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Editorials


Looking back at the week in news

Body scanner bill puts governor in a bind Gov. Maggie Hassan has to decide whether to sign a bill to put six body scanners in … Full story    
Updated 52 minutes ago

An unexplored option for rail

Since the state Legisla­ture has derailed $4 mil­lion for project develop­ment work on a proposed commuter rail system to run up the middle of the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Dealers culpable in addiction deaths

If you sell drugs to someone and they die, law enforcement is going to come after you. That was a central message implicit in the … Full story    
Published:  May 25, 2016

Political haying season upon us

Gov. Maggie Hassan took some criticism last week for not attending one of the half dozen public information sessions held recently to discuss the problem … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2016

The Zika virus and the Olympics

Last week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization, to convey her concerns about this … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2016

Let’s talk about mental illness

It's time to move beyond treating the symptoms and start an honest conversation about treating what really ails our state. Oh, we can still treat … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Plenty of phone numbers for everyone in the 603 We were supposed to have run out of numbers by now. Back in 1998, the New … Full story    
Published:  May 21, 2016

Water settlement should flow to all

For a state that pinches pennies the way New Hampshire does, $236 million is nothing to sneeze at. It's more than the state budget for … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2016

Rainy Day Fund weathers storms

The legislative session that is about to wrap up in Concord will be remembered for many things, not the least of which being the state's … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2016

Learn a skill that helps to save a life

Given the opportunity to save a life, most of us undoubtedly would. Well, here's your chance. American Medical Response, the ambulance service that covers Nashua, … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2016

Nashua built it, and people came

Nashua on Saturday put its own spin on the old "Field of Dreams" mantra that, "If you build it, he will come," when dozens of … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2016

From underdog to NBA top dog

Major college basketball programs - all of them -passed on Stephen Curry. That's hard to imagine now, of course, but logging in at a modest … Full story    
Published:  May 16, 2016

Public safety and the use of force

The story of Wednesday's high-speed police pursuit that started in Massachusetts and ended on a dead-end street in Nashua should have ended with: "Good job, … Full story    
Published:  May 15, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Plastic surgery may be going over-the-counter The next big thing in cosmetics may have arrived this week with the announcement that researchers at MIT have … Full story    
Published:  May 14, 2016

Filming police an important right

New Hampshire is one of 11 states that re­quires a person who wants to record somebody to get the consent of both parties before hitting … Full story    
Published:  May 13, 2016

Turning point for NH opioid battle

The New Hampshire House will consider several bills today related to the state's ongoing battle against opioid addiction. One of them, Senate Bill 464, would … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2016

NH state reps can take step forward

As we noted in this space a while ago, New Hampshire is the last state in New England in which it is still a crime … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2016

Senators cave in to landlord lobby

It's not often that the New Hampshire Senate plays second fiddle to the House when it comes to common sense, but senators put themselves in … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2016

Child shootings are preventable

Twenty-three times so far this year, according to The Washington Post, a child age 3 or younger has found and fired a gun. In 11 … Full story    
Published:  May 9, 2016

A few thoughts on Mother’s Day

Time was, television gave the country "Father Knows Best," but everybody knew better. Mothers rock. They all have - at least - childbirth in common, … Full story    
Published:  May 8, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Mine Falls Park trustees make a wise investment Most regular users of Mine Falls Park in Nashua were probably aware of the problem presented by … Full story    
Published:  May 7, 2016

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    
Published:  May 5, 2016

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    
Published:  May 4, 2016

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    
Published:  May 3, 2016

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