Letters

Forum: Dedication of a Coxswain; Fertile Ground for Hatred; Extremism Is No Virtue

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Dedication of a Coxswain To the Editor: Congratulations to David Desaulniers for a great Valley News article on his success as a coxswain — and for his beautifully articulated description of the art of coxing a rowing crew (“The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team,” July 1). What the article didn’t mention is how many summer mornings he gave up sleep …

Forum: Time to Examine Our Roots; Co-op Leadership Success; Co-op Leadership Failure

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s Time to Examine Our Roots To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article “PBS Puts ‘Finding Your Roots’ on Hold” published in the June 25 Valley News. While I fully appreciate efforts by PBS to ensure the integrity of the Finding Your Roots research and programming, now is not the time to delay or postpone this excellent program. We …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have known Beach for a number of years, ever since I was first recommended to him …

Forum: The Corset and Womanhood; Co-op Out of Control; Fracking Isn’t Clean Energy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Corset and Womanhood To the Editor: I agree wholeheartedly with Ellen Goodman’s points in the Valley News about the image of womanhood Caitlyn Jenner chose to portray in Vanity Fair. A corset? Really? The original symbol of women’s suppression and torture by a misogynistic culture? The blessing …

Forum: Protest Candidates; Shooting Range Noise; Parades, Not Scallions

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Supporting a Protest Candidate To the Editor: There is a debate going on about the wisdom of supporting the Bernie Sanders campaign even though he has no chance of winning the nomination. Supporting Bernie Sanders has nothing to do with his ability to win. The point is not …

Forum: Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s; Tobacco Marketing and Kids; Come to Norwich Workshop

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s To the Editor: There are contributors to the Forum from both sides of politics that provide sufficiently frequent comments that readers get accustomed, when seeing their names, to know from which side the message comes. These writers see a set of facts …

Monday Forum: Museum Collections; Town Forests; Beautiful Game

Monday, June 15, 2015

Taking Monet Out of the Basement To the Editor: Your recent article “The Monet in the Basement” (Close-Up, June 6) brought to mind a pioneering project recently begun by the Yale Art Gallery. Yale has begun the construction of a new facility at its West Campus, where the …

Sunday Forum: Game Club Lease; Shame on Co-op; Airline Baggage; Helping Co-op Customers

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Game Club Serves the Community To the Editor: I am writing to support of the Upper Valley Fish & Game Club in Thetford. It’s very important to renew the lease with the existing terms. This club has more than 200 members, not 80 or so as stated in …

Saturday Forum: Sen. Sanders on Social Security; Safety at D-H; Fair Wages at the Co-op;Fracking in Vermont

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sen. Sanders on Social Security To the Editor: In reading an analysis of presidential campaign candidate’s stands on Social Security (“Social Security Shows Contrast of Parties,” June 5), I am moved to share an important detail of Bernie Sanders’ position. He notes that people making hundreds of millions …

Friday Forum: Renew Gun Range Lease; Think About Natural Gas; Hypocrisy at the Co-op; Hazards of Old Age

Friday, June 12, 2015

Renew Gun Range Lease To the Editor: The Thetford Selectboard should renew the Upper Valley Fish and Game Club’s lease. Gun ownership is legal in New Hampshire and Vermont. Gun owners will use their guns more safely if they have a gun range to practice shooting. I’m a …

Thursday Forum: Be Fair to Fraternities; Cover Track and Field, Pristine N.H. Lakes; Visit Webster Cottage Museum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Give Frats Fair Representation To the Editor: I would like to thank you for printing the letter by John Engleman regarding the media distortion of Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta (“Alpha Delta Does a Lot of Good,” May 31). I want to second his criticism of the media …

Wednesday Forum: Wine Tasting for Hostel; Dentists Needed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wine Tasting to Aid Hostel To the Editor: We are blessed to have high-quality, state-of-the-art medical facilities providing superior care right here in our community. For many throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, receiving such care is not nearly as convenient, and some must travel two hours or more …

Tuesday Forum: Solarize Event; Doubts About Gas Depot

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Solarize Event Tonight To the Editor: A group of v​olunteers from Lebanon and Enfield has partnered​ to participate in round three of Vital Communities’ Solarize Upper Valley effort. The launch of the project will take place this evening from 5:30 to 7 at the Lebanon Opera House. We …