Letters

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We know, thanks to research by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and others, which mental health care practices yield the best results, but …

Forum: Bad Site for Solar Panels in Windsor; Bright Outlook in Claremont

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bad Site for Solar Panels To the Editor: Let me begin by stating that solar power is a good thing and certainly in our future as an alternative energy source. But at what cost? There are 900 acres of state-owned land in Windsor that Green Mountain Power has somehow convinced the state that this would be a good spot to install about 19,000, …

Forum: Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor; Enfield Trail Blazer; Welcome, Sports Editor

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor To the Editor: Solar power is a good energy source in most cases, an important tool to reduce climate change. The current proposal for a massive solar farm in Windsor is a bad idea, an example of misplaced solar sprawl to export energy out of state (“Windsor Residents Balk at Solar Proposal for Prison Land,” July 29). The …

Forum: Local Boost in the Upper Valley; Bush Editorial a Cheap Shot; Diacritical Remarks

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Local Boost in the Upper Valley To the Editor: John McClaughry’s review of local shopping promotional campaigns and the work of economist Michael Shuman (“The Local Economy Solution,” July 12) provided an important overview of the impact locally owned businesses deliver to their communities. His appraisal, however, missed …

Forum: Voting Procedures in N.H.; Enjoy the River Carefully; Good Theater, Right Here; Thanks, Lebanon

Friday, July 17, 2015

Voting Procedures in N.H. To the Editor: I am writing to express my concern regarding a front-page story in the July 12 Sunday Valley News regarding Bernie Sanders being on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primary (“Can Sanders Get On N.H. Ballot?”). Specifically, I am concerned about …

Forum: Hitting a Wall in Hanover; Republican Concern for the Poor in N.H.?; Thanks for the Memories

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hitting a Wall in Hanover To the Editor: I appeared recently before the Hanover Zoning Board to request a variance, but it turns out that’s where good ideas and personal freedom go to die. I wanted to put a second floor on top of an existing first floor, …

Forum: Coolidge Remembered Fondly; Poker With Clinton and Sanders; Questions About Shooting

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coolidge Remembered Fondly To the Editor: It was disconcerting to see President Calvin Coolidge described by opinion writer Petula Dvorak as “lackluster” and “remembered by nobody” in her July 6 column, “Racing Calvin Coolidge.” It was especially peculiar to see these contentions in The Washington Post, whose owners …

Forum: Lessons From the South; Supporting Hillary Clinton; Not Impressed by Sanders

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lessons From the South To the Editor: My mother’s people, as we say in the South, were from Richmond, Va., known as “the heart of the Confederacy.” I went to college in North Carolina and married a man born in Albany, Ga. We both grew up loving the …

Sunday Forum: Release the Video of Police Shooting; How to Build Trust in Financial Institutions; the Answer to One Cemetery Conundrum; Drawing Life Lessons From Ancient Objects

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Release Video of Shooting To the Editor: I read with interest the July 8 article on the shooting by Haverhill police of a Canterbury, N.H., man “armed” with a knife. The circumstances of the death of Mr. Hagen Esty-Lennon remain mysterious. This present case may have been suicide, …

Karl Rove and Karma; Trump Rises in N.H.; Market Basket’s Example

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Karl Rove and Karma To the Editor: While offering a conservative rebuttal to “An Outrage in the South,” Michael Long denounced the “Unfair Liberal Tactics” used to malign and associate Republicans with what many perceive as a racist symbol, the Confederate flag. I do not wish to add …

Forum: Tenure Is an Anachronism: Cornish Exit Strategy; Pulling the Plug on Grateful Dead

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tenure Is an Anachronism To the Editor: Randall Balmer’s column on tenure is misleading, but not unexpected given the source (“Scott Walker and the War on Tenure: College Professors Need Security and Independence,” July 5). He attempts to put the important issue of tenure in a political context …

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Support for Sanders To the Editor: Bernie Sanders is pretty much the only politician that I am supporting at the moment. I am well aware that he has little chance of becoming the Democrats’ nominee; nonetheless, he serves the very useful purpose of bringing key issues to the …

Forum: A Cemetery, Not a Park; What’s Going on in Cornish?; Unfair Liberal Tactics

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Cemetery, Not a Park To the Editor: I would like to respond to Belinda Smith’s letter (“No Cemetery Fence,” June 29). She states that the cemetery felt like a living place where children play and people walk their dogs. Excuse me, but I thought playgrounds were where …