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Editorials


When the Dems justify the means

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was "disappointed but not surprised" by the contents of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee that showed DNC … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Planting seeds for lifelong learning

We learned this week that some of the tomatoes grown in the Elm Street Middle School greenhouse came from seeds that not so long ago … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2016

Do the right thing on mental health

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 422 to 2 this month to pass a bill that overhauls our approach to mental illness. It was encouraging … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2016

AG made a good call on troopers

A decision last week by the New Hampshire attorney general's office to bring simple assault charges against two police officers in connection with the high-speed … Full story    
Published:  July 24, 2016

Hostile comment embarrasses state

A legislative chamber with 400 representatives is statistically bound to have more than a few loose cannons. But, unfortunately for New Hampshire, one of the … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2016

It’s good theater, but bad politics

It wasn't that long ago that Democrats were the party of mayhem, far more likely than Republicans to be practitioners of disorganized infighting and public … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2016

Local police still resolve to do job

These are frightening times for our country. Police officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were killed in an ambush Sunday in Baton Rouge, … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2016

Subsidies at odds with healthy foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that Americans should be eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in refined grains and added … Full story    
Published:  July 18, 2016

Shed no tears for Patriots & Brady

Shed no tears for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Brady, the star quarterback of the National Football League team, announced on Friday that … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

The chasm between reality and the world of technology As if people needed more reasons to walk around staring at their phones, along comes "Pokemon … Full story    
Published:  July 16, 2016

Early hands-free results promising

It comes as no surprise that the law that took effect in July 2015 has not, a year later, prevented many people from continuing to … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2016

Privacy bill puts public in the dark

Nashua aldermen should think hard when considering a bill that would allow the city's finance director to black out names of those receiving payments from … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2016

Dry baby bottoms are happy bottoms

We're happy to report there will be clean little baby bottoms in Rochester, N.H. Thumbs up to the SHARE Fund, a Rochester nonprofit, that will … Full story    
Published:  July 11, 2016

Brown is right: ‘This must stop’

It's understandable that many people in our country feel confused at the moment by the events that have taken place in recent days involving police. … Full story    
Published:  July 10, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Democrats practice a little misdirection on Clinton issue New Hampshire's leading Democrats have availed themselves of every opportunity to hitch their wagons to Hillary Clinton. … Full story    
Published:  July 9, 2016

A rigged system slices both ways

The decision by the FBI not to bring charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using her private email server to handle highly … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2016

Sununu swings left, makes right

Give New Hampshire Executive Councilor Chris Sununu credit for doing the right thing when he reversed his position last week and voted to approve a … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2016

Time we declared war on this illness

Pat Summitt, the legendary coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols who died Tuesday, made it clear when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's that there … Full story    
Published:  July 5, 2016

Relevant as when they were written

They are, perhaps, the most famous series of newspaper articles ever published, though their authors went unidentified for years. Today they are called "The Federalist … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Decision to switch Turkey Day game unfortunate It's too bad the Nashua School District administration chose to move the Thanksgiving Day football game between Nashua … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2016

The Year Without a Summer: Time to mind our transgressions?

We have reached that time of the year when some among us will grumble about the heat and humidity, but this year, out of respect … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2016

Is United Kingdom the first domino?

On Friday, as the dust was just beginning to settle across a Europe that would be dramatically changed by the United Kingdom's vote to leave … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2016

Board’s approach serves the public

The situation facing the Nashua Board of Education is not an enviable one: replace your top three administrators in a fairly short period of time … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Kuster's decision to share her story was a selfless act When Betty Ford was the nation's first lady in the 1970s, there was no topic … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2016

Meeting a need of the hungry

When organizers with the United Way of Greater Nashua put out the call for volunteers to help package meals for local food organizations like the … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2016

Senate’s 60-vote rule impedes US

Regardless of how you feel about the gun votes that were taken in Washington this week - and Republicans and Democrats both put proposals on … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2016

Not making it worse isn’t making it better

Far too often, public boards and committees treat the public like a nuisance, or worse. We would put at the head of that list the … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2016

Graduates offer parting thoughts

They marched in under familiar banners - as Panthers, Titans, Broncos, Sabers, Tomahawks, Spartans, Cavaliers, Warriors and Cardinals, among others. Some marched under no banners … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2016

Early education not babysitting

Achild's brain undergoes a staggering amount of development in the first five years of life, affecting future success in ways we are only beginning to … Full story    
Published:  June 20, 2016

Sad story offers powerful lessons

Sometimes a story comes along that just makes us want to hug our kids and those closest to us. The story of Larry Ivory and … Full story    
Published:  June 18, 2016