Letters to the Editor

06/19 What You’re Saying: Margaret Dolbow, Arlen Custer, and David Pesapane

Fear in the neighborhood

Regarding Robin Kirk’s My View column “Opinion: Is fear wiping Durham neighbors off the map?“ (June 17)”

This is an important article. It is very disturbing to feel that you cannot approach a neighbor’s door without wondering if they will welcome you.

My neighbor and I found a copperhead on the trail behind someone’s back yard. One of us kept an eye on the snake, while the other went to the front door to warn the residents whom, we could see, were home. Lots of activity inside the home, but no one came to the door! Really!

There is something wrong with this picture.To use someone else’s words, this fear is “so sad.” And what are we doing about it?

Margaret Dolbow


How would you feel?

Imagine if you can living where your family had lived for more than 2,000 years. Even with religious and political strife your people had made a living and you called it home.

Then one day people from other lands come and told you, you must surrender your property and be moved to another area where you could live in peace as equals with the newcomers. This was being done because thousands of years ago these other people had once lived there. As the years went on these other people kept taking more of your land and discriminating against you with brutality and in every other way. Limiting where you could go and what you could do. How do you think you would feel?

This is Israel.

Arlen Custer


Yearbook inspiration?

The yearbook at Andover High School (MA) was pulled after a quote by one of the students was recognized as attributable to either Adolf Hitler or Joseph Goebbels, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

Considering Trump’s publically expressed admiration of Hitler, Putin, and Jong-un it is easy to see where he got his current modus operandi.

David Pesapane


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