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Praises column by Lake on hunting

To the editor:

I am a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family is very important in my life, however, hunting runs a very close second. I will not apologize for this, nor do I feel any need to justify it. A day in the woods hunting always relieves the stress of everyday life.

After reading the Northampton Conservation chairman’s guest column in the Gazette on Oct. 9, I feel assured that at least Mr. Kevin Lake is considering the hunting on conservation land question with a very intelligent point of view.

My only hope is that the other members of the Conservation Commission are also willing to relax their prejudice and vote in favor of allowing hunting. Kevin, thank you so very much.

Donn A. Boulanger Sr.



Kevin Lake: Northampton Conservation Commission chairman explores assumptions and facts about hunting

Monday, October 7, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Following recent letters and columns in the Gazette about hunting on city conservation land, I want to respond as chairman of Northampton’s Conservation Commission. I don’t know where my colleagues on the commission stand on this issue. Massachusetts’ Open Meeting Law prohibits us from deliberating other than during public meetings. I speak only for myself. Although like most …

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