Editorial

Snow Woes Continue

With snowstorms coming so close together these past few weeks, it may seem as if this is a winter for the record books, but that still remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it’s been a trial for all of us, but particularly for the highway departments. Most are over budget by now and prepared to dig […]

Shaming the Victim

The recent focus on bullying reminds us not to label students. That includes dividing students into those whose parents pay their lunch bills and those who don’t. Parents are expected to pay for their children’s lunches. Those without the ability to pay are encouraged to apply for the subsidized federal free and reduced lunch program. […]

A Sign of Change?

Deliberative Attendance: Sandown Town 116 voters out of 3,643 registered. Sandown at Timberlane School 278 out of 3,643. Hampstead School 70 voters out of 6,033. Hampstead Town 44 voters out of 6,033. Derry School 245 voters out of 20,115. Londonderry Town 71 out of 15,944. Londonderry School 90 out of 15,944. Look at the Timberlane […]

Enough is Enough

A few months ago, we wrote about town officials’ “golden parachutes,” negotiated deals that allow high ranking officials to leave office but continue to collect their salary, receive medical benefits, and get other perks. We noted that plenty of taxpayers who don’t work for the public don’t use their job interview to negotiate their last […]

Playing an Active Role

Deliberative sessions are the times specifically set aside to discuss and potentially change warrant articles. Residents don’t vote on whether or not to approve the warrant article at deliberative session – they vote instead to send the article to the warrant, and on Election Day, they vote the warrant article up or down. At deliberative […]

Helping Hands

Some people see a problem and complain. Others see a problem, figure out what has to be done, and get busy doing it. Most of us don’t like to ask for help. But it’s a refreshing and validating experience when people offer their help without being asked – and everyone works together to achieve a […]

Coach’s Dream Ends

It takes a lot to get people out of their homes on a frigid January evening. But out of their homes they went on Tuesday night, Jan. 7, with the goal of speaking their minds to the Londonderry School Board about the removal of Londonderry High School football coach Jon Rich for reasons unknown. They […]