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Letters

Sunday Forum: Ambiguity in Norwich; an Honor in Orange; a Muddle in the Mideast

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ambiguity in Norwich To the Editor: The contretemps between the Norwich town manager, Neil Fulton, and Selectwoman Linda Cook appears to be a symptom of a dysfunctional Selectboard. A town manager was forced out three years ago without explanation, and now issues of manager insubordination and, possibly, questionable conduct on the part of Ms. Cook have been raised. My guess is that the Selectmen are finding it difficult to delegate …

Forum, Sept. 13: Muddle in the Middle East; Oktoberfest in Hanover?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Muddled Thinking on the Mideast To the Editor: Let me see if I have this straight: A few months ago, we were considering giving weapons to and otherwise aiding Sunni rebels in Syria in their fight against the Syrian government, led by President Bashir al-Assad, who is supported by the Shiite terrorist group, Hezbollah, and Iran, a Shiite state. But now that those …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has accepted many past changes in our landscape. Handsome blue Harvestore silos, for instance, were considered …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Forum, Aug. 7: Unchristian Act by a Church; Beware of Single-Payer Critics; The Real Oppressor in Gaza and Israel

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unchristian Act by a Church To the Editor: At the Dorchester Selectboard meeting of July 17, the trustees of the Dorchester Community Church, Grace Fraser, Patricia Franz and Michelle Fistek, presented arguments opposing the actions of the Selectboard, which holds the opinion that while there is a historic …

Forum, Aug. 6: The Great War; Sharing the Wealth; Rewriting Gaza Headlines, Neighbors Need Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Great War, Reconsidered To the Editor: Nicola Smith did a fine job in describing the many ways the Great War influenced “almost everything that happened afterward,” inviting thoughtful contributions from our community. Jim Fox interestingly pointed out that Rudyard Kipling’s history of the Irish Guards in World …

Forum, Aug. 5: Oppression in Palestine; Co-op Coverage; Gun Sense; Health Insurance for the People

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oppression in Palestine To the Editor: I am writing in deep appreciation of the letter from Mary J. Wilson in the Valley News (“The Abuse in Palestine,” July 18). I am not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for the Jewish religion and for Jewish people and their many …

Forum, Aug. 4: Silent Warriors Update; The Social Lives of Chickens; What I Meant to Say; Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Peanuts

Monday, August 4, 2014

Silent Warriors Update To the Editor: Silent Warriors, an organization that supports Upper Valley homeless citizens, would like to update the Upper Valley with how our mission is going. On average right now we support two to three citizens a week by providing items needed to live here …

Forum, Aug. 3: Origins of the Mammoth Tooth, the VA and the Free Market

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Origins of the Mammoth Tooth To the Editor: As a lifelong fossil collector, I found the front page story of the discovery of a mammoth tooth fossil in New Hampshire interesting (“Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery,” July 31). However, it seems to me that finding one …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …

Forum, July 31: Shortsighted Truckers; Just Say No in Norwich; Hate and Hamas

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shortsighted Truckers To the Editor: Years ago as a student I saw a U-Haul truck on Storrow Drive in Boston with its top peeled back and crumpled by one of the low bridges, for which there are many, many warning signs. Perhaps Tunbridge should consider installing steel i-beams, …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program …

Forum, July 29: Change in Norwich; One for the Books in Bradford; Measles Prevention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vocal Minority in Norwich To the Editor: I’m compelled to respond to Brian Livingston’s attack on Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton and the needs of the Norwich municipal workers (“A Pool, Not a Police Station,” July 14). There is ample evidence that the police department’s building is beyond …