Opinion

The power of positive answers

Just say yes. It’s a simple concept, but one so powerful and uplifting that its results can’t be debated. What would happen if everyone viewed the world through this prism and set out to approach all of life’s challenges from…

Dems taking care of business

It was a cause for celebration in Colebrook in June when North American Equipment Upfitters opened a new plant there, expanding its Hooksett-based business by taking advantage of the new Coos County tax credit. It’s good news for the rest…

Meeting a diverse population’s health needs

Manchester Community Health Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2008. Much has changed in that time. Health-care costs have escalated, transportation needs have increased, and language and cultural differences have made providing care difficult. No longer can one simply…

Workers, unions need a level playing field

Although some politicians believe we’re only experiencing a “mental recession,” working men and women in New Hampshire know that we’re in real trouble, and that we didn’t get here overnight. We need real long-term solutions to our deep-rooted economic problems…

N.H. commuter rail: a success in 1980

I read with great interest, and am most encouraged by, the reported efforts by the New Hampshire Passenger Rail Authority and the Southern New Hampshire Regional Commission to bring passenger trains back to central New Hampshire.  Certainly the time for…

Card check: labor’s power grab

The gains achieved by organized labor have become embedded not only in our factories and offices, but in the tradition and fabric of our country. So it seems inconsistent at best, hypocritical at worst, that the number one goal of…