Letters

Forum, May 23: Fire When Ready, Everybody; Too Fast for Union Village, Barbecued Bugs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fire When Ready, Everybody To the Editor: The Waco shootout — what do we make of it? Gangs and cops shooting it out over a disputed parking place. From shouts to shots in a matter of minutes, and we are left with the spectacle of nine dead, hundreds of rounds fired, scores of weapons from knives to an AK-47, terrified people caught shopping in a mall and hundreds arrested. What …

Forum, May 22: Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon; Hike for Democracy; Contented at the Co-op

Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon To the Editor: Jim Kenyon needs to get some new material. Like a dried-up old comic, his shtick has gotten a little timeworn. I believe Mr. Kenyon is a pro-pot guy. He would appear to hate police officers as well (or “cops” as he seems to spit out in every column he writes). I just read his May …

Forum, May 20:War, in Hindsight; Hillary Clinton’s Qualifications; When Men Win, Do Women Lose?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

War, in Hindsight To the Editor: It would be humorous if it were not so sad. Republicans around the country, and some Democrats, are confessing that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq if they had known then what they know now. They claim faulty intelligence, and say outright or imply that “everyone” was fooled. Not true. We were not all …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Forum, April 23: No Hidden Agenda in Co-op Challenge; ‘Live Free,’ From France?; Leave Dead Birds Where They Are

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No Hidden Agenda Here To the Editor: I would like to respond to the statements that Tony White, the Co-op director of operations, is spreading through email to his community of vendors that sell to the Hanover Food Co-op. I believe he is spreading misinformation about three of …

Forum, April 22: Co-op Votes Will Count; Bring Back Old Co-Op Values; Reconsidering Lincoln

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

About Co-op Voting To the Editor: I would like to address misinformation published in the Valley News regarding the disqualification of paper ballots submitted by Co-op members during the current board of directors election. In both a recent letter to the editor and in a transaction ad published …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Forum, April 18: Train Safety; Limits of Science; Bullying and Religion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Train Safety Is a Top Priority To the Editor: Congratulations to the Valley News for the April 12 article “Trains Freighted With Risk.” Finally, someone in the Vermont press has had the guts to alert the general public about the ever-increasing amounts of hazardous materials being transported by …

Forum: Friday, April 17

Friday, April 17, 2015

We Must Take Responsibility To the Editor: “Face it — whatever the climate does, it does due to outside influences we cannot control. We’re just along for the ride,” says Patrick O’Connor (“Our Current Ice Age,” Forum, April 2). No! We humans who now inhabit this planet in …