Letters

Sunday Forum: Drug War Is Misguided; Health Care Is Indeed a Right

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Police Can’t Be Choosers To the Editor: While I agree with Jim Kenyon that marijuana prohibition is a mistake, and is starting to be overturned, I must disagree with his complaint about how the Lebanon Police handled the case he wrote about (“Failing The Sniff Test,” Jan. 25). The police cannot choose to not enforce the law, even a bad one. Kenyon was also wrong about when the drug war …

Forum, Jan. 31: Hartford Recycling Facts; Keystone Pipeline and Big Money; What’s Inflated, What’s Not

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Recycling in Hartford: The Facts and Figures To the Editor: Since the Hartford Selectboard unanimously voted to put the question of townwide curbside recycling to the voters at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, a number of residents have asked questions that the Hartford Solid Waste Advisory Committee would like to address. There also have been some misconceptions the committee would like to …

Forum, Jan. 30: Should I Stay or Go?; Value of Religion; The Mail Didn’t Go Through

Friday, January 30, 2015

Should I Stay Or Go? To the Editor: Between now and Town Meeting I will be considering whether or not to stay on the Hartford School Board. After the board’s refusal to even consider discussing the motion I proposed at the Jan. 28 meeting — “That any student caught selling or distributing drugs on school property will be expelled from school”— I have …

Sunday Forum: Civil War Names; Snowless Hanover; Fringe Science

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A New Birth of Names To the Editor: I would like to give a New Year gift to all those reading this letter who are expecting a “blessed event” in the near future. Actually, I stole this gift from Hartford High School’s principal, Joseph D. Collea Jr., author …

Forum, Jan. 1: Climate Paper Was Flawed; Fast Times in the Old Days; Thanks From Polar Express

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Climate Paper Was Flawed To the Editor: Olin Potter (Forum, Dec. 31) “looked at the state of affairs” with regards to global warming. In particular, he read a paper called Environmental Effects of Increased Carbon Dioxide, “published” by Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Based on what he …

Forum, Jan. 6: What Message in the Courtroom?; Paying to Repair the Climate; Finding the Middle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What Message in the Courtroom? To the Editor: I read in the Jan. 3 Valley News that there were a number of community members, including Oxbow High School teachers, attending Brian Musty’s recent court appearance to support him as he accepted a plea agreement for having sexually assaulted …

Forum, Dec. 31: Keep La Salette Going; C02 and Global Warming; Set Boundaries for Young People

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Support La Salette’s Future To the Editor: My family and I have been blessed to have lived nearly across the street from the La Salette Shrine, in the historic Mary Keane House, for over a decade now. Mary Keane was a benefactress of the La Salette priests back …

Forum, Dec. 30: Methane, Yes, but It Doesn’t Stink; Don Mahler Strikes Out; Don’t Sell Windsor Church Paintings

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Methane, Yes, but It Doesn’t Stink To the Editor: As a user of the Lebanon landfill/recycling center, I share Donald Koury’s concern (“Something Smells Rotten,” Dec. 27) about the sickening odor that drifts up along Route 12A and elsewhere. However, his concern is misdirected — methane is odorless. …

Forum, Dec. 28: Main Street Memories in Enfield; Thanks, DHMC; Be Fair to FairPoint

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Maple Street Memories in Enfield To the Editor: Something momentous happened on Maple Street in Enfield recently. Before I explain, I have to clarify that the “era” I am speaking of is mostly personal but also historical. I grew up on Maple Street, originally in a big 100-year-old …

Forum, Dec. 26: The Koran and Peace; Morals and Harsh Interrogation; Profits and Wall Street

Friday, December 26, 2014

Real Teachings of the Koran To the Editor: I have never read the Koran. What little I know about it tells me that it does not promote violence. The brutal murder of schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar, Pakistan — indeed, all violence — is in violation of the …

Sunday Forum: Negative Coverage of Track Purchase; Shumlin Finally Sees the Light; Torture Is an Old Story

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Track Purchase a Positive Development To the Editor: I am very upset that the Valley News put a negative spin on a very positive development for the future of Claremont and the local race track. You took information that had no bearing on track’s recent purchase and turned …

Forum, Dec. 20: Lebanon Priorities; Peace and the Koran; Dance and Lyrics

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Priorities In Lebanon To the Editor: I see we can afford to hire another assistant for the Lebanon Public Works Department at a salary of $85,000, but cannot afford to spend $6,000 to protect our employees from the cold and wind at the landfill with a bus stop-type …

Forum, Dec. 19: Edit “Lord of the Dance”; Join the Revelry; Let Consumers Know About GMOs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Edit ‘Lord of the Dance’ To the Editor: Having served as the stage director of the 2012 and 2013 Christmas Revels, and being of the Jewish faith, I have to agree with Robert Baum’s assessment of the lyrics of Lord of the Dance (“Dark Side of a Revels …