Union Leader has seen change, recorded history in a century and a half
That is how long the New Hampshire Union Leader, which includes the New Hampshire Sunday News among our titles, has published continuously as a daily newspaper. We are noting that anniversary this year with a forthcoming book - "New Hampshire: 150 Years Through the Eyes of the New Hampshire Union Leader" - and with the inclusion in today's newspaper of a special section looking at some of the countless news events and historic figures that have been chronicled in that time span.
Loeb's Union Leader had its detractors, and he gave them space, running so many letters to the editor that his editors complained it was squeezing their news space. But in that news space, even some political foes cited a fair hand. Notably, Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy, whom Loeb had called a "skunk" on Page One, acknowledged receiving fair coverage in the news columns.
William Loeb had left his stock in the company (amounting to 25 percent after taxes) to the William Loeb Union Leader Trust for the benefit of employees. Worried that a similar tax liability would force her heirs to sell the paper, Mrs. Loeb directed that her controlling shares be given to the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications Inc. The nonprofit school, founded in 1999, provides free courses, open to all, in various communication and media arts. (See Loebschool.org.)
In one of the biggest changes, we contracted this year with Seacoast Media Group to print all of our publications. That move has enabled us to concentrate even more on the task that has been front and center for us since our earliest days: providing the news, informed opinion and advertising that are important to New Hampshire and her citizens.
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- Where terrorists win: The world's one 'kill Americans' zone - 5
- Expanding NH economy: Of energy costs, trains and clowns - 3
- Obama acts illegally: Shaheen parrots his talking points - 56
- Regulations must adapt: Cities cannot squash the new economy - 3
- Offend someone? To jail with you! - 22
- King Obama: Creating a constitutional crisis - 42
- VA wait times: They are still bad - 6
- NH votes matter: A House close to the people - 2
- Power shortage: Our environmentalism tax - 18
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- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: It took a while, but now they're on Wright track - 0
- Newmarket blacksmith has forged a career shaping the elementsof steel - 0
- Kathy Sullivan: We need to rethink some of our county government positions - 0
- Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass. - 0
- H.S. Football Power Poll: No doubt - Astros finish on top - 0
- College Hockey: Wildcats home to RPI on Tuesday night - 0
- Manchester school board OK's contract for driver’s ed program - 0
- Unrest erupts after grand jury decides against charges in Ferguson, Mo., shooting - 0
- Malkin, Crosby foil Bruins in overtime - 0
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