AS DEDICATED building contractors and proud members of the New Hampshire business community, we are compelled to voice our opposition to the so-called “right-to-work” laws that make their way into the New Hampshire state legislative agenda time and time again. Despite the legislature’s wise rejection of these bills in the past, the debate continually resurfaces — a debate that is at odds with our state’s values and pushes policy that is both antiquated and out of touch with the demands of a 21st-century economy.

At first glance, “right-to-work” laws might seem like they’re in support of workers, a story politicians are quick to tell that misleads voters into thinking they’ll be good for business and the economy. But the truth is quite different. These laws, deliberately designed to make it harder for workers to negotiate with their employers for basic rights such as good working conditions and fair pay and benefits, undermine the relationship between employers and their employees.

Marco Plante, of Genex Construction Group, lives in Hudson. Lance Mazzariello, of Specialty Services of New England, lives in Derry. Dave Anzalone, of Advanced Exteriors & Glazing of New England, lives in Londonderry.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

LAST YEAR was a record-breaking year for organ donation and transplant here in New Hampshire and across the nation. In fact, it was the 13th consecutive record-breaking year for life-saving organ transplants in the country, with more than 46,000 organ transplants performed in 2023 — includin…

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

AS A PARENT, I am concerned with the rising use of recreational marijuana in society, especially in our youth and young adults. As a physician I see firsthand the effects of marijuana on health, and it is clear the marijuana on our streets in 2024 is not the same marijuana we or our parents …

ALL EYES were on New Hampshire’s pivotal role in the Republican presidential primary last month. Outside of the political arena, everyday organizations can change their leadership model well before November to have an immediate positive impact on their workforce.

Monday, February 12, 2024

IN THE spring of 1945, I was playing in an alley near our house when church bells started ringing all over town. I was only 5 years old, but I knew it wasn’t Sunday, so I thought it was unusual. I went inside and asked my mother, “Mom, why are the bells ringing?” She replied, “The war is over.”

AS A retired priest of the diocese of Manchester, in January, I received notice of clergy pastoral assignments. Eleven were listed. I recognized only two. Nine are not even listed as clergy on the diocesan website, though here for some time. One unlisted was named pastor; it seemed immediate…

WOULD YOU hire an employee for your business who had a track record of lying? Would you want your son or daughter to marry someone who lied so often that you couldn’t trust them? What if your child lied to you? Would you let them off without facing any consequences?

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