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1st woman becomes mayor of New Hampshire's largest city

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new mayor has taken office in New Hampshire's largest city.

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, the first woman to hold the office, was sworn in on Tuesday.

In the November election, Craig, a Democrat, beat four-term Republican Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan introduced Craig before her inauguration speech.

Craig, a former alderman, says her priorities as mayor are to improve city schools, reduce crime and to address the opioid crisis. She also wants to establish a business development and economic growth council and look at opportunities for commuter rail.

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1st woman becomes mayor of New Hampshire's largest city