Letters

Forum, Dec. 19: Edit “Lord of the Dance”; Join the Revelry; Let Consumers Know About GMOs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Edit ‘Lord of the Dance’ To the Editor: Having served as the stage director of the 2012 and 2013 Christmas Revels, and being of the Jewish faith, I have to agree with Robert Baum’s assessment of the lyrics of Lord of the Dance (“Dark Side of a Revels Song,” Dec. 17). While some of the words have indeed been changed, and the song is part of a joyous tradition that …

Forum, Dec. 18: Revels Celebrates the Light; A Failure to Cooperate in Hartford; Tortured Logic of Chaney

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Revels Celebrates the Light To the Editor: I am president of Revels North, and I applaud Mr. Baum for his thoughtful expression of concern about an element of our 40-year-old Hanover Christmas Revels. (“Dark Side of a Revels Song,” Dec. 17). Professor Baum’s essay on the potential for offense with the words of the song Lord of the Dance is well-taken. It is …

Forum, Dec. 17: Dark Side of a Revels Song; the National Conscience; Why Not Display the Flag in West Lebanon?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dark Side of a Revels Song To the Editor: The Valley News, together with Dartmouth College and various community groups, have been marking the 40th anniversary of the Christmas Revels. It is hailed as great family fun in almost daily notices. Unfortunately, it is a profoundly painful experience for people of the Upper Valley who come from a Jewish religious or ethnic background. …

Forum, Dec. 16: Misleading Cost Figures in Norwich; Renew the Cooperative Spirit; Preserve Mount Sunapee Trail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cost Figures Can Mislead To the Editor: I read with dismay the comparative square-foot construction cost figures for the proposed public safety facility in Norwich. This was produced by Selectboard member Steven Flanders in the Dec.10 Selectboard packet. In particular, I question the figures referenced to the construction …

Sunday Forum: A Changed View of Co-op Management; Precious Citizenship; Investing in the World’s Young People

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What a Difference Six Months Makes To the Editor: Hooray for Nancy Parker (“Stop Badmouthing the Co-op,” Forum, Dec. 9) for articulating so well my own thoughts last June in my letter to the Valley News. Like me, she urged Jim Kenyon to stop harassing the Hanover Co-op …

Letters: Don’t Expand Ski Resort; Seniors, Save the Pensions; Carbon Tax Makes Sense

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Don’t Expand Ski Resort To the Editor: This is in response to the thought that allowing Mount Sunapee Resort to expand will improve local area business. Sure, out-of-town guests utilize local hotels, area restaurants and retail, but it would be ridiculous to put four ski trails and a …

Forum, Dec. 12: Use of Body Cameras; Thanks, Lebanon Police; Gift Touches Heart Strings

Friday, December 12, 2014

Allow the Use of Body Cameras To the Editor: The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of black people at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There …

Forum, Dec. 11: Squeaking By on $200,000 in Vermont; Kenyon and the Co-op; Light a Candle for Gun Victims

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting By on 200 Grand To the Editor: I was touched by Willem Post’s concern for the fictional couple he described who are both well over 70 and struggling to get by on their income of $200,000 per year (Forum: “Tax Bombshell in Vermont,” Dec. 10). How sensitive …

Forum, Dec. 10: Netanyahu Overreaches; Take Advantage of Solar Rebate; Tax Bombshell in Vermont

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Netanyahu Has Overreached To the Editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought his country to the brink of chaos. Despite Israel’s draconian security apparatus, Israeli Jews are regularly being attacked and killed by Israeli Arabs; Arabs are being attacked and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied …

Forum, Dec. 9: Something Special at La Salette; Stop Badmouthing the Co-op; Save Energy, Vermonters

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Something Special at La Salette To the Editor: I had the pleasure and honor to serve for nearly 15 years as the secretary at Holy Redeemer Church in West Lebanon, working with and for La Salette fathers and brothers. The La Salette fathers and brothers are a special …

Forum, Dec. 6: The Cost of Pre-K; Change is Coming; Obama’s Mistakes

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Need to Know the Costs To the Editor: Confidence in government depends on elected officials being honest with the public about both the benefits and costs of programs. If public officials think something is worthwhile, they should be able to defend the costs. The benefits of a …

Forum: Friday, Dec. 5

Friday, December 5, 2014

No Need for Tree Cutting To the Editor: Residents of Lebanon, get ready for a change to the face of our community. If the FAA has its way, 30 acres of trees will be removed from the area abutting the east-west runway at the airport. This area is …

Forum: Thursday, Dec. 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Community Nursing Is Important To the Editor: I spent the summer of 1970 in Woodstock with Drs. Hugh Hermann and Ed Shepard. I was a third-year student at Harvard Medical School, having spent my first two years at Dartmouth. Hugh and Ed taught me the importance of meeting …