On these pages, we witness all manner of spirited debate on a wide range of topics. We generally don’t take sides, instead ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to voice their opinions on what matters most to them. And though it isn’t always possible, we attempt to keep the conversation reasonably balanced.
Nobody can credibly say that members of the executive committee of the Belknap County Legislative Delegation cut the county budget out of self-interest.
There’s a quaint little custom that used to play out on sweltering days inside Representatives Hall in Concord, where the New Hampshire House of Representatives holds its State House sessions.
The local uprising calling for the resignation of Republican State Rep. Dawn Johnson from her position in the Legislature and the Laconia School Board is a predictable response to a social media posting that was, at best, ignorant.
Marketplaces function best when consumers have choices, and that includes the marketplace of ideas embodied by our elections and the campaigns leading up to them. When voters have choices, candidates are more likely to voice ideas that have to compete for approval at the ballot box.
It's no secret that Andrew Hosmer is a Democrat. He was active in party politics long before he was elected mayor of Laconia, and his position gives him standing to comment on a variety of public policy matters. But an offer we received this week went too far.“I wanted to quickly reach out a…
According to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the criminal justice division prosecutes, among other things, “cases of crimes committed by state, county, and local government officials, including law enforcement officers. The cases involve a variety of criminal conduct, including …
We feel bad for the members of the Lakeshore Redevelopment Commission who have worked for the past few years – at the behest of the Legislature – to come up with a plan to redevelop the former Laconia State School property.
We'd like to think that our local law enforcement agencies are above reproach. We want to believe that the men and women on the police forces that keep us safe are professional, truthful and bastions of integrity.
We would like to know a lot more about the dispute in the Belknap County Sheriff's Department that has resulted in the suspension of Chief Deputy David Perkins, who has been on paid administrative leave for more than four months.
The world will be watching when New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose their preference for the Democratic and Republican nominees for president.
After he was arrested last Aug. 9 outside a Tilton restaurant and charged with DWI, Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard publicly admitted he has struggled with alcoholism.