- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Teachers in New Hampshire’s largest city have started school, one day after the city approved a new contract over the objection of Mayor Ted Gatsas.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1VvXoFV ) that city alderman initially approved the contract Tuesday night then voted to override Gatsas’ veto of the three-year deal. It was the second time Gatsas had vetoed the pact. He had said it would create a $1.5 million deficit and threaten the city’s tax cap.

Before Tuesday’s meeting of the mayor and aldermen, dozens of teachers rallied outside city hall then crowded into the meeting.

Sue Hannan, president of the Manchester Education Association, says she thinks aldermen were influenced partly by a school board member who showed them there will be savings with the new contract.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com


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