Monday had a strange vibe to it. Perhaps it was the aftermath of Sunday morning’s mystery Kaboom! heard over southern New Hampshire (we’re guessing a gender-reveal blast gone wrong). Perhaps it was needless worry over Monday night’s Red Sox game.

But we think it was the unsettled matter of just what quasi-holiday Monday was. Columbus Day seems to be losing out. Some want it replaced by Indigenous People’s Day, recognizing those who made it to the new world long before Cristoforo Colombo or Leif Erickson or even St. Brendan.

Others favor an Indigent People’s Day. That would at least give the off-ramp panhandlers a new message for their cardboard signs.

No doubt some readers will find fault with this piece, entitling them to their very own Indignant People’s Day.

We would settle for pretty much anything, so long as it was made clear on which day the trashman would come. Indifferent Day might work.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Mayor Joyce Craig and some of her aldermanic supporters seem to be of two minds regarding the new property revaluation, which has seen home values skyrocket, with citizens bracing for bigger tax bills.

Friday, October 22, 2021

The death of former Congressman Bill Zeliff this week reminded us of what an outgoing and hospitable man was the former innkeeper from Jackson.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Here is something good that COVID-19 accomplished in New Hampshire. It has allowed citizens from Coos to the sea to be able to attend some legislative hearings without having to drive to Concord. We hope that isn’t lost when the pandemic recedes.

A further helping of technology is on display on the streets of Manchester these days. We saw it but didn’t bump into it the other day on a quiet residential street. Even had we been careless with our driving, the delivery robot is smart enough to avoid such mishaps. The legislature should s…

Sunday, October 17, 2021

The state purchase of the private Hampstead Hospital appears to be a sensible move. The continuing crisis in mental health has resulted in a chronic inability of the state to meet the demand for treatment beds, both for children and adults.

Friday, October 15, 2021