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Letters

Forum: Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste; Made in America, Again; A Good Option for Quechee

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste To the Editor: Your recent report about Scott Walker in Sunapee was admirably thorough and accurate as far as it went, but missed one important point. I asked Gov. Walker about a recent report from Reuters that the Pentagon had never undergone legally required audits and has never accounted for $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money provided since 1996, and another from the Department of Energy’s …

Forum: The Big Picture on Abortion; Palestinian Outrages; Social Security’s Problem

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Big Picture on Abortion To the Editor: Nita Norman may be right — perhaps Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts and is only reimbursed for costs and handling fees (“Scurrilous Is the Word,” Aug. 12). But her focus on the nature of the transaction is an attempt to distract us from the big picture, which even she can’t hide entirely. For …

Forum: Speak Out on Airport Proposal; Cooking Better Corn; Take the ‘Hillary Cure’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Speak Out on Airport Proposal To the Editor: Our community is being pressed to reconfigure the Lebanon Airport to accommodate larger planes. These changes are being actively pushed by: the Federal Aviation Administration; Lebanon city administrators; airport employees; supporters of corporate jets that bring a few passengers each to Hanover, Lyme, Quechee, etc.; and private owners who park their planes and helicopters here. …

Sunday Forum: A School District Looks to the Future; the Primacy of Natural Law; a Humanitarian Crisis in the Making; a Myopic View of Donald Trump

Sunday, July 19, 2015

District Looks to Future To the Editor: On June 2 , Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Act 46. This landmark education legislation calls on school boards and administrators to lead changes in their districts and supervisory unions that will result in greater opportunities for students, increased efficiency …

Forum: Local Boost in the Upper Valley; Bush Editorial a Cheap Shot; Diacritical Remarks

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Local Boost in the Upper Valley To the Editor: John McClaughry’s review of local shopping promotional campaigns and the work of economist Michael Shuman (“The Local Economy Solution,” July 12) provided an important overview of the impact locally owned businesses deliver to their communities. His appraisal, however, missed …

Forum: Voting Procedures in N.H.; Enjoy the River Carefully; Good Theater, Right Here; Thanks, Lebanon

Friday, July 17, 2015

Voting Procedures in N.H. To the Editor: I am writing to express my concern regarding a front-page story in the July 12 Sunday Valley News regarding Bernie Sanders being on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primary (“Can Sanders Get On N.H. Ballot?”). Specifically, I am concerned about …

Forum: Hitting a Wall in Hanover; Republican Concern for the Poor in N.H.?; Thanks for the Memories

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hitting a Wall in Hanover To the Editor: I appeared recently before the Hanover Zoning Board to request a variance, but it turns out that’s where good ideas and personal freedom go to die. I wanted to put a second floor on top of an existing first floor, …

Forum: Coolidge Remembered Fondly; Poker With Clinton and Sanders; Questions About Shooting

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coolidge Remembered Fondly To the Editor: It was disconcerting to see President Calvin Coolidge described by opinion writer Petula Dvorak as “lackluster” and “remembered by nobody” in her July 6 column, “Racing Calvin Coolidge.” It was especially peculiar to see these contentions in The Washington Post, whose owners …

Forum: Lessons From the South; Supporting Hillary Clinton; Not Impressed by Sanders

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lessons From the South To the Editor: My mother’s people, as we say in the South, were from Richmond, Va., known as “the heart of the Confederacy.” I went to college in North Carolina and married a man born in Albany, Ga. We both grew up loving the …

Sunday Forum: Release the Video of Police Shooting; How to Build Trust in Financial Institutions; the Answer to One Cemetery Conundrum; Drawing Life Lessons From Ancient Objects

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Release Video of Shooting To the Editor: I read with interest the July 8 article on the shooting by Haverhill police of a Canterbury, N.H., man “armed” with a knife. The circumstances of the death of Mr. Hagen Esty-Lennon remain mysterious. This present case may have been suicide, …

Karl Rove and Karma; Trump Rises in N.H.; Market Basket’s Example

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Karl Rove and Karma To the Editor: While offering a conservative rebuttal to “An Outrage in the South,” Michael Long denounced the “Unfair Liberal Tactics” used to malign and associate Republicans with what many perceive as a racist symbol, the Confederate flag. I do not wish to add …

Forum: Tenure Is an Anachronism: Cornish Exit Strategy; Pulling the Plug on Grateful Dead

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tenure Is an Anachronism To the Editor: Randall Balmer’s column on tenure is misleading, but not unexpected given the source (“Scott Walker and the War on Tenure: College Professors Need Security and Independence,” July 5). He attempts to put the important issue of tenure in a political context …

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Support for Sanders To the Editor: Bernie Sanders is pretty much the only politician that I am supporting at the moment. I am well aware that he has little chance of becoming the Democrats’ nominee; nonetheless, he serves the very useful purpose of bringing key issues to the …