Letters

Forum: Treated With Respect at the VA; Same Red Sox, Different Day; Support N.H. Drug Czar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Treatment With Respect at the VA To the Editor: I was thinking, how is it that we are quick to find fault and slow to give praise? When I returned from overseas in the early 1970s, the war was not popular and there was a very large anti-war movement. Returning vets were not treated very well. I never talked much about the war, but I was proud to have gone …

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We know, thanks to research by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and others, which mental health …

Forum: Bad Site for Solar Panels in Windsor; Bright Outlook in Claremont

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bad Site for Solar Panels To the Editor: Let me begin by stating that solar power is a good thing and certainly in our future as an alternative energy source. But at what cost? There are 900 acres of state-owned land in Windsor that Green Mountain Power has somehow convinced the state that this would be a good spot to install about 19,000, …

Forum: Cessation of Hostilities; Value of Fathers; Teddy Bears on Call in Bradford

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cessation of Hostilities To the Editor: Turning 90 years old on Memorial Day weekend stirs the memory. Yes, it was 70 years ago in May 1945 that V.E. Day arrived and found me in a small German town not far from the Elbe River. Peace had come, …

Forum: Norwich Pool Is Worth It; Walk More in Lebanon; Poor Co-op Dividends

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Norwich Pool Is Worth It To the Editor: I am writing to encourage Norwich residents of all ages to attend the public forum at Tracy Hall tonight at 7 p.m. to support the rebuilding of the 70-year-old Norwich town “pool,” which was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene. According …

Forum: The Way They Live in France; What Are Managers Up To?; Sports Over Academics

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Way They Live in France To the Editor: Returning from France the other day, I purchased Boston’s daily newspaper. One front-page article described the dire condition of the city’s struggling commuter rail system; apparently it is underfunded and outmoded. The other said that a football player named …

Forum: Fracking and Vermont; Tax Info on Nonprofits; Dogs and Cemeteries

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Energy Plantations in Vermont To the Editor: There is a broader issue that seems to have been overlooked so far in comments on the solar array proposed for Taftsville, and that is the influence of the carbon market. In our haste to make Vermont carbon-neutral, I fear that …

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 …