The Gate City of Nashua may wish to consider closing the gates for a bit of a cooldown.

A Nashua school board member, who is also president of the local chapter of the NAACP, took to social media to criticize parents of school children who want in-school learning restored. Board member Gloria Timmons wrote that she considered the action to be “white upper middle class woman (sic) bitching led by Jessica Brown.”

What a stupid statement, which was rightly called out as a racist remark by one of the parents. One need not be put into some “class” simply for wanting to see kids returned to in-school learning at the earliest opportunity.

Not incidentally, the Jessica Brown singled out by Timmons as leading the “white woman bitching’’ brigade is also a member of the board of education in Nashua.

As foolish as Timmons’ statement was (she has removed it from her Facebook page), we hope it doesn’t lead to any formal investigation or denunciation by the school board. We suspect Timmons realizes she went overboard. It would be nice to see her admit it but we don’t think war should be declared if she doesn’t.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

We have long been skeptical of the City of Nashua spending millions of taxpayer dollars in pursuit of creating a performing arts center out of the former Alec’s Shoe building in its downtown. The public demand for such a venue has always seemed faint, centered mostly with politicians who fin…

Today’s Sunday News contains within it two publications that may contain different types of treasure for readers. One may reward you with real property of which you were unaware. Another may serve to remind you of the real wealth all Americans share.

One good piece of news amongst all the depressing items last week came in the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. The bottom line is that Judge Barrett is one bright legal mind who has not only the intellect but also the intestinal fortitude to persevere in the many lega…

Friday, October 16, 2020

A New Hampshire superior court judge was correct this week in rejecting Democratic legislative leaders’ court challenge to the statute giving Gov. Chris Sununu emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sununu has used those extraordinary powers in a sensible, transparent, and inclusive …

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas is apparently undecided on whether New Hampshire and the nation should continue with its current way of choosing a president. This view, made on a recent public radio “debate,” is astonishing.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

On Sunday, Oct. 6, 1946, two men home from World War II published the first issue of their new New Hampshire newspaper. They had no presses, no home-delivery network, few advertising contracts, and just a handful of relationships with corner stores and newsstands. (They sold copies on church…

It wasn’t business as usual for the Business and Industry Association’s annual Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage awards event this week. How could it be? A dinner that usually draws a sell-out crowd was not possible in this strange year.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

We would have a beer with Dan Feltes. We thought Sunday News columnist Pat Hynes was a bit harsh in his latest piece, in which he expressed a preference for hoisting a brew with Chris Sununu. If Hynes had to drink with Feltes, he wrote, he would pour the beer under the bar and make up an exc…

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Gov. Chris Sununu used to run the family-owned Waterville Valley ski resort, so naturally he knows nothing about the ski business and should be kept far, far away from any state decisions regarding New Hampshire skiing during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

A headline last week referencing a Greek Orthodox church in Portsmouth got us thinking about the proper roles of church and state. A church pastor (who reportedly is no longer there) was allowing the sharing of a single communal instrument. State authorities suspect the practice led to a COV…

Friday, October 02, 2020