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Sunday Forum: Dartmouth’s Shabby Treatment of Andy Harvard; the Message on Refugees; Undermining the Legal System; Waiting for Stassen

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Unreciprocated Loyalty to Dartmouth To the Editor: I was troubled by the forced termination in 2008 of Dartmouth’s director of outdoor programs, Andy Harvard, revealed in Jim Kenyon’s excellent reports last week. In the 1990s, I photographed three Dartmouth annual reports during the school’s “Will to Excel” campaign, the most prodigious and successful fundraising effort in the history of the college. I traveled about the United States photographing major contributors, …

Forum: AA’s Accomplishments; The Local Advantage; Fresh Food Here in Enfield

Friday, November 27, 2015

AA’s Accomplishments To the Editor: I take issue with Jackie Smith’s Forum letter of Nov. 21 regarding the benefits of Naltrexone vs. Alcoholics Anonymous. She did AA a huge disservice by stating, “they can’t maintain long-term sobriety. AA should have thousands of people with 20, 30, 40 years of sobriety showing up at meetings. This just doesn’t happen.” In fact, over AA’s nearly …

Forum: Action or Overreaction?; Support Local Shops; Reconsider Judicial Vote

Friday, November 27, 2015

Action or Overreaction? To the Editor: The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have led to a predictable spate of heavy breathing on TV and solemn pronouncements that we need to do something strong. Politicians and military pundits say we need boots on the ground. What we really need to do is to take a sober look at the situation we’re in. The terrorist …

Forum: Headline Missed the Mark; Double Standard on U.S. Security; Flawed Argument; Support for Paid Sick Leave; Sharing Turf; Dumb and Dumber

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Headline Missed the Mark To the Editor: “Horror Show”: I found this large-type bold headline very offensive (“Horror Show: Dartmouth Can’t Hold Lead; Harvard Rules Again,” Oct. 31). The Valley News has done a great disservice to the Dartmouth team in making a supposedly cute reference to Halloween. …

Forum: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Misleading McCoy Cartoon To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s editorial cartoon in Sunday’s paper reveals a fundamental lack of understanding between a right and a privilege. There is no constitutionally protected right to enter an airport, buy liquor or use a bank. However, the 15th, 19th and 26th amendments …

Forum: Vt. Senate Is Not a Court of Law; Honor Veterans

Monday, November 2, 2015

Vt. Senate Is Not a Court of Law To the Editor: I’m writing in response to the editorial suggesting that the Vermont state Senate refrain from moving to expel Sen. Norm McAllister (“A Rush to Judgment: Let Sen. McAllister’s Case Play Out,” Oct. 27). Your editorial suggests the …

Forum: Auction to Benefit Second Growth; Half the Story on Nuclear Waste; Name Sources

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Auction to Benefit Second Growth To the Editor: For almost a decade, the Hanover Rotary Club has held an annual Gala Auction to raise funds for a local charity and for Hanover Rotary Charities, which funnels funds to local nonprofits. This year’s partner is Second Growth, which helps …

Forum: Lovett Answers Allegations; Heroes for CHaD; Clinton Was Presidential; Claremont’s Challenges

Saturday, October 31, 2015

‘I Have Been Falsely Accused’ To the Editor: Claremont residents may have read in a mailer this week the misrepresentations of my voting record when I served as a state representative four years ago. These allegations were addressed after they first appeared on social media. I am accused …

Forum: Taxes in Claremont; Cultural Mecca; GOP Stance on Climate Change; Barrette Theater at Northern Stage

Friday, October 30, 2015

Claremont Taxes Aren’t High To the Editor: I have noticed that many candidates for the Claremont City Council have mentioned lowering the high tax rate as one of their main goals for the city. Property taxes are used predominantly by local governments to finance schools, police and fire …

Forum: Energy Costs; Climate Change; Bernie Sanders; Bid to Serve on Claremont City Council; Gun Deaths

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Energy Costs Hurt Manufacturing To the Editor: New Hampshire is facing a crisis that is growing bigger every day. The crisis is the availability and cost of energy. New Hampshire is the most expensive state in the nation for energy. This issue will soon have a very serious …

Forum: Acoustics at Northern Stage Are Fine; An Insensitive Editorial; Resign, Senator; When Beavers Took Flight

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hear at Northern Stage To the Editor: Ten of us from The Woodlands attended the Oct. 22 Northern Stage matinee performance of Our Town at the company’s new theater. On our way there we wondered about the Forum letter that morning criticizing both the acoustics of the new …

Forum: Heroin Crisis in N.H.; More Guns, but Fewer Bullets; Media Errors on Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Heroin Crisis in New Hampshire To the Editor: The current heroin crisis has become a monumental problem that is killing far too many people, not only in our cities, but also in small towns across the state of New Hampshire. The stories we have heard are heartbreaking — …

Forum: Turn Headlights On; Act of Vandalism in Claremont; Fight Gunfire With Gunfire

Monday, October 26, 2015

Turn Those Lights On To the Editor: I felt I might offer a heads-up to drivers who were never taught this: Your headlights aren’t only so you can see, but also so others can see you. I’ve had several experiences of seeing in the mirror some shape behind …