Letters

Forum: Dedication of a Coxswain; Fertile Ground for Hatred; Extremism Is No Virtue

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Dedication of a Coxswain To the Editor: Congratulations to David Desaulniers for a great Valley News article on his success as a coxswain — and for his beautifully articulated description of the art of coxing a rowing crew (“The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team,” July 1). What the article didn’t mention is how many summer mornings he gave up sleep …

Forum: Time to Examine Our Roots; Co-op Leadership Success; Co-op Leadership Failure

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s Time to Examine Our Roots To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article “PBS Puts ‘Finding Your Roots’ on Hold” published in the June 25 Valley News. While I fully appreciate efforts by PBS to ensure the integrity of the Finding Your Roots research and programming, now is not the time to delay or postpone this excellent program. We …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have known Beach for a number of years, ever since I was first recommended to him …

Forum: An Outrage in the South; Information on Nonprofits; Supportive Hanover

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An Outrage in the South To the Editor: I read your excellent editorial (“A Bad Connection,” June 25) with rising anger and then, when I reached the fifth paragraph, outright rage. You state that the Council of Conservative Citizens, the hate-filled, white supremacist group that inspired Dylann Root …

Forum: Rating the Democrats; Sanders’ Independence; Everyone Loves a Parade, Why Not You?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rating the Democrats To the Editor: WMUR recently aired the results of a poll of prospective New Hampshire Democratic voters as to their preference for their presidential nominee, with Hillary Clinton named by 41 percent, Bernie Sanders by 31 percent and Joe Biden by 7 percent. A very …

Sunday Forum: The Story of a Linden Tree; Guns and Flags; Responding to Bad Business Practices

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Linden Tree Has a Storied Past To the Editor: It was such fun to discover from a photo caption accompanying “Bearing Witness to the Trees” on June 21 that the linden tree at the former Evarts’ property in Windsor is a “State Champion Linden Tree.” It is an …

Forum: Don’t Make the Infamous Famous; Fracked Gas Isn’t Clean; The Folly of Policy Governance

Friday, June 26, 2015

Don’t Make the Infamous Famous To the Editor: I understand that the media have a responsibility to report news. They should not make perpetrators of horrendous crimes into celebrities. Yes, celebrities — photos on the front page of newspapers and featured online, detailed description of their lives and …

Forum: Hood Museum Helps Teachers; Balance in Sports Coverage; Not Ready to Leave Yet

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hood Museum Helps Teachers To the Editor: The Hood Museum of Art is a terrific community resource, not just because of its free access to “visitors of all ages.” Its mission as a teaching museum reaches far beyond the faculty and students of Dartmouth College. In my …

Forum: Cessation of Hostilities; Value of Fathers; Teddy Bears on Call in Bradford

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cessation of Hostilities To the Editor: Turning 90 years old on Memorial Day weekend stirs the memory. Yes, it was 70 years ago in May 1945 that V.E. Day arrived and found me in a small German town not far from the Elbe River. Peace had come, …

Forum: Norwich Pool Is Worth It; Walk More in Lebanon; Poor Co-op Dividends

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Norwich Pool Is Worth It To the Editor: I am writing to encourage Norwich residents of all ages to attend the public forum at Tracy Hall tonight at 7 p.m. to support the rebuilding of the 70-year-old Norwich town “pool,” which was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene. According …

Forum: The Way They Live in France; What Are Managers Up To?; Sports Over Academics

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Way They Live in France To the Editor: Returning from France the other day, I purchased Boston’s daily newspaper. One front-page article described the dire condition of the city’s struggling commuter rail system; apparently it is underfunded and outmoded. The other said that a football player named …

Forum: Fracking and Vermont; Tax Info on Nonprofits; Dogs and Cemeteries

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Energy Plantations in Vermont To the Editor: There is a broader issue that seems to have been overlooked so far in comments on the solar array proposed for Taftsville, and that is the influence of the carbon market. In our haste to make Vermont carbon-neutral, I fear that …

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Alternatives to Fracked Gas To the Editor: I am writing to share information about efforts to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure in Vermont and other parts of the United States and Canada. One such effort is to support landowners in Addison County who may lose their land if …