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Letters

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative values and of the complex issues inherent …

Forum, July 22: The Decline of NPR News; Visiting Prison; Waste in the Landfill

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Picayune Radio To the Editor: In modern nations, political leaders meet the educated public’s demand for the public financing of discerning radio and television services. These media, such as the BBC, provide critical information and analysis to people who care about the duties of citizenship. In contrast, our country’s leaders generally discourage critical and insightful media in favor of cheaply entertaining diversion. …

Sunday Forum: Offensive License Plates; Trusting the Co-op Management, or Not; Community Support Saves Senior Meals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Talk About Offensive License Plates To the Editor: While I am grateful that the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles will be applying renewed vigilance over offensive words on vanity license plates, it would also be appropriate for New Hampshire citizens to be able to own a license plate free of the state’s political message. In 1976, Chief Justice Warren Burger in Wooley …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Sunday Forum: Vetting the Lyrics, Contraception Coverage and Gun Deaths

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Obama Can Act on Contraception To the Editor: When Nora Doyle-Burr interviewed people in the Upper Valley about the recent Supreme Court decision granting family-owned businesses the choice to opt out, on religious grounds, of paying for four types of contraception out of 20, did she remind them …

Saturday Forum: Co-op Principles and Practice

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Message to Co-op Employees To the Editor: I would like to respond to the plethora of letters, written mainly by staff members of the Hanover Co-op administration or past board members. V alley News columnist Jim Kenyon is simply trying to respond to an outcry of employee …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …

Forum, June 29: The Science of Fluoride; Lebanon’s July 4th Offerings; Executive Orders

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Scientifically Sound Decision To the Editor: As a member of the Hartford Selectboard, I read the recent editorial on Hartford’s decision about fluoride with particular interest (“Hartford Brushes Off Fluoridation Science,” June 22). The editor’s claim that the Selectboard did not “wish to go to the trouble …

Forum: June 28: More Police Needed in Hartford?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Making Decisions in Hartford To the Editor: What a contrast between the state and the town of Hartford. On Vermont Public Television on June 20, there was news about Gov. Shumlin signing into law measures to help people with drug addictions. The emphasis is on rehabilitation rather than …