New Hampshire Fish and Game often advises the public not to encourage roaming bears to come too close. Keep trash cans securely fastened. Don’t leave the grill out. And take down the bird feeders in summertime. We all know the drill.

Fish and Game, however, seems to have missed one: the air conditioner.

We think Fish and Game is barking up the wrong tree with its opinion that a Canaan man’s run-in with a bear in his driveway (the man’s, not the bear’s) was without provocation (by the man, not the bear).

The man went out to his truck last Friday night to retrieve an air conditioner and — boom! — quick as that a bear attacked him from behind. The man is OK, but he did receive some slashes from the bear’s claws.

Now Fish and Game says the bear will be euthanized if captured. Is the governor going to put up with this? Is it not possible that, given the current weather conditions, the bear was simply looking for a way to cool off, like all those humans do? Why not AC for the den?

“North Woods Law” might want to investigate.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Some things are worth saving and some entities have the wherewithal to save them. Coincidental with Exeter officials making the right call regarding the Ioka theater property (the property owners can remove an old marquee), the venerable Chandler House in Manchester has been spared the wreck…

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Exeter Zoning Board of Adjustment made exactly the right call in its unanimous vote to allow the new owners of the former Ioka theater building to proceed with their project without keeping in place the theater marquee. Progress is not always perfect but those who oppose it need to be on…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

We are thinking of establishing an award to duly recognize the most fantastic, over-the-top, errant nonsense uttered or issued in a New Hampshire political campaign. We know, that covers a lot of ground. We won’t test our readers’ memories on this. We will instead start from scratch: 2020 ca…

Sunday, September 20, 2020
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A bit of good news amidst the ongoing worries over a pandemic, drought, and political tomfoolery came in our Monday business section report on a Mittersill ski project in Franconia Notch.

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Today the New Hampshire Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a case regarding release of the so called “Laurie List” or more formally the “Exculpatory Evidence Schedule.”

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The news of the pending retirement of Catholic Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Pepe is bittersweet. He richly deserves time to spend with his family and we wish him all the best, but his departure (next June) will be a big loss for CMC.