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Globe Magazine readers respond to articles about firefighters and efforts to save piping plovers.

Gracia Lam


What a wonderful article by Noelle Dinant Graves (Connections, June 9). We often forget how firefighters put their lives on the line day in, day out. May they always remain safe.

Paul Klaver / Arlington


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I’m a native of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Just as in Massachusetts, wildlife officials have closed our beaches along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore because of piping plovers and their eggs (Postscript, May 19). I’ve been a lover of nature my entire life, but I will go out of my way to kill this bird. Piping plover regulations have cost the business community a great deal; our island is suffering at the hands of these extremist groups that think birds and bird eggs are more important than human lives and livelihoods. Spending millions of dollars to police our beaches and protect fowl is the most insane thing I’ve ever heard of.

Carol Dillon Dawson / Buxton, North Carolina

COMMENTS? Write to or The Boston Globe Magazine/Letters, PO Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205-5819. Letters are subject to editing.

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