Letters

Forum: April 21: Hanover’s Gateway Proposal; Protect Kids From Concussions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover’s Gateway Proposal To the Editor: On May 12, Hanover voters will vote on a zoning amendment to create a new Gateway District on West Wheelock Street between the Ledyard Bridge and School Street. The proposal, approved by the planning board, would permit four-story apartment buildings up to 60 feet in height and exceeding the current limit of 35 feet. As many as 600 individuals could live there. This proposal …

Forum, Monday: A Woman’s Place Is on a Coin; Gateway to Hanover; More Police in Hartford

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Woman’s Place Is on a Coin To the Editor: I noted with interest your editorial (“Currency Equality: Put a Woman on the $20 Bill,” April 15) discussing placing a woman’s image on a paper bill. But I do not want to see our currency politicized, and I think replacing one individual with another would lead to that. I would point out that …

Sunday Forum: Train Safety

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Speak Up About Railroad Safety To the Editor: “ Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg does not mince words when talking about what might happen if a major rail catastrophe were to take place in White River Junction. It would obliterate the downtown,” he said. “I use that term knowingly. I’m not being dramatic.’ ” (“Trains Freighted With Risk: Hartford Officials Wary Of ‘Bombs …

Forum, March 27: Big Tent, Big Troubles; Good Co-op Candidates; Many Books for Many Families

Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Troubles in the Big Tent To the Editor: The opinion column by Dana Milbank published in the Valley News March 12 got me thinking more about what leadership in the Republican Party means today, as well as exactly how the “Big Tent” concept has worked out. So …

Thursday Forum

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Socialism-Capitalism Balance To the Editor: As a reply to Andrew Van Abs’ March 20 letter to the editor, “Bastions of Rampant Socialism,” I would ask why his example does not include the cost to taxpayers when the laissez-fare capitalism of big banks runs amok. We are besieged by …

Forum, March 25: An Enduring Artistic Vision; Failure of Society’s Response to Opioids; Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Enduring Artistic Vision To the Editor: Nicola Smith’s portrait of artist Varujan Boghosian is both an informative and inspiring description of a truly great artist (“Fodder for His Fascinations: At 88, Varujan Boghosian’s Artistic Influence Only Grows,” March 22). I have been his friend for only half …

Forum, March 24: Hingston Helped Windsor; Politicized Co-op Election; Down in the Dumps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unions Benefit Workers To the Editor: I am responding to the opinion column by Jay Ambrose that said unions are bad for workers (“Right-to-Work Law Is Good for Workers,” March 12). Unions are acting in the interests of workers to collectively bargain, which brings together employer and employee …

Sunday Forum: Special Education Costs in Piermont; Whaleback Needs Help; Ayotte’s Letter; Time to Change the Co-op Board

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Issue Was Special Education Costs To the Editor: Last week’s V alley News article about Piermont’s contentious annual school meeting made little mention of the reason the budget was voted down three times: The voters were asked to approve $269,523 for one student’s education for one year, …

Forum, March 21: The Iran Letter; Sweet Irony in Montpelier; Roads Less Traveled in Mud Season

Saturday, March 21, 2015

America and Iran: Some Reminders To the Editor: The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran begins with a civics lesson on the U.S. Constitution and ends with a warning that any agreement regarding nuclear weapons between the presidents of the United States and …

Forum, March 20: Bastions of Rampant Socialism; My Statement About the Co-op; Low Wages Are Not Always Bad

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bastions of Rampant Socialism To the Editor: I read with great interest the March 5 Forum letter, “The Taxing Ways of Vermont.” As a resident of Vermont’s neighbor to the east, I was stuck by the similarities between the behavior that has been driving Vermont into ruin and …

Forum, March 18: What Was Ayotte Thinking?; Don’t Consolidate Dispatchers; N.H. State Plow Drivers at Work

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What Was Ayotte Thinking? To the Editor: Where is Sen. Ayotte’s real allegiance? Isn’t this the woman who constantly declares her allegiance to our veterans and our flag? The lawyer who is so articulate in supporting the Constitution and representing our citizens? How then can she show such …

Forum, March 17: Piermont Voters Have Spoken; What Were GOP Senators Thinking?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Truth Behind Statements To the Editor: I find election time in the U.S. bewildering. One reason is that statements by public figures seem to be either half-truths or untrue, yet no matter how misleading, they are often treated as facts. For another, the statements made are often …

Monday Letters

Monday, March 16, 2015

We Must Protest Torture To the Editor: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA torture, released in December 2014, shows that agents of our government have systematically violated U.S. military codes and the 1950 Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. In so doing, they …