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Letters

Letter: Operation Day’s Work

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: Operation Day’s Work is a student-run organization that helps raise money for a charitable cause each year. Last year, Operation Day’s Work raised more than $8,000 to give to the Selamta Family Project, and it was the community’s generosity that made it possible. Each year, ODW raises money by inviting community members to employ high school students. The money earned by students goes directly to the organization …

Letter: Presentation on Population Growth

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: As part of Hanover High School’s Earth Day celebration, the school’s Environment Club is sponsoring a public presentation, “Making the Connection: Women’s Education and Health, Population and the Environment.” John Seager, president and CEO of the nonprofit Population Connection, will speak tomorrow at 12:15 in the Hanover High School Auditorium. Population growth puts increasing pressure on social justice, human rights …

Letter: Bernie Sanders Tests the Waters

Thursday, April 24, 2014

To the Editor: I understand that this Vermont fellow may be planning to run for president of the United States and is coming over here to New Hampshire to test the political waters. We recently moved to New Hampshire after 40 years in Vermont and have listened to his political line, first in Burlington and then as a U.S. representative and now as …

Letter: Push Back Against Casino Interests

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: The persistence in New Hampshire of casino interests and their lobbyists and supporters is impressive and speaks to the huge profits they anticipate. It is important for those of us concerned about the welfare of our fellows (and ourselves) to keep speaking up. The latest …

Letter: Men's Behavior Is at Issue

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: Robert Spottswood’s thoughtful reasoning (“An End to Sexual Assault,” Forum, April 10) gives me hope if we can manage to maintain focus on the core problem with sexual assault. I worry, however, that in the aftermath of the trial involving two Dartmouth students we are …

Letter: Screen-Obsessed Children

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Screen-Obsessed Children To the Editor: Twenty years ago, one of my 11th-grade English students told me, “I never finished a book in my life until I took your class.” He was the canary tweeting in the coal mine about the mouse-click, digital, touch-screen tsunami about to inundate America, …

Letter: Protect People From High-Interest Loans

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: I write on behalf of the United Valley Interfaith Project, people of faith from 13 faith communities spanning a number of faith traditions in our community. We find ultra-high interest rates on loans to consumers — often called usury — offensive. All faith traditions have …

Letter: Sen. Shaheen on Guns

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: You may or may not be aware of U.N. Resolution 2117. It is a highly restrictive anti-gun measure that would compel members of the U.N. to support a global ban on the importation and exportation of small arms. It would also implement an international gun …

Letter: Legislation Forum Tuesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: Lebanon representatives Susan Almy, Laurie Harding, George Sykes, Andy White and Sen. David Pierce will be participating in a Lebanon Town Hall Legislative Forum tomorrow, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kilton Library. We are half way through the legislative session, and it …

Letter: Two Reasons to Elect Sanders

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: Among the many reasons Sen. Bernie Sanders should be elected president of the United States, two stand out. First, we need to escape the increasingly corrupt stranglehold of our political parties. Second, we should avoid the Clinton and Bush dynasties given that Hillary and Jeb …

Letter: That House on the Green

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: I am flabbergasted by the position of the Lebanon Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the property on Colburn Park (“City: House Can’t Be Apartments,” April 9). Anyone who has lived in Lebanon for any amount of time understands the significance of that particular property. Myric …

Letter: Independent Investigation at the Co-op?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: I was at the Co-op’s annual meeting, and I am one of the members whose curiosity is aroused by the allegations of employee complaints. The management acknowledges it needs to make changes, as it has hired a staff member whose title is “professional development.” Management …

Letter: The Facebook Generation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: The case of the Claremont teacher who resigned rather than “unfriend” students on Facebook and your editorial April 8 (“Teachers and Facebook”) show a generational gap in how the world is seen. Using Facebook to facilitate a secret relationship is akin to secretly meeting your …