The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund has been doing good work in New Hampshire for nearly 40 years. Its annual summer reception is a tradition and a key to its ability to help others. Alas, last night’s in-person event was canceled as a precaution against COVID-19.

The Diocese of Manchester was scrambling yesterday to provide a virtual video presentation to attendees to thank them for their support for the fund, which quietly supports many other charitable organizations to assist the poor and disadvantaged.

The event will return next year, but the fund could still put to good use right now your tax deductible contribution. Donations to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund may be sent to the Diocese, 153 Ash St., Manchester, NH, 03104.

 
 
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig has decided to reinstate the post of director of economic development. She says the director will work with city departments and the business community to develop a “strategy.” Funny how these things happen just in time for an election.

Manchester voters who would like to see Joe Kelly Levasseur continue to challenge the status quo at City Hall should consider voting for him for alderman at large this Tuesday and leaving the second at-large box unchecked. Since several candidates are running for two spots, this single or “b…

Some public positions once carried the title of PIO, for Press Information Officer. We get it that times change and job duties change with them. But we were still startled to read that the title for the job at the state Department of Corrections is now the director of “communications, market…

Friday, September 17, 2021

It’s too bad that Mr. “Nobody” from Keene has made that his legal name. If Joyce Craig of Manchester had it, the Tuesday mayoral contest could offer voters the choice of Rich Girard, Victoria Sullivan, or Nobody.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

No one spoke more eloquently or passionately on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks than did former President George W. Bush at the Shanksville, Pa., memorial service. These are excerpts from his remarks. -Editors

Sunday, September 12, 2021

We hold no brief for Manchester resident Joshua Fields, a convicted felon who is considered by a judge to be a danger to the public. But that judge, Landya McCafferty of the U.S. District Court, still saw fit to grant the man early release from prison.

Heroes are people who put their lives in peril in order to save others. We pause this weekend to remember the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, along with all who perished.