Opinion

Bottled-water torture

As I gaze through the glass-front cooler at the rows of plastic bottles, the polite young cashier breaks the silence with a simple request: “What would you like to drink?” She probably wonders what’s taking me so long. It had…

New ‘roadless’ appeal insults process

Earlier this winter, the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and the Center for Biological Diversity appealed another timber and wildlife management project proposed by the White Mountain National Forest. After reviewing the appeals, it is apparent their objection to this…

Shoveling it, indeed

To the editor: Right now, even by bus: • It is inconvenient to travel between Nashua and Boston • It is impossible from Manchester anymore • It is inconvenient to take a bus from the middle of nowhere (new “terminals”…

Lots of benefits from rail

To the editor: Thank you very much for writing about passenger rail. New Hampshire might want to ask Canadian governments and Canadian businesses if they would be willing to help fund and run passenger rail between Canada and Boston. Many…

Our energy future includes Bow

On Jan. 5, ISO-New England, the organization that manages the New England electric grid, announced that the region’s operating capacity for several weeks this coming May and June may be short by 1,740 megawatts, and that additional negative numbers are…

Have we all been ‘Minskyed?’

Some 20 years ago, on the brink of the cataclysm that scorched New Hampshire’s property markets and swallowed its largest banks, a friend found me toting “Stabilizing an Unstable Economy,” a book written by Hyman Minsky, an academic economist then…

State needs more fiscal discipline

Since 2007, our Legislature has been spending itself into the current enormous deficit, and now both Republicans and Democrats are coming back to the people for more money. As a member of the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition, I believe we should…

Lawmakers: do no harm

“Do no harm” is the primary tenet for such varied tasks as restoring antique furniture or fine art, or even providing emergency medical treatment. The reasoning is straightforward. When addressing a delicate task, it’s critically important not to do something…

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