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Friday, February 27, 2015

Column: The Crorys Gave Me the Chance of a Lifetime, and Even More

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Longtime state representative Elizabeth Crory of Hanover passed away this month at age 82. She was a tireless advocate for the underserved, a dedicated public …

Raises at Wal-Mart

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wal-Mart would have to go a long way to match Henry Ford’s 1913 salary surprise, when he raised the daily wage at his auto plant …

Editorial: Eggs Are Back

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It’s been a long time since nutritional advice was as straightforward as “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Changing and sometimes contradictory guidance on what people should eat can make many lurch from fad to fad, or surrender and embrace the doughnut. Latest case in point: …

Column: N.H.’s Pot Possession Law Is Costly for Everyone

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has been quoted as opposing decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults on the grounds that doing so would “send the wrong message.” What is the message …

Column: Unanswerable Questions Are Sometimes the Best Kind

Sunday, February 22, 2015

We always got the easy parts, we clever teenagers. We knew that the Jester was Bob Dylan, and that “Jack Flash sat on a candlestick” referred to the Rolling Stones playing Candlestick Park. “Eight miles high and falling fast” was trivial. There were always a few kids who …

Column: ‘Mockingbird’ Reflects a World Divided Between Readers and Nonreaders

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Until a couple of weeks ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her To Kill a Mockingbird, she had settled into silence, firmly resisting the pleas of her …

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Glenn McCoy, Mike Marland and Darrin Bell …

Sunday Forum: Finding Common Ground on Guns; Nulty’s Candidacy for Hartford School Board; Unnecessary Medical Tests; Big Decisions in Norwich

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Exploring the Gun Gulf To the Editor: In my two years in the New Hampshire House, I’ve seen polarization on many issues. One that continues to cause deep division is guns. I surmise that everyone is fearful of the proverbial “slippery slope,” and that makes us resist even …

Column: Boston Is Buried by Winter

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Regrettably, we find ourselves unable to take an official position on winter as the Upper Valley has experienced it this year, due to a unfortunate division within the editorial board between realists and a weather-denier who claims to …

Column: Why Wal-Mart Will Pay Its Workers More

Saturday, February 21, 2015

By April, Wal-Mart workers will no longer be making minimum wage. The retail colossus, which has seen sales struggle a bit recently, finally had a sunnier quarter. And apparently it’s so giddy that it is announcing a major wage increase for many of its retail workers: a minimum …

Column: Scott Walker: No Degree and Proud of It

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Washington In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant — and concerning — is how Walker talks …

Forum, Feb. 21: Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park; Vermont’s Pot Mistake; Support Gun Regulations

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park To the Editor: The cemetery is West Lebanon is not a dog park, and signs are clearly posted to keep your animals leashed. My 8-year-old daughter is buried there, and I have had to clean urine off the snow on or around …