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Letters

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 from the Norwich Women’s Club are asked to download an application on our website at www.norwichwomensclub.org or call me at 802-649-1549 to …

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. The other story was about a third-grader whose place at the Hanover Street School in …

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 Opera of New York can offer. These are exciting productions that anyone of any educational, …

Letter: U.S. Debt Out of Control

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: The article about the U.S. deficit (“Shrinking Deficits Silence Foreign Scolds” front page , April 15), makes it sound as though our financial situation is rapidly improving: “the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years.” The latest estimate for the deficit from the …

Letter: 'SPARK' Community Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: On March 26, 2014, the “SPARK!” Community Center announced its plans to open a new center in the Upper Valley for adults with special needs, their families and caregivers. Co-founders, John Fenley and Lisa Green, shared their vision for creating the center—a place where the …

Letter: Thanks to Foster Parents

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month, and we at the Department for Children and Families Family Services Division would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region. The …

Letter: Hartford Should Welcome Dogs and Their Owners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: A recent Valley News article, “Hartford Adds Rules for Public Use,” included topics, issues and concerns discussed in detail at a recent Hartford Selectboard meeting with a focus on use of public lands. In reading the article, it was clear to me that the restricted …

Letter: Emerson Wouldn’t Approve

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Emerson Would Not Approve To the Editor: To both the Lebanon School Board and the Lebanon Zoning Board: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Toy Storey Norwich …

Letter: Step in Right Direction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sex Assault: A Better Policy To the Editor: In his letter of April 16 (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights”), Thomas Curphey criticized Dartmouth College’s proposed policy for adjudicating cases of sexual assault. Mr. Curphey appeals to constitutionally guaranteed rights of those who are accused and argues that guilt …

Letter: Attending Dartmouth Is Not a Civil Right

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Attending Dartmouth Is Not a Civil Right To the Editor: I write in response to Thomas J. Curphey’s letter (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights,” April 16). Mr. Curphey alleges that “Dartmouth’s proposed policy on sexual assault violates or greatly abridges the constitutionally guaranteed rights of students accused under …

Letter: Misguided School Officials

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: I read your April 15 editorial, “Not So Great Expectations,” with much pleasure. You have done the public and particularly the residents of Lebanon a good public service in exposing the petty, small-minded behavior of the Lebanon school superintendent and the Lebanon School Board. I …

Letter: Help Preserve Hartford’s Schoolhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: Last January, the Valley News featured the drive to preserve the vintage one-room schoolhouse in Hartford’s Jericho Rural Historic District. Fund-raising began in December and continues in coordination with the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Historic Preservation Commission. The building is believed to be …

Letter: Putting Children First

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: We want to begin by thanking the anonymous donor for his most generous contribution, which allows our grandson Lucian Vigneault to finish the school year at Hanover Street School in Lebanon. You chose to place a child’s well-being and stability above all else. Your good …