One of the things that we like best about New Hampshire is the sense of community that shows itself in times of need.

Last weekend, it did so with something called the “Nash Bash” held at the New England Dragway in Epping.

Nash Rogers is an eight-year-old Brentwood boy with a rare form of cancer. Jim Michaud of Epic Auto Sales organized a car and truck show to boost the boy’s spirits and to help with his wish to raise awareness of the problem of childhood cancer and the need for research funding.

The result: Thousands of people turned out to support Nash (named, by the way, for the old Nash automobile). Dozens of rare or souped-up vehicles turned out as well, many driving from hours away.

“It’s good to see a community kind of wrap their arms around doing something for a kid like this and raise awareness,” said Vermonter Benjamin Bushey, one of those car owners.

Durham car owner Michael Medeiros marveled at the turnout. It reminded him, he said, “of the old days, before us, of a barn-raising. All the neighbors came together.”

Friday, May 14, 2021

Some cracks are apparently surfacing in the legislative push to junk New Hampshire’s state election system by means of much earlier primary contests (in June instead of September). The goal, proponents have said, is to give challengers a better shot to oust incumbents.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Turning portions of Manchester’s Maple and Beech streets into one-lane roads with bike lanes won’t stop all the maniacs who drive them at outrageous speeds, but it will slow down some of them.

Selectmen have an often thankless job. They must make decisions that are not always popular but without them, towns would have no way to govern themselves apart from the annual town meeting. The latter is a decidedly impractical vehicle for many issues.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

If it hasn’t happened already, a date will soon be set for an audit of certain voting results in Windham from last November’s election. The entire process is to be live-streamed at so that the public can observe.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Is New Hampshire no longer the Live Free or Die state? When did it become so government-controlling as to dictate what type of drinks may be served at one’s ax-throwing emporium?

Amuri Diole should never have been released from state custody. That he was, and is now charged with a brutal assault and rape mere yards away from the jail that held him, is a travesty of justice and a mastery of finger-pointing.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The numbers of minority students in Manchester and Nashua public charter schools (a lower percentage than in other city schools) are neither surprising nor should they be considered discouraging. Charter schools are all about providing innovative alternatives to the traditional public school…