Opinion

Earmarks critical to scientific progress

The University of New Hampshire recently opened a new atmospheric observatory to systematically monitor the chemical makeup of the air — and the pollutants — over our heads. This includes the first systematic recording of atmospheric mercury and some 200…

Drilling holes in drilling

The summer round in the energy policy war is over, and the oil industry seems to have won. Public opinion and both presidential candidates have now fallen in line behind the industry’s “drill everywhere” agenda. Congress has stalemated over every…

Proper ‘unionizing’ is under threat

As the economy slows, employees and employers are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and increasing costs. For employees, the cost of living continues to rise, while for employers the costs of business makes them less competitive/profitable in today’s marketplace. If…

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…

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…

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…