Joseph J. Murray

To the editor: Congratulations to Captain Brian Valerino of the Berlin Police Department for having the inspiration to take steps at changing the fines assets for infractions in this city. In comparison to many cities and towns all over the state of New Hampshire, the city of Berlin's fine system was a mere token toward offenders. Another move on his part that I found admirable was the changing of what I considered a ridiculous law, that of having to need two people make a ...

Rep. Ed Mears

To the editor: In 1999, the New Hampshire Legislature made a commitment to the citizens of this state to fund the cost of an adequate public education. The system put in place to fulfill this obligation was far from perfect. It relied heavily on a statewide property tax and higher business taxes. For four years the state has kept its promise, and has provided significant aid to local school districts. That promise is now in jeopardy. If Governor Benson and the Republican leadership in ...

Robert Kruszyna

To the editor: I am not interested in getting involved in a name-calling contest, but someone must rebut the remarks made by Ted Miller in today's (January 15) edition, which, to put it mildly, are "off the wall". To claim that the cause of unemployment in the extraction industries (the so-called "natural resources" industries) is due to the activities of environmentalists is so patently absurd as to be beneath response, except that there probably are a lot of ...

Fred Corrigan

The Sons of the American Legion (SAL), assist The American Legion with their programs and activities. The Sons of the American Legion in 2001 attained an all time high membership of over 247,000 members nationwide. The Sons of the American Legion work together with the American Legion, The Legion Auxiliary to promote children and youth programs. In 2001 the Sons of the American Legion have raised over $246,000 nation wide, for the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Since 1998 ...

Richard P. Bosa

To the editor: From the dawn of time, the most difficult place to live was in the North..in the Mountains or on a Mountain. It's always very cold and windy and the air is thin, especially in the winter. The ground is normally hard and rocky, making it difficult to grow food or maintain domestic animals. Only the brave and physically fit can live in this extreme. We who lived here had hills to climb, wood to cut and carry and snow to shovel and plow. Hard physical work was ...