Letters

Forum: Reject Anger; Fear Socialism; Executive Council Zealotry

Friday, February 5, 2016

Reject the Anger Industry To the Editor: Fellow citizens, please vote against anger. I’m one whose vote hinges more often on who I’m against than who I’m for. No shame in that. Evil-avoidance is the most basic level of human rationality. This year I don’t know who I’m for. But I am certain what evil I most oppose — namely anger-mongering and candidates who pander to anger. Why are voters …

Forum: A Woman, Not a Girl; What Women Expect: Dignity and Fairness

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Woman, Not a Girl To the Editor: Who writes your headlines, and what decade are they living in? I am referring to the headline, “Girl Power in Hanover,” above the story about Gloria Steinem’s visit to campaign for Hillary Clinton. It sounds like it should preface a story about the Girl Scouts (an organization I love.) To refer to the work of …

Forum: Stop the Gas Project; American Legion Doesn’t Endorse; Recalling North Africa

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stop the Gas Project To the Editor: Thank you for reporting that staff analysts at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Consumer Advocate have grave concerns about the viability of the competing proposals for natural gas utility franchises that would serve Hanover and Lebanon (“N.H. PUC Urges End to Gas Bids,” Jan. 30). As a citizen intervenor in both …

Forum: Invest in Vermont Children; Reject HCRS Request, Hartford; ‘Girl Power’ Wasn’t Appropriate

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Invest in Vermont’s Children To the Editor: I believe every Vermont family and community should have access to quality after-school and summer learning programs for their children. I work with 40 kids per day at the One Planet after-school and summer program in Sharon who love our program. …

Sunday Forum: A Contemptible Response to McKibben; Fiorina Champions Educational Choice; Sanders Is Not for Sale; Giving a Hand to Those in Need

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Contemptible Response to McKibben To the Editor: I had trouble detecting the “contempt for opposing views” displayed (according to a letter writer on Jan. 27) by Bill McKibben in his recent op-ed piece (“Can Zombie-Like Fossil Fuels Be Killed?,” Jan 25). That a proposed gas pipeline may …

Forum: When Dartmouth Beat Harvard; Trump’s Service to the Nation; Pull Plug on Fracking

Saturday, January 30, 2016

When Dartmouth Beat Harvard To the Editor: As my sharp-eyed neighbor pointed out to me, no British, Italian or Russian troops fought at Verdun, and the U.S. would not declare war for almost 14 months; the first sentence of Jaime Seaton’s Nugget history (Sunday Valley News, Jan. 24) …

Forum: Thanks, Chief Locke; Restrain Your Dogma; The Candidates Debate

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thanks, Chief Locke To the Editor: In the wake of a transition this week in the town of Hartford, I want to send a fond farewell and a note of appreciation to Steve Locke, interim town manager, previous public safety director/fire chief, and always, friend. He and I …

Forum: Friends, Indeed; Dogs at the Cemetery; Candidates’ Letters

Thursday, January 28, 2016

True Friends, Indeed To the Editor: The past November, my former wife and the mother of our three young children, Frederique Thibault, died at the age of 44 of a malignant brain tumor. Her death was very difficult for the many who loved her, particularly her children; however, …

Forum: Preaching to the Choir; Supporting Sanders; The Case for Clinton; Book Donations

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Preaching to the Choir To the Editor: Bill McKibben may be on the right side of history when he rails against continued investment in fossil fuels (“Can Zombie-Like Fossil Fuels Be Killed?,” Jan. 25), and righteous zealots have their place (see John Brown), but one reason the environmental …

Forum: Thankful for Bethel Pastor; Climate Change Dogma in the ‘Valley News’; Supporting Sanders; Supporting Clinton

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thankful for Bethel Pastor To the Editor: I would like to respond to Susan White’s criticism of Jim Kenyon’s column regarding the United Church of Bethel and Pastor Tom Harty printed in the Valley News on Jan. 21. I believe Kenyon spent time conversing with members of the …

Forum: Medicare for All; Stolen Sign in Lebanon; Grow Up, Humans

Monday, January 25, 2016

Medicare For All To the Editor: The U.S. has always prided itself on being ahead of the curve. On health care, we are pretty far behind. Our country spends more money and has less care. Large numbers of people still don’t have any coverage at all. Single-payer, universal …

Sunday Forum: Licensing Without the Facts; the Importance of Paid Sick Days; Taxes and Universal Health Care; Dreamer Vs. Doer

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Licensing Association Lacked Facts To the Editor: Susan White writes in her Jan. 21 letter to the editor (“Broken Bonds in Bethel”): “We license men and women to serve specific congregations in ministerial capacities (including preaching, worship leadership and pastoral care) on behalf of the Windsor-Orange Association, the …

Forum: What We Lost to Thieves; Not as Green as It Seems; Hartford Woolen Bell Returns

Saturday, January 23, 2016

What We Lost to Thieves To the Editor: To the robbers who stole the 7,500-watt generator and the new Ariens snowblower from Second New Hampshir Turnpike in Unity between 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 21: First, I ask for their safe return. Second, for your information, …