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To the editor: That Portsmouth needs solar power is a given. However, the proliferation of commercial solar arrays and their encroachment on Portsmouth neighborhoods and natural habitats is … more
To the editor: My name is Louis Letendre I have lived in Portsmouth with my wife Sue for 37 years. Portsmouth is a place that we always dreamed of living when we took our first ride through … more
Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Kevin M. Aguiar, president of the Portsmouth Town Council. To the editor: Mr. President: We would like to start off with how deeply … more
To the editor: Dear Town Council, I am hoping that at the next Town Council meeting the solar ordinance will be addressed and the council will take a hard look at regulations other towns and … more
To the editor: How do solar arrays recently emerging in Portsmouth adhere to the Comprehensive Plan to provide “an orderly, balanced, and rational development pattern” of land use to … more
To the editor: Which office do I go to get my reputation back? That was the famous quote of President Reagan’s secretary of labor, Ray Donovan, when charges against him were dismissed. I … more
To the editor: I am very disappointed in the vote to remove our 387-year-old name from the State's nomenclature. I realize that those who voted to remove it probably did not know the origin behind … more
Your November election editorial, “Restore the soul of America,” concentrates on style but not on substance. President Donald Trump had been spied on by a cabal originating with Hillary, … more
To the editor: If it’s a gray day and if you are lucky and if you are where there are overhead trees in a damp area, you might see our native Witch Hazel in fluffy, leafless, yellow bloom … more
I am not a racist. I make this candid statement to avert such an unfounded charge against me in response to the position I will herein assert against changing the formal historical name of our state … more
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