Sunday 08/02/2015
Technology news leaves us wondering about road safety
Posted: August 02, 2015

The past week or so brought three pieces of news that, collectively, leave us wondering about the future of driving.

Friday 07/31/2015
Beantown Olympics were never a good call
Posted: July 31, 2015

It was a bad idea from the start.

Thursday 07/30/2015
A new study shows trees are good for us
Posted: July 30, 2015

According to a study this month in the journal Scientific Reports, trees are good for us. Really good.

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Pedro Martinez once again saved the day for baseball
Posted: July 29, 2015

For fans of the Boston Red Sox, Pedro Martinez was a salve that soothed all scrapes, cuts and abrasions. From the moment he first took the mound at Fenway Park in a Red Sox uniform, he eased the hurt of having lost Roger Clemens. Knowing his turn in the starting rotation was due calmed the rising tension of a minor losing streak. And getting to watch one of the best pitchers in the game’s history perform his magic at the peak of his career assuaged the heartbreak many a Boston fan felt at that point about not having won a World Series championship in a lifetime.

Monday 07/27/2015
GMO lobby turns to Congress to defang state labeling laws
Posted: July 27, 2015

There are a lot of infuriating things about watching our government at work. One of the most maddening is seeing the sly smile of the fox as he’s handed the keys to the henhouse.

Sunday 07/26/2015
The Cheshire Fair is still one of the region's best events
Posted: July 26, 2015

When the Cheshire Fair opens Wednesday, it will do so no longer as the long-awaited summer centerpiece of the region’s social and economic life. It has, in fact, been a long time since that was the case.

Friday 07/24/2015
Here's to those who lift our hearts and expand our minds
Posted: July 24, 2015

Of all the endeavors that make us human, perhaps none is so striking as the arts. The act of creating — and interpreting that creativity — is, according to some, what separates humanity from other species.

Thursday 07/23/2015
Changes in state tax law should be fully vetted
Posted: July 23, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan this week vetoed a measure that would allow those profiting when they take their company public to sidestep the state’s business profits tax.

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Once more, a tragedy sparks gun advocates' call to arms
Posted: July 22, 2015

If, while driving down West Street Tuesday, the sight of men armed with semi-automatic weapons patrolling outside the local military recruitment center gave you the willies, or at least piqued your curiosity, you’re not alone.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Why should only the popular GOP kids get to debate?
Posted: July 21, 2015

Fox News continues its quest to bring the election of the next leader of the free world down to the level of a battle for high school class president. The network’s Aug. 6 prime-time GOP presidential debate is now only weeks away, and Fox refuses to budge from the idea that only the most popular kids will get to participate.

Sunday 07/19/2015
A welcome addition for Keene Public Defender's Office
Posted: July 19, 2015

Some things just make so much sense that you have to stop and ask: What took so long?

Friday 07/17/2015
Again, a walk aims to overcome the effects of money in politics
Posted: July 17, 2015

The 2016 New Hampshire primary is seven months away. Keep in mind it is only the first of 50 such contests, all of which will occur before candidates are chosen by the two major political parties to square off in a presidential election 16 months from now.

Thursday 07/16/2015
Synthetic drugs demanded a real solution
Posted: July 16, 2015

In less than a decade, the sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids has become a huge problem in the U.S., and in New Hampshire.

Wednesday 07/15/2015
We need a hero, but no one's perfect
Posted: July 15, 2015

You may have heard that an iconic American has turned out not to be exactly the man of character we were sure he was. It certainly came as a shock to us.

Tuesday 07/14/2015
Girl Scouts stand tall for inclusivity
Posted: July 14, 2015

When ESPN awards Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during Wednesday’s annual ESPY Awards, attention will again turn to the issue of transgender rights and the challenges of proclaiming a gender identity that’s outside of the mainstream.

Sunday 07/12/2015
Equality elusive
Posted: July 12, 2015

The wash of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s remarkable World Cup win, one week ago today, can still be felt — no small feat in today’s fleeting, screen-crawl, phone-scrolling news cycle.

Friday 07/10/2015
Posted: July 10, 2015

It’s been a bittersweet summer in the forever-changed landscape of the Keene Pumpkin Festival, as the penalty phase for those charged in connection with the rioting winds through the judicial system.

Thursday 07/09/2015
It's past time to resolve the state's budget impasse
Posted: July 09, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the biennial budget agreed to by the House and Senate may have been the trigger by which funding for state agencies and programs has been frozen at 2015 levels, but it was hardly the end of the issue.

Tuesday 07/07/2015
City manager has kept Keene on an even keel for 20 years
Posted: July 07, 2015

Twenty years ago, John MacLean arrived in Keene to take on the job of running the city government, replacing longtime City Manager J. Patrick MacQueen. Last week, MacLean announced he’ll step down as of Oct. 1.

Monday 07/06/2015
An independent redistricting panel could benefit NH voters
Posted: July 06, 2015

Perhaps lost in the national hangover of post-judicial celebration and/or outrage, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several final rulings Monday. Among them was a decision saying that a state’s legislature need not be the body to determine Congressional district lines.

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