Letters

Forum: Merchants of Doubt and Death; Republicans and Workers; Don’t Mock Caitlyn Jenner

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Merchants of Doubt and Death To the Editor: Saturday night my wife and I went with some English friends to the Hopkins Center to see the film Merchants of Doubt, which documents how skepticism about the reality of climate change is being purveyed by many of the very same “experts” who served the tobacco industry in the 1960s with “expert opinion” to the effect that cigarette smoking had no scientifically …

Forum: A Dumb Search for Intelligent Life; Newsworthy Video; Overprotective Vermont

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dumb Search for Intelligent Life To the Editor: How sad to read that the otherwise genius Stephen Hawking has lent his name to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. He now joins those starry-eyed types we often see proclaiming in deep, solemn tones that they seek to answer “that ultimate question — Are We Alone In The Universe?” Um, excuse me? We already know …

Forum: A Long Voyage, but Not That Long; A Life-Saving Suggestion; Support for Hartland Dog Census

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Long, But Not That Long To the Editor: To set the record straight: My apologies for incorrectly stating in a recent Forum letter that if Voyager-1 was headed in the right direction it would take billions of years to reach planet Kepler-452b. It should have been only 25 million years. Abner J. Schlabach East Barnard A Life-Saving Suggestion To the Editor: Having just …

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Alternatives to Fracked Gas To the Editor: I am writing to share information about efforts to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure in Vermont and other parts of the United States and Canada. One such effort is to support landowners in Addison County who may lose their land if …

Forum: The Corset and Womanhood; Co-op Out of Control; Fracking Isn’t Clean Energy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Corset and Womanhood To the Editor: I agree wholeheartedly with Ellen Goodman’s points in the Valley News about the image of womanhood Caitlyn Jenner chose to portray in Vanity Fair. A corset? Really? The original symbol of women’s suppression and torture by a misogynistic culture? The blessing …

Forum: Protest Candidates; Shooting Range Noise; Parades, Not Scallions

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Supporting a Protest Candidate To the Editor: There is a debate going on about the wisdom of supporting the Bernie Sanders campaign even though he has no chance of winning the nomination. Supporting Bernie Sanders has nothing to do with his ability to win. The point is not …

Forum: Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s; Tobacco Marketing and Kids; Come to Norwich Workshop

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Koch Brothers Vs. Ben & Jerry’s To the Editor: There are contributors to the Forum from both sides of politics that provide sufficiently frequent comments that readers get accustomed, when seeing their names, to know from which side the message comes. These writers see a set of facts …

Monday Forum: Museum Collections; Town Forests; Beautiful Game

Monday, June 15, 2015

Taking Monet Out of the Basement To the Editor: Your recent article “The Monet in the Basement” (Close-Up, June 6) brought to mind a pioneering project recently begun by the Yale Art Gallery. Yale has begun the construction of a new facility at its West Campus, where the …

Sunday Forum: Game Club Lease; Shame on Co-op; Airline Baggage; Helping Co-op Customers

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Game Club Serves the Community To the Editor: I am writing to support of the Upper Valley Fish & Game Club in Thetford. It’s very important to renew the lease with the existing terms. This club has more than 200 members, not 80 or so as stated in …

Saturday Forum: Sen. Sanders on Social Security; Safety at D-H; Fair Wages at the Co-op;Fracking in Vermont

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sen. Sanders on Social Security To the Editor: In reading an analysis of presidential campaign candidate’s stands on Social Security (“Social Security Shows Contrast of Parties,” June 5), I am moved to share an important detail of Bernie Sanders’ position. He notes that people making hundreds of millions …

Friday Forum: Renew Gun Range Lease; Think About Natural Gas; Hypocrisy at the Co-op; Hazards of Old Age

Friday, June 12, 2015

Renew Gun Range Lease To the Editor: The Thetford Selectboard should renew the Upper Valley Fish and Game Club’s lease. Gun ownership is legal in New Hampshire and Vermont. Gun owners will use their guns more safely if they have a gun range to practice shooting. I’m a …

Thursday Forum: Be Fair to Fraternities; Cover Track and Field, Pristine N.H. Lakes; Visit Webster Cottage Museum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Give Frats Fair Representation To the Editor: I would like to thank you for printing the letter by John Engleman regarding the media distortion of Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta (“Alpha Delta Does a Lot of Good,” May 31). I want to second his criticism of the media …

Wednesday Forum: Wine Tasting for Hostel; Dentists Needed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wine Tasting to Aid Hostel To the Editor: We are blessed to have high-quality, state-of-the-art medical facilities providing superior care right here in our community. For many throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, receiving such care is not nearly as convenient, and some must travel two hours or more …