Letters

Sunday Forum: Cassandra C.’s Misguided Response to Cancer; Battling Climate Change on the Home Front

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cassandra C.’s Misguided Response To the Editor: How fortunate for Cassandra C. that the Connecticut Supreme Court has seen fit to save her from suicide by treatment refusal. Here is what Cassandra’s opinion piece last Sunday (“A 17-Year-Old Asks, Whose Life Is It, Anyway?”) doesn’t tell you: This is not a hopeless, terminal case. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the most curable types of cancer to have. Even at the …

Forum, Jan. 23: Outstanding Piece of Journalism; ‘Valley News’ Cowardice; Taxing Wealthy Vermonters

Friday, January 23, 2015

Outstanding Piece of Journalism To the Editor: The article “Under the Gun” by John Lippman in the Sunday Valley News is an outstanding piece of journalism. In-depth and thoroughly researched, the story was clear and informative with not a word too many or too few. The graphics were to the point and lucid. This is journalism that we used to expect from the …

Forum, Jan. 22: Keystone is a Health Threat; New Cardigan Trail; Who Profits?; Hanover’s Precious Waste

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Keystone is a Health Threat To the Editor: Yes, Keystone is back in the news. I am not going down the climate change road, trying to defend the majority of scientific evidence supporting human activity as contributing to the natural cyclic climate variation, resulting in overall global warming. The more pressing reason to wean our country off of fossil fuels is because of …

Forum, Dec. 10: Netanyahu Overreaches; Take Advantage of Solar Rebate; Tax Bombshell in Vermont

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Netanyahu Has Overreached To the Editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought his country to the brink of chaos. Despite Israel’s draconian security apparatus, Israeli Jews are regularly being attacked and killed by Israeli Arabs; Arabs are being attacked and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied …

Forum, Dec. 9: Something Special at La Salette; Stop Badmouthing the Co-op; Save Energy, Vermonters

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Something Special at La Salette To the Editor: I had the pleasure and honor to serve for nearly 15 years as the secretary at Holy Redeemer Church in West Lebanon, working with and for La Salette fathers and brothers. The La Salette fathers and brothers are a special …

Forum, Dec. 6: The Cost of Pre-K; Change is Coming; Obama’s Mistakes

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Need to Know the Costs To the Editor: Confidence in government depends on elected officials being honest with the public about both the benefits and costs of programs. If public officials think something is worthwhile, they should be able to defend the costs. The benefits of a …

Forum: Friday, Dec. 5

Friday, December 5, 2014

No Need for Tree Cutting To the Editor: Residents of Lebanon, get ready for a change to the face of our community. If the FAA has its way, 30 acres of trees will be removed from the area abutting the east-west runway at the airport. This area is …

Forum: Thursday, Dec. 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Community Nursing Is Important To the Editor: I spent the summer of 1970 in Woodstock with Drs. Hugh Hermann and Ed Shepard. I was a third-year student at Harvard Medical School, having spent my first two years at Dartmouth. Hugh and Ed taught me the importance of meeting …

Forum, Dec. 3: President Obama’s Real Mistake; My Editorial Opinion; Thanks for Hartford Firefighters

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

President Obama’s Real Problem To the Editor: President Obama’s first major mistake was being born part white. This gave license to racists nationwide to call him “black” and so diminish anything he did politically, whatever the value of some of those decisions. His second big mistake was daring …

Forum, Dec. 2: Give Blood in Norwich; The Co-op and the Courts; Cleaner Energy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blood Drive Makes a Difference To the Editor: Please join us for part of the 19 Days of Norwich at our blood drive on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tracy Hall. We are excited that we were asked to move the date of our drive …

Forum: Nov. 30: Risk and Rewards of Rock Climbing; Small Protest Numbers; Misleading Progressive Theater

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Risk and Rewards To the Editor: Steve Nelson’s good column (Perspectives, Nov. 23) on risk and, in particular, Alex Honnold, who is a free-solo climber, elicits a response from this retired climber. I had the opportunity to be on a panel with Alex a few years back. …

Forum, Nov. 28: Sour Grapes of Wrath; Plutocracy in America; Shop in Enfield

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sour Grapes of Wrath To the Editor: With regard to Winifred Anthony Stearns’ enjoinder to us “sour grapes” non-Republicans that we adopt some of the GOP’s “ideas for fiscal responsibility,” I wonder if she is referring to the most recent instance? The last Republican president mounted two unwinnable …

Forum, Nov. 27

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Upper Valley Came Through To the Editor: In 2012, the Carter Community Building Association Board of Trustees launched a three-year youth scholarship fund drive to assist needy youngsters — for many years to come — to learn to swim, play basketball, enjoy summer camp and exercise. We …