Nov 9, 2015 8:56 PM

Two stabbings in one week have Manchester residents concerned

MANCHESTER- This past weekend in Manchester two reported stabbings and one of them, on Hanover street in broad daylight.

Olga Gatzoulis, the owner of Olga's Tailoring on 83 Amherst St has been at that location for 15 years and said this is the worst she's crime she has seen.

Gatzoulis was robbed two years ago and recently started locking her doors when it got dark simply because she feels that crime is on the rise and has seen an increase of people visiting nearby Victory Park.

Many other business owners in the area said they didn't want to talk to any media about crime concerns because they feel that only highlights the bad and drives out business.

Sara Boudry works for InTown Manchester, a non-profit that works to help grow and develop business in downtown.

"I would rather Sara Beudry, the Execuive Director of InTown Manchester.

They hold events in parks, clean up graffiti and have worked to have businesses use cell phone communication with officers. Soon they'll be adding more lighting to storefronts. But they want more focus on the positive efforts in the Queen City.

"For us, packing up and leaving manchester is not an option," said Beudry. "I wouldn't want it to be. This is my city, this is where my daughter goes to school and I love that there are so many people who feel that way. and they're going to fight for it. This is our town."


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