David Shribman

PITTSBURGH -- This space is reserved for essays on the moral conundrums of our time, the difficult questions of enduring social importance, the epochal matters involving eternal themes. Great issues like Loyalty. Responsibility. Justice. Redemption. The Red Sox. Nearly four months ago, I moved to a great new town and got a great new start. It was exhilarating in every way: new surroundings, new challenges, new opportunities, new friends, a new league (the National League), a new ...

Lala Dinsmore

That lovely old 1960s refrain, "Where Have All the soldiers gone?" somehow got tangled in my brain today as I was thinking of what I'd like to write for my BDS column this week. Instead of "soldiers" (we know where those poor souls are), I am inserting "manners", because of a small incident that happened the other day. A friend and I were standing on the sidewalk on Gorham's Main Street, chatting. I fortunately happened to look to my right just ...

John Walsh

I watched the video recently of a movie titled "13 Days". It was a retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 from the point of view of the actions taken by the Kennedy White House through the eyes of Kenneth O'Donnell who was a special assistant to the President, John F. Kennedy. All the players in that dark and tense time are depicted in the film, and each, based on my recollection of the crisis, seem to ring true. O'Donnell, a family man and confidant to the ...

By John Porter

Agricultural enterprises in New Hampshire are struggling under the impacts of foreign imports, business consolidations and over-supply of some commodities. The dairy industry in particular is going through some dire times. Most dairy farmers sell their milk to processors who pasteurize and bottle milk and make dairy products such as butter, yogurt and cheese. The federal government sets a national minimum price based on market demands. The retail market price, however, hasn't ...

By John Porter

Agricultural enterprises in New Hampshire are struggling under the impacts of foreign imports, business consolidations and over-supply of some commodities. The dairy industry in particular is going through some dire times. Most dairy farmers sell their milk to processors who pasteurize and bottle milk and make dairy products such as butter, yogurt and cheese. The federal government sets a national minimum price based on market demands. The retail market price, however, hasn't ...