Chuck Douglas, editor and publisher of the monthly Bow Times newspaper, has a knack for quickly making his point, often at the displeasure and/or discomfort of his targets.

Here, in its entirety, is a recent case in point.

“Remember three or four years ago when Selectman Harry Judd said that voting had to be moved to the Bow Middle School because the Community Building was in danger of collapse? Amazingly, now that the Safety Center has been built, the Community Building is safe again. Voting will resume there in February.

“Now it’s the School Board’s turn to scare us into a $10,000,000 bond issue.”

Such “sky is falling” warnings often pop up as town or school meeting times approach across New Hampshire. No doubt we will soon be seeing pictures of crammed-together desks, buckets for leaky ceilings and all manner of broom closets converted into classrooms.

Some pictures may be worth a thousand words, but taxpayers need to question if they are all worth the tens of thousands of dollars that always seem to be the price tag.

Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Updated

The existing Manchester school board will meet at Memorial High this Thursday night to review and possibly accept the Manchester Proud group’s plans. How a future school board will be constituted is the work of the new School District Charter Commission. And its nine members want to hear from you.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Updated

Recently proposed New Hampshire legislation would toughen criminal sentences for drunk or drugged drivers in incidents in which someone dies. Emotional testimony at the bill’s hearing suggested that such a law might have prevented these deaths.

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Presidential Primary post-mortems have piled up like yesterday’s snow and ice and will soon melt away. Predictably, the national pundits have again learned little. They have gone right back to relying on national polls to tell us who has any chance to gain the Democratic nomination.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In addition to opposing Hillary Clinton in 2016, Donald Trump was favored by many Americans who simply cried “enough!” at the duplicitous and spendthrift ways of both Republicans and Democrats. Voters, it seems, were tired of being bought off with their own money.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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