Letters

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 need to focus our attention and efforts …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have known Beach for a number of years, ever since I was first recommended to him …

Forum: An Outrage in the South; Information on Nonprofits; Supportive Hanover

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An Outrage in the South To the Editor: I read your excellent editorial (“A Bad Connection,” June 25) with rising anger and then, when I reached the fifth paragraph, outright rage. You state that the Council of Conservative Citizens, the hate-filled, white supremacist group that inspired Dylann Root to kill nine members of a black church in South Carolina, “arose in the 1980s …

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 …

Forum, May 30: What Direction in Norwich?; Koch Brothers, and Ben & Jerry; Adult Topics on the Comics Page

Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrating Town Forests To the Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on May 23, “For Town Forests, a Quiet Century of Regrowth.” As we celebrate these forests as community treasures, may I also suggest a tip of the hat to The Trust for Public Land? The nonprofit …

Forum, May29: Next Exit: Another Development; Execution Won’t Bring Healing; Big Wall, Bad Neightbor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Next Exit: Another Development To the Editor: I was horrified this morning to read in the Valley News about the potential development off of I-89 near Randolph (“Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins: Randolph Man Makes Case for I-89 Development,” May 23). If Vermont wants to resemble the …