NHHEU Update

August 15, 2017 Dear Colleagues, Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are ready for what promises to be a busy fall semester on multiple fronts. We wanted to share a brief update on what we’ve been working on this summer and let you know about an important event later this…

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Committee Looks For Input On N.H. Higher Ed System

Committee Looks For Input On N.H. Higher Ed System By ASSOCIATED PRESS A legislative committee is seeking public input about the quality and overall value of New Hampshire’s higher education system. The Public Higher Education Study Committee is trying to determine whether students leave school with critical thinking skills, personal and professional development and the ability…

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Democrat Cavanaugh Wins State Senate Special Election

By ASSOCIATED PRESS • Kevin Cavanaugh Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh has won the special election for New Hampshire’s District 16 state Senate seat. Cavanaugh defeated Republican David Boutin and Libertarian Jason Dubrow on Tuesday. District 16 covers Bow, Dunbarton, Candia, Hooksett and parts of Manchester. The seat was left vacant by the death of Democrat Scott McGilvray in…

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Fisher Cats Union night

Join IBEW 2320 members and other union brothers and sisters from around New England on Friday, August 18 at Northeast Delta Dental stadium in Manchester NH. There is a grand slam buffet offered beforehand (included in the price of the tickets) and fun family based activities during the game.  The game will close out with…

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Consolidated Communications’ share sale, fiber strategy sets it apart from other RLECs, analyst says

by Sean Buckley |  Jul 14, 2017 12:31pm Consolidated Communications’ shares may have been under pressure—trading down 19% since closing its FairPoint acquisition—but analysts say the move to offload 3.7 million shares could work in the telco’s favor as it enhances its fiber-centric service focus. Citing a source close to the matter, a Bloomberg report revealed that…

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Why so little fuss about FairPoint’s sale?

http://www.concordmonitor.com/telephone-fairpoint-purchase-11129912 By DAVID BROOKS  Monitor staff Monday, July 10, 2017 Ten years ago, when FairPoint Communications said it would buy most of the state’s landline telephones from Verizon, everybody freaked out. It was the biggest story in the state for months, even years, and the air was thick with portents of doom Last week, FairPoint…

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Deep Partisan Divide on Higher Education

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/11/dramatic-shift-most-republicans-now-say-colleges-have-negative-impact Deep Partisan Divide on Higher Education In dramatic shift, more than half of Republicans now say colleges have a negative impact on the U.S., with wealthier, older and more educated Republicans being least positive. By Paul Fain July 11, 2017 Republicans have soured on higher education, with more than half now saying that colleges…

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Consolidated, FairPoint close billion-dollar merger deal

The Associated Press  PORTLAND, MAINE Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint have closed on a deal that created a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Shareholders approved the merger on March 28 and financing has been in place since December. All states have provided regulatory approval, as well.…

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Budget balance: GOP addresses NH priorities

Budget balance: GOP addresses NH priorities EDITORIAL Republicans have made the most of their first time in control of the New Hampshire State House in 14 years. Despite a nasty split in the House Republican Caucus, the GOP was able to come together to pass a balanced budget, headed for Gov. Chris Sununu’s signature. The…

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