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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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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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PJ Lovely is on from the Newport Rec Dept. We talk Garden Club & planting downtown, getting outside in this beautiful weather, the town forest, baseball without fans, my thoughts for NFL without fans, Covid 19, how daycamp might look, sports in the fall, and more.

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Well for the first time since last year, Joe Osgood is in the studio. We talk about Zoom, paying for TV / internet, flooding in Michigan, people in VA paying a ton of $$ for snowplowing, Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine, Joe's take on Covid 19, what he thinks we should do, and lots more.

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Chief Chase is on discussing the ATV trails opening, drinking & driving on the trails, Covid 19 testing in Claremont, house fire in Claremont, Stevens graduation at Claremont Speedway, and lots more.

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Kevin Onnela is still here with his second special guest, Burt Spaulding.  We get Burt's take on Covid 19, is the government overreaching on precautions in Burt's eyes, what Burt thinks we should do as a society with Covid 19, plus Burt chimes in with his take on Newport / Sullivan County's disagreement, the handling of it so far, and more.

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Kevin Onnela is on with special guest - Derek Tremblay. Derek is the headmaster of Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee. We discuss remote learning, how Covid 19 has changed education, Derek's thoughts on Covid 19, we discuss the roll of the government during a crisis, and much more.

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Eddie is in studio and Wayne called in for this week's show.  We talked about the weather, fishing, beavers, the Sullivan County Nursing Home mini parade last weekend, the possibility of a cruise night in June, Sunapee Lions Club cancelling this year's show, fireworks, unemployment, and lots more.

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Leigh Stocker from Summercrest is on discussing the policies at Summercrest, restrictions they need to keep in place to keep people safe, protecting long-term care facilities, the construction projects, 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.