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January 12, 2013

Town Talk: Manchester resident featured on NPR

I must confess, one thing I don’t like about such a short commute is the short amount of time I get to enjoy National Public Radio. That is, of course, when it isn’t asking me to donate more money.

However the quality is worth the air time it spends asking for donations.

On Monday at 6 p.m., Manchester resident Katherine “Kat” Round will be a featured panelist at an event hosted by 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. She was part of WBUR’s “Generation Stuck,” a special news series WBUR ran on-air and online in December, about the struggles of 20-somethings in this economy.

The event can be live streamed online at — be sure to listen in.

Police open house proves beneficial

On Thursday, police Chief Peter Silva offered residents a chance to see what working conditions were like at the police station’s new modular trailer addition, as well as in the main building, which doubles as the fire station.

While Silva has expressed in the past his graciousness for the gift of the trailer — donated by Dan Mayer of the Mayer Tree Service Co., he said Friday there is still little room in the department.

While only a handful of people showed up to the open house debuting the new addition, Silva said he was happy with the results.

“They were able to see the new operating space as well as some basic changes that we made in two small rooms (in the main station) that make up the police office where the officers work out of,” he said.

Silva said, like himself, residents who visited Thursday thought town employees could use more space.

““The handful that did show up thought the trailer was remarkably nice,” he said. “But people agreed it was not enough, we need more room.”

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