An offshore wind development

Commentary: New Hampshire should embrace an offshore wind future

Last month’s celebration of Earth Day provided an opportunity to reflect upon how to build a stronger economic future for New Hampshire’s citizens based on a clean-energy future. The solutions to the crises of...
Chicken of the woods

Mushroom foragers know how easy it is to make a mistake, and that’s why...

Eric Milligan knows a toxic mushroom when he sees one. For the past eight years, he’s cultivated edible mushrooms on his Tamworth farm. And when he’s not farming, he’s out in the woods, foraging...
John Lewis

Commentary: Pass the For the People Act to fight voter suppression, root out corruption

The late congressman John Lewis once said: "The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy." I couldn’t agree more. I’ve said before that...
Girl with a mask looking out a window

After a year of pandemic, mental health challenges are many

New Hampshire’s crawl toward reopening is now a sprint. Weeks after ending the state’s mask mandate, Gov. Chris Sununu will lift pandemic restrictions on businesses Friday and wants all state workers back to the...
Fire pit

Editor’s Notebook: Zen and the art of fire pit assembly

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant took to the New York Times last month to diagnose my problem – and maybe yours.  “It wasn’t burnout – we still had energy. It wasn’t depression – we didn’t feel...
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Senators urged to prioritize health care, public education in state budget

This story was updated May 5, 2021 at 8 a.m. Developmental disability advocates, school representatives, health care leaders, and residents took to a public microphone Tuesday to argue for specific priorities in the New Hampshire...
President Biden receives a second dose of the vaccine

States with higher vaccine demand will be able to request more from federal government

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated. Under the new policy, any doses that a state doesn’t request from its weekly, population-based...
New Hampshire state house

Unpacking the budget: From tax reductions to red-listed bridges

This story was updated on May 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. to clarify the details of Gov. Chris Sununu's Department of Energy proposal as well as the House's Planned Parenthood provision.  By now, debates over...
Needles on the pavement

Commentary: Overdose prevention centers will save lives in New Hampshire

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest provisional data on drug poisoning deaths, it is projected that the United States may be losing 90,000 American lives to drug poisoning every 12...
State house dome

Proposed restrictions on reproductive health care funding loom large in budget debate

This story was updated on May 3, 2021 at 8 a.m. The pandemic left Rep. Joshua Query unemployed and underinsured – and then in a medical crisis when a former partner called to say he...

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