Letters

Forum: Yes, Black Lives Matter; For the Benefit of Quechee Lakes; Thanks, Hank Tenney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Black Lives Matter To the Editor: Were I to meet columnist Steve Nelson, I’d ask him some questions about the real motives of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In New York City recently, there were multiple shootings with numbers killed or injured. Don’t those black lives matter? In Chicago, there are periodic black-on-black homicides and crimes. Don’t those black lives matter? In New York City, there are tens of …

Forum: Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste; Made in America, Again; A Good Option for Quechee

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste To the Editor: Your recent report about Scott Walker in Sunapee was admirably thorough and accurate as far as it went, but missed one important point. I asked Gov. Walker about a recent report from Reuters that the Pentagon had never undergone legally required audits and has never accounted for $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money provided since 1996, …

Forum: The Big Picture on Abortion; Palestinian Outrages; Social Security’s Problem

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Big Picture on Abortion To the Editor: Nita Norman may be right — perhaps Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts and is only reimbursed for costs and handling fees (“Scurrilous Is the Word,” Aug. 12). But her focus on the nature of the transaction is an attempt to distract us from the big picture, which even she can’t hide entirely. For …

Forum: Speak Out on Airport Proposal; Cooking Better Corn; Take the ‘Hillary Cure’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Speak Out on Airport Proposal To the Editor: Our community is being pressed to reconfigure the Lebanon Airport to accommodate larger planes. These changes are being actively pushed by: the Federal Aviation Administration; Lebanon city administrators; airport employees; supporters of corporate jets that bring a few passengers each …

Sunday Forum: On the Wrong Track in Vermont; Faith-Based Climate Action; Football Isn’t About Live; Defunding Planned Parenthood Makes No Sense

Sunday, August 23, 2015

On the Wrong Track in Vermont To the Editor: According to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the period for public comment on the state’s proposed new rail plan has been extended to Sept. 15 after many requests from Vermonters to review and speak about the plan. This is …

Saturday Form: The Case for Rand Paul; Brookside Has a Big Heart

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New Kind of Republican To the Editor: I went to Rand Paul’s town hall meeting in Claremont last week. I got to hear firsthand just how unusual a candidate he is. I’m convinced that he is truly a new kind of Republican. One of the memorable things …

Friday Forum: An Old Dreamer for Trump; Those Huddled Masses

Friday, August 21, 2015

An Old Dreamer for Trump To the Editor: Although it’s early in the presidential election process, two contrasting personalities are rapidly beginning to stand out, drawing significant energy, crowds and TV ratings from their corresponding constituent bases — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and billionaire Donald Trump. Sanders …

Thursday Forum: Questions for Control Advocates; Democracy Deserves Better; Welcome Visitors to Nursing Homes

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rapid Fire Questions To the Editor: The recent spate of columns, cartoons and letters advocating stricter gun laws begs many questions, a few of which follow: If an unprovoked assault on an innocent victim is an immoral act, what is the moral justification for failing to act immediately …

Wednesday Forum: A Picture Captured Our Better Natures; Mascoma Clinic Is Developing a Flat Fee Option

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Photo Worth 234 Good Words To the Editor: Every so often a photograph seems to carry a sound track, which I suppose validates the old expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The wonderful, playful photo by Tris Wykes on page B1 of the Aug. 18 …

Tuesday Forum: From Fieldhouse to Fitness Center; A Good Education Requires Parental Vigilance

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Behind a Name Change To the Editor: Thanks for Geoff Hansen’s front page photo on Monday of “the 6,000-square-foot fieldhouse under construction at Hartford High School.” For the record, a brief recapitulation of the Hartford School Board’s voting history in this matter is in order. The Hartford School …

Forum: Jimmy Carter, Man of Peace; Fetal Tissue and Research

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jimmy Carter, Man of Peace To the Editor: The very sad news that former President Jimmy Carter has metastasized cancer has caused me to contrast his presidency with the current candidates running for that office. None of them possess the moral compass that embodied the Carter years. They …

Sunday Forum: Iran Deal Is a Diplomatic Achievement; Thanks for Local Focus; Clinton’s Thoughtful Response on Education; Is Vermont’s Future Agriculture or Energy?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nuclear Deal Is a Diplomatic Achievement To the Editor: The deal by six major world powers with Iran to prevent the latter’s development of nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief is a diplomatic achievement of the first order. The compliance mechanisms are the most severe ever negotiated. …

Forum: When Solar Makes Sense; Awaiting Lebanon Fountain; Give Sanders a Chance

Friday, August 14, 2015

When Solar Is Appropriate To the Editor: Your front-page headline about the Windsor meeting concerning the proposed solar array was misleading (“Windsor Residents Oppose Solar,” Aug. 11). Windsor residents do not “oppose solar.” Most of the people who voiced opposition to the state’s plan also said that they …