🌱 ‘Father of Video Games’ honor + airport passengers fly away + landfill

Hello Manchester! Let’s start today on the right foot. Here is everything that is happening today in our region.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Rather sunny and warmer. High: 78 Low: 61.


Here are the top stories in Manchester today:

  1. This year Manchester celebrates the 100th birthday of the father of video games, Ralph Baer. Ralph Baer, ​​born in 1922, spent most of his career in New Hampshire. The inventor called Manchester home for 60 years. The celebration will take place on May 21 at Arms Park. Food trucks arrive at noon and the program begins at 1 p.m. with a plaque unveiling and speeches from Mayor Joyce Craig and Ralph’s son, Mark Baer. The event will continue at the SEE Science Center at 2:30 p.m. (Manchester ink link)
  2. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is flying high! Director Ted Kitchens say it Council of Mayor and Aldermen of Manchester On Tuesday evening, the airport saw a rebound in passenger numbers to “pre-pandemic levels”. Kitchen’s said the airport rebound included new nonstop Spirit flights to Florida and Myrtle Beach, expanded American Airlines nonstop service to Chicago, taxiway renovation and runway improvements along Perimeter Road. Airport maps include “reserved parking spaces” and “indicators” to see the number of open parking spaces in the garage. Things are looking up! (Manchester ink link)
  3. Manchester has a plan to tackle the problem of limited landfill capacity. The city plans to launch a new textile recycling program that will keep “tons of clothing and other clothing items/fabrics” out of the waste stream, and bring in extra cash. Manchester have an agreement with Aida for-profit recycling company, assisted by Zero wasteto move 129 tons of clothing, fabrics and other textiles to the Helpsy warehouse in Massachusetts, said Chaz Newton, responsible for the city’s solid waste and environmental programs. New Hampshire is running out of capacity as the expiration date approaches for the state’s largest landfill, Turnkey Landfill in Rochester, Newton said. (Manchester ink link)

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