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Letters

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 intimidated or insufficiently serious (since they are “happy with collecting a paycheck and receiving decent health benefits”). This is classic Kenyon: ignore …

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, preferably with a thin flange and plenty of heft, outside the two wooden bridges, on …

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 had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

Forum, June 25: Dartmouth’s Brand and Women; History for an Expo?; Wondering About the Fountains; Snakes Alive

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Dartmouth Safe for Women To the Editor: The history of coeducation at Dartmouth is fraught with challenges and misgivings. More than 40 years after the decision to go coed was implemented, the college continues to struggle with making the campus safe and hospitable for women. That’s why …

Forum, June 24: DEET; A Rising GOP; IRS ‘Lies’; Health Care in the U.S. and Britain

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DEET Is Safe to Use Against Ticks To the Editor: As a follow-up to Cecelia Blair’s letter (“Protection Against Ticks,” Forum, May 15), in addition to wearing high-top boots, I would urge folks to apply the repellent DEET to boots and exposed skin. DEET is not a “poisonous …

Forum, June 22: Obamacare: Fear of Snakes; Exchange Students

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Real Scoop on Obamacare To the Editor: I suspect that any British citizen who might Google any one of our daily newspapers in the U.S. on any given day would find many front-page articles damning our health care system, our economy and, given the frequency of gun …

Forum: June 21: Guns and Cars; Dick Cheney; The Lebanon Fire

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dick Cheney on the High Ground To the Editor: An open letter to Dick Cheney in response to his June 17 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Cheney, you beat the drums of war a decade ago. Now you fan the flames of the smoldering nation you …

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 …