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Editorials


Banks are too big to send to prison

Averitable rogue’s gallery of financial institutions agreed this week to pay nearly $6 billion in fines and penalties for rigging a worldwide money exchange that … Full story    
Updated 16 hours ago

Event was the antithesis of what NH is about

The Hillary Clinton campaign staged an event for the New Hampshire media last week that struck us as the antithesis of what the New Hampshire … Full story    
Updated yesterday

The culture that spawned Frank Guinta

Frank Guinta is but a symptom of a larger ill within the body politic. The man who represents New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in Washington … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

We should worry about bee health

It’s hard to imagine that it’s good news for either the economy or the environment that 42 percent of the honeybee colonies in the U.S. … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2015

The season of high accomplishment

If the fall is the season of giving thanks, we might think of spring as the season of accomplishment. There’s no holiday to mark the … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2015

Plain talk about tax policy

It was good to hear somebody speaking in serious tones about reforming the country’s Byzantine tax code. You can argue about whether New Jersey Gov. … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2015

Grading systems are never perfect

The Nashua Board of Education was right not to rush into the decision to change the grading system used by the school district. The issue … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Looking back at the week in news

Chocolate ban shouldn’t bother most bear hunters The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission this week banned hunters from using bait containing chocolate to attract … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2015

Is Frank Guinta, finally, telling the truth?

Rep. Frank Guinta flatly denied he got the $355,000 from his parents. He denied it repeatedly – at least on those occasions when he couldn’t … Full story    
Published:  May 15, 2015

‘Sick and tired’ not an exemption to civil rights

Officials in the town of Alton would have you believe that town resident Jeffrey Clay was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Feb. 3, … Full story    
Published:  May 14, 2015

Portsmouth Herald: Require convicts to face the music

Powerful testimony by Lizzi Marriott’s grandmother shows why the New Hampshire Senate must pass a bill that would mandate those convicted of violent crimes attend … Full story    
Published:  May 13, 2015

The IRS can do much better on identity theft issue

Tax-related identity theft is a regular growth industry. In 2010, the number of fraudulent federal tax returns filed using somebody’s stolen information was about 440,000. … Full story    
Published:  May 12, 2015

NFL investigation made of thin air

For all the “more probables,” “most likelies” and “generally awares” spattered in the NFL’s five-month, 243-page forensic autopsy of allegations the New England Patriots conspired … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2015

Two deaths leave a void in Nashua

It is a difficult time for the Nashua community with the deaths of two respected and beloved public officials, police officer Keith Trombley and Public … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Looking back at the week in news

Donchess touches on  common theme in race And Donchess makes four. Candidates for Nashua mayor that is. This week, former mayor and current Alderman at-Large … Full story    
Published:  May 9, 2015

Rich tapestry of GOP contenders

The GOP pool of declared presidential candidates doubled in size this week with additions of former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee, Johns … Full story    
Published:  May 8, 2015

Indoor tanning bill should be approved

Sometime in the next few weeks, a bill will come to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s desk that would make it unlawful for anyone younger than 18 … Full story    
Published:  May 7, 2015

The age of congressional exceptionalism

There’s been a lot of talk lately on the pundit circuit about how members of Congress are putting their differences aside and getting things done. … Full story    
Published:  May 6, 2015

You only have to help one

It’s a good news-bad news-good news type of deal. The first piece of welcome news is that there are a lot of good-hearted people among … Full story    
Published:  May 6, 2015

The screaming is getting louder

By the end of next month, the New Hampshire Legislature will pass a biennial budget. The controlling leadership of both the Senate and House will … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2015

Guest Editorial: Focus on problems, not ideology

Perhaps the scariest thing about humans is their profound discomfort with ambiguity, and their concomitant desire to know things for sure, to have all the … Full story    
Published:  May 4, 2015

The City Room: A second helping

We learned in greater detail last week Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s side of events leading to “Tablegate,” the unfortunate restaurant outdoor seating controversy that nearly … Full story    
Published:  May 3, 2015

Looking back at the week in news

Cavalcade of bad casino news reflected in vote Wednesday morning, the Don Quixote of New Hampshire’s expanded gambling movement, Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, told WSMN’s George … Full story    
Published:  May 2, 2015

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders’ entry into the presidential race will give Democratic and independent voters a choice. The senator from Vermont is everything Hillary Clinton is not. … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

Court was correct to uphold negligence law

The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state’s hiker negligence law on Thursday. The justices unanimously ruled that a 59-year-old hiker who had an artificial … Full story    
Published:  May 1, 2015

Baltimore riots shouldn’t be a distraction

Ablack man dies in police custody and riots break out. We’ve been here before. The most recent instance involves the case of Freddy Gray, a … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2015

Festival finds a new home in Lakes Region

We’re glad the former Keene Pumpkin Festival has found a new home. The event – which drew thousands of visitors from throughout New England – … Full story    
Published:  April 30, 2015

What passes for ethics in the NH General Court

The state’s bankers and real estate brokers locked horns last week over a bill that would allow commercial brokers to receive a payment for referring … Full story    
Published:  April 29, 2015

The long walk-up to execution

If anyone deserves to be executed, it’s Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Convicted on 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and … Full story    
Published:  April 28, 2015

Table trouble at the City Room

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau says she has set up a study committee to consider the rules regarding outdoor seating at downtown restaurants. This after the … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2015