Letters

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 at DHMC, I thought it worth suggesting …

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 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 the candidates for the Co-op board election. As one of the candidates maligned, I would …

Forum, March 20: Bastions of Rampant Socialism; My Statement About the Co-op; Low Wages Are Not Always Bad

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bastions of Rampant Socialism To the Editor: I read with great interest the March 5 Forum letter, “The Taxing Ways of Vermont.” As a resident of Vermont’s neighbor to the east, I was stuck by the similarities between the behavior that has been driving Vermont into ruin and …

Forum, March 18: What Was Ayotte Thinking?; Don’t Consolidate Dispatchers; N.H. State Plow Drivers at Work

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What Was Ayotte Thinking? To the Editor: Where is Sen. Ayotte’s real allegiance? Isn’t this the woman who constantly declares her allegiance to our veterans and our flag? The lawyer who is so articulate in supporting the Constitution and representing our citizens? How then can she show such …

Forum, March 17: Piermont Voters Have Spoken; What Were GOP Senators Thinking?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Truth Behind Statements To the Editor: I find election time in the U.S. bewildering. One reason is that statements by public figures seem to be either half-truths or untrue, yet no matter how misleading, they are often treated as facts. For another, the statements made are often …

Monday Letters

Monday, March 16, 2015

We Must Protest Torture To the Editor: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA torture, released in December 2014, shows that agents of our government have systematically violated U.S. military codes and the 1950 Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. In so doing, they …

Sunday Forum: Schooled in a Christian Environment; A Crazy Approach to Iran

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Formed in a Christian Environment To the Editor: In “Is the President a Christian?” (Perspectives, March 8), Randall Balmer states, “According to a poll conducted late in 2014, only 9 percent of Republicans believed that the president is a Christian.” How did they arrive at that conclusion? Would …

Forum, March 14: Spiteful Republicans; Netanyahu’s Moment; Sex Trafficking in North Dakota

Friday, March 13, 2015

Republican Spite at Work To the Editor: Forty-seven Republicans signed the treasonous letter to Iran. They wrote that the nuclear agreement being hammered out by governments might not be honored in the future. These 47 are led by a freshman who doesn’t understand that undercutting the president to …

Forum, March 13: The Drug War for Kids; Where to Cut Spending in Vermont; Free Market Failures

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Drug War for Kids To the Editor: It’s disappointing to hear that the Hartford School District is considering student expulsion as an appropriate response to the alleged increase in suspected drug activity. Haven’t we learned anything from the last 40 years with our drug war disaster? We’ve …

Forum, March 12: Flinn Doesn’t Speak for All in Hartford; ‘Valley News’ Drops the Ball

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flinn Doesn’t Speak for All To the Editor: We write to express our concern with how the Valley News covers political events in our town. Despite the fact that F.X. Flinn is no longer on the Hartford Selectboard, recent coverage suggests that he is the Valley News’ most …

Forum, March 11: Dog Owners, Show Some Respect; Vocal Minority Holds Up Gun Bill; Support Vermont Interactive Television

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dog Owners Should Show Some Respect To the Editor: It looks like, just as with everything else in life, that a few people want to ruin things for everyone else. Yes, that’s where we’re at with the subject of dogs in cemeteries ... again. I’ve written about this …

Forum, March 10: Support Child Care; An American Game for Americans; Infamy of Drugs in Schools

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Support Improved Child Care To the Editor: As a pediatrician who specializes in childhood development, I’m writing to support the Blue Ribbon Commission examining sustainable child care financing in Vermont. Child care is an important issue for Vermont’s …