Letters

Forum, Nov. 28: Sour Grapes of Wrath; Plutocracy in America; Shop in Enfield

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sour Grapes of Wrath To the Editor: With regard to Winifred Anthony Stearns’ enjoinder to us “sour grapes” non-Republicans that we adopt some of the GOP’s “ideas for fiscal responsibility,” I wonder if she is referring to the most recent instance? The last Republican president mounted two unwinnable wars, which still haunt us . . . and did so on credit. He also managed to take his Democratic predecessor’s budget …

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Upper Valley Came Through To the Editor: In 2012, the Carter Community Building Association Board of Trustees launched a three-year youth scholarship fund drive to assist needy youngsters — for many years to come — to learn to swim, play basketball, enjoy summer camp and exercise. We are humbled by the Upper Valley’s tremendous response to our efforts to create a permanent …

Forum, Nov. 26: The Comeback Republicans; Poor Investment in Windsor; The Right Smoke Alarm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Comeback Republicans To the Editor: We Republicans can only laugh at the crescendo of sour grapes unloaded on the public in your editorial Nov. 16 about the national election. Guys! We won, you lost big time. Better that you set forth some of our ideas about fiscal responsibility in all phases of government. Your beneficiaries could not even be bothered to vote …

Saturday Forum: Immigration Reform; Library Survey in Weathersfield

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Immigration Reform Is Imperative To the Editor: A number of Americans are angry with undocumented immigrants because they contend that they are breaking civil laws. They fail to acknowledge the fact that not all of our laws are necessarily moral or just; one only has to look back …

Friday Forum: Civil Campaigns; Noise Pollution; Flying the Flag

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Civil Campaign To the Editor: In reporting on the election results, you noted that the campaign of Teo Zagar and Scott Woodward for a place in the Vermont House “was marked by civility,” an all too rare quality in the wider political world these days. We are …

Thursday Forum: Arrogant View of Taxation; Funds for Child Care Center; Terrorism Unreported

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Arrogant View of Taxation To the Editor: To quote from Steve Nelson’s opinion on wealth redistribution (Perspectives, Nov. 9), “What a great cosmic joke!” When Nelson’s granddaughter shared her Halloween candy with others, she joined a great American tradition of charity and giving to others. But she did …

Wednesday Forum: Single-Payer Can Be Done; Campaign Spending Rules Are Needed

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Single-Payer Can Be Done To the Editor: “Single-Payer Supporters Push Ahead” (front page, Nov. 6) has it just right. We do not see Gov. Shumlin’s near-defeat as a referendum on health care reform at all. Vermonters are hungry for a universal, simplified and less costly system and so …

Forum, Nov. 11: Reflections on the Election and the Civil War

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mixed Feelings About the Election To the Editor: As an active Democrat in New Hampshire trying to assess the voting results across the country, I realized I am not sad about the following: ∎ That candidates who bailed out on President Obama lost. (How much worse would they have …

Forum, Nov. 10: A Blast From the Past at Mount Lebanon School; Rat Poison Kills Other Animals; The Gun Issue in Vermont

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Blast From the Past in Lebanon To the Editor: Breaking News! Who’s up for sharing memories and friendships, refreshments and old photos from the good old days? Please come and join the excitement with our Mount Lebanon School family. On Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., …

Sunday Forum: A Track for Hartford; Lebanon’s Superintendent Search; Law School Students and Voting; Economic Development for Working Lands

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Track Option for All To the Editor: While supporters are no doubt disappointed by the recent defeat of the bond to build a track and artificial turf field at the high school, it is important to remember that it was not a vote against a track. Many …

Forum, Nov. 8: The Measure of Our Days; Sharp-Looking Signs; Thanks, Hanover Firefighters

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Measure of Our Days To the Editor: I have just finished reading a book titled Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, M.D. His thesis is that the modern medical machine robs us of the dignity of death — not to be confused with the state law on “death …

Forum, Nov. 7

Friday, November 7, 2014

We Have a Free Clinic Here, Too To the Editor: The Valley News ran a heart-warming article last week about remote area free clinics (“National Free Clinics: Event Showcases American Health Care for the Poor,” Nov. 3). It’s important to remember that we also have a free medical …

Forum, Nov. 6: Have Coffee With a Cop; Heroes Who Run; Rotary Buys Books

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Have Coffee With a Cop To the Editor: Media tend to portray the police acting or reacting with violence, as recently occurred in Ferguson, Mo. But after the death of my husband, I experienced unexpected and remarkable support from the Hanover Police Department. So it was no surprise, …