Carroll County Independent editorial ponders Ossipee officials’ public opposition to land use planning and land conservation, reminding readers that clean lakes and open spaces are among the reasons people are attracted to our state.
This NH Union Leader editorial states that the struggle to balance the budget is nothing new, but unfortunately neither is the solution. Once again, the governor and our legislators plan to dip into dedicated funds to balance the books. It’s hardly a winning strategy. Dedicated funds are those fees paid by users, or participants in certain activities, that are “dedicated” because they are designed to fund or cover costs associated with those specific activities. In state government, there are hundreds of such fees, established over time to fund specific purposes. We have posted this editorial as we believe the issue will assume increased importance to lake communities as the state increases its share of milfoil control funding.
Before cheering state budget cuts, state taxpayers should consider that the cost of governing will be shifted to local communities, says a Concord Monitor editorial.
The trashing of private land in the Ossipee Range is an opportunity for debate between groups who have conflicting views on land stewardship to foster solutions to their disagreements.
Some people receive a gift and they cherish it. Others might receive a similar present and abuse it. The latter has been the case with 12,000 acres of forest in the Ossipee Mountains.