Letters

Forum, May 23: Fire When Ready, Everybody; Too Fast for Union Village, Barbecued Bugs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fire When Ready, Everybody To the Editor: The Waco shootout — what do we make of it? Gangs and cops shooting it out over a disputed parking place. From shouts to shots in a matter of minutes, and we are left with the spectacle of nine dead, hundreds of rounds fired, scores of weapons from knives to an AK-47, terrified people caught shopping in a mall and hundreds arrested. What …

Forum, May 22: Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon; Hike for Democracy; Contented at the Co-op

Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon To the Editor: Jim Kenyon needs to get some new material. Like a dried-up old comic, his shtick has gotten a little timeworn. I believe Mr. Kenyon is a pro-pot guy. He would appear to hate police officers as well (or “cops” as he seems to spit out in every column he writes). I just read his May …

Forum, May 20:War, in Hindsight; Hillary Clinton’s Qualifications; When Men Win, Do Women Lose?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

War, in Hindsight To the Editor: It would be humorous if it were not so sad. Republicans around the country, and some Democrats, are confessing that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq if they had known then what they know now. They claim faulty intelligence, and say outright or imply that “everyone” was fooled. Not true. We were not all …

Column: Hanover Planners in Search of a Problem

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hanover, precious Hanover — overplowed, overpaved, overprotected and now overplanned. A tunnel of four-story condos and apartment buildings running up West Wheelock Street? No thank you, and for a very practical reason that no one thought of until recently (more about that later.) But first, we need to …

Forum, May 8: The Hanover Gateway; Hanover Zoning; Norwich’s Needs; Praise for Hartford

Friday, May 8, 2015

Vote No on Hanover Gateway To the Editor: On Tuesday, May 12, only during the day and not at Town Meeting in the evening, Hanover citizens are asked to vote on Article Four, Zoning Amendment 3, to “Establish the West Wheelock Gateway District.” I urge voters to vote …

Forum, May 7: Take to the Streets; No Mother’s Day for Cows; Could Emancipation Wait?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Take to the Streets To the Editor: Hoo-freaking-ray for the Dartmouth students who protested Friday in Hanover. Every American who wants social justice and equality must speak up now. Protest, write letters, call your political representatives. We need to overhaul the social systems of the USA. Let’s start …

Forum, May 6: Krauthammer Finds His Niche; Hanover Can Do Better; Kendal Seeks to Grow; Motorcyle Noise

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Krauthammer Finds His Niche To the Editor: I read with interest Charles Krauthammer’s commentary on Wolf Hall on Monday’s opinion page of the Valley News. This is certainly a departure from Mr. Krauthammer’s usual Obama- and Democrat-bashing commentaries published periodically in The Washington Post and Valley News. I …

Forum, May 5: Prepare to Vote, Norwich; A Wonderful ‘Alice’ in Lebanon; Thank a Mom, and a Dad

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Prepare to Vote, Norwich To the Editor: I would like to remind Norwich voters of the May 12 facilities bond vote (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). A second public forum will be held in Tracy Hall on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and the pre-Town Meeting on Monday at …

Forum, May 4: Norwich Pool’s History; Lessons from Wars; Respect for Mink Brook

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Monument to Shared Values To the Editor: Whatever else he may find to ridicule about Norwich, Jim Kenyon misses the mark when he targets the Norwich Pool (“A Dam Shame In Norwich,” April 26). The pool is not the jewel in the crown of town country-club amenities, …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Senior Meals; A Magical Pool in Norwich

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Value of Meals for Seniors To the Editor: I am extremely disappointed in the recent budget passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In particular, I want to highlight the impact it will have on crucial senior services. It calls for a 50 percent cut to …

Forum, May 2: Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalk; Thanks, Glenn Seward; School Choice

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalks To the Editor: The sidewalks here in downtown Lebanon are not very wide. There have been people riding bicycles on the sidewalks, and that is safety hazard to pedestrians. It’s bad enough when a little kid or a teenager rides a bicycle on …

Forum, May 1: Cruel and Unusual Airplane Seats; Lincoln, Reconsidered Again; Cursive in Our Times

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cruel and Unusual Seats To the Editor: The Valley News regaled us in an editorial last week with another depiction of passengers tormented while trying to maintain a measure of dignity in an airline seat, one that has clearly not been designed for a human being. Be assured, …

Forum, April 29: A Lesson From Gallipoli; Encourage Corporate Change; New Uses for Shop-Vacs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Lesson From Gallipoli To the Editor: The AP article on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion by Australia and New Zealand during World War I (“Thousands Honor Soldiers on 100th Year of Gallipoli Battle,” April 26, 2015) offers a chance to deepen our remembrances, and even …