With Veterans Day later this week, we would like to remind readers of two related events. One is our publication this Wednesday of a pictorial salute to veterans. We have our readers to thank for this tribute, as it is you who have submitted hundreds photos of family members who have served. Service to our nation should never go out of favor, it should always be saluted.

An outstanding example of such service was our late colleague, Sunday News reporter Maurice McQuillen. “Mac” was himself a World War II veteran, seeing tank action against the Germans. When he came home and got a newspaper job, the late William Loeb asked McQuillen to head up a new project — a weekly Veterans Page in the Union Leader. It catalogued news about and of interest to New Hampshire veterans. McQuillen ran the page until his death and we carry on not only with a weekly page but with his name in the Maurice McQuillen Service to Veterans award. If you know of someone who has done outstanding work for fellow veterans, we would like to hear of it. Nominations can be submitted until Nov. 13. Send to events@unionleader.com.

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021

Sorry, but we don’t buy the New Hampshire GOP’s “cutting the line” complaint against our two U.S. senators for getting vaccinated last week anymore than we buy the Democrat response that the Republicans had “crossed the line” by “viciously attacking female members of Congress.”

The state’s electronic message boards along our highways can be helpful in emergencies and when traffic backups warn that a different route might be in order. When not used for traffic information, however, things can get confusing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021

We don’t know about the students, but the Manchester School Board and district officials have real trouble with numbers. Just over two years ago, they paid an outside consultant to tell them they were going to need more space at the elementary level because those schools were overcrowded. Le…

The lack of proper security at the U.S. Capitol last week was frightening and appalling. Some called Jan. 6 a day, like Pearl Harbor, that will live in infamy. We agree. It should also invoke the equally historic phrase of “never again.”

Friday, January 08, 2021

Wednesday’s rioting and insurrection in Washington, D.C., underlined the importance of yesterday’s inaugural ceremonies in Concord being a public event. Indeed, the Washington spectacle makes it all the more vital that such business be conducted in public. Regrettably, Gov. Chris Sununu had …

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

At the Derryfield Country Club, he was known to many simply as “Mr. Golf,” and for good reason. From his earliest years on a standout Manchester High School West team, through his competitive years in city and state events, to his play in the Profile Seniors circuit, Billy Conway was known a…

Sunday, January 03, 2021
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We have no sympathy for the loud and foul-mouthed individuals who feel they have the unqualified right to harass and disrupt the peace and privacy of public servants in their own homes. Recently, it has been Gov. Chris Sununu and his young family who have been targeted. But it could be any p…

If you don’t think the First Amendment and the Right to Know law are key to an informed public, consider recent events in Bow and Salem. Bow residents have recently learned that 10 of the 11 officers of their police department voted no confidence in their police chief. They also learned that…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

It has been noted that the 2020 pandemic has had the salutary effect of getting more people pursuing more outside activities, be it hiking, biking, climbing, or just perambulating in the fresh air. Alas, it has also brought out the witless few who bespoil nature even as they walk through it.