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Letters

Sunday Forum: Moving the Co-op Forward; Hartford’s Exemplary Water Project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Ways Forward for the Co-op To the Editor: As a long-time supporter and former board member of the Co-op, I have three recommendations about the use of power in response to the controversial and painful firings of two Co-op employees. To the board: Rewrite your employee policies to make it clearer to management what it means to treat employees fairly and in a way that is consistent with the …

Forum, July 26: War and Peace in Palestine; Long Live the Co-op; McCoy’s Ugly Slander

Monday, July 28, 2014

War and Peace in Palestine To the Editor: A recent writer to the Forum, Dan Leggett (“Killing To What End?,” July 23), complains of the ruthless bombing of children in Gaza. While he’s in the safety of his home, millions of Israeli children live their daily lives running to bomb shelters due to the thousands of missiles sent in their direction by Hamas. …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive …

Forum: June 20: Soccer for Americans; Cursive and Learning; Danger in the Streets

Friday, June 20, 2014

Give Soccer a Chance, America To the Editor: I had to heave a deep sigh when I read the article on the World Cup (“Watching the World Cup Is Un-American,” June 17). It is sad that such an incredible sport gets this type of rap in our country. …

Forum, June 19: Patronizing Shoppers; Poor Hillary Clinton; The Omniscient President

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yes, They Really Are Patronizing To the Editor: The rich and famous of Hanover, Norwich, et al., are not being candid when they say why they prefer to shop at the Co-op. For many of them, the real reason is that the Co-op’s higher prices for so-called organic …

Forum, June 18: National Health Care; Bravo, John Chamberlain; Defending the Co-op

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Real Co-op Issue To the Editor: Thanks to Jim Kenyon for insulting the Co-op Food Stores enough times to generate some inspired letters to the editor — not a bad outcome for any muckraker (“Co-op & Competitor,” June 4). I do worry that more Kenyon tempests in …

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 …