Opinion & Humor

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason for spotting the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a lovely Peterboro basket from the Peterboro Basket Company, compliments of NH Made. Peterboro baskets have been manufactured here in New Hampshire for more…

Politics of Mean

With so few carrots, why not use the stick?In late March the state's House Republicans were on the verge of passing their version of the state's two-year budget. With a three-to-one advantage they had all the votes they needed, but…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a three 4 oz. bags of tea - one black, one green and one herbal - a stainless steel tea infuser and a tea-infused…

Politicians in Plastic

"Senator, welcome to the dollhouse!"For the sake of the Granite State's political credibility, it's a blessing that neither one of our U.S. Senators dresses like Britney Spears. But based on the fashion tastes of a controversial toymaker, that's all about…

I Ran So Far Away

October is a month for memories. It's also ghost season, so indulge me while I call up a few spirits of the past. I'm peering back through the mists of time to Atlanta, Georgia, 1982, when my career as a…

Magic Moments

When N.H. voters shape the political landscape.We find ourselves in the midst of our once-every-four-years role of choosing the next leader of the country. New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary tradition extends back nearly a century. It's never been perfect and it…

Bronto Size Me

Even 11-year-olds know the new foodspeak.Recently a friend asked me to join her for a cup of coffee. We were catching up while moving with the line at the counter when suddenly, mid-conversation, she turned to the coffee-loompa and rambled…

Words for the Birds

There's something convenient about an either-or proposition. Heads or tails, up or down, black or white, us or them. So it's not a surprise that most popular pets fall into two categories: cats or dogs. I can understand the dual…

Direct Line

Where else can you meet your legislators at the mailbox?It took Barrington resident Marty Harty 91 years before he was elected a New Hampshire State Representative. And three months into the job he resigned amid statewide controversy. The story of…

Letters to the Editor

Need a good reason to spot the newt?This month's lucky (and fearless) newt spotter will receive a Lake Winnipesaukee day cruise for two on the The M/S Mount Washington (www.cruisenh.com). The ship visits five ports on the big lake and…