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To submit a letter to the editor, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters must contain the author's name, hometown (state as well, if not in New Hampshire) and phone number, but the number will not be published. We do not run anonymous letters. Local issues get priority, as do local writers. We encourage writers to keep letters to no more than 400 words, but will accept longer letters to be run on a space-available basis. Editors reserve the right to edit letters for spelling, grammar, punctuation, excessive length and unsuitable content.

 

Chet Francis

To the editor, It's been many years since little Virginia asked if there really was a Santa Claus. Now her question might be, "Is there any real money?" In Virginia's day the government would exchange her paper dollars for something that she could see and feel. Something that had personal appeal and lasting value — silver or even gold coins. Today paper dollars can only be exchanged for more paper dollars. Silver and gold have become things of the past. Numbers have replaced them. ...

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Thomas A. Tardif

To the editor, Once upon a time a small NH town council adopted a process where one-third of the property was reassessed each year, based on comparable sales, called a rolling re-valuation, more commonly known as one-third under-assessed one-third over-assessed and the remaining at fair market value. By its very nature, the process put one property owner against others of like property, and their neighbors. When property owners filed a request for abatement, some contended that the ...

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