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Peter Macdonald - Town of Lee NH Evicts US Military Veterans

To the Editor

            What does it take to get the newspaper to report the news?  On separate occasions the Lee Selectmen evicted two different homeless US Military Veterans from Church property.  The Town of Lee’s reason “We are a community of Professors and UNH support staff so we do not deserve homeless in our neighborhoods”.  I paid last week to have it printed in the news as an advertisement.  I have heard on face book it went wild.  The truth is a powerful weapon but silence can destroy democracy.  What is wrong with the news media ethics when it comes to our US Military Veterans?  Homeless should not be a reason to forget us. 

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi



Peter Macdonald - Shame on Lee NH

To the Editor:  Shame on Lee NH


            The shame and disrespect the NH news media, court judge and the Town of Lee have shown US Military Homeless Combat Veterans.  The TOL took the Veteran Resort-Chapel to court to close them down.  A TOL official told me “we are a community of professors and UNH support staff so we do not deserve homeless in our neighborhoods” as their reason.   The charges were a legally registered with the NH-DMV trailer parked in our back 11-acre yard.  The second charge was a scrape piece of plywood with the name of our chapel on it to inform our church members.  The third charge is a portable toilet used by the constructions workers.  The toilet was rented from the same company that the TOL rents from.  There was no zoning ordinance against the toilet so the TOL used the International Plumbers code to tell the court the rented portable toilet was illegal.  The court ruled we cannot park the legally registered trailer on VRC property ever, we must remove the scrape plywood leaning against the flagpole, and we cannot have a rented portable toilet on VRC property.  This is a court ruling that the news media refuses to inform the public.

            The shame and disrespect NH, the courts and the TOL is slamming Homeless Combat US Military Veterans goes beyond belief but it is all documented in the courts.  We the US Military stand with Honor so we can never hurt another US Citizen leaving our Suicide the only answer.  Death with dignity rather than live in the Shame of Lee NH is why many US Military Veterans commit suicide.  The shame you make us feel for coming back alive.  To censor the letters of those that fought to make it for these letters to the editor to be printed is ironic!  I personally do not believe in Suicide but it so I ask the VA not to send the police to my home.   Have a great Veterans Day and try to remember we the ones that discussed you made freedom possible.  Letters to the Editors being censored how real is it to be alive?  

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi  


VRC web site is up 


            The web site is up and in the next week or so it will take shape.  Helping returning from the front US Military Veterans must come first.  Citizens using their own money to build rent free single person tiny structures for US Military Veterans to find their way back is positive action.  Neighbors or any other person that speaks against helping US Military Veterans returning needing help but the flawed system we have is what the naysayers use as the reason not to help these (Veterans) citizens in their neighborhood.  Put the homeless US Military Veteran in any other town or neighborhood but ours.  101 Stepping Stone Rd Veteran Resort-Chapel is not the complete solution to helping all the homeless US Military Veterans that exist in NH alone.  635 registered homeless US Military Veterans exist in this State of New Hampshire.  This is only the registered homeless US Military Veterans.  All homeless US Military Veterans are not drug addicts or alcoholics.  Some are people just like you or anyone else that lost their job or the spouse took everything in the divorce.  Some of these Homeless US Military Veterans are disabled and unable to swim the maze of protocol to get the VA Medical care they need.  The VA turns away just as many veterans seeking help from the effects of their military service because there is no proof of it happening during combat.  I know because of the years of struggle even though I have four service-connected disabilities.  Three of my disabilities are Combat related.  I had a copy of my military medical file so every time the VA lost it I could give them a copy. They say they are working to correct the problems but they say that after every new wave of combat veterans return.  The problems today’s veterans suffer from the VA is the same as before just a new label.   

