Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Portsmouth taxpayers have a rare opportunity this Nov. 2 to approve a bond that will accelerate much-needed deferred health and safety improvements for all of the district’s … more
To the editor: We are grateful to the residents of Portsmouth who have taken the time to learn about the school facilities bond referendum voters will consider on Tuesday, Nov. … more
To the editor:I would like to point out a major inconsistency between the two ballot questions. The school bond asks voters to approve $21.4 million, of which $4.5 million (is for) for … more
To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and voter, and I have no school-age children. Here’s why I am enthusiastic about supporting the $21.44 million school facilities bond in the special … more
To the editor: The members of the Portsmouth School Committee are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and we are unanimous in our support for the school facilities bond on the ballot Nov. 2. … more
To the editor: Dear Portsmouth voters, A few people have raised questions as to “why now” for including new HVAC systems in the Portsmouth Schools Facilities Bond. All of the … more
To the editor: The voters of Portsmouth have an opportunity to approve two ballot initiatives in a special election on Nov 2. Both are forward-looking projects that voters should give strong … more
To the editor: Please vote yes on both questions.  It is essential that we maintain our school buildings. They are old, and we must realize that old buildings require more maintenance and … more
To the editor: This November the taxpayers of Portsmouth will be asked to vote to go into more debt. Why?  I have lived in Portsmouth since 1991 in a home purchased that year. Since then I … more
Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had … more
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