Hey, Fisher Cats: Keep the fans informed

Perhaps it’s a league rule as opposed to an internal Fisher Cats decision, but the team and the baseball league would be better off by being more forthcoming with their fans.

The local AA club has had to cancel games as the season comes to an end because somebody, somewhere, either contracted COVID-19 or came into contact with someone who had the virus. But unlike the big leagues, the Fisher Cats won’t say much of anything other than there was testing of “members” of the organization. But it didn’t involve fans, the front office, or game staff.

Well, that pretty much leaves the ball players. The Boston Red Sox have been bitten by the bug and have kept their fans informed, identifying which players are out due to virus protocols. The Sox have had a rough season, but being up front with fans has probably engendered more fan support and interest.

Manchester wants the Fisher Cats to succeed. The team, and the league, should keep that in mind.

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.