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 …

Forum, Nov. 5: Your God Is Not Everyone’s God; The Value of Solar Power; Take Care of Pine Park, So Many Political Ads, So Little Time

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Your God Is Not Everyone’s God To the Editor: How insulting! What chutzpah! The Rev. Douglas Moore (“If Religious Doctrine Is Dangerous, in What Shall We Believe?,” Nov. 1) suggests, indeed more than suggests, that we cannot love our neighbors, live humbly, or love justice without believing in …

Willem Lange: Our Anniversary Weekend With Zombies, Witches and Ghouls

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Montpelier Halloween was a Friday this year. I woke up just as dawn was filtering into our hotel room and wondered briefly where I was. Then I remembered: shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Hampton, N.H. I peeked around. Mother had pulled a chair up to the gliding …

Forum, Nov. 4

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Morality Without God To the Editor: Douglas Moore (“If Religious Doctrine Is Dangerous, in What Shall We Believe?,” Nov. 1) goes right to the heart of the matter when he asks what one is to believe if one does not believe in a God and heaven, because then, …

Forum, Nov. 1: Disappointed by a News Story; Proud to Live Here; Corporations Have It Wrong

Monday, November 3, 2014

Disappointed by a News Story To the Editor: I would like to respond to the front-page story in the Valley News covering the recent two heroin deaths in the Upper Valley. The article stated that our daughter died of a heroin overdose. Although we have our suspicions about …

Forum, Nov. 3: A Random Act of Kindness; Appreciating Service; A Tobacco-Free Pharmacy

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Random Act of Kindness To the Editor: My mother and I would like to use this forum to thank a young couple for their act of kindness. On Saturday, Oct. 25, we decided to have dinner at a restaurant in West Lebanon, as we usually do when …

Sunday Forum: Getting Help in Understanding Addiction

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Help in Understanding Addiction To the Editor: I am grateful for the letter from Christina Scott-Smith in the Oct. 26 Forum (“Heroin Article Was Superficial”). As the mother of another child who died too early of a heroin overdose, I would like to share information about a self-help …

Forum, Oct. 31: Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize; About the Candidates

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize To the Editor: On behalf of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern caused by an election mailer sent in September to New Hampshire primary voters by Dartmouth and Stanford researchers as part of an academic research study. The …

Forum, Oct. 30: Meet the Candidates, and Their Supporters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Off the Sidelines, Moderates To the Editor: To my fellow moderate voters: I know that you don’t feel very strongly for partisan politics, but I urge you all to make sure to show up at this year’s congressional elections. Even though it isn’t as exciting as a …

Forum, Oct. 29: Lose Weight, America; Election Letters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Americans: Eat Less, Lose Weight To the Editor: I was born and raised in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression. There were no men with large bellies or women with large hips and butts that we see today. The solution is to “leave the food on …

Forum, Oct. 28: The Elections; People, Pets and Disease; The Expense of Solar Power

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vote, and Be Informed About It To the Editor: It has been over 70 years, but I can still see him sitting in his rocker over the hot air grate with a wool blanket covering his lap while disapprovingly watching his mischievous great-granddaughter. In his day, he was …