Striking FairPoint workers picket in front of their office, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Concord, N.H. More than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike demanding that the company return to the bargaining table.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In the United Church of Christ, and in other Christian denominations, we are in the midst of the season of Advent, a time of expectation …

Editorial: Americans Need Their Sleep

Thursday, December 18, 2014

We rise today in defense of sleep. Americans should get more of it and work less, or at least differently. Certainly this is a bold …

For Cops, Ignorance of the Law Is an Excuse

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Well, you heard it here first: Ignorance of the law is an excuse, so long as you’re the police. Or so the U.S. Supreme Court …

Editorial: Click Here and Learn

Saturday, December 13, 2014

“A little learning is a dangerous thing,’’ wrote poet Alexander Pope in 1709 or 1711, according to conflicting Internet sources. Pope was to suffer a fate oft repeated in our times. His phrase was misquoted by a couple of authors, morphed into the better known “A little knowledge …

Letters: Don’t Expand Ski Resort; Seniors, Save the Pensions; Carbon Tax Makes Sense

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Don’t Expand Ski Resort To the Editor: This is in response to the thought that allowing Mount Sunapee Resort to expand will improve local area business. Sure, out-of-town guests utilize local hotels, area restaurants and retail, but it would be ridiculous to put four ski trails and a …

Forum, Dec. 12: Use of Body Cameras; Thanks, Lebanon Police; Gift Touches Heart Strings

Friday, December 12, 2014

Allow the Use of Body Cameras To the Editor: The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of black people at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There …

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Editorial: Ruth Dwyer and the View From Thetford

Thursday, December 11, 2014

When we saw in Saturday’s paper the picture of the giant shade-cloth screen erected along Sawnee Bean Road in Thetford, our first thought was that the artist Christo had somehow slipped into town unnoticed and embarked on another of his celebrated fabric-in-landscape installations. The reality, as described by …

Young Voters Don’t Mind Hillary Clinton’s Age

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run for president, would be among the oldest contenders for the office. Nonetheless, she has strong appeal among younger Americans. The former secretary of state, who will be 69 on Election Day 2016, beats five of her most prominent possible Republican rivals …

Supreme Court Misses on Warehouse Labor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Back in the 1940s, when the U.S. Supreme Court last spent a lot of time struggling with the question of what parts of a worker’s day were included in the job for the purposes of getting an hourly wage, the cases tended to come out 5-4. Then, liberals …

Gruber’s Stupid Moment in the Spotlight

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Washington A gaffe, under the oft-cited Michael Kinsley rule, is when somebody in Washington accidentally speaks the truth. But what happens when frankness leads you to say something so monumentally stupid — the verbal equivalent of a pratfall, …

Forum, Dec. 11: Squeaking By on $200,000 in Vermont; Kenyon and the Co-op; Light a Candle for Gun Victims

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting By on 200 Grand To the Editor: I was touched by Willem Post’s concern for the fictional couple he described who are both well over 70 and struggling to get by on their income of $200,000 per year (Forum: “Tax Bombshell in Vermont,” Dec. 10). How sensitive …

Tuesday, December 9, 2014