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Letter: The Gap Between Rich and Poor

To the Editor:

Perhaps communism isn’t so bad. On the same day the Valley News reported about the difficulty young people have finding affordable housing in the Upper Valley and the $18 million dollar house (possibly with a helipad) in Barnard. Karl Marx proposed “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Sounds like a good idea to me.

Jon Appleton

White River Junction


Jim Kenyon: A Helipad Is Proposed in Barnard

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I understand completely why anyone might be eager to find a way to reach Barnard that doesn’t involve driving through Woodstock. Motoring in and out of that speed trap can be expensive. Take it from someone who knows. But a helicopter? That seems a bit over the top. Strange but true. Last month, John J. Noffo Kahn applied for a …

Young Renters Struggle to Afford Housing in Upper Valley

Thursday, March 7, 2013

When it comes to housing costs, 30 is the magic number. Housing experts say no more than 30 percent of a household’s gross income should be spent on a mortgage or rent and related expenses, such as taxes and utilities. Paying more can mean skimping on other necessities, such as food and medical care. But with the cost of housing …