Letters

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We know, thanks to research by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and others, which mental health care practices yield the best results, but …

Forum: Bad Site for Solar Panels in Windsor; Bright Outlook in Claremont

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bad Site for Solar Panels To the Editor: Let me begin by stating that solar power is a good thing and certainly in our future as an alternative energy source. But at what cost? There are 900 acres of state-owned land in Windsor that Green Mountain Power has somehow convinced the state that this would be a good spot to install about 19,000, …

Forum: Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor; Enfield Trail Blazer; Welcome, Sports Editor

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor To the Editor: Solar power is a good energy source in most cases, an important tool to reduce climate change. The current proposal for a massive solar farm in Windsor is a bad idea, an example of misplaced solar sprawl to export energy out of state (“Windsor Residents Balk at Solar Proposal for Prison Land,” July 29). The …

Sunday Forum: Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish To the Editor: At the June 18 Cornish School Board meeting, the public suggested that the School Board entertain the idea of exit interviews to determine why over 50 percent of the staff was leaving. Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin objected, stating that …

Forum: Dedication of a Coxswain; Fertile Ground for Hatred; Extremism Is No Virtue

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Dedication of a Coxswain To the Editor: Congratulations to David Desaulniers for a great Valley News article on his success as a coxswain — and for his beautifully articulated description of the art of coxing a rowing crew (“The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Forum: Rating the Democrats; Sanders’ Independence; Everyone Loves a Parade, Why Not You?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rating the Democrats To the Editor: WMUR recently aired the results of a poll of prospective New Hampshire Democratic voters as to their preference for their presidential nominee, with Hillary Clinton named by 41 percent, Bernie Sanders by 31 percent and Joe Biden by 7 percent. A very …

Sunday Forum: The Story of a Linden Tree; Guns and Flags; Responding to Bad Business Practices

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Linden Tree Has a Storied Past To the Editor: It was such fun to discover from a photo caption accompanying “Bearing Witness to the Trees” on June 21 that the linden tree at the former Evarts’ property in Windsor is a “State Champion Linden Tree.” It is an …

Forum: Don’t Make the Infamous Famous; Fracked Gas Isn’t Clean; The Folly of Policy Governance

Friday, June 26, 2015

Don’t Make the Infamous Famous To the Editor: I understand that the media have a responsibility to report news. They should not make perpetrators of horrendous crimes into celebrities. Yes, celebrities — photos on the front page of newspapers and featured online, detailed description of their lives and …

Forum: Hood Museum Helps Teachers; Balance in Sports Coverage; Not Ready to Leave Yet

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hood Museum Helps Teachers To the Editor: The Hood Museum of Art is a terrific community resource, not just because of its free access to “visitors of all ages.” Its mission as a teaching museum reaches far beyond the faculty and students of Dartmouth College. In my …

Forum: Cessation of Hostilities; Value of Fathers; Teddy Bears on Call in Bradford

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cessation of Hostilities To the Editor: Turning 90 years old on Memorial Day weekend stirs the memory. Yes, it was 70 years ago in May 1945 that V.E. Day arrived and found me in a small German town not far from the Elbe River. Peace had come, …