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No arguing with the brutal truth of White Mountains conditions

“Many have died above the timberline from exposure. ” — Bettina A. Norton

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Ex-transportation chief’s words say it all about government failure

“I find such lack of foresight and long-range planning as [Richard] Davey describes profoundly depressing.” — John Patrick

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Head Start cuts would be keenly felt by kids in need

“The cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences.” — Joyce Ferriabough Bolling

letters | budget shortfall’s shadow looms over state

Human services feel weight of corporate thumb on the pain scale

“Nonprofit human services programs have taken it on the chin for decades to pay for corporate entitlement. This is a getting to be a very old reality.” — Mike Banks

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Slighting Boston College makes him crimson with indignation

“The Globe describes Deborah Goldberg as having ‘a law degree and a Harvard MBA.’ I’m tired of the prejudice.” — Fred Hopengarten

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Gay-marriage foes go to extremes in their rhetoric

Mike “Huckabee and Vander Plaats better hope we don’t decide that people with outdated, discriminatory views can no longer have free speech.” — Kevin Elwood

letters | Our snowy netherworld — er, wonderland

On his street, storms have brought out best in people

“Don’t lose faith that benevolence in the Boston area is totally lost.” — Tim Evans

letters | Our snowy netherworld — er, wonderland

Sense of community gains a foothold in wintry terrain

“There’s something magical in seeing strangers transformed into compatriots, united by the shared burden of the elements.” — Abigail Wolf

letters | Our snowy netherworld — er, wonderland

Boorish Bostonians could use a lesson in snow manners

You “tossed your manners into the water along with all that tea.” — Linda Arends

letters | Our snowy netherworld — er, wonderland

Mayor Walsh is flubbing a clear opportunity to lead

“Why isn’t he out in the streets in South Boston with a shovel, bringing people together to help clear their neighbors’ cars?” — Steven Greenberg

letters | Boston schools to explore, impart lessons of busing

Busing’s ills could be taught under current events, as they persist today

“Given the flight of both white and affluent students to private schools, the district’s problems cannot be solved with curriculum.” — Ryan Fairhurst

letters | Boston schools to explore, impart lessons of busing

To craft a class on desegregation, talk to those who lived through it

“Hundreds of these parents and thousands of these students are still alive today, living in the city, and able to testify to the realities of history.” — Paul and Judith Wright

letters | Boston schools to explore, impart lessons of busing

Judge was led more by federal law than emotion

“It’s a sign of the city’s strength that it is finding ways to come to terms with this sorry episode.” — Bob Hardman

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Decades-old charges wrongly unearthed against UN diplomat

“The truth is that there was never anything illegal, and the accusations were dismissed by the courts. There was neither an indictment nor a trial.” — Edmond Mulet

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Decades-old charges wrongly unearthed against UN diplomat

“The truth is that there was never anything illegal, and the accusations were dismissed by the courts. There was neither an indictment nor a trial.” — Edmond Mulet

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Sorry to see baseball club may leave Pawtucket

“Say it ain’t so.” — Judith T. Heerlein

letters | our transit woes

Nobody is winning in this waiting game

“Hope is not a strategy.” — Ed Lawrence

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Giuliani misses the point — Obama’s views stem from his love of country

“I wonder what Giuliani thinks about Martin Luther King Jr. He was one of America’s most vocal critics.” — Julian Kenneth Braxton

letters | our transit woes

Even 30 days is too long to wait for answers — and action

“Many people can’t hold onto their jobs, their family responsibilities, and their sanity if they can’t count on public transportation to get to work.” — Pam Wescott

letters | our transit woes

After years of doing their part, businesses feel shortchanged

“We hope to see a commitment to new sources of funding and investment.” — Kelly Thompson Clark

letters | SCHOOL LUNCHES REVISITED

Given costs of obesity, healthier meals are a sound investment

“Let’s use this opportunity to further invest in more healthy food on kids’ lunch trays and save taxpayer dollars.” — Lindsey Haynes-Maslow

letters | SCHOOL LUNCHES REVISITED

We all benefit when we make it easier for kids to eat better

“Improved nutrition leads to lower health costs for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions.” — Mike Devlin

letters | GETTING AT THE ROOTS OF TERRORISM

Looking in wrong place for roots of violence in Europe

“I take exception to Stephen Kinzer’s opinion that recent terror attacks in France and Britain can be traced to revenge from descendants of colonized countries.” — Simon Levy

letters | GETTING AT THE ROOTS OF TERRORISM

Our brutal history comes back to bite us

“The legacy of colonialism and its brutality, while perhaps not felt at first, did rear its ugly head later.” — Natalie Rosen

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Centers had no control over closing of bridge

“Philadelphia Insurance Cos. unfairly denied claims by agencies who provided critical services to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents on Long Island.” — Michael Weekes