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Letters

Sunday Forum: Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish To the Editor: At the June 18 Cornish School Board meeting, the public suggested that the School Board entertain the idea of exit interviews to determine why over 50 percent of the staff was leaving. Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin objected, stating that New Hampshire statutes did not permit that process. I then asked the board what would prevent resigning staff from sending a letter …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Monday Forum: Pet From Woolworth’s; Peddling Fear; Volunteer at Heater Road

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Pet From Woolworth’s To the Editor: Regarding the story about the former Woolworth’s building (“Lebanon College Buildings Auctioned to Bank,” May 21): My daughter bought a red-eared slider turtle there in 1971. At that time it was legal to sell turtle hatchlings. After purchasing a book on …

Sunday Forum: Special Needs Support Center; Outrageous Bonuses

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Support Center Provides Vital Help To the Editor: The Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon is coming up on its 35th year of service to the Upper Valley. It will have an anniversary celebration during its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Howe Library in …

Saturday Forum: WMDs; Campy Headline; Waste of Money; Endorsement for O’Malley

Friday, June 5, 2015

Confusing Debate Over WMDs To the Editor: What a confusing debate. Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons and used them against Iran, then against the Kurds. After we invaded Iraq, as a letter May 28 (“Now That We Know”) said, the United Nations said there were no weapons of …

Friday Forum: An Offensive Reference to Freemasons; How Public an Information Session Was It?; The Importance of Sexuality Education

Friday, June 5, 2015

How Public a Process? To the Editor: Is Valley Green Natural Gas prepared to explain to the public and to the state and local permitting authorities: 1. How “public” is an informational process with no advance notice save a May 15 legal notice, so buried in the Valley …

Forum, June 4: Outsourcing at DHMC; The NRA and Hunting; Truths About GMOs; Sharia Law

Thursday, June 4, 2015

What Would Be Lost at DHMC? To the Editor: As a nurse who has worked at DHMC for over 30 years, I wish to respond to the June 2 Forum letter “Outsourcing Can Make Sense.” The writer speaks to the “sense” of moving jobs to outside contractors as …

Forum, June 3: Co-op Survey Was Confidential; Run for Research in Lebanon; Out on a Limb in Windsor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Co-op Survey Was Anonymous To the Editor: In her May 28 Forum letter, Renee Risingsong responded to a comment from a Co-op employee that stated in part that Co-op employees had no issues with management, based on the results of the recent employee satisfaction survey. Ms. Risingsong asserted …

Forum, June 2: Beyond American Dominance; Outsourcing Can Make Sense; Let the People Decide on Bernie

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Beyond American Dominance To the Editor: Since its inception, I have supported the Osher (formerly ILEAD) summer lecture series. Some of the visiting speakers have been excellent. I have learned a lot. But this year I am disappointed and a bit dismayed by the topic: “The Future of …

Forum, June 1: Digital School Days; Parking Trouble in Woodstock; Wear Orange June 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

School Days, Digital School Days To the Editor: “Maybe I’m just clogging the pipes,” said David Letterman as he ended his 33-year reign as a late-night talk show host at age 68. Translation: I should get out of the way so the young blood can flow freely through …

Sunday Forum: The Other Side of the Alpha Delta Story; a Pipeline Reconsidered

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Alpha Delta Does a Lot of Good To the Editor: Your recent article headlined “Dartmouth’s ‘Animal House’ Frat Fights to Keep Its Residence” (May 27, 2015) was well-written and fair. However, I do have a couple of comments and complaints. First, why do you and other publications always …