing those legally
allowed to own a weapon to carry it concealed in public.
New Hampshire has the second highest
in a list of state's property tax burden, according to Wallethub.
However, the overall tax burden of NH put it in 47th place, with
only Tennessee, Delaware, and Alaska having a lower tax
Two men were arrested in Laconia for
skimming, which is when a snowmobile skims along the top of the
water. One of the men was driving the snowmobile while the
other was being pulled behind on water skis. The two men posted a
video of their victimless crime on social media, which led the Fish
and Game to worry about copycats. The two men, Jory Vachon,
28, and Patrick Keefer, 32, both of Meredith are facing disorderly
conduct charges in relation to the Saturday incident.
A Go Fund Me campaign was started to pay their fines and it has
already brought in enough to pay the fines twice over.
NH ranks as the second best state to
live in, according to US News. However, this has to be taken
with a grain of salt, since Massachusetts came in first place. New
Hampshire was ranked third in education, fourth in health care,
first in opportunity.
The Somersworth zoning board it
refusing to change the zoning on a house to convert it into
apartments because three neighbors are complaining. These
neighbors are using the force of government to get their way.
North to Port is a podcast and
musical album project created by our own Matt Carano.
"The Road Map to a Free Society" a
discussion. What form
of tyranny needs to be overcome first?
- Rochester Opera House
- Opened Memorial Day Weekend 1908
- Designed by Rochester native George Gilman
- Horseshoe Balcony, Grand Proscenium, near
perfect acoustics(probably not up to Matt’s standards), intricate
interestingly, Adams invented a unique mechanism that raises the
auditorium floor at an incline for amphitheater seating or levels
the floor for dancing. It is the only place in the United States
with the feature.
nearly three decades, the Rochester Opera House was the hub for
entertainment: plays, minstrels, vaudeville, concerts, ‘moving
pictures’ and elegant balls and for civic events; inaugurals,
political rallies, and lectures. Lacking an auditorium and a
gymnasium, Rochester High School relied on the Opera House to stage
their athletic events, assemblies, dances, and
- Around WWII Spaulding High School had been
built with its own gymnasium and auditorium
moving system nearly dismantled but it wasn’t due to lack of
- Operation continued until 1974 with mostly
Broadway replica musicals as many as 10 a summer.
- Closed in 1974
1984 the Opera House lay in disrepair unused. Members of the
Rochester Heritage Trust and Arts Rochester launched the first
Opera House Restoration Project.
estimate to repair the system in 1987 was $1,220,000.
Mayor Harvey Bernier said of the restoration project, “This project
touches the very soul of Rochester - who we were yesterday, who we
are today, and who we will be tomorrow. It is a defining moment for
us, my friends, and believe me - we will not fail!" $300,000 in
voluntary donations and some stolen taxpayer funds and 10,000 hours
of volunteer labor, it was finally reopened soon after.
2007 the Opera house’s moving floor mechanism was failing and was
almost closed again for its centennial year. More taxpayer dollars
and donations came and it was repaired. Video in the show notes of
the moveable floor in operation. It takes 45 minutes, 1” per
have events weekly if not more frequent, from musicals, comedy
shows, and concerts.
(railroad map 1898)
(video of the movable
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