Letters

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS to help my films and my fellow filmmakers’ films reach a large public. In addition, PBS Kids programming (over 60 hours per …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in West Lebanon, you understand the fear. Dust and trash, speeding cars in traffic jams — …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy with the budget proposed by the School Board or by anything happening in the city, …

Sunday Forum: Finding Common Ground on Guns; Nulty’s Candidacy for Hartford School Board; Unnecessary Medical Tests; Big Decisions in Norwich

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Exploring the Gun Gulf To the Editor: In my two years in the New Hampshire House, I’ve seen polarization on many issues. One that continues to cause deep division is guns. I surmise that everyone is fearful of the proverbial “slippery slope,” and that makes us resist even …

Forum, Feb. 21: Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park; Vermont’s Pot Mistake; Support Gun Regulations

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cemetery Is Not a Dog Park To the Editor: The cemetery is West Lebanon is not a dog park, and signs are clearly posted to keep your animals leashed. My 8-year-old daughter is buried there, and I have had to clean urine off the snow on or around …

Forum, Feb. 20: A Wonderful ‘A Life’; Preserve Local History; What Do Ukrainians Want?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Letter Headline To the Editor: Norwich voters are invited to a forum for Norwich Selectboard candidates sponsored by the Norwich Women’s Club and the League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley. The forum will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in …

Forum, Feb. 19: No Mail In Bad Weather?; The Royalton Treasurer; Making a Difference in Hartford

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Post Office Fails to Deliver To the Editor: In the three score and 10 of my lifespan I have seen many changes in this country, and not all of them for the better. Sadly, it now seems that the noble motto of the U.S. Post Office (“Neither snow …

Forum, Feb. 18: First Primary Isn’t a Goldmine, Vermont; Weekly Bingo Is No Go; An Adult’s Guide to Drinking

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First Primary Isn’t a Goldmine To the Editor: Vermont, you may want to see presidential candidates coming to your state for the sheer interest of it, but don’t expect the economic bump you keep talking about. If you will look at New Hampshire’s revenues over the decades, you …

Forum, Feb. 17: A ‘Despicable’ Editorial on Guns; The Slippery, Violent Slope

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A ‘Despicable’ Editorial on Guns To the Editor: I cannot condemn strongly enough the despicable editorial printed in your supposedly responsible newspaper on Sunday regarding the gun-control package that is now headed for an ignominious and well-deserved death in the Vermont Legislature. It is disappointing to see a …

Sunday Forum: What It Will Take to Destroy ISIS; A Plea for Paul Keane to Stay on the School Board

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Coalition Needed to Destroy ISIS To the Editor: Experience confirms that air power alone may degrade but cannot destroy a determined enemy such as ISIS. Destruction requires a coalition of willing states, united in a long-term effort, each to play the part for which it is best equipped. …

Forum, Feb. 14: Snow Nearly Buried Me; Salt Reducation Area?; Our Obligations to Ukraine

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Snow Nearly Buried Me To the Editor: It has been eight years since I was buried by an avalanche of snow coming off the roof. Like now, we had several storms that dropped a lot of snow. I was 4 years old and chasing the dogs to the …

Forum, Feb. 13: Refs Deserve Credit, Too; Charge for Carbon Pollution; The Value of Preservation at Mt. Sunapee

Friday, February 13, 2015

Give Refs Credit, Too To the Editor: Appearing in the Feb. 6 edition of the Valley News was a photograph on the front of the sports page featuring action from the Rivendell/Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball game. It was an excellent action shot. The Valley News identified each and every …

Forum, Feb. 12: The Price of Generosity; No Guarantee of Safety; Little Libraries; Hartford’s Flawed Process

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Price of Generosity To the Editor: Don’t gift a truck that you have been awarded for being an MVP to someone else. Here’s what will happen: You’ll be taxed on the value of the truck. The gift will not be deductible as a charitable contribution. You will …