To the editor:

Regarding the disrespect and disregard being shown by out-of-state visitors, I have to agree.

I live in the middle of nowhere. Within the past two weeks, I’ve had a drunk man from Massachusetts literally walk right into my home, and just today, had a Massachusetts woman drive onto my lawn, walk behind my barn and go to the bathroom on my lawn. Well, that’s simply not happening. I am no longer willing to be “tolerant.”

I have no idea what is wrong with these people and why they feel that they are entitled to behave this way, but, I, for one, simply will not have it. I hope that the majority of us residents start to stand up for ourselves and take back our home.

Once you begin to allow these types of behaviors, you teach them that it’s acceptable. I’m sick of it. I’m sick of the trash, the vehicles coming at us on the roads in our lanes because they can’t put their damn phones down.

I’m sick of the attitudes, the overpopulating of our beautiful beaches, mountains, etc. I’m sick of not being able to get what I need at grocery stores because the tourists have come and stocked up.

This is my home. This is our home. If you aren’t willing to stand up for it, then you may as well get used to the idea of losing your home because what you love about our valley will no longer exist. Wake up. Stand up or lose it.

Stacy Downs


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Another Madison resident here. Thaddeus is spot on. These people are a disease, they have been given far too much for far too long and its time for it to end. We all need to stand up and say enough is enough!


I agree. People can complain all they want about the money tourism brings in but that just makes it a question of how much you are willing to metaphorically "sell your soul." Tourists may bring money but they also bring a host of negative experiences and behaviors, from bad driving to rude and disruptive behavior to driving up real estate prices because someone from Boston or New York can afford to pay more for their second home than many people in New Hampshire can afford to pay for their first.

Sharon N

Right on sister!


[thumbdown]We live in a nice area here in Madison, but, lately we have been picking up more trash and beer cans and the like, even clothing that we do not appreciate. Please be mindful of our home, just take your junk home with you!!

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