Tuesday’s primary is in the books and will yield few surprises. For some Republican voters there was one surprise on the ballot, “Nobody.”

That’s correct, right there with incumbent Chris Sununu and challenger Karen Testerman was another line listing “Nobody.” In this case, nobody is not an “other” selection for those not preferring Sununu or Testerman. Nobody is a guy. He used to be known as Rich Paul and has been associated with the Keene area Free State crowd where he unsuccessfully ran for mayor under his legally changed name, Nobody.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Judge John Kissinger got it right last week in allowing the removal of a dangerous tent city that Manchester officials had let fester for much too long before taking action. They did so only after citizens and neighboring businesses went before Mayor Joyce Craig and the aldermen at City Hall…

The Legislature is again this session presented with a bill to exonerate a 17th-century New Hampshire witch and a 20th-century minister who, some claim, was the victim of a communist witch hunt. It’s OK with us on the witch but we would urge legislators to think carefully on the second.

While we question the competence of Mayor Joyce Craig on the homeless situation, among other things, there is no doubt that many city employees and nonprofit agencies are doing their best with the cards they have been dealt. It cannot be easy.

Friday, January 20, 2023

A wholesale upending of New Hampshire’s state primary elections schedule is unwise and unwarranted. Of the three ideas now being bandied about, we would defer to the Secretary of State’s position.

One New Hampshire primary that no one has ever complained of being late in the game is the presidential one. It was nice to see several prominent Democratic elder statesmen turning out this week with a letter calling out their even older friend, Joe Biden, about his plans to move the Granite…

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The number of accidental ingestion cases among little kids has gone up as the cannabis industry has moved from illegal to medicinal to recreational use.”

It was a surprise, a pleasant one for some of us, to wake up Monday morning to more snow than certain self-proclaimed weather “experts” had forecast. Being a weatherman can be tricky business, sort of like Manchester residents trying to keep up with what’s a trash-pickup holiday and what is not.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Hampshire’s efforts to make irresponsible hikers pay the freight, or at least part of it, when they need to be rescued is apparently not working all that well.

Columbus Day is no more a “White supremacist” holiday than Monday’s Martin Luther King Day is a Black power salute or Washington’s Birthday the exclusive province of plantation owners.