Letters

Forum, April 27: Who Are the Real True Believers?; Ayotte and Climate Change; Let’s Talk About Addiction

Monday, April 27, 2015

Who Are the True Believers? To the Editor: In a response to my Forum letter, Dick Tracy hopelessly confuses what the science tells us about climate change with the policy responses available to combat it (“ ‘Science’ Has Often Been Wrong,” April 18). Let’s untangle his arguments. First, in rebutting the science of climate change, he counters with “plain truth” and says that science has often been wrong. That climate “alarmists” …

Forum, April 25: Don’t Overlook Claremont; Tossing Butts Is Thoughtless; Diplomats Serve, Too

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Talk to Local Experts To the Editor: The front page Tuesday included a fascinating Washington Post article with a bit of jarring information about predictions for increasing numbers of breast cancer diagnoses (“Breast Cancers to Rise In U.S. Women by 50%,” April 21). Since we have such fine researchers and clinicians knowledgeable about the disease right here at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center …

Forum, April 24: Co-op, Pro and Con; Good Plan for Hanover

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why Silence Co-op Official? To the Editor: In Jim Kenyon’s April 22 column, “Election Failure,” he takes the extraordinary position that in a democratic election less information can be better. He severely criticizes the second-in-command of the Hanover Co-op for sharing his views of the candidates for the board with a group of co-op suppliers and other interested parties. And to top this …

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy …

Sunday Forum: The Origins of Residential Colleges; Charlestown Planning Board Did Not Act Arbitrarily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Residential Colleges Came to U.S. To the Editor: I read with interest the Associated Press article in the March 23 Valley News describing Dartmouth College’s plan to respond to the related problems of sexual assault and drinking by completely overhauling its housing into a system of residential …

Forum, March 28: An Effective Diversion Program; Free Help With Taxes; Free Snowden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our Diversion Program Works To the Editor: We are replying to Dr. Michael Schorsch’s letter of March 25 discussing the failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic. Although we agree with much of what Dr. Schorsch …

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, …