Letters

Sunday Forum: The Value of Senior Meals; A Magical Pool in Norwich

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Value of Meals for Seniors To the Editor: I am extremely disappointed in the recent budget passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In particular, I want to highlight the impact it will have on crucial senior services. It calls for a 50 percent cut to the Meals on Wheels program, congregate meals at senior centers and transportation services for seniors, as well as the elimination of ServiceLink, …

Forum, May 2: Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalk; Thanks, Glenn Seward; School Choice

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalks To the Editor: The sidewalks here in downtown Lebanon are not very wide. There have been people riding bicycles on the sidewalks, and that is safety hazard to pedestrians. It’s bad enough when a little kid or a teenager rides a bicycle on the sidewalk and gets away with it. However, when a grown adult rides his or …

Forum, May 1: Cruel and Unusual Airplane Seats; Lincoln, Reconsidered Again; Cursive in Our Times

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cruel and Unusual Seats To the Editor: The Valley News regaled us in an editorial last week with another depiction of passengers tormented while trying to maintain a measure of dignity in an airline seat, one that has clearly not been designed for a human being. Be assured, such news comes as no revelation to those of us who were airborne of late. …

Thursday Forum

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Socialism-Capitalism Balance To the Editor: As a reply to Andrew Van Abs’ March 20 letter to the editor, “Bastions of Rampant Socialism,” I would ask why his example does not include the cost to taxpayers when the laissez-fare capitalism of big banks runs amok. We are besieged by …

Forum, March 25: An Enduring Artistic Vision; Failure of Society’s Response to Opioids; Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Enduring Artistic Vision To the Editor: Nicola Smith’s portrait of artist Varujan Boghosian is both an informative and inspiring description of a truly great artist (“Fodder for His Fascinations: At 88, Varujan Boghosian’s Artistic Influence Only Grows,” March 22). I have been his friend for only half …

Forum, March 24: Hingston Helped Windsor; Politicized Co-op Election; Down in the Dumps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unions Benefit Workers To the Editor: I am responding to the opinion column by Jay Ambrose that said unions are bad for workers (“Right-to-Work Law Is Good for Workers,” March 12). Unions are acting in the interests of workers to collectively bargain, which brings together employer and employee …

Sunday Forum: Special Education Costs in Piermont; Whaleback Needs Help; Ayotte’s Letter; Time to Change the Co-op Board

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Issue Was Special Education Costs To the Editor: Last week’s V alley News article about Piermont’s contentious annual school meeting made little mention of the reason the budget was voted down three times: The voters were asked to approve $269,523 for one student’s education for one year, …

Forum, March 21: The Iran Letter; Sweet Irony in Montpelier; Roads Less Traveled in Mud Season

Saturday, March 21, 2015

America and Iran: Some Reminders To the Editor: The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran begins with a civics lesson on the U.S. Constitution and ends with a warning that any agreement regarding nuclear weapons between the presidents of the United States and …

Forum, March 20: Bastions of Rampant Socialism; My Statement About the Co-op; Low Wages Are Not Always Bad

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bastions of Rampant Socialism To the Editor: I read with great interest the March 5 Forum letter, “The Taxing Ways of Vermont.” As a resident of Vermont’s neighbor to the east, I was stuck by the similarities between the behavior that has been driving Vermont into ruin and …

Forum, March 18: What Was Ayotte Thinking?; Don’t Consolidate Dispatchers; N.H. State Plow Drivers at Work

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What Was Ayotte Thinking? To the Editor: Where is Sen. Ayotte’s real allegiance? Isn’t this the woman who constantly declares her allegiance to our veterans and our flag? The lawyer who is so articulate in supporting the Constitution and representing our citizens? How then can she show such …

Forum, March 17: Piermont Voters Have Spoken; What Were GOP Senators Thinking?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Truth Behind Statements To the Editor: I find election time in the U.S. bewildering. One reason is that statements by public figures seem to be either half-truths or untrue, yet no matter how misleading, they are often treated as facts. For another, the statements made are often …

Monday Letters

Monday, March 16, 2015

We Must Protest Torture To the Editor: The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA torture, released in December 2014, shows that agents of our government have systematically violated U.S. military codes and the 1950 Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. In so doing, they …

Sunday Forum: Schooled in a Christian Environment; A Crazy Approach to Iran

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Formed in a Christian Environment To the Editor: In “Is the President a Christian?” (Perspectives, March 8), Randall Balmer states, “According to a poll conducted late in 2014, only 9 percent of Republicans believed that the president is a Christian.” How did they arrive at that conclusion? Would …