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Editorials


Merrimack ban was well earned

Gun rights advocates should be outraged. The Merrimack Town Council last week vot­ed to ban target shooting on town-owned land, an activ­ity that had previously … Full story    

Pushup project just one step for health

Perhaps nothing is more closely associated with military basic training than the simple pushup. According to the website military.com, the U.S. Army's basic training physical … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Performing arts study is realistic

It seems clear enough that the arts have a vital role to play in downtown Nashua. They may even go a long way toward helping … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ruling OKs NFL kangaroo court

In his bizarre quest to destroy the reputation of the NFL's premier quarterback, Commissioner Roger Goodell has drawn up some pretty nasty plays. He transformed … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2016

Playing hooky in the Granite State

Most of New Hampshire's 400 state representatives and 24 senators are conscientious. For the paltry sum of $100 a year, they show up when they're … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Drop in homeless numbers encouraging news for state In January 2015, a one-day survey reported 2,158 people in New Hampshire were homeless. That included 1,370 … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2016

College accounts a drop in bucket

It's a good idea, in theory. Use a mix of money from taxpayers and pri­vate foundations to set up college savings accounts for New Hampshire … Full story    
Published:  April 28, 2016

People’s Pope is at it again with refugees

Francis is a pope of many firsts. He was the first pontiff to name himself after Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the poor. He … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2016

Time for repairs at Mount Pleasant

The Nashua Board of Education and the city's Board of Aldermen frequently have to distinguish between those things that are truly necessary and those which … Full story    
Published:  April 26, 2016

Calif. primary not exactly free

This year, it seems, California's presidential primaries may finally matter. But many voters could lose their opportunity to participate if they don't act soon. That's … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2016

NH could take a lesson from past

There was a time when New Hampshire was a pretty progressive state. We were, for example, the first state in the nation to embrace a … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Local activists a factor in rerouting pipeline plans The announcement by energy giant Kinder Morgan that they were scrapping plans for a natural-gas pipeline set … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2016

Woman on $20 bill is a humble target

On May 25, 1961, Presi­dent John F. Kennedy challenged this nation to land a man on the moon. "I believe that this na­tion should commit … Full story    
Published:  April 21, 2016

Difficult to find a lesson after wreck

Last Friday's mayhem that started when a Nashua man allegedly carjacked a vehicle on Main Street and ended with a crash involving eight vehicles near … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2016

Big banks have nothing to fear

When it comes to regulating too-big-to-fail banks, the government talks a good game, but fails to hold those banks accountable in any meaningful way. We … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2016

Letting Iran have free rein is wrong

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew went out of his way to assure skeptical senators last year that the Obama administration's nuclear accord with Tehran would not … Full story    
Published:  April 18, 2016

Overregulating the beer industry

Count us among the skeptics when we heard beer distributors and their supporters claim that a bill to allow retailers to deal directly with small, … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Merrimack River lands on a list of the 'most endangered' The Merrimack River has come a long way since the days in the 1960s and … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2016

U.S. Soccer’s goal should be equality

> The U.S. Men's National Soccer team has never been anything to write home about. Unlike players on national teams in Europe and South America, … Full story    
Published:  April 14, 2016

Eviction bill strikes a good compromise

Three local members of the New Hampshire Senate have an opportunity to back an important piece of legislation when it comes before the Senate Judiciary … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2016

Bigotry gives NC its just desserts

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled a concert scheduled for Sunday night in Charlotte, N.C., citing the state's passage of a law that … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2016

High court rejects ‘political mischief’

The concept of "one person, one vote" has long been a cherished one in the United States, and on Monday, April 4, an unusually united … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2016

Exeter’s silence is far from golden

Gov. Maggie Hassan last week apologized for not removing from her list of supporters during her 2012 campaign a former prep school teacher who admitted … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

State has been largely up  to the PFOA challenge All in all, state officials have done a reasonable job responding to the discovery of elevated … Full story    
Published:  April 9, 2016

Caution is needed on bobcat decision

When it comes right down to it, New Hampshire doesn't need a season for hunting and trapping bobcat, as the state Fish and Game Department … Full story    
Published:  April 8, 2016

Don’t forego your Europe itinerary

On March 22, hours after three bombs shattered the early morning calm for travelers at Brussels Airport and commuters at the Maalbeek metro station, mourners … Full story    
Published:  April 6, 2016

Jughandle deal is good one for city

As public-private partnerships go, elimination of the proposed traffic jug handle and other improvements to the intersection of Amherst Street and Charron Avenue in Nashua … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2016

Still need solution to FBI, Apple fight

Two legitimate interests of society were at war with each other in the fight between Apple and the FBI over the contents of a terrorist's … Full story    
Published:  April 4, 2016

Budget decisions and hard choices

At a Budget Committee meeting last Wednesday, Nashua Board of Education members wrestled with where to cut to close a $900,000 gap that exists between … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

State senators buck the trend of partisanship in NH The New Hampshire Senate voted 16-8 to reauthorize the New Hampshire Health Protection Program - also … Full story    
Published:  April 2, 2016