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Laconia more ‘exciting’ than Nashua? That’s ‘creative,’ all right

In what has become practically a daily occurrence, a company somewhere has scooped up some numbers from the Census Bureau, compiled them into a list that compares various locations, given the list a funky-sounding title, then distributed it to places such as The Telegraph in hopes of easy publicity.

In this case, the title is “10 Most Exciting Places in New Hampshire.” ...

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In what has become practically a daily occurrence, a company somewhere has scooped up some numbers from the Census Bureau, compiled them into a list that compares various locations, given the list a funky-sounding title, then distributed it to places such as The Telegraph in hopes of easy publicity.

In this case, the title is “10 Most Exciting Places in New Hampshire.”

“I thought this would be interesting news for the Nashua area,” says the email announcement from a member of the company’s “creative team.”

Well, if you think Laconia is the second most exciting municipality in the Granite State after Portsmouth, and that Nashua is duller than Londonderry, then the list is for you.

Laconia? Laconia?!?

As is usual with such lists, the write-up indicates how little the compilers actually know. Nashua, for example, gets points for being home to Studio 99, which closed more than a year ago, as well as having “six college campuses,” which makes us sound like Boston.

Anyway, if you want to check the list out, you can see it at … well, no, come to think of it, we won’t say. Easy publicity shouldn’t be that easy.

– Telegraph staff