Mayoral Candidate Was Accused of Seeking Defunding of West High STEAM Program

Rich Girard served two terms on the Manchester Board of the School Committee

MANCHESTER, NH — Richard H. Girard denied the charge made by Manchester Ward 11 School Board Committee Member Katie Desrochers that he had asked Dyn CEO Jeremy Hitchcock to withdraw its funding of West High School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program. First elected to the Board of the School Committee (BOSC) as an at-large member in November 2015, Girard has consistently played a gadfly during his short tenure on the BOSC, publicly praising himself on his own Girard at Large radio program for his tough questioning of Manchester School District (MSD) Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston.

Some sources…


Recount Numbers That Donald Trump Used to Bolster Election Fraud Claims Were Inaccurate — UPDATED

Manchester, NH — New Hampshire State Rep. Heidi Hamer (D-Hillsborough Dist. 17) revealed on Saturday morning that the audit of Windham, New Hampshire’s November vote and subsequent recount reveals that the original Election Day count was accurate. Posting on Facebook, Rep. Hamer , who is a member of the State House of Representatives Election Committee, said:

State Rep. Heidi Hamer is a member of the House Elections Committee

Interesting and are we satisfied now:

For those concerned with the results of the Windham audit: the forensic audit machine count reportedly got the same count for the total number of ballots: 9926 machine countable ballots, 80 which could only be counted by hand…


Queen City Politician Blamed Peccadillo on His “Nemesis” — OPINION

Ted Siefer’s “City Hall” column in the Union Leader newspaper confirmed the Rich Girard sexting scandal

MANCHESTER, NH — Rich Girard is apparently a better Christian due to his attempt to seduce a female fan via Facebook’s private messaging function, and the sexting scandal that engulfed the conservative talk show host last week is really not a scandal at all. It’s all Joe Kelly Levasseur’s fault.

This seems to be the attitude of the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper in its coverage of this stinky hot mess. Why, if nobody talked about this, nobody would get hurt.


Conservative Newspaper Initially Suppressed Story — OPINION

“Little Mel” & Rich Girard at the Manchester Public TV Service studio where he hosts a public access TV show

Former Manchester alderman and School Board member Richard H. Girard is running for mayor. This opinion piece is being reprinted for informational purposes. Due to the Union Leader newspaper having seemingly abandoned its archives, and the online advertiser-driven dynamic that favors fresh Internet “content” over old, the availability of contemporary accounts of the Rich Girard Sexting Scandal is limited. At the time this opinion piece was published, New Hampshire Executive Councilor Ted Gatsas (R-4th Dist.) was in his third term as Queen City mayor. A censored version of the Rich Girard Little Mel sexting conversations is available here.

Manchester, N.H…


Former Manchester Mayor Allegedly Used Conservative Pundit as Political Enforcer — OPINION

Former School Board member Richard H. Girard is running for mayor. This opinion piece is being reprinted for informational purposes. Due to the Union Leader newspaper having seemingly abandoned its archives, and the online advertiser-driven dynamic that favors fresh Internet “content” over old, the availability of contemporary accounts of the Rich Girard Sexting Scandal is limited. At the time this opinion piece was published, New Hampshire Executive Councilor Ted Gatsas (R-4th Dist.) was in his third term as Queen City mayor. A censored version of the Rich Girard Little Mel sexting conversations is available here.

Pinardville, N.H. — Queen City…


OPINION

MANCHESTER, NH — A seven-year old sex scandal in which Richard H. Girard, a married man, tried to inveigle a single woman into having sex with him, likely will become an issue during the 2021 mayoral campaign. A former radio talk show host who publicly portrays himself as a pillar of morality, Girard’s attempted seduction was revealed by the target of his sexting campaign on the social media platform Facebook.

The Union Leader “City Hall” column on the Rich Girard sexting scandal; censored posts can be accessed here

This the second time that Girard, an insurance salesman who sells life insurance and investment products, has run for mayor.

Rich Girard’s bid for mayor in 2001 ended ignominiously with…


Queen City Mayor Candidate’s Contretemps May K.O. His Campaign

Richard H. Girard, who served one term on the Board of Mayor & Aldermen and two terms on the Board of the School Committee, is running for mayor. Seven years ago, he was embroiled in a sex scandal. This is the article that broke the story to the public.

Rich Girard defending himself on TV in 2018 after allegations he inappropriately contacted a high school girl

Manchester, N.H. — Rich Girard, the staunchly conservative host of the Girard at Large radio program, apparently used his Facebook account to try to seduce a female fan who had appeared on his show. If the story is true, it is inconceivable that Girard can continue to broadcast on New Hampshire…


OPINION

“In a state where the head of the Republican Party of the state’s largest city, a woman, defends her predecessor as City GOP Chair for his remarks widely interpreted as quote unquote Women are Lazy in a political battle over gender pay equity….”

Vintage post card depicting New Hampshire State House

Imagine you’re a woman working for a major financial services company. It is not so long after the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, when liberals and feminists who had skewered Republican Senator Bob Packwood earlier in the decade turned a blind eye to the pervasive atmosphere of sexual harassment engendered in the White House by a man whose wife didn’t…


Ted Gatsas & Danny O’Neil Fought Over LED Lighting Vendor in 2015 — OPINION

MANCHESTER, NH — The nearly six-year-old street lighting contract that has been dredged up to support ex-Alderman Elizabeth Moreau’s attack on on Alderman-at-Large Daniel P. O’Neil predates his alleged employment with the lobbying company that represented the winning bidder.

The city contract was signed in 2015, and Alderman O’Neil’s alleged employment began in 2016.

The charge by Elizabeth Moreau, Republican, against Daniel P. O’Neil, Democrat, is that he did not report his employment with the lobbying firm. The allegation was made in a letter sent to Richard “Dick” Tracy at the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General.

Sources reveal…


Former Police Lieutenant Had Troubled Yuletide Season in 2006

Manchester, NH —Ward Eight elections clerk Jim Gaudet, the former Litchfield Police Department Lieutenant, was arrested at Christmas time in 2006 for allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter. It was an eventful holiday season for Gaudet, who had earlier been investigated for publicly exposing himself.

The December 30, 2006 edition of the Nashua Telegraph carried the story of Gaudet’s Yuletide arrest, in the first column left above the fold. However, the Gaudet story was overshadowed by news heralding SADDAM HANGED.

The Telegraph story reported that Gaudet, then the #2 men in the Litchfield Police Department, was arrested and charged by the…

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