Letters

Forum, May 25: Cherish Old Trees; War and Peace and Women; The Value of Free Trade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cherish Stately Old Trees To the Editor: A May 17 forum letter from Michael Quinn about the plight of Windsor’s trees, “Windsor Needs a Tree Advocate,” really struck a chord. Many towns would sooner spend tax money on frills like pretty street lamps, big flower planters, and fake-brick sidewalks that crumble almost as soon as they are installed than take care of one of the most important assets they have: …

Sunday Forum: Norwich Project Needs Professional Management

Sunday, May 24, 2015

How Norwich Can Move Forward To the Editor: In response to the May 17 editorial “Divided Norwich,” the two failed bond votes this spring do indeed reveal rifts, and also confusion about the proposed project. There is widespread agreement in the community that the upgrades to police, fire and public works facilities are needed, and that 15 years of study ought to yield …

Forum, May 23: Fire When Ready, Everybody; Too Fast for Union Village, Barbecued Bugs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fire When Ready, Everybody To the Editor: The Waco shootout — what do we make of it? Gangs and cops shooting it out over a disputed parking place. From shouts to shots in a matter of minutes, and we are left with the spectacle of nine dead, hundreds of rounds fired, scores of weapons from knives to an AK-47, terrified people caught shopping …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Whole Genome Testing

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Value of Whole Genome Testing To the Editor: The recent op-ed by Drs. Welch and Burke (“Whole Genome Testing: More Data, but Not Better Health,” May 2) downplaying the potential benefit of the Precision Medicine Initiative and whole genome testing is shortsighted and misses the point. The …

Forum, May 9: Voting in Hanover, Norwich

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Don’t Expand Kendal To the Editor: Kendal in Hanover has proposed Article 3 on the Hanover Town Meeting warrant to remove its cap of 250 dwelling units and be subject only to the limitations of five units per acre. At its present size of 65.5 acres, this would …

Column: Hanover Planners in Search of a Problem

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hanover, precious Hanover — overplowed, overpaved, overprotected and now overplanned. A tunnel of four-story condos and apartment buildings running up West Wheelock Street? No thank you, and for a very practical reason that no one thought of until recently (more about that later.) But first, we need to …

Forum, May 8: The Hanover Gateway; Hanover Zoning; Norwich’s Needs; Praise for Hartford

Friday, May 8, 2015

Vote No on Hanover Gateway To the Editor: On Tuesday, May 12, only during the day and not at Town Meeting in the evening, Hanover citizens are asked to vote on Article Four, Zoning Amendment 3, to “Establish the West Wheelock Gateway District.” I urge voters to vote …

Forum, May 7: Take to the Streets; No Mother’s Day for Cows; Could Emancipation Wait?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Take to the Streets To the Editor: Hoo-freaking-ray for the Dartmouth students who protested Friday in Hanover. Every American who wants social justice and equality must speak up now. Protest, write letters, call your political representatives. We need to overhaul the social systems of the USA. Let’s start …

Forum, May 6: Krauthammer Finds His Niche; Hanover Can Do Better; Kendal Seeks to Grow; Motorcyle Noise

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Krauthammer Finds His Niche To the Editor: I read with interest Charles Krauthammer’s commentary on Wolf Hall on Monday’s opinion page of the Valley News. This is certainly a departure from Mr. Krauthammer’s usual Obama- and Democrat-bashing commentaries published periodically in The Washington Post and Valley News. I …

Forum, May 5: Prepare to Vote, Norwich; A Wonderful ‘Alice’ in Lebanon; Thank a Mom, and a Dad

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Prepare to Vote, Norwich To the Editor: I would like to remind Norwich voters of the May 12 facilities bond vote (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). A second public forum will be held in Tracy Hall on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and the pre-Town Meeting on Monday at …

Forum, May 4: Norwich Pool’s History; Lessons from Wars; Respect for Mink Brook

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Monument to Shared Values To the Editor: Whatever else he may find to ridicule about Norwich, Jim Kenyon misses the mark when he targets the Norwich Pool (“A Dam Shame In Norwich,” April 26). The pool is not the jewel in the crown of town country-club amenities, …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Senior Meals; A Magical Pool in Norwich

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Value of Meals for Seniors To the Editor: I am extremely disappointed in the recent budget passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In particular, I want to highlight the impact it will have on crucial senior services. It calls for a 50 percent cut to …

Forum, May 2: Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalk; Thanks, Glenn Seward; School Choice

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalks To the Editor: The sidewalks here in downtown Lebanon are not very wide. There have been people riding bicycles on the sidewalks, and that is safety hazard to pedestrians. It’s bad enough when a little kid or a teenager rides a bicycle on …