            On May 29 the Lee ZBA will meet and the subject is the wrongful action of the Town of Lee NH denying the VRC a building permit even though the area is zoned for what was asked to build.  The naysayers tell me that my bad mouthing the selectmen and planning board members that use their government position to make the resident of Lee believe that the VRC is not zoned in this area to build.  The selectmen and planning board member live in this neighborhood and do not want “these type people” (their own words) in their area.  These naysayers make the public believe that I am a danger or mentally ill.  I volunteer almost every day of the week to help other people.  I am not badmouthing any person.  If they do not want me to speak publicly about their actions then do not do it. 

            I am a 100% disabled US Marine from the Vietnam Conflict. My wife and I are using our life savings to help other US Military Veterans. A veteran helping other US Military Veterans not go through what my coming home was.  The newspapers refuse to print the letters to the editor from the VRC informing the residents of these government wrongs.  Ignorant citizens lead to more government wrongs when the next person enters the wrong neighborhood.  Think about it?

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi


Peter Macdonald - Government wrongs against US Military Veterans 

(Editor's Note: NHInsider received both letters. We have included the first letter at the bottom of this entry. Being a tiny media outlet we do not have the resources to respond immediately to everyones letters and  requests.  Bob DeMaura Owner/Operator NHInsider.com)


Yesterday I wrote a letter and asked Chris Sununu to give a copy to the NH Governor.  I also sent it to every newspaper.  The subject of the Town of Lee NH discriminating against homeless US Military Veterans because the elite that live here do not want them in their town.  No game: my wife and I spent our life savings to buy 11.5 acres of woods abutting Wheelwright pond and deeded it over to the Veteran Resort-Chapel non-profit.  The only goal of this non-profit is to help homeless US Military Veterans come home mentally as well as physically if at all in a rent free single person cabin of their own.  The neighbor and Lee Planning Board member of Crawford Electrical and Builder (Kevin Crawford) does not want this across the street from his home and the neighbors have expressed the same.  This person wrote a letter to the Lee selectmen of incorrect facts asking for damaging harmful, threats and to have an art exhibit on the other side of Lee to be removed.  This citizen even documents how he and town official used government power to cause financial harm to stop this project.   The Lee building inspector writes a letter to the selectmen of his own idea to get the art exhibit removed maybe it can happen by using the building cabins on Stepping Stone Rd as leverage.  The Lee building inspector promises me a building permit if I do certain expensive unnecessary items.  Then when I go to get the permit he says I need site review (LSR).  To get a permit for a single person tiny house 16’x24’with a private chapel in the basement and two meditation shacks 8’x16’ no one else would be required.  LSR has me come to an informal meeting in March 2013 and tells me do certain things and they need legal opinion and sets April 10 2013 for the formal meeting.  On April 10 this meeting is delayed until April 24 to give the attorney more time.  April 24 formal meeting after a 42 private meeting with the attorney they come back and declare the meeting is informal now and a new one will be secluded after I get certain things done.  I went to a selectmen’s meeting, explained the wrongs and they refused to even do a thing that might allow homeless veterans a place to live in Lee NH.

            Everyone says that they want to help homeless US Military Veterans but no one will lift a finger.  It is my fault for I have never let a wrong be invoked against another citizen that asked me for help.  No matter what the cost to my character or wallet I have given but helping homeless US Military Veterans is my dream in life.  These men and women gave their future as children to fight and defend our nation the United States of America.  I ask Chris Sununu and NH governor to step forward and ask the public to ask why. 

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi


First Letter from Mr Macdonald received earlier this past weekend. /bobdm

Veteran Resort Chapel asks public help!

Lee Planning Board

(Site Review Committee)

Mr. Chairman

            My application on the property located at Lee Tax Map # 12 Lot 3-3 is known as the Veteran Resort-Chapel (VRC).  We applied for a 16’-24’- weather tight shell and two 8’x16’ Sheds and have been in front of the Lee Site Review committee twice so far and you have delayed and miss represented your goals so far, for they have been to with the help of an attorney find ways to delay our building in Lee NH. 

