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Letters

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on one hand, and team morale and protection from legal liability, on the other. I am a satisfied Co-op member and although I …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative …

Forum, July 22: The Decline of NPR News; Visiting Prison; Waste in the Landfill

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Picayune Radio To the Editor: In modern nations, political leaders meet the educated public’s demand for the public financing of discerning radio and television services. These media, such as the BBC, provide critical information and analysis to people who care about the duties of citizenship. In contrast, our country’s leaders generally discourage critical and insightful media in favor of cheaply entertaining diversion. …

Forum, June 17: Another Gun Tragedy; Freeing Terrorists; Cherish the Co-op

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another Gun Tragedy To the Editor: In the wake of yet another gun assault on our society, I find myself questioning the events. This time it was Steve Arkel, a part-time police officer from Brentwood, N.H. I knew Steve as a dad. His daughter and mine played lacrosse …

Forum, Monday, June 16: Minimum Wage; Seniors on the March; Crony Government

Monday, June 16, 2014

Minimum Wage Is Too Low To the Editor: As per the Valley News (“Minimum Wage Fails in Concord” May 9), New Hampshire’s minimum wage will stay at $7.25 per hour. State Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said it would cost jobs. What a lie — it will create jobs. …

Sunday Forum: The Solar Display in Norwich; A Nation With Declining Health Care; How the Rich Prevail

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Solar Tracker Is Beneficial To the Editor: It saddens me to think of what an ill reception the tracking solar panel on Union Village Road in Norwich has had (“Norwich Home Solar Panel Heats Up Green Energy Conundrum,” June 7). I no longer live in Norwich, though I …

Forum, Saturday, June 14: Exciting Times in Plainfield; The Real Story About Veterans; Pies for Sale

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Exciting Times in Plainfield To the Editor: Recently a reporter stopped at our house to ask if we had memories of the time when our road, Center of Town Road, was in the news because of activities of the Browns (“Convict Apologizes to Plainfield” May 31). We mentioned …

Forum, June 13: America in Decline; Let Women Rule the World; Environmental Ruin

Friday, June 13, 2014

U.S. Has Lost the Lead To the Editor: Secretary of State John Kerry describes new threats by the recently-released Taliban combatants to kill Americans as “a lot of baloney” (“Kerry Defends Prisoner Swap,” June 9). Sadly, Kerry’s comments about U.S. resolve appear to be a lot of something …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …

Forum, June 10: Don’t Expand VA System; Support the Co-op; Brain Benefits of Cursive; Lebanon School Board Caught Off-Guard

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don’t Expand VA System Now To the Editor: Sen. Bernard Sanders has introduced legislation to expand VA medical services. I disagree. The VA hospital system does not need more doctors or space. It should concentrate on its core function, the expert care of service-related physical and psychological injuries, …

Forum, Monday, June 9: Gitmo, Hartford Town Manager

Monday, June 9, 2014

Immoral Treatment of Gitmo Prisoner To the Editor: The article May 24, “Judge OKs Force Feed at Gitmo,” was a grim reminder of the appalling nature of our military “justice.” This case and others display contempt for our constitutional and, more important, our moral and human standards. The …

Sunday Forum: Co-op Values Are Superior; U.S. Food Aid Needs to Be Reformed

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Co-op Values Are Superior To the Editor: Once again Jim Kenyon feels the need to bash the Co-op Food Stores (“Co-op & Competitor” June 4). I think I need to tell him some things about food. Sometimes when I tell people that food is political, they look at …