Jim Dannis

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Did any ordinary families and taxpayers from Dalton have the chance to intervene? To make the point that open-ended delays in the permitting process as sought by CLF may have a material adverse effect on their finances, seeing if the Dalton landfill is delayed then the tax relief promised…

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An interesting addition to this article, perhaps in place of a few paragraphs of self-congratulation, would be a sentence about the cost per housing unit.

$10MM divided by 28 new units equals $357,142.86 per apartment. Per Zillow, the median home price in Coos County as of today is …

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This is an interesting approach to regulation.

In many areas, a sound regulatory approach is one that (a) has clear, objective standards that aren't subject to much personal interpretation and (b) is announced to be, and is, fairly and evenly enforced so similar conduct attracts sim…

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Robert, thank you for this terrific reporting!

Two key questions fly off the page. Why did the Whitefield police not warn the larger community about Mr. Clermont and the danger he posed?

And how many other individuals like this are out in our midst, posing a clear and present …

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We would add to the reporter's list of questions and observations:

1. Why is a career criminal with an obvious propensity for resisting arrest out on the streets of Dalton? Why wasn't he behind bars?

2. Why was this individual released by a southern NH court with a three year …

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Thank you Robert for covering the hearing!

Some additional points that may be worth highlighting...

1. The zoning discussion is front and center because some people have suggested zoning would "stop" Casella's landfill. Casella's strongly disagrees, as do other people who have…

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This situation is confusing to many Dalton residents, including us!

Does a Dalton zoning ordinance, as promised by some opposition groups, drive a silver spike through the heart of the Casella proposal? Does town zoning provide a 100% "win" to stop the project?

Or is the situa…

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This article doesn't leave a clear message on the critical question for Dalton residents: does Dalton has the right to use zoning to "just say no" to Casella?

Casella's rep is quoted as saying that the state has "exclusive authority over those areas that would usually be in a town's…

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Mr. Casella, could you please post another op-ed describing in detail how you propose to handle the siting and design of your proposed facility so that it will have minimum adverse impacts on the surrounding area, on home and land values and on the rural character of Dalton?

Surely …