Is New Hampshire no longer the Live Free or Die state? When did it become so government-controlling as to dictate what type of drinks may be served at one’s ax-throwing emporium?

Because it needs a variance from the zoning board to operate, a new ax-throwing range in downtown Keene will not be allowed to serve any firewater when weapons are flying.

“Axes and alcohol don’t mix well no matter how much your area is enclosed,” ZBA member Jane Taylor explained.

But how does she know this? Have there been studies? Did Lizzie Borden fail a Breathalyzer exam?

How about Plexiglass? We hear it worked wonders in containing COVID-19, until some spoilsport on these very pages pointed out that germs don’t always stay in their own lane.

Hannah Dustin would be dismayed, no doubt, but we guess Keene can make up its own rules. Since it’s such a hip town, what would the ZBA say to a bit of hashish with one’s hatchet?

Friday, June 11, 2021
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The punishment (and attendant reeducation) of two Bedford police officers may have been a bit harsh for their offense but that’s difficult to determine. In fact, Chief John Bryfonski has not shed much light on l’affaire TikTok, in which two of his men using the video social platform apparent…

Columnist George Will had a nice turn of phrase last week for what New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and Democrats nationally are up to with their attempt to nationalize elections. Will says it “reflects an appetite for constitutional vandalism.”

Sunday, June 06, 2021
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