There was sad news of a longtime New Hampshire newspaper man this week. Laconia champion Ed Engler died at 74 from cancer.

Much like the late Ed Gallagher had done many years earlier with the Laconia Citizen, Engler co-founded the Laconia Sun, keeping an important local news source for the Lake City.

Also like some editors of the past, Gallagher served the city in different roles, including that of mayor, where he pushed for civic pride with the Colonial Theatre restoration and the establishment of the recreational trail along lake shores.

City Councilor Tony Felch summed it up nicely. “He was a good man. He did a good job as mayor and he did a lot to bring Laconia back.”

Friday, December 03, 2021

If you ever met UNH football coach Sean McDonnell, you knew he was and is the real deal. He is a genuine, down-to-earth fellow whose enthusiasm for his job and his university couldn’t help but rub off on his athletes, their families, and the student body.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Have WMUR-TV and NH Public Radio caved to the wishes/demands/broadsides of Democratic shills and others who complain that New Hampshire’s governor shouldn’t be getting air time to impart COVID-19 information to the public?

The day after last week’s anniversary of the JFK assassination came an even lesser acknowledged calendar item. Nov. 23, 1804, was the birthday of Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire’s only U.S. President (to date, Gov. Sununu, to date).

Ahh, the glorious sights and sounds of late autumn in New Hampshire. The sights include the lawn signs demanding climate action NOW. The sounds, from dawn to dusk, include those coming from the leaf-blowing machines that attempt to defeat Mother Nature at her own game. Often, the same lawns …

Friday, November 26, 2021

If you are of a certain age, Thanksgiving is a reminder of a sad and solemn anniversary. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

It was terrific welcoming the return of championship boxing to New Hampshire a week ago. Topping the card was the undefeated Rhode Island WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who scored a second round stoppage against game Irishman Jason Quigley.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig says she appreciates the work of InTown Manchester over the years. But she just doesn’t seem to know what that work might be or how it was paid for.