Author: Jan Schmidt

Police Commission Charter Change

There was some confusion about the proposed Charter Change that the BOA is looking at concerning the Board of Police CommissionersThe process for this is very different than any normal issue that goes over our desks. If the Board agrees, the first step is that the public gets to have […]

Getting the Big Things done

Often seeing the government from the outside, people may question the need for some spending. Last night’s Nashua Budget Committee brought such a question from our Public Comment segment. We addressed this resolution which would finish the necessary upgrades: R-21-128 – POLICE DEPARTMENT’S HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, WINDOW […]

Walking Trails in Ward 1

Our ward is blessed with easy access to Lincoln Park and Mine Falls Park, but did you know that the wetland areas west of Nashua Airport have great trails to wander as well? Upon finding the walking map for the region, I asked the NRPC about this area and they […]

Concerning Nashua’s Mask Mandate

Considering the Governor’s decision to remove the mandate for masks because there are fewer deaths, and his decree that schools must open on the 19th, I will not make a decision, up or down, on removing the mandate in Nashua until we see the number of infections declining over, at […]

Mohawk Tannery Site Update

On Friday, February 12th, EPA announced an agreement with, Blaylock Holdings, LLC,(“Blaylock”) that will potentially allow for the successful remediation and beneficial reuse of the Granite State Leathers Superfund Site, also known as Mohawk Tannery. The EPA is encouraging public input on the agreement during the public comment period, which […]

“guided by a spirit of collaboration”

[W] observe that this dispute has consumed an inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources — judicial and otherwise. The salutary purpose of the Right-to-Know Law — to “ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussions and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people,” RSA 91-A:1 — […]