Gov. John Lynch has taken on a tough challenge: getting the Kancamagus Highway open by Sept. 15. That he even set the deadline is a good sign for the state.
New Hampshire has a weak governor’s office. It does not have a lot of powers, and many of the powers it has are checked by the Executive Council. But mobilizing the resources of the executive branch to fix a damaged state highway before the critical fall foliage season ends is exactly the sort of thing that a governor can do.