            The VRC owns 101 Stepping Stone road, which is a registered NH non-profit for the benefit of homeless US Military Veterans.  To build a one bedroom 16’x24’ single person tiny home with a full basement has never required such treatment to any other Lee citizen.  There are 11.5 acres of VRC property to build on.  The VRC is trying to enjoy Life, Liberty and Property and your delays and out right illegal acts to require such tests and other demanded wasteful time consuming requests is of like actions of Nazi Germany.  Any other person would be allowed to build and have friends and relatives visit with no government interference.   At the informal March meeting, which was SRC motion to reset to a formal meeting on April 10 2013 after legal opinion was obtained. This April 10 meeting to allow the board to get legal opinion asked for at the March meeting was delay to April 24.  The April 24 formal meeting after a 42-minute consolation with the town attorney in a private room from the citizens you came back and declared this an informal meeting off the record.  I have asked for and demand a copy of all communication between the SRC and the attorney where attorney client privilege is not reasonable here and by law the entire conversation must be public record.  Right to know law.

            The VRC owns the property and by guaranteed Constitutional rights has the right to quiet enjoyment of said property.  The building is a home with a home chapel in the basement.  It is not a public place but a place for the single homeless US Military Veteran using the meditation shack one each to come and pray or talk to God in their own way.   The discrimination and hurtful acts perpetrated on the VRC by the town of Lee NH to this point are uncalled for and down right in defiance of our US Constitution and NH Constitution.  The main theme of the Lee government officials and the neighbors on Stepping Stone road is you do not want “these type people in your town”.  This phrase has been used many times in my presence as you all have asked me how I was going to “Keep these type people out of your town”.  Other citizens have been discussed as they have said after hearing your contemptible words.   I have to ask what type of citizens are you, to reject the very children that gave their future to protect and defend this great nation the United States of America so that you so called out-standing citizens can enjoy freedom.  The hardest part is to accept that the good citizens of this great nation are kept ignorant by the newspapers refusing to inform the public of the Lee government’s distasteful, criminal actions to keep the US Military Veteran that is homeless out of your elite town.   I am sending this letter to the newspapers and CC to Governor Hassen and Mr Sununu

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper FI 



Peter Macdonald - homeless veterans not welcome 

News never printed-death to homeless veterans

            In writing the town is using the protest art work at 465 Packers falls Rd in Lee NH (to be removed at town expense) for permission to let the Veteran Resort-Chapel (VRC) at 101 Stepping Stone Rd to be built.  A conspiracy to use the lives of US Military Veterans living in the cold to force a resident on the other side of town to remove artwork the town selectmen and planning board do not like.  The hard part to believe is the newspapers refuse to inform their readers of this criminal and atrocious act.  The next meeting with the town board is on April 24, at 7PM in the Lee Fire Station.   The newspapers are welcome to copies of the letter from the Lee Planning board member Kevin Crawford a neighbor to the VRC.  Kevin used his position and trusted government power to run up the expenses of the VRC by having the driveway placed in the wrong spot then moved.  He also is a part of the conspiracy to get the artwork on Packers falls rd removed. Kevin has an electrical and development business that appears uses government power to keep homeless and disabled US Military Veterans from his neighborhood.  Can this be the truth or do I see the truth wrong? 

            A letter from the local building inspector clearly talks about the conspiracy and asks the selectmen for permission to move forward on it.  So far the Lee government has publicly stated they are all for helping US Military Veterans but has continued using the trusted power of the people to run up the VRC expenses to delay and cause attritions to stop homeless US Military Veterans from coming to Lee NH or finding shelter in Lee NH. 

            I have it in writing and the newspapers still refuse to print it.  I did agree that the lives of homeless US Military Veterans is worth my pride to let the artwork be removed.  It is ashamed that the Town of Lee New Hampshire thinks so little of the US Military Veterans in this great nation. 

            Letters to the editor was started boy our founding fathers to allow the average citizen to inform the public of just such atrocities’

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi