A bit of good news for New Hampshire consumers could be found deep within the reporting on the coronavirus contagion.

Grocery stores are urging shoppers to use the plastic bags that the stores provide, as opposed to the reusable cloth bags that some environmental overseers want to mandate. The latter group is pushing to have single-use plastic bags banned.

So far, their success in New Hampshire has been very limited. We suspect they will find even less public support as shoppers are reminded that viruses can live on surfaces for days. Thus single-use plastic is much healthier to hold your groceries than a cloth bag that may be growing all manner of little beasties between trips to the store.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

New Hampshire’s Republican Party would pack more power in its rhetorical punches if it saved them for worthy targets. And Democrat Executive Councilor Deb Pignatelli of Nashua ought to think before she tries to get snarky with the Pledge of Allegiance, especially just before Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020

No one saw this thing coming. However well-conceived a business’ contingency planning, the course of action for “a quickly spreading pandemic that will shut down the global economy for several months” was in very few emergency action plan binders. The coronavirus has turned local business te…

A thorough reexamination of the physical plant needs of the Manchester School District is long overdue. The school age population continues to shrink, even without the loss of some tuition students from neighboring towns. Some schools remain overcrowded even as others (high schools West and …

Friday, May 15, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

As New Hampshire this week puts a toe into the water (but not on the beach) of reopening for business, the tendency for a lot of us is going to be to forget the practices that the medical experts have been preaching. That’s natural but potentially hazardous.

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Friday, May 08, 2020

We have given Gov. Chris Sununu high marks for how he has handled the many challenges that this COVID-19 pandemic has handed him. We don’t think any state’s chief executive officer was or could be prepared for this contagion and its effects. Sununu has acquitted himself well.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020