IBEW Linemen Race to Restore Power in Irma’s Wake

September 12, 2017 More than 10 million people are without power in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma churned its way up the length of the peninsula over the weekend, unleashing 140 mph winds, heavy rain and 10-foot storm surges in some coastal areas. But help is on the way. What is being described as the…

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The Liberty House Project

Local IBEW 2320 has initiated a donation drive for the Liberty House that will go through September 29. The Liberty House is a non-profit organization located here in Manchester, N.H. that assists and supports homeless veterans and veterans transitioning out of homelessness. The Liberty House works tirelessly to provide supportive services for those who have…

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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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