Letters

Forum, May29: Next Exit: Another Development; Execution Won’t Bring Healing; Big Wall, Bad Neightbor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Next Exit: Another Development To the Editor: I was horrified this morning to read in the Valley News about the potential development off of I-89 near Randolph (“Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins: Randolph Man Makes Case for I-89 Development,” May 23). If Vermont wants to resemble the rest of trashy America with developments off interstate exits, this is the right plan to follow. If, however, we want to maintain …

Forum, May 28: Tough Choices in Vermont; Medication Dangers for Cats; Recognize Women Veterans

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tough Choices in Vermont To the Editor: The Vermont legislative session is over and politicians are patting themselves on the back for a job well done, despite some sobering realities. At the beginning of the session, Gov. Peter Shumlin correctly identified that the $110 million-plus budget hole was the result of recent years in which spending increased at the rate of 5 percent …

Forum, May 27: Resolve Quechee Dispute; Wallet Returned, Safe and Sound; Accolades for Bob Hingston

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Resolve Quechee Dispute To the Editor: Can’t resolve a conflict? Call in a mediator. We have excellent professional mediators in the Upper Valley. As a business owner of property in Quechee and thereby a member of Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association, I am both dismayed and embarrassed by this recent upset between the town of Hartford and QLLA. Sunday’s Valley News editorial was excellent; …

Forum, April 22: Co-op Votes Will Count; Bring Back Old Co-Op Values; Reconsidering Lincoln

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

About Co-op Voting To the Editor: I would like to address misinformation published in the Valley News regarding the disqualification of paper ballots submitted by Co-op members during the current board of directors election. In both a recent letter to the editor and in a transaction ad published …

Forum: April 21: Hanover’s Gateway Proposal; Protect Kids From Concussions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover’s Gateway Proposal To the Editor: On May 12, Hanover voters will vote on a zoning amendment to create a new Gateway District on West Wheelock Street between the Ledyard Bridge and School Street. The proposal, approved by the planning board, would permit four-story apartment buildings up to …

Forum, Monday: A Woman’s Place Is on a Coin; Gateway to Hanover; More Police in Hartford

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Woman’s Place Is on a Coin To the Editor: I noted with interest your editorial (“Currency Equality: Put a Woman on the $20 Bill,” April 15) discussing placing a woman’s image on a paper bill. But I do not want to see our currency politicized, and I …

Sunday Forum: Train Safety

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Speak Up About Railroad Safety To the Editor: “ Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg does not mince words when talking about what might happen if a major rail catastrophe were to take place in White River Junction. It would obliterate the downtown,” he said. “I use that term …

Forum, April 18: Train Safety; Limits of Science; Bullying and Religion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Train Safety Is a Top Priority To the Editor: Congratulations to the Valley News for the April 12 article “Trains Freighted With Risk.” Finally, someone in the Vermont press has had the guts to alert the general public about the ever-increasing amounts of hazardous materials being transported by …

Forum: Friday, April 17

Friday, April 17, 2015

We Must Take Responsibility To the Editor: “Face it — whatever the climate does, it does due to outside influences we cannot control. We’re just along for the ride,” says Patrick O’Connor (“Our Current Ice Age,” Forum, April 2). No! We humans who now inhabit this planet in …

Forum, April 16: Schuller’s Religion; Say No to Casinos; Make Congress Younger

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Schuller’s Religion To the Editor: The Randall Balmer column concerning Robert Schuller in the April 12 Sunday Valley News brought to mind a “history of Christianity” that I heard from a Methodist minister several years ago. “Christianity began as an Agapean Feast in Palestine, moved to Greece and …

Forum, April 15: Honor Vietnam Veterans; Apply for Norwich Grants; Conformity Is the Problem

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Honor Vietnam Veterans To the Editor: On Saturday, the state of New Hampshire will recognize and honor Vietnam veterans with a third “Welcome Home” ceremony. This year’s special event will take place at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, N.H., at 2 p.m. The first event, …

Forum, April 14: Republicans Have a Point; Price of Exporting Oil; Vanishing Bees

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congress Flexes Its Muscles To the Editor: Republicans in Congress, worried about President Obama’s talks with Iran on nuclear weapons, recently warned Iran about signing an agreement. To add insult to injury, the Republican Speaker of the House invited the leader of Israel to speak before Congress about …

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alternatives for Panhandlers To the Editor: Alex Hartov’s April 9 Forum letter said, “Shame on you, Lebanon Police Department,” in reference to its request to the City Council to ban panhandling on Route 12A in West Lebanon, suggesting that this is unkind. Mr. Hartov is right that, as …