I appreciate that Martin Murray, in his July 13 response (“N.H.’s economic future needs projects like Northern Pass”) to my article in NHBR (“Northern Pass risks region reaping benefits of economic change,” June 29-July 12 issue), finds the topic of the Fifth Migration and its potential to revive the economic health of New Hampshire’s small towns worthy of debate.

I am, however, dismayed that all he took from it was the impression seniors would flee the state at the sight of towers as if New Hampshire is only one big retirement community. Mr. Murray seems to miss the point that economic and social vibrancy for small towns will come from the migration of young professionals investing in these communities.

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