Letters

Forum, Nov. 22: Happier Holidays in Hartland; Appreciating the Co-op; Building Better Internet in Woodstock

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Happier Holiday in Hartland To the Editor: The Hartland Christmas Project is underway, marking its 39th year. The Hartland Church, the Universalist Church, schools, businesses and individuals in town sponsor this wonderful project. Anyone knowing of a Hartland family that might need a hand up with food or clothing, please call 802-436-2792. With times as trying as they are now, it is even more crucial that we consider helping …

Forum, Nov. 21: Clean Hands, a Strategy; Book Angels Are Back; Keystone Pipeline Isn’t Needed

Friday, November 21, 2014

Good, Healthy Habits To the Editor: In response to Abner Schlabach’s letter on Nov. 18 (“Clean Hands, Dirty Doors?”), which proposed a foot-operated door for restrooms to avoid contamination from people’s unwashed hands, I want to suggest an alternate cost-free strategy. I use the paper towel I dried my hands with to open the door, or failing that, a tissue, or failing that, …

Forum, Nov. 20: Lessons of Life and Death; Sunapee Ski Area Needs to Grow; Poor Decisions in Hartford

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lessons of Life and Death To the Editor: This is a difficult letter to write, for it may tread on sacred ground. Now is the time to take that risk. Over my 25-year teaching career in Vermont, 10 of my 3,000 students have died young: by car, motorcycle and snowmobile accidents; by overdose; by their own hand; by natural death; and by sacrifice …

Forum, Oct. 31: Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize; About the Candidates

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize To the Editor: On behalf of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern caused by an election mailer sent in September to New Hampshire primary voters by Dartmouth and Stanford researchers as part of an academic research study. The …

Forum, Oct. 30: Meet the Candidates, and Their Supporters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Off the Sidelines, Moderates To the Editor: To my fellow moderate voters: I know that you don’t feel very strongly for partisan politics, but I urge you all to make sure to show up at this year’s congressional elections. Even though it isn’t as exciting as a …

Forum, Oct. 29: Lose Weight, America; Election Letters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Americans: Eat Less, Lose Weight To the Editor: I was born and raised in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression. There were no men with large bellies or women with large hips and butts that we see today. The solution is to “leave the food on …

Forum, Oct. 28: The Elections; People, Pets and Disease; The Expense of Solar Power

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vote, and Be Informed About It To the Editor: It has been over 70 years, but I can still see him sitting in his rocker over the hot air grate with a wool blanket covering his lap while disapprovingly watching his mischievous great-granddaughter. In his day, he was …

Forum, Oct. 27: Punishment Should Fit the Crime; Just Vote!; Newspaper and Stereotypes

Monday, October 27, 2014

Punishment Should Fit Crime To the Editor: The Valley News reported the conviction of Allen Prue for cold-blooded murder and torture of Melissa Jenkins (“Vermont Man Guilty Of Luring, Killing Teacher,” Oct. 23). He’ll most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. He wll have three …

Sunday Forum: Heroin Article Was Superficial; Scott Brown’s Opportunism; Vote or Don’t Complain

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heroin Article Was Superficial To the Editor: While I am incredibly upset that you used my son’s name and purported to know in fact something only God knows at this moment (the medical examiner doesn’t know for sure yet, so I doubt you do), I am more upset …

Forum: Saturday, Oct. 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ending the Greek System To the Editor: Congratulations to Lindsay Ellis, editor of The Dartmouth, for challenging Dartmouth’s Greek system. In 1947 at Amherst, my then-fiance John Sibley and his roommate Harry Barnes became friends of freshman Tom Gibbs, who was black. They thought he would be a …

Forum, Oct. 24: A Bad Idea for Claremont; Debating About the Candidates; Mental Health and Dental Health

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Bad Idea for Claremont To the Editor: It was a bad idea when it was raised. It was a bad idea when it was discussed. It’s still a bad idea! Under the proposed Claremont charter, citizens will lose more control over their elected officials than they will …

Forum, Oct. 23: A Good Cause; Fair, or Partisan Coverage?; Windsor Needs a Tree Ordinance

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Article Highlighted a Good Cause To the Editor: On behalf of the community of people with any kind of special need, and their families, thank you for the wonderful and exquisitely written article by staff writer Aimee Caruso about transitioning for young adults with special needs (“Deciding Who …

Forum, Oct. 22: Debate About the Candidates; A Snow Deficit at Dartmouth

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Havenstein Will Rebuild Economy To the Editor: Why we enthusiastically support Walt Havenstein for New Hampshire governor: His first priorities are to rebuild our state economy and in doing so, create more good-paying jobs. He will review legislation, old and new, to be sure we understand the long-range …