Sheryl Rich-Kern http://nhpr.org en Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/demographics-wealth-resiliency-add-more-over-fifty-entrepreneurs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s a classic profile of an entrepreneur? Smart, prone to risk and under the age of thirty.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Young of </span><a href="http://streetwizetech.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">StreetWize</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Technologies&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">personifies some of those qualities, e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">xcept he’s a 56-year old starting a new business aimed at older motorcycle riders.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:21 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 51526 at http://nhpr.org Demographics, Wealth, Resiliency Add Up To More Over-Fifty Entrepreneurs Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/holocaust-memorial-opens-nashua <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s first public memorial to the victims of the Holocaust officially opens in downtown Nashua this Sunday.</p><p>Unlike many memorials and museums, its funding didn’t come from a committee or a foundation.</p><p>Instead, the $150,000 was raised by a single man, former Nashua alderman Fred Teeboom, who was a Jewish child in hiding after the Nazis occupied Holland.</p><p>Nearly 70 years after he lived as a hidden child during World War II, Fred Teeboom is on a mission.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:40:16 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 49441 at http://nhpr.org Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua High Numbers Of Adjuncts Raise Questions Of Fairness, Quality http://nhpr.org/post/high-numbers-adjuncts-raise-questions-fairness-quality <p>At New Hampshire colleges and universities, <a href="http://highereddata.aft.org/state/ipeds/">about 70 percent</a> of faculty members are off the tenure track.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And a good percentage of those non-tenured professors are part-time.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:50:23 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 48053 at http://nhpr.org High Numbers Of Adjuncts Raise Questions Of Fairness, Quality Older Addicts Face Limited Treatment Options http://nhpr.org/post/older-addicts-face-limited-treatment-options <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest census numbers project that more than a quarter of New Hampshire’s population will turn 60 or older by the year 2030, up almost 40 percent from 2012.</span></p><p>And in that same year, the number of older adults with mental health problems could meet or exceed the number of younger adults with mental health issues. &nbsp;</p><p>Among the most common mental health issues: depression and alcoholism.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:44:49 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 42413 at http://nhpr.org Older Addicts Face Limited Treatment Options Older Boomers Face Stigma Over Drinking Problems http://nhpr.org/post/older-boomers-face-stigma-over-drinking-problems <p>It’s common knowledge that in New Hampshire those between 18 to 25 years of age have a drinking problem.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:11:13 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 42316 at http://nhpr.org Older Boomers Face Stigma Over Drinking Problems Nashua's Historic Mansion Sold http://nhpr.org/post/nashuas-historic-mansion-sold <p> UPDATE:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Nashua’s largest historic mansions, the </span><a href="http://jjmanning.com/brochures/13-1531%20Nashua,%20NH%20BRO.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank E. Anderson estate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — last used as a school and a home for retired nuns — was sold Wednesday.</span></p><p>The Nashua Telegraph <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1023615-469/thursdays-anderson-house-auction-cancelled-buyer-came.html" target="_blank">reports</a> an auction scheduled for Thursday was canceled after news of the sale broke.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:15:17 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 40019 at http://nhpr.org Nashua's Historic Mansion Sold Survivors of Suicide Loss Attend International Day of Healing http://nhpr.org/post/survivors-suicide-loss-attend-international-day-healing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday marks the 15<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/international-survivors-of-suicide-day/participating-cities">International Survivors of Suicide Day</a>.</p><p>In New Hampshire, bereavement groups in Concord, Hampstead, Merrimack, Plymouth, and Keene will gather for an international teleconference on suicide loss.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:43:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 38946 at http://nhpr.org Survivors of Suicide Loss Attend International Day of Healing Innovative Perks Improve Workplace Productivity http://nhpr.org/post/innovative-perks-improve-workplace-productivity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arcade games. Billiard tables. Onsite oil changes and dry cleaning. No limits on vacations.</span></p><p>These are just a few of the perks companies like the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) are cooking up to attract and keep top talent.</p><p>The IAPP produces conferences and courses for people who do things like investigate cybercrime or evaluate privacy ethics.</p><p>CEO Trevor Hughes shows off the IAPP headquarters, a converted machine shop designed to look more appealing with wood beam ceilings and funky artwork.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:54:48 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 38676 at http://nhpr.org Innovative Perks Improve Workplace Productivity Nashua Mayor Responds to Police Investigation http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-mayor-responds-police-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nashua Mayor </span>Donnalee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lozeau spoke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> publicly on Friday, November 8, in response to a police investigation of her and her husband, David.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In front of about 30 people at city hall, Nashua Mayor </span>Donnalee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lozeau said<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that a small number of people are the cause of a smear campaign against her and her husband, David.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:28:05 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 38223 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Mayor Responds to Police Investigation Saturday Rally Supports Late-Night Worker Safety http://nhpr.org/post/saturday-rally-supports-late-night-worker-safety <p>Friends of a fired convenience store employee who pulled out a gun to prevent a robbery are holding a rally in Nashua on Saturday at 2 PM at the local Shell gas station where he worked.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This past Monday at 3 AM, Shannon Cothran was the lone employee at the downtown gas station in &nbsp;Nashua.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a masked individual came in, demanded money and threatened him with a knife, </span>Cothran<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pull out his gun.</span></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:07:31 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 37039 at http://nhpr.org Saturday Rally Supports Late-Night Worker Safety Protest For Fired Clerk Who Pulled Gun On Armed Robber http://nhpr.org/post/protest-fired-clerk-who-pulled-gun-armed-robber <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>About 50 people rallied in Nashua to protest the firing earlier this week of a convenience store clerk who wielded a handgun to ward off an armed robber.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of fired employee Shannon </span>Cothran<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stood near the local gas station where he worked in downtown Nashua on Saturday.</span></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:03:16 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 37067 at http://nhpr.org Protest For Fired Clerk Who Pulled Gun On Armed Robber Convenience Store Clerk Knew He Could Be Fired For Carrying A Gun http://nhpr.org/post/convenience-store-clerk-knew-he-could-be-fired-carrying-gun <p>Friends of a fired convenience store employee who pulled out a gun to prevent a robbery are holding a rally in Nashua on Saturday at the local gas station where he worked. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:08:39 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 37040 at http://nhpr.org Local Start-ups Win $100K in Prize Money http://nhpr.org/post/local-start-ups-win-100k-prize-money <p>The New Hampshire High Tech Council and the non-profit abi innovation hub&nbsp;, hosted the state&#39;s largest high tech start-up competition&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at the second annual Tech Out competition in Nashua this week.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A tech-savvy crowd came to network and pitch their grand ideas to investors.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:37:54 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 35772 at http://nhpr.org Local Start-ups Win $100K in Prize Money After A Funding Cut, CHINS Program Is Back http://nhpr.org/post/after-funding-cut-chins-program-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two years ago, legislators cut the budget for the Children in Need of Services program.&nbsp; Only kids with severe emotional problems could receive help.</p><p>That left parents and parole officers with few resources to prevent kids from running away from home or skipping school.</p><p>But a new law restores the program , although in a slightly different form.</p><p>Unlike in previous years, families in conflict don’t have to go to court to receive social services.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:46:05 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 35479 at http://nhpr.org After A Funding Cut, CHINS Program Is Back Manchester Police Deal With Cultural Conflicts Within Refugee Community http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-deal-cultural-conflicts-within-refugee-community <p></p><p>Close to 3000 refugees have arrived in Manchester in the last decade, many from the war-torn regions of Somalia, Sudan and Iraq.&nbsp; Another 200 are expected to arrive in the city this fall. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 33589 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Deal With Cultural Conflicts Within Refugee Community