We all have defining moments in our lives that help shape our future as well as our memories. Some happen by chance, but others are an eagerly anticipated part of life. Marriage. The birth of a child. And graduation from high school. In the coming days, Pinkerton Academy and Londonderry High School hold graduation ceremonies,
Appearances count. Much as we’ve been trained to judge people by their words and what’s in their heart, we all pay attention to appearances every day. And it’s a good thing for people who serve on elected and appointed boards to take appearances seriously as well. Sadly, Derry doesn’t have an ethics policy. It should.
Maybe it’s the Live Free or Die philosophy gone haywire, but the State of New Hampshire does not have an ethics code or disciplinary mechanism for local officials. That’s left to individual municipalities, and many have none.