, Derry, New Hampshire


February 7, 2013

Letters to the editor


Public uses permitted on State of New Hampshire recreation trail and woods roads only (Jackman Road, recreation trail): ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, snowmobiles and horseback riding.

Prohibited uses in the forest include driving motorized vehicles, target shooting and dumping trash. Unfortunately all of these occur with some frequency and some may be due to confusion about forest uses and restrictions. To be clear: Hunting is allowed only during the prescribed hunting season. Target shooting is not allowed, and the frequent, rapid repeat gunfire heard by the residents of Drew Road is inconsiderate. Dumping trash such as old car seats, bottles, cans and bullet casings is also inconsiderate and detrimental to the wildlife.

We have researched the above regulations and now wish to inform you, the public, of our findings.

Our hope is that this letter better informs citizens about appropriate use of conservation land. Responsible drivers know they can use the recreation trail but cannot use the forest trails. Hunters know they can hunt in the appropriate season but not target shoot. Everyone knows not to dump trash. Those who use this beautiful property and witness non-permitted uses can educate others of the rules and can report abuses to the police, the state forester or to the DCC. We encourage active stewardship of our precious, protected land resources. We encourage land stewardship to protect the land for now and the future. Please feel welcome to contact us with any ideas on active stewardship.

Kay Campbell


Diplomacy suffered under Clinton’s term

To the editor:

President Obama says Secretary Clinton has been one of our country’s finest secretaries of state. Huh? Is the president now smoking something other than cigarettes?

Is the world safer, more peaceful, are threats reduced, is our country more respected around the world, are people more free than they were when Clinton took over as secretary of state? No, no, no, no and no!

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