To The Editor:

Kudos to the Franklin County Planning Board.

Its decision to put the shooting range on hold until detailed plans are submitted, “including soundproofing information,” is “on target.”

The effect of exposure to prolonged noise level causes hearing loss. Many hunters may attest to that fact.

Of importance is protection of the environment: This prolonged noise level affects neighboring properties for miles. Implementation of soundproofing is a must.

I’ve been there — still am — both personally and professionally.