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Letters

Letter: Operation Day’s Work

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: Operation Day’s Work is a student-run organization that helps raise money for a charitable cause each year. Last year, Operation Day’s Work raised more than $8,000 to give to the Selamta Family Project, and it was the community’s generosity that made it possible. Each year, ODW raises money by inviting community members to employ high school students. The money earned by students goes directly to the organization …

Letter: Presentation on Population Growth

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: As part of Hanover High School’s Earth Day celebration, the school’s Environment Club is sponsoring a public presentation, “Making the Connection: Women’s Education and Health, Population and the Environment.” John Seager, president and CEO of the nonprofit Population Connection, will speak tomorrow at 12:15 in the Hanover High School Auditorium. Population growth puts increasing pressure on social justice, human rights …

Letter: Bernie Sanders Tests the Waters

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: I understand that this Vermont fellow may be planning to run for president of the United States and is coming over here to New Hampshire to test the political waters. We recently moved to New Hampshire after 40 years in Vermont and have listened to his political line, first in Burlington and then as a U.S. representative and now as …

Letter: Hanover Is Turning Green

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: Last summer, Sustainable Hanover (SHC) established a work group of residents and town officials to look at renewable sources for electric power. We learned Hanover’s annual aggregate for consuming electricity is 134 million kilowatt hours, nearly all of which is generated by conventional or “brown” …

Letter: Dartmouth’s Efforts on Sex Assault

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To the Editor: Thomas Curphey’s letter asserting that Dartmouth’s proposed sexual assault policy violates students’ rights prompts this response. The constitutional protections noted by Mr. Curphey are available when the federal government proceeds against an individual. The Fourteenth Amendment ensures these rights when a state is proceeding. These …

Letter: Obamacare Is Gaining

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To the Editor: Ron Willoughby (“Shaheen and Global Ban on Guns,” Forum, April 14) expects New Hampshire readers to be shocked because Sen. Jeanne Shaheen supported a U.N. resolution urging nations to restrict the importation and exportation of lethal weapons. Then, horror of horrors, Willoughby tells us that …

Letter: 'Doc's House,' a Welcoming Home

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To the Editor: We regret the recent Lebanon Zoning Board of Adjustment decision denying a request to allow a number of regular apartments to be built at 4 South Park St., in the center of town. Perhaps the board felt bound by an ordinance that should change, but …

Letter: Abolish the Death Penalty

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the Editor: It seems like years ago that I sat in an auditorium at Plymouth State University listening to a few proponents and many opponents of the death penalty discuss its repeal in New Hampshire. I thought at the end of the meeting that abolition was a …

Letter: Democracy Is for the People

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the Editor: The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission will probably not have a significant immediate impact on elections; but the disturbing element to the drama at the high court was the opinion, by Chief Justice Roberts, that this was …

Letter: Spreading Fear About Single-Payer

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the Editor: Megan McArdle’s piece (“Vermont Single-Payer: Show Me the Money,” April 17) about the unaffordability of universal health care is way off the mark. If Vermont were its own country, it would rank 20th in per-capita GDP — $38,198, according to data from the Central Intelligence …

Letter: Time to Compete for Norwich Grants

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the Editor: The Norwich Women’s Club has just completed its successful spring community projects fundraiser. The money raised from the Spring Gala, together with donations from our members and the community at large, are returned to the Norwich community through grants. This year, Norwich organizations seeking funds …

Letter: Shame on Lebanon School Board

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the Editor: The Valley News April 10 had two front-page stories about schools. One was about a student who had stabbed more than 20 fellow classmates in a Pittsburgh-area school. We are left wondering why these things happen and how they can be prevented from happening again. …

Letter: Opera, Thanks to Catamount Arts

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the Editor: This year in St. Johnsbury, I have had the opportunity to attend most of the season’s MetOpera HD series (now showing in 66 countries). Catamount Arts has two intimate theaters for displaying in opulent high-definition color and superb sound the best of what the Metropolitan …