To the editor:
As a part-time resident in the state of New Hampshire I take offense to the sign posted by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. My primary home is on Cape Cod, which has recently seen an influx of residents returning to their summer homes to seek shelter in place. If people are socially responsible, not flocking to grocery stores (having family, friends or bringing appropriate commodities) and abiding by state mandates, they cannot be faulted for trying to avoid contagion.
While I understand the added stress to states with influx of movement of people no state in the United States is prepared for the onslaught of COVID-19.
I chose early on to remain in New Hampshire. The Northern New England states are dependent on tax revenue from second homeowners. My advice is don’t slap the hand that feeds you. Instead, yes, have your state governor set forth mandates to keep everybody as safe as possible.
There are lots of folks in southern New Hampshire who work everyday in Massachusetts. Their livelihood is dependent on it. Where does that leave those folks?
Thank you for allowing me to express my view.
Jackson and Brewster, Mass.
(Editor’s Note: The sign Jill Kornack refers to reads “Go Home, Please” and appeared in the April 1 edition of the Daily Sun.)