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Dr. Brendan Minnihan - SAU 43 - Covid 19 Newport Update - 3-16-2020

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Release Date: 03/16/2020

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PJ Lovely is on this week talking about what they can and can't open....maybe ping pong soon?  Can you do organized hikes, walks, runs, or bike trips?  What's the status of Day Camp for the Rec?  Also we talked about at home learning, teaching music, our favorite concerts, and more

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Jean Brown,  Executive Director of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, is on discussing this year's Prouty.  As restrictions are still in place because of the coronovirus, the 39th annual Prouty has changed to a Virtual event.  Organizers did not feel comfortable bringing 4,000 people to the Upper Valley during these times and in one week, changed up the entire process, bringing the event online.  You can walk, bike, run, golf, row, or do whatever activity you wish, anywhere in the world, and post your pictures or videos online.  We discussed the amazing match...

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Laurie Waterman, from the Sullivan County Humane Society, is on discussing the Save A Stray VIRTUAL 5K. This was to be another fantastic year for their 5K. Because of Covid 19, the Save A Stray 5K has gone virtual. Participants now have the option to do the 5k (more or less if they want) on their own time in June, and post their adventure online. All the proceeds benefit the Sullivan County Humane Society and all the cats that they take care of & adopt out. Learn more at SullivanCountyHumaneSociety.org.

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Joe Osgood is on and just barely made it to broadcast time, as he was running late. We talk about wearing masks, his nice tan, how retirement is going, the George Floyd situation & Joe's take, and lots more.

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Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase is on discussing how Memorial Day Weekend went in Claremont last weekend, how holiday weekends generally are, Claremont talking about having a mask order, another fire in Claremont this past week, roadwork on Washington Street, people getting out more during Covid 19, and much more.

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Kevin Onnela is on this week talking about me taking a picture of him on his motorcycle, Dave Fuller called in, Kevin wants a couple more animals, putting up a flag poll at his house, math & what I have forgotten, Covid 19, and lots more.

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Eddie is in the studio, Wayne called in, as the Car Nutz are on this week.  We talked about Eddie's new tractors, Wayne's truck project, the trees are blossoming, gardening, and lots more

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Democratic candidate for Governor, Andru Volinski was on discussing his big for Governor, running an election campaign during the pandemic, governmental expenses, the Claremont school funding case, his thoughts on Governor Sununu's leadership during the Covid 19 pandemic, the Main Street Relief Fund, being an Executive Councilor working with the Governor while being his opponent, should we all wear masks right now, and more.

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Biddy Irwin, Newport Town Moderator, is on discussing how a citizen can change their party affiliation to vote, and when the deadline is.  Newport has missed their schedule deliberative session, and upcoming town vote, because of Covid 19.  We talk about having to postpone the deliberative session for 72 hours at a time, and postponing the town vote 2 weeks at a time, the thoughts from the Board of Selectmen on how deliberative session could take place on the Common, the possibility of drive-by voting or absentee voting, and more.

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Chief Brent Wilmot & Sheriff John Simonds are on discussing Brent's wedding anniversary, registering your dog, wildlife issues / rabies / a raccoon with a jar on it's head, ATV trails are open as of Saturday, Memorial Day , Arlington National Cemetery, remembering the fallen, plans for the weekend, and more.

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SAU #43 Superintendent Dr. Brendan Minnihan is in studio discussing the Covid 19 situation.  Coming directly from a staff meeting this morning, Dr. Minnihan spoke about the latest situation with the Newport School District.  Governor Sununu closed all public schools at a press conference Sunday until at least April 3rd.  We spoke about what this means for students & staff, how online & at home learning will take place, how the school breakfast & lunch program will service it's population, the Newport school board and select board working together for the betterment of the community, how the school shutdown will or will not alter graduation & April vacation, how special ed students and those with IEP's will be affected, Pre-K thru 3rd grade learning, distributing Chrome Books to at home learners, and lots more.  This pandemic is something we all as a society are dealing with and learning about, and the Newport School District's plans are fluid; willing to change when need arises.