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.
READER COMMENTS: 12
- Texting while stopped: Banning safe behavior - 4
- Lives not lost: As long as we remember - 0
- Slammed: A Seabrook officer indicted - 9
- Abuse in school: A city teacher and a late report - 2
- Computerized firearms: Holder's bad gun idea - 3
- Republican diversity: NH welcomes political ideas - 8
- Reams vs. Foster: A power grab struck down - 4
- City health costs: Wellness coordinator is no fix - 1
- R.I.P., Tom Brennan: A good manager and better man - 2
READER COMMENTS: 2
- Two crashes reported on I-93 in Canterbury, Londonderry - 0
- Man killed in Seabrook fire identified - 0
- Student brings knife into Nashua school - 0
- Ex-director jailed for theft from Londonderry nursery school - 1
- UPDATE: Search suspended for Northfield man a second day - 0
- Anonymous email was 'malicious,' says Auburn police commissioner - 0
- Senate votes to ban hand-held cellphone use in cars; bill heads back to House - 10
- Auburn town administrator under fire - 0
- Belmont High likely will keep Red Raider mascot - 3
Manchester mayor: 'It's the tax cap budget'
Derry woman accused of burglaries
Another View -- Jeff Goley and Will Infantine: Time for an increase in weekly benefits for NH unemployed
Portsmouth arrests 2 for heroin sales
IT overload: Bureaucracy on bureaucracy