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Letters

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 West Lebanon, you understand the fear. Dust and trash, speeding cars in traffic jams — walking through this feels like some kind …

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 with the budget proposed by the School Board or by anything happening in the city, …

Sunday Forum: The Origins of Residential Colleges; Charlestown Planning Board Did Not Act Arbitrarily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Residential Colleges Came to U.S. To the Editor: I read with interest the Associated Press article in the March 23 Valley News describing Dartmouth College’s plan to respond to the related problems of sexual assault and drinking by completely overhauling its housing into a system of residential colleges. Brief reference was made to the prototypical residential college systems introduced in the 1920s …

Forum, Feb. 10: The Enemy Is Out There; Shots in the Dark; Keystone Alternatives

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I Fell, They Came to Help To the Editor: There are good people here! I was walking recently at 3:30 p.m. on the clear, dry sidewalk along North Main Street to cross to my car parked on a side road. However, the pathway across the street was not …

Forum, Feb. 9: Don’t Loosen Gun Regulations; Tanning Bed Dangers for Kids; Love Your Local Library

Monday, February 9, 2015

Don’t Loosen Gun Regulations To the Editor: The 14th bill introduced in the Republican-run New Hampshire Senate this session is SB116, “An act repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.” Its official analysis is brief: “This bill: I. Increases the length of time for …

Sunday Forum: Gun Rights and Responsibilities; Condoms Then and Now; the Enduring Value of Latin; Exceptional Op-Ed Voices; a Lovely Meadow Preserved

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Rights Come With Responsibilities To the Editor: Although expected, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons is disappointing. Advocating for so-called “constitutional carry,” the spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, Derek Dufresne, states, “The Second Amendment is a …

Forum, Feb. 7: Employment and the Pipeline; Patriarchy, Religion and Morals; Parents Spoil Youth Sports

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Employment and the Pipeline To the Editor: So let me see if I understand this: Republicans in Congress feverishly cobbled together the Keystone XL pipeline legislation. This pipeline will cross the entire U.S. wheat-growing belt and its huge and vital underground water aquifer. Republicans are touting this as …

Forum, Feb. 6: Gun Rights, Dead Children; Marijuana Isn’t a Threat; Bad Plan for Small Farms

Friday, February 6, 2015

Gun Rights and Dead Children To the Editor: With reference to William Tufts’ letter concerning the Second Amendment, I have a few questions (“Defend The Right to Bear Arms,” Jan. 27). What does the phrase “well regulated militia mean” and how does it apply to the right to …

Forum, Feb. 5: Volunteerism Is Alive and Well; A Sorry State of the Union; High Gas Prices in Fairlee

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Volunteerism Is Alive and Well To the Editor: I find it easy to imagine that our country is facing irresolvable challenges given stories in the news of people facing homelessness, possible immigrant deportation, crumbling infrastructure, impending ecological disaster and murders. My response is often one of frustration, cynicism …

Forum, Feb. 4: Save Natural Assets on Mount Sunapee; Don’t Blame Third-Party Voters; The Right to Bear Arms

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Save Our Natural Assets for All To the Editor: It’s true that Mount Sunapee is a lovely place for all things snow and that leaseholders Okemo/MSR have made improvements the state couldn’t have imagined. But they are only leaseholders, and the mountain still belongs to the people of …

Forum, Feb. 3: Lebanon Surpluses Are Excessive; Lebanon Police Expense Is Worthwhile; Concealed Weapons

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lebanon Surpluses Are Excessive To the Editor: Many taxpayers have wondered why for the past few years the Lebanon School District has managed to get away with a surplus in excess of $2 million and yet the School Board continues to ask for more money each year. By …

Sunday Forum: Drug War Is Misguided; Health Care Is Indeed a Right

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Police Can’t Be Choosers To the Editor: While I agree with Jim Kenyon that marijuana prohibition is a mistake, and is starting to be overturned, I must disagree with his complaint about how the Lebanon Police handled the case he wrote about (“Failing The Sniff Test,” Jan. 25). …

Forum, Jan. 31: Hartford Recycling Facts; Keystone Pipeline and Big Money; What’s Inflated, What’s Not

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Recycling in Hartford: The Facts and Figures To the Editor: Since the Hartford Selectboard unanimously voted to put the question of townwide curbside recycling to the voters at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 3, a number of residents have asked questions that the Hartford Solid Waste Advisory Committee …