Letters

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 that “the employee survey had one fatal flaw, however: employee responses could be traced in such a way that the survey was not …

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 American Power and Influence.” The underlying assumption seems to be that the U.S. has lost …

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 the arteries. The longer I stay on the Hartford School Board, the more I feel …

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 …

Forum, May 1: Cruel and Unusual Airplane Seats; Lincoln, Reconsidered Again; Cursive in Our Times

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cruel and Unusual Seats To the Editor: The Valley News regaled us in an editorial last week with another depiction of passengers tormented while trying to maintain a measure of dignity in an airline seat, one that has clearly not been designed for a human being. Be assured, …