Thursday, February 21 Published weekly since August 2017
Last Monday's holiday got us thinking, and it turns out that more than half of past U.S. presidents happen to share last names with street in town. As for the future? Well, the 2020 slate is starting to take shape, and we know of only one likely candidate (so far) who also has this peculiar Manchester connection. Scroll down for more and if you like this newsletter you can subscribe by clicking here.
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Our country has had 45 presidents -- but Grover Cleveland was both 22 and 24, and 10 others shared last names (Adams, Bush, Harrison, Johnson and Roosevelt) -- so there have been 39 different last names and 21 of them also happen to be street names in Manchester.
Of all the major declared and rumored 2020 presidential candidates, only one has a last name that happens to be a Manchester street. And, no, it isn't Sanders, Weld, Klobuchar, Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Biden or Hickenlooper.
So who is it? What viable 2020 presidential candidate happens to have the last name of a street in Manchester? Scroll down (a little further) to find out.
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The town has scheduled a public presentation for the East Side neighborhood on Monday, March 4 about the proposed re-use for Nathan Hale by Odyssey charter school. Click for English and Spanish fliers.
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Humans of Manchester
He once weighed about 450 pounds, but after the death of his dad (inset at right), Mike Harrington vowed to get healthy, and he has. Read his remarkable story by visiting our gallery, which is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Illing teacher Ashley Okwuazi (third from left) and students are part of a larger group discussing district equity issues. At right, a math fluency flash mob activity at Bowers.
There are dozens of people who have either declared their intention, or formed an exploratory committee, or been heavily rumored -- and of the best known, the only connection we could make, sign-wise, was with Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Did we miss someone? Let us know at email@example.com
ONEMANCHESTER is compiled by Jim Farrell and Paul Ofria of the school district's communications office based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim, the district's communications director, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-268-6377 and he keeps a log of mistakes he makes in district-produced newsletters that you will find here.