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Editorials


Keep spending cap the way it is

Spending by the city of Nashua has been restricted for the last 20 years by a cap tied to the Consumer Price Index – a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Marijuana in the state pipeline

We note with sadness the passing of Clayton Holton, New Hampshire’s best-known advocate for medical marijuana, who correctly predicted last year that he would die … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Kuster, Garcia square off at last

Some random observations on the 2nd Congressional District debate held Monday night between Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster and Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia. n … Full story    
Published:  October 22, 2014

Pumpkin festival integrity is intact

Before this weekend, the annual pumpkin festival in Keene was probably the state’s best-known family friendly event. The annual motorcycle weekend in Laconia was probably … Full story    
Published:  October 21, 2014

Another chance for Millennials

The races taking place in New Hampshire this election season are thought to be extremely competitive. It’s in tight races like these that young voters … Full story    
Published:  October 20, 2014

Things to worry about besides Ebola

President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola “czar” to lead the nation’s efforts to combat the deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Travel ban is a reasonable measure in face of Ebola

While health care officials across the country emphatically maintain that Ebola does not present a serious danger to the United States public, many Americans aren’t … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

Suits may bring clarity to Fuller Oil problems

It’s no surprise that Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co.’s troubles of last winter are now reverberating through the legal system. Last month, Sprague Energy … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

Running from the president

According to an Oct. 10 WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are at … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

How do you define civility?

In May 1997, I was a reporter assigned to interview spiritual author Deepak Chopra, who upon meeting me asked whether I could drive him to … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2014

We can be glad about SADD

It was good to see a group of students at Merrimack High School get some recognition this week for having a positive impact on the … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2014

Democrats seek an Obama counterweight

It remains to be seen whether President Barack Obama will be judged as one of history’s worst presidents, but one thing seems clear enough. As … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2014

Girls standing up for the right stuff

Women everywhere took notice last week when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested that women should not ask for raises, but should instead trust that they … Full story    
Published:  October 15, 2014

Study says NH is tops in well being

It’s good, we suppose, that New Hampshire was at the top of the rankings of a study published this month by the Organization for Economic … Full story    
Published:  October 14, 2014

The falling price at the pump

Gas prices are dropping to levels not seen in the past four years. That’s good news to almost every consumer. What it should not do … Full story    
Published:  October 13, 2014

Court quietly settles marriage issue

This is what it looks like when the Supreme Court of the United States gets it right. No majority opinion. No concurrence. No dissenting opinion. … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Garcia came off the rails at Nashua chamber event

“Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto. It’s also a song from Disney’s “The Lion King.” And it should be the motto of any candidate … Full story    
Published:  October 10, 2014

City is wrong in dispute with Secretary of State

Apparently emboldened by a nonsensical court ruling regarding Nashua’s state ballot, the city is ridiculously suing Secretary of State William Gardner for contempt of court. … Full story    
Published:  October 10, 2014

Nashua recognizes it has a sidewalk safety problem

Nashua has a sidewalk problem, especially near some of its schools. By “problem,” we mean that impatient drivers are not being sufficiently cautious as they … Full story    
Published:  October 10, 2014

System ‘works’ as owners intended

Anybody who was outraged by last Sunday’s report on “60 Minutes” about the cost of cancer drugs in the U.S. has a right to be. … Full story    
Published:  October 10, 2014

Taking a detour off the low road

The state Republican Party this week issued a statement attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for not informing then-Senate President Arthur Klemm that she was out of … Full story    
Published:  October 9, 2014

Changing the higher-ed funding model

There was an interesting proposal from the University System of New Hampshire to the governor and state lawmakers recently: Pony up an additional $100 million … Full story    
Published:  October 8, 2014

Not your Grandma’s highway rest area

When it comes to the amenities offered at highway rest areas, New Hampshire has long lagged behind most other states. While our toilets, colorful brochures … Full story    
Published:  October 7, 2014

A credibility hit in Litchfield

Whatever his shortcomings may be, Litchfield School Superintendent Brian Cochrane has a lot more credibility than the Litchfield School Board right now. Cochrane’s contract was … Full story    
Published:  October 6, 2014

Electric customers are going to pay

About 120,000 New Hampshire electricity customers of Liberty Utilities and Unitil are going to get whacked pretty hard this winter. The state Public Utilities Commission … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Standards of the US Secret Service

The Washington Post reported last week that the number of threats against President Barack Obama are three times those faced by previous presidents. That comes … Full story    
Published:  October 3, 2014

The advantages of not taking debate

It is understandable why Sen. Jeanne Shaheen would want to duck Republican challenger Scott Brown as often as possible. Conventional political wisdom holds that the … Full story    
Published:  October 2, 2014

Eric Holder in the rear-view mirror

The legacy of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General is hardly as cut and dried as either his critics or his fans would probably like … Full story    
Published:  October 1, 2014

Rivier extends a hand to the world community

A 2014 survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found that 50 percent of those surveyed in China had a favorable opinion of the United … Full story    
Published:  September 30, 2014

Closing was hard news for Nashua

Downtowns were once populated by candy shops, Army-Navy outlets, music stores where kids could pick up the latest hits on 45- or 78-rmp vinyl, and … Full story    
Published:  September 29, 2014