Letters

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; There is no need to punish children …

Forum, May 26: Time for Change at the Co-op; Things are Fine at the Co-op; Splendid Art in Manchester

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time for Change at Co-op To the Editor: On Wednesday, the Co-op’s new board of directors will meet for the first time since the April elections. As has been widely reported, the Co-op membership elected four new members to the board. Three of the new members belong to Concerned About the Co-op and are committed to bringing about transparency in the Co-op’s finances …

Forum, May 25: Cherish Old Trees; War and Peace and Women; The Value of Free Trade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cherish Stately Old Trees To the Editor: A May 17 forum letter from Michael Quinn about the plight of Windsor’s trees, “Windsor Needs a Tree Advocate,” really struck a chord. Many towns would sooner spend tax money on frills like pretty street lamps, big flower planters, and fake-brick sidewalks that crumble almost as soon as they are installed than take care of one …

Forum, April 9: Look to Co-op’s History; It’s No Crime to Be Poor

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Look to Co-op’s History To the Editor: Sixty-six years ago, I moved to Hanover when my father accepted the job as manager of the Hanover Co-op. The Co-op’s bank account totaled less than $400 and the business was struggling to stay alive. Both my parents were deeply committed …

Forum, April 8: Male Domination in Hartford; Art and Politics at Hanover High

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Male Domination in Hartford Dear Editor: As a member of the Hartford School Board, I am concerned that the girls in our school system are being sent a destructive message by the very system taxpayers trust to teach them values: Males are the leaders of their world. Of …

Sunday Forum: A Confused Defense of Diversion; a Climate Cultist Responds; Easing the Burdens of Illness

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Rash Assumption To the Editor: In their reply to Dr. Schorsch’s March 25 Forum letter regarding the “failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic,” and specifically his opinion that “simplistic, vindictive court diversion programs” are part of the problem, the directors of Valley Court Diversion …

Forum, April 4: Thanks for Fire Response; Throwing Cold Water on Climate Alarm; You Go, Hockey Girls!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thanks for Fire Response To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the Britton Lumber Co. family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the fire departments and other services that came to our aid last Saturday night in respone to the fire in …

Seen in Hanover: A Dog and His Guy

Friday, April 3, 2015

Seen in Hanover Recently on my lunch break, I went to the Hanover post office to mail my weekly letter to my Mom. Upon opening the door, I encountered a medium-sized dog, dark brown, in a red coat, sitting in the center of the runner mat leading to …

Forum, April 3: Money, Statins and You; Scientists Talk About Climate; I Love the Co-op

Friday, April 3, 2015

Money and Your Diet To the Editor: In mid-February, a Washington Post article reported that our top nutrition advisory panel, relying on scientific evidence, had removed warnings against dietary cholesterol, the U.S. being the world’s last country to do so. A Valley News editorial followed, grateful that scientific …

Cartoon to the Editor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hartford’s Flawed Budget Vote To the Editor: The Hartford budget process is a sham. Three weeks after the first vote, Hartford can present new, barely changed budget numbers, without publishing these numbers for all citizens to see, and …

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy …