Letters

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 to kill nine members of a black church in South Carolina, “arose in the 1980s out of the old, openly racist White …

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 significant number of respondents actually voiced a preference for the man who, when interviewed by …

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 unusual German linden, brought back by one of my late husband’s cousins following service in …

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 …

Forum: The Corset and Womanhood; Co-op Out of Control; Fracking Isn’t Clean Energy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Corset and Womanhood To the Editor: I agree wholeheartedly with Ellen Goodman’s points in the Valley News about the image of womanhood Caitlyn Jenner chose to portray in Vanity Fair. A corset? Really? The original symbol of women’s suppression and torture by a misogynistic culture? The blessing …

Forum: Protest Candidates; Shooting Range Noise; Parades, Not Scallions

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Supporting a Protest Candidate To the Editor: There is a debate going on about the wisdom of supporting the Bernie Sanders campaign even though he has no chance of winning the nomination. Supporting Bernie Sanders has nothing to do with his ability to win. The point is not …

Forum: Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s; Tobacco Marketing and Kids; Come to Norwich Workshop

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s To the Editor: There are contributors to the Forum from both sides of politics that provide sufficiently frequent comments that readers get accustomed, when seeing their names, to know from which side the message comes. These writers see a set of facts …