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Letters

Forum, Aug. 29: Congrats, Candidates; The Takeaway From Ferguson; Pro and Con on Peter Welch

Friday, August 29, 2014

An Independent for the House To the Editor: Congratulations to Tim Briglin and Jim Masland on winning the Democratic primary for the house seats representing Norwich, Thetford, Sharon and Strafford. Thanks too to Irv Thomae and Jill Michaels for running vigorous and thoughtful campaigns. Now on to the general election in November. While the Valley News was correct that what propelled me into the race was Jim Masland’s vote for …

Forum, Aug. 28: Why Lebanon College Canceled Classes; Waiting for Annie Kuster; Hanover’s Yard Sale; Are Volunteer Jobs Really Jobs?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Why Classes Were Called Off To the Editor: You have suggested that the board and administration of Lebanon College should explain our unanticipated decision that the college was not financially strong enough to offer classes this fall (“A College Drops Out: Lebanon College Was an Asset,” Aug. 23). It is a decision that we reached with extreme reluctance and only at a point …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers …

Forum: More on Co-op Employment Polices; Norwich Library Looks Ahead

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Co-op Acted in Accord With Policies To the Editor: The Hanover Co-op Board of Directors would like to correct some of the disappointing misinformation recently published in the Valley News and local listservs about our Co-op and our employees. We have taken time to deliberate carefully as a …

Forum, July 12: Co-op Firings; Headline Was Unfair; Export-Import Bank’s Folly

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Firings and the Co-op’s Principles To the Editor: It was with great disappointment that I read about the recent firings at the Co-op Foodstore in Lebanon (“Cheese and Wine Firing Party,” June 29). While I understand that New Hampshire state law allows employers to terminate employees without cause, …

Forum, July 11: You Snubbed a Good Parade; Math Rules Don’t Add Up; Vanity and Immorality; The Co-op Debate

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Snubbed a Good Parade To the Editor: The Lebanon High School Alumni Day parade is a long-time tradition for us folks who live in Lebanon. It’s a big deal! It’s a fun time for classmates working on the floats as a team and a joy to behold …

Forum, July 10: Watch for the Prouty; Discuss the Co-op

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Watch for the Prouty To the Editor: The 33rd annual Prouty will be held Friday and Saturday. We are writing to alert readers to increased traffic on the roads in and around Hanover and as far north as Woodsville and Wells River. The Prouty is the signature fundraiser …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Sunday Forum: Vetting the Lyrics, Contraception Coverage and Gun Deaths

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Obama Can Act on Contraception To the Editor: When Nora Doyle-Burr interviewed people in the Upper Valley about the recent Supreme Court decision granting family-owned businesses the choice to opt out, on religious grounds, of paying for four types of contraception out of 20, did she remind them …

Saturday Forum: Co-op Principles and Practice

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Message to Co-op Employees To the Editor: I would like to respond to the plethora of letters, written mainly by staff members of the Hanover Co-op administration or past board members. V alley News columnist Jim Kenyon is simply trying to respond to an outcry of employee …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …