It was good to read that Fish and Game Conservation Officer Chris Egan is on the mend from a serious snowmobile accident earlier this year. It’s even better to read that CO Egan is “paying it forward” in appreciation of what others with acute physical problems face down every day.

Egan, who has been among those Fish and Gamers featured on the “North Woods Law” TV program, has received much encouragement and support from the New Hampshire community as well as from viewers of the show. The accident, he says, opened his eyes to what others face, often without the assistance he has been blessed with. Even before his accident, Egan has been involved with a GoFundMe campaign for 18-year-old Paxton Williams of New Boston. She could use a wheelchair-accessible van. She has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. The two met at the annual Easter Seals snowmobile ride-in hosted by the state snowmobile association. Paxton was included in a “North Woods” episode.

Public interest in how Egan is faring is nice, no doubt, but he isn’t looking to be in the spotlight. “If people want to help me,” he told Union Leader correspondent John Koziol, “help me raise money for a van” for Paxton. Happy to oblige, Officer Egan. The place to donate is https://gofund.me/00b9cOf4.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

A bill to make public the small list of current New Hampshire police officers who have had credibility issues should not have been necessary. But unanimous passage by the state Senate last week was nonetheless welcome. The House should follow suit.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Listening to President Joe Biden’s congressional speech this week put us in mind of a conservative’s observation about big-government Democrats and their ideology.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina gave the official Republican response to President Biden’s address this week. If the GOP ever hopes to recover from its 2020 losses, it will keep Scott in the spotlight.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Manchester is losing a valued public servant with the resignation of Ward 9 School Board member Arthur Beaudry. He is moving to Somersworth with his family. The Hilltoppers community would be wise to sign him up for something.

It was good to read that Fish and Game Conservation Officer Chris Egan is on the mend from a serious snowmobile accident earlier this year. It’s even better to read that CO Egan is “paying it forward” in appreciation of what others with acute physical problems face down every day.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

There is much wrong with New Hampshire House Bill 544, currently attached to state budget legislation. It would supposedly stop the propagation of such divisive concepts as “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) in public classrooms or in private work spaces.

The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire was right to oppose HB 544 (see related editorial). Government shouldn’t be telling private companies what they can and cannot address with their employees.

One of the more uplifting moments of World War II happened this day in the spring of 1945. On April 25th in Torgau, Germany, and elsewhere nearby, Soviet and American troops met, cutting remaining German resistance in two. Hitler would take his own life less than a week later in the rubble o…