Author Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Citizens’ Police Academy was eye-opening

To the editor: It was a distinct honor for me to have recently attended the 10-week Portsmouth Citizens’ Police Academy. It was one of the most fascinating and enlightening experiences that I have ever had. In learning about and experiencing virtually every aspect of local law enforcement, I gained a great respect for the complex

Whale ship South America of Providence and New Bedford - sperm whale tooth.

Letter: Banning scrimshaw sales won’t stop African poaching

To the editor: The Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association, an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of the trade, collection and study of antique scrimshaw, is calling upon legislators to withdraw or amend pending legislation that prohibits and criminalizes the free exchange of 19th-century whalemen’s folk art and other priceless cultural artifacts. Proposed federal rules