Letters

Sunday Forum: Self-Defense Is a Natural Right; the Hartford Fire Department Goes Above and Beyond; Brian Williams Wasn’t Seeing Us, Either

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Natural Right to Self-Defense To the Editor: One of the core principles upon which our nation was founded is that we are endowed by our Creator with “certain unalienable rights,” among which is life. If we have an unalienable and unfettered right to life, do we not also have an equally unfettered right to defend that life? Do we not also have the right to choose the tools by …

Forum, Feb. 28: Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon; Keep Dogs Out of Cemeteries; Unintended Consequences of Transfer Station Decals

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon To the Editor: Friends of Lebanon Recreation & Parks hosted its first “Community Skating Party” at Walsh Park a week ago Friday. The purpose was to introduce the community to the mission of our organization and to encourage children and adults to make use of this local resource. Despite the frigid weather, some 60 people came out …

Forum: Feb. 27: Hartford Candidates; What’s Up in Orford?; Memories of Iwo Jima

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hartford Candidates’ Agenda To the Editor: We are asking Hartford voters to vote for School Board candidates Ron Dwinell (three-year term) and Jeff Arnold (two-year term) on March 3. Together, we will make academic outcomes as they relate to budget inputs clearer for the public to understand; work for increased academic rigor at the middle and high schools; find ways to build school …

Forum, Feb. 26: Norwich Project Explained; Keep Royalton’s Treasurer; Re-elect West Windsor’s Clerk; Drugs in Hartford

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Norwich Project Explained To the Editor: A full house came to hear the Norwich Selectboard presentation Monday on the $3 million bond article, supporting the construction of a combined police and fire department administration building, improvements to the current firehouse, the repair and expansion of the town garage …

Forum, Feb. 25: The New England Pipeline Scam; Cherish Windsor’s Trees; Historic Weather; Ukraine Disinformation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The New England Pipeline Scam To the Editor: “Firms: Ratepayers Can Fund Pipeline,” Feb. 19), and a series of other recent news stories present one-sided industry information urging construction of new gas pipelines across New England. The twisted logic is, “help save ratepayer dollars by charging ratepayers more” …

Forum, Feb. 24: Hold the Line in Windsor, and Lebanon; Guns and Public Safety

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hold the Line on Taxes, Windsor To the Editor: As a longtime Windsor resident, I feel I must reach out to my fellow working-class property owners. Windsor property taxes have exceeded working-class people’s ability to pay for some time. Think about the impact these taxes are having on …

Sunday Forum: Finding Common Ground on Guns; Nulty’s Candidacy for Hartford School Board; Unnecessary Medical Tests; Big Decisions in Norwich

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Exploring the Gun Gulf To the Editor: In my two years in the New Hampshire House, I’ve seen polarization on many issues. One that continues to cause deep division is guns. I surmise that everyone is fearful of the proverbial “slippery slope,” and that makes us resist even …

Forum, Feb. 21: Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park; Vermont’s Pot Mistake; Support Gun Regulations

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park To the Editor: The cemetery is West Lebanon is not a dog park, and signs are clearly posted to keep your animals leashed. My 8-year-old daughter is buried there, and I have had to clean urine off the snow on or around …

Forum, Feb. 20: A Wonderful ‘A Life’; Preserve Local History; What Do Ukrainians Want?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter Headline To the Editor: Norwich voters are invited to a forum for Norwich Selectboard candidates sponsored by the Norwich Women’s Club and the League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley. The forum will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in …

Forum, Feb. 19: No Mail In Bad Weather?; The Royalton Treasurer; Making a Difference in Hartford

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Post Office Fails to Deliver To the Editor: In the three score and 10 of my lifespan I have seen many changes in this country, and not all of them for the better. Sadly, it now seems that the noble motto of the U.S. Post Office (“Neither snow …

Forum, Feb. 18: First Primary Isn’t a Goldmine, Vermont; Weekly Bingo Is No Go; An Adult’s Guide to Drinking

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First Primary Isn’t a Goldmine To the Editor: Vermont, you may want to see presidential candidates coming to your state for the sheer interest of it, but don’t expect the economic bump you keep talking about. If you will look at New Hampshire’s revenues over the decades, you …

Forum, Feb. 17: A ‘Despicable’ Editorial on Guns; The Slippery, Violent Slope

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A ‘Despicable’ Editorial on Guns To the Editor: I cannot condemn strongly enough the despicable editorial printed in your supposedly responsible newspaper on Sunday regarding the gun-control package that is now headed for an ignominious and well-deserved death in the Vermont Legislature. It is disappointing to see a …

Sunday Forum: What It Will Take to Destroy ISIS; A Plea for Paul Keane to Stay on the School Board

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Coalition Needed to Destroy ISIS To the Editor: Experience confirms that air power alone may degrade but cannot destroy a determined enemy such as ISIS. Destruction requires a coalition of willing states, united in a long-term effort, each to play the part for which it is best equipped. …