To the editor:

Thank you to the eight House Municipal and County Government Committee members who voted in support of CACR 19 two weeks ago. 

The Constitutional Amendment for Community Rights will provide municipalities with the opportunity to determine what development they want for their communities, and among other protections, allow towns to protect the natural resources that support the people who live in them. Rep. Vincent Migliore (R-Grafton) took the time and effort to study the proposed amendment to understand its benefit to N.H. residents and Rep. Clyde Carson (D-Merrimack) stated it would give communities equal footing with large corporations. 

It was unfortunate that the committee chairman would not allow the subcommittee to provide their findings prior to the executive vote on the amendment. It is unfortunate many of the members lack an understanding of community rights, or are fearful of providing N.H. voters a choice to decide for themselves what is best for their communities. 

You can learn more about the NH Community Rights Network at

Mark and Nancy Watson


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