Letters

Forum: Nixon’s Still the One; Making Enemies in the World; Sanders Inspired Me

Thursday, September 3, 2015

An Advocate for Women To the Editor: “Here’s to moving forward! Not because the work for women’s equality is done, but because we have so much still to fight for: equal pay, reproductive rights and more.” So said Hillary Clinton recently as we celebrated Women’s Equality Day — 95 years after women won the right to vote. I marched in the 1960s for these rights and I continue to fight …

Forum: Politicians Misunderstand Teachers; Misuse of My Tax Money; Seabrook and Safety

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Politicians and Teachers To the Editor: In this “Trumpian” election cycle, in which the winner may be the person who can say the boldest, meanest and, usually, the most incomprehensibly stupid thing possible, Gov. John Kasich tossed his tongue into the ring in a comment he made in a forum on education. According to Gov. Kasich, the problem with education is that teachers, …

Forum: Reality and Politics; Attacking the Messenger; Social Security’s Problems

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reality and Politics To the Editor: The Aug. 18 Valley News Editorial referred to Gov. John Kasich, aspiring presidential candidate, as a “reality-based Republican,” but also mentions that “he doesn’t really address climate change.” Failing to address climate change is delusional, not “reality-based.” Several weeks ago, NASA’s former top climatologist, James Hansen, released …

Forum: Teachers and Testing; Anger on the Left; Buy, Sell, Recyle

Monday, August 31, 2015

Why Teachers Dislike the Testing To the Editor: It would be fair to say that I am, overall, a Valley News enthusiast. Perhaps because of that, I was disappointed in a recent editorial reprinted from The Washington Post, which I felt offered a far too simplistic portrayal of …

Sunday Forum: Urgent Care Costs; the Upper Valley at My Doorstep; Plan A for Quechee

Saturday, August 29, 2015

More On Urgent Care Costs To the Editor: With all due respect, Dr. Deborah Glazer (“The Best, Cost-Effective Care,” Forum, Aug. 27) appears to have taken my remarks out of context and misunderstood them when she wrote that I was “quoted as saying that the average price for …

Forum: Rieseberg Deserved Better; Confusing the Abortion Issues; A Life Worth Reading

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rieseberg Deserved Better To the Editor: It was a sorry day for Hartford when Hunter Riesberg resigned as town manager after almost 20 years. However, it was almost amusing reading that the way it was done was “rude” and he had not been a “collaborator.” Petitioning to have …

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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …