Here is one good thing that is not coming out of the new Legislature: A bill to charge citizens $15 an hour when they request information under our Right-to-Know Law.

The state representative who has withdrawn this bill says he did so because of the overwhelming pushback he got. That shouldn’t surprise. Telling the public that it must pay a public body to be shown public information is not what our state constitution means when it speaks of government being “open, accessible, accountable and responsive.”

Friday, January 27, 2023

Pat Buchanan has left the building. Some readers of our opinion pages have noticed fewer columns from the longtime national contributor in recent times. More often than not, on days on which his columns would usually appear, we have used Steven Moore, David Harsanyi, or one of several new fa…

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan will be doing the right thing if she is able to return to his victims the same amount of money she received from an alleged crypto currency swindler. It may take awhile.

Whether you lost power during Monday’s storm or your lights stayed on throughout, the power companies and crews are to be commended. Despite a snowfall that was in many places heavy, wet, and substantial, crews were ready to deal with it.

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.