Mike Syvinski Obituary

Michael W. (Mike) Syvinski January 06, 2018 South Berwick, Maine Michael Syvinski, affectionately known as Mike, of South Berwick, Maine passed away Saturday with his wife and three daughters surrounding him, in Wentworth Douglass Hospital after a fast moving illness secondary to his cancer. Mike, in his last days, faced his illness, as his did…

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Punishing community colleges — but why?

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD JANUARY 07, 2018 09:40 AM Many public-service institutions struggle to succeed, but Florida’s community college system is an exception. Its schools deliver a strong hand up to minority, low-income, first-generation and older students. Our own Miami Dade College leads the nation in the number of degrees awarded, and Broward College has…

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My Turn: Taxpayers deserve action on CCSNH mismanagement

By LINDA Z. MORGAN For the Monitor Saturday, December 16, 2017 Dear Gov. Sununu: For years, faculty, staff, students and administrators of the Community College System of New Hampshire have reached out to their legislators expressing concern about the financial mismanagement of the colleges by Chancellor Ross Gittell. As a result, a performance audit of…

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Family Fundraiser

 Sister Nicol Hall-Groulx started a foundation in memory of her son and has have a fund-raiser on December 20th at CHUNKY’S CINEMA PUB in Manchester, NH. The comedians are all PG-13 so children are welcome to come. It should be a great night for families. So come on out for a good cause.

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Concord Monitor Letter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 CCSNH changes neededI read with interest two articles published in the Monitor(“Report: CCSNH lacks clear policies,” Aug. 26 and “Community colleges go on defense,” Sept. 20) based on the 100-page audit completed by the New Hampshire Legislature. In the first article, the opening paragraph states that “unclear policies and inadequate controls had…

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October 3 NHHEU update

NHHEU Member Update, October 3, 2017  Bargaining Update Your Bargaining Committee met with CCSNH management on Thursday, September 28. Our goal since we began the process last spring has been to establish a positive relationship with management, to engage in a productive dialogue, and to reach a fair agreement that acknowledges the crucial role of…

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Non-partisan audit reveals lack of clear CCSNH policies

Officials at New Hampshire’s community college system have pledged to make improvements after a performance audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Budget Assistant found that unclear policies and inadequate controls had lead to inefficiencies, unequal spending between schools, and, in some cases, “questionable spending.” The nearly 100-page report, which studied the system’s operations between fiscal…

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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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