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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Pessimism no more

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Without a shadow of doubt – I can confidently state that I am a pessimist. Not a proud pessimist. Just a pessimist. I am constantly moaning and groaning about something. My co-workers will agree. I tend to locate the negative in a pile full of positives (as if such a thing exists). Call it what you want. A moment of weakness perhaps. But I was thoroughly impressed with the turnout

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Politicians aren’t to blame – we are

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    The electorate in local elections is lazy. Sorry to be so blunt, but I feel honesty is needed now more than ever. I read a post on Facebook last week that left me with a deep feeling of disappointment in the approach some people take to the polls. After a lengthy rant, the post concluded with: “vote out all local incumbents.” The “author” went on to say that these incumbents

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Hospital merger would be a great step for Manchester

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    While this space is generally reserved for less-fortunate politicians and governmental bodies caught between two bad decisions, we would be negligent if we failed to praise Manchester’s two local hospitals for setting aside pride for the betterment of the Manchester Community. Over the years, the community has been subjected to headlines and stories insinuating that these two hospitals – United Regional Medical Center and Medical Center of Manchester – might

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: A lifestyle change

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    If you happen to thumb through our print edition, past the editorial page and on to our Lifestyles section, I hope you notice a change for the positive. Starting last week, we rolled out our plans for a redesigned and revitalized Lifestyles section. The goal: more features, more art, more appealing packages. There are many subjects that can be gobbled up in a wide net and categorized as a “Lifestyles”

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Bless his heart vs. Lol

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:59 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I’m far from being considered an “older person.” I’ve grown up in the technology age, albeit perhaps not so much as the kids in school now who are using iPads for textbooks and such. Texting first started when I was a junior in high school. In fact, that is when the first camera phone started to come along. But one thing that seems to have developed over the years as

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Bonnaroo – I enjoy the scenery

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Bonnaroo is here. Let the griping and moaning begin from one group. And may the partying commence for others. I used to be part of the former group. But to be honest, long ago I learned to just accept the annual festival for what it is and embrace it. It is coming, every year, whether we like it or not, and there are benefits to the community. I’m not talking

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Welcome to the family, class of 2014

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Welcome to the family, class of 2014 It has been a few years since I’ve sat through an entire high school graduation. Obviously, there was my own. Then I covered it for many years for the paper. But over the past couple of years I have not been the one on the field taking pictures because; well, if you can avoid that boredom then why wouldn’t you? Before I’m accused

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