Letters

Forum, April 24: Co-op, Pro and Con; Good Plan for Hanover

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why Silence Co-op Official? To the Editor: In Jim Kenyon’s April 22 column, “Election Failure,” he takes the extraordinary position that in a democratic election less information can be better. He severely criticizes the second-in-command of the Hanover Co-op for sharing his views of the candidates for the board with a group of co-op suppliers and other interested parties. And to top this off, several former board members have joined …

Forum, April 23: No Hidden Agenda in Co-op Challenge; ‘Live Free,’ From France?; Leave Dead Birds Where They Are

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No Hidden Agenda Here To the Editor: I would like to respond to the statements that Tony White, the Co-op director of operations, is spreading through email to his community of vendors that sell to the Hanover Food Co-op. I believe he is spreading misinformation about three of the candidates for the Co-op board election. As one of the candidates maligned, I would …

Forum, April 22: Co-op Votes Will Count; Bring Back Old Co-Op Values; Reconsidering Lincoln

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

About Co-op Voting To the Editor: I would like to address misinformation published in the Valley News regarding the disqualification of paper ballots submitted by Co-op members during the current board of directors election. In both a recent letter to the editor and in a transaction ad published by a non-Co-op source, the statement was made that if more than one ballot is …

Forum, April 11: Sierra Club and Science; Reporters Need Monitors; Rent Subsidy Loss Will Hurt Many

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sierra Club and Science To the Editor: The Sierra Club nationally was in favor of nuclear power many decades ago. I have a nuclear scientist colleague who was a member at the time, but quit when the club switched to being anti-nuke. The local club chairman charges “climate …

Forum, April 9: Look to Co-op’s History; It’s No Crime to Be Poor

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Look to Co-op’s History To the Editor: Sixty-six years ago, I moved to Hanover when my father accepted the job as manager of the Hanover Co-op. The Co-op’s bank account totaled less than $400 and the business was struggling to stay alive. Both my parents were deeply committed …

Forum, April 8: Male Domination in Hartford; Art and Politics at Hanover High

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Male Domination in Hartford Dear Editor: As a member of the Hartford School Board, I am concerned that the girls in our school system are being sent a destructive message by the very system taxpayers trust to teach them values: Males are the leaders of their world. Of …

Sunday Forum: A Confused Defense of Diversion; a Climate Cultist Responds; Easing the Burdens of Illness

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Rash Assumption To the Editor: In their reply to Dr. Schorsch’s March 25 Forum letter regarding the “failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic,” and specifically his opinion that “simplistic, vindictive court diversion programs” are part of the problem, the directors of Valley Court Diversion …

Forum, April 4: Thanks for Fire Response; Throwing Cold Water on Climate Alarm; You Go, Hockey Girls!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thanks for Fire Response To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the Britton Lumber Co. family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the fire departments and other services that came to our aid last Saturday night in respone to the fire in …

Seen in Hanover: A Dog and His Guy

Friday, April 3, 2015

Seen in Hanover Recently on my lunch break, I went to the Hanover post office to mail my weekly letter to my Mom. Upon opening the door, I encountered a medium-sized dog, dark brown, in a red coat, sitting in the center of the runner mat leading to …

Forum, April 3: Money, Statins and You; Scientists Talk About Climate; I Love the Co-op

Friday, April 3, 2015

Money and Your Diet To the Editor: In mid-February, a Washington Post article reported that our top nutrition advisory panel, relying on scientific evidence, had removed warnings against dietary cholesterol, the U.S. being the world’s last country to do so. A Valley News editorial followed, grateful that scientific …

Cartoon to the Editor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hartford’s Flawed Budget Vote To the Editor: The Hartford budget process is a sham. Three weeks after the first vote, Hartford can present new, barely changed budget numbers, without publishing these numbers for all citizens to see, and …

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in …