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Letter: This cut hits home

Re “Forest Service shutters campgrounds” (Monitor Local & State page, Oct. 10):

Thank you for your informative article about the campground closures in the White Mountains. I was already aware of much of what was in the article because I had already spoken to Kent Tower myself. What he didn’t mention to me was that he actually pays the U.S. government for the use of the Forest Service land. This issue has become important to me because it has a truly personal impact on my family. Our family has been camping at Russell Pond campground for 12 years. During that time, the same campground host has been there. We have enjoyed our association with Bert as we visited there. He has watched our family grow – babies were born, and the children grew. This year, Bert is retiring and moving across the nation. Columbus Day weekend was our last chance to say goodbye. It’s sad to us that the current administration will go to such lengths to make a point when it not only hurts the American public and the local economies, but even stops revenue from coming into the government coffers.



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