'Balanced on a human scale'

  The Lyme, N.H., green (a few months from now).

The Lyme, N.H., green (a few months from now).

"When people who have never lived in New Hampshire or Vermont visit here, 
they often say they feel like they've come home.  Our urban centers, commercial
districts, small villages and industrial enterprises are set amid farmlands and
forests.  This is a landscape in which the natural and built environments are
balanced on a human scale.  This delicate balance is the nature of our
'community character.'  It's important to strengthen our distinctive, traditional
settlement patterns to counteract the commercial and residential sprawl that
upsets this balance and destroys our economic and social stability."


~- Richard J. Eward,  from "Proud to Live Here'' {the Upper Connecticut River Valley}