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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Writing letters to Santa

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

I don’t remember how old I was when I stopped writing letters to Santa. At some point, probably as I got to middle school, I thought I was too cool to ask for things from the man in the red coat. But I remember when I did pen the big fella’ my requests I tried to be modest. In my mind, this guy had a lot to handle over a

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Thankful for clerical errors

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Remember when you started your job and your boss sat you down and went over procedures and at least gave you an idea where some of the ropes were? Yeah, that didn’t happen for me. Nine years ago this week I meandered through the front doors of the Manchester Times to start my first day as a part-time sports writer. The look of surprise on everyone’s face when I walked

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: City board should seize momentum

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:50 am

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    Manchester Times Editorial Just over two months into this term of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the board is already at a critical juncture. The clear division of the six-member board (and mayor) is more often visible than not, but the body unified and acted appropriately last Tuesday by taking the first step to eliminate unjust raises for its members. The board voted 6-0 to pass the

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Don’t shoot the messenger

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    We have a responsibility at the Manchester Times that isn’t always the most flattering or even understood. We have a responsibility to report the news. It is that simple. If you are a print reader only and don’t keep up with our online product then you are likely a little behind on where I’m about to go, but I’ll quickly fill you in. The bobcat story you see on page

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Some memories withstand time

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Time leaves its mark on everything. Time heals seemingly insurmountable wounds, deteriorates friendships and builds others. Time wears on everything and everybody. But as sure as the effects of time seem imminent, there are some things that time has yet to touch. Every year as we near Halloween, regardless of what is happening in my personal or professional lives, or the world around me, I am always taken back to Oct.

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Facebook fighters to the rescue

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Ah, Facebook. What better place to turn to scroll through the most intelligent of opinions. On our Manchester Times Facebook page, we welcome a wide variety of opinions and statements. But we tend to draw a firm line at extreme vulgarities and unsubstantiated claims about other people. We are not going to be libel for litigation and we certainly aren’t going to funnel the gossip channels of this town. But

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: What happened to movie etiquette?

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Perhaps I take for granted that everyone has a decent amount of etiquette naturally etched in their brains. I made a Monday night trip to the movies with Holly and learned that I am very naïve to think that. In today’s world one would expect to be distracted while watching a movie on the big screen by cell phone lights, rings, vibrations, etc. But no, I was subjected to the

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