Letters

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, as he seems to suggest. Far from it. The icy impoundment is, like the War Memorial and the bandstand, a monument to …

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 the Meals on Wheels program, congregate meals at senior centers and transportation services for seniors, …

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 the sidewalk and gets away with it. However, when a grown adult rides his or …

Sunday Forum: A Confused Defense of Diversion; a Climate Cultist Responds; Easing the Burdens of Illness

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Rash Assumption To the Editor: In their reply to Dr. Schorsch’s March 25 Forum letter regarding the “failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic,” and specifically his opinion that “simplistic, vindictive court diversion programs” are part of the problem, the directors of Valley Court Diversion …

Forum, April 4: Thanks for Fire Response; Throwing Cold Water on Climate Alarm; You Go, Hockey Girls!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thanks for Fire Response To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the Britton Lumber Co. family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the fire departments and other services that came to our aid last Saturday night in respone to the fire in …

Seen in Hanover: A Dog and His Guy

Friday, April 3, 2015

Seen in Hanover Recently on my lunch break, I went to the Hanover post office to mail my weekly letter to my Mom. Upon opening the door, I encountered a medium-sized dog, dark brown, in a red coat, sitting in the center of the runner mat leading to …

Forum, April 3: Money, Statins and You; Scientists Talk About Climate; I Love the Co-op

Friday, April 3, 2015

Money and Your Diet To the Editor: In mid-February, a Washington Post article reported that our top nutrition advisory panel, relying on scientific evidence, had removed warnings against dietary cholesterol, the U.S. being the world’s last country to do so. A Valley News editorial followed, grateful that scientific …

Cartoon to the Editor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hartford’s Flawed Budget Vote To the Editor: The Hartford budget process is a sham. Three weeks after the first vote, Hartford can present new, barely changed budget numbers, without publishing these numbers for all citizens to see, and …

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy …

Sunday Forum: The Origins of Residential Colleges; Charlestown Planning Board Did Not Act Arbitrarily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Residential Colleges Came to U.S. To the Editor: I read with interest the Associated Press article in the March 23 Valley News describing Dartmouth College’s plan to respond to the related problems of sexual assault and drinking by completely overhauling its housing into a system of residential …

Forum, March 28: An Effective Diversion Program; Free Help With Taxes; Free Snowden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our Diversion Program Works To the Editor: We are replying to Dr. Michael Schorsch’s letter of March 25 discussing the failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic. Although we agree with much of what Dr. Schorsch …