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Forum, Oct. 30: Meet the Candidates, and Their Supporters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Off the Sidelines, Moderates To the Editor: To my fellow moderate voters: I know that you don’t feel very strongly for partisan politics, but I urge you all to make sure to show up at this year’s congressional elections. Even though it isn’t as exciting as a presidential election, it is crucial to how our country will be run for the next two years. We are possibly going to …

Forum, Oct. 29: Lose Weight, America; Election Letters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Americans: Eat Less, Lose Weight To the Editor: I was born and raised in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression. There were no men with large bellies or women with large hips and butts that we see today. The solution is to “leave the food on the plate” or better still, to leave it in the store. If humanity does not …

Forum, Oct. 28: The Elections; People, Pets and Disease; The Expense of Solar Power

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vote, and Be Informed About It To the Editor: It has been over 70 years, but I can still see him sitting in his rocker over the hot air grate with a wool blanket covering his lap while disapprovingly watching his mischievous great-granddaughter. In his day, he was known as Mr. Republican. His brother had gone off to fight in the Civil War …

Forum, Sept. 11: Justice, but No Seat; Bye-Bye Birdies?; Help Chad Denning’s Family

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Justice, but No Place to Sit To the Editor: On Thursday, Sept. 4, I was at the District Court in White River Junction participating in a jury draw for upcoming trials. For some reason, the court staff had assembled a much larger group of prospective jurors than normal. …

Forum, Sept. 10: Enfield Dog Park; Stricter Bike Rules; The South Is Coming North

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enfield Dog Park Has Its Day To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters have raised almost $60,000 to build a dog park adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park on Route 4A in Enfield. The dog park will be free and …

Forum, Sept. 9: Alternative Fuel; Climate Hope

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Begin Switch to Cleaner Fuels To the Editor: Media coverage of American economic policy has often focused on the need to ensure long-term energy supplies, ignoring evidence that CO2 (carbon dioxide) releases from our currently used fuels are a major factor in global warming. Linking abundant energy with …

Sunday Forum: Valley News Should Keep Doing What It’s Doing; School Renovations Lack Foresight

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Keep On Keepin’ On To the Editor: Regarding the Sept. 4 Forum letter headlined “Time to Turn the Page,” I have to take an opposing view: The Valley News provides a great service to its readers and should keep doing what it’s doing. At a time when almost …

Forum: Sept. 6: High Gas Prices in Fairlee; 9/11 Revisited; A Cheer for a Yankees Fan

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fairlee Gas Prices Are Too High To the Editor: I can’t help but wonder who is making the decision to gouge the citizens of Fairlee with gasoline prices. The adjacent town gas stations are charging 20 cents less than all three gas stations in Fairlee; prices here are …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Forum, Sept. 4: Message to a Driver in a Hurry; The ‘Valley News’ Is in a Rut; Rebuilding West Hartford

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Message to a Driver in a Hurry To the Editor: To the woman in the dark Ford on Tuesday morning — I didn’t realize what a hurry you were in when I saw you a good distance away, coming from Norwich. I was coming down the ramp and …

Forum, Sept. 3: The Ideal Representative; Candidates; The Co-op

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Ideal Representative To the Editor: The New Hampshire Primary is almost upon us. When considering whom to vote for on Sept. 9, consider Edmund Burke’s description of what a good representative ought to aspire to be. In his speech to the electors of Bristol, Nov. 3, 1774, …

Tuesday Forum: A Wonderful Father; An Exemplary Candidate; Peter Welch’s Many Strengths

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Wonderful Father and Example To the Editor: It was a nice surprise to see my father, George G. Gyorky, mentioned in the Aug. 27 editorial, “A Day in the Life: Bright Moments in a Dark World.” My father was a wonderful man, and all my life I’ve …

Sunday Forum: A Disappointing Library Vote; the Dangers of Deer and Bicycles

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Disgusted With Proctor Library Vote To the Editor: I am thoroughly upset, disappointed and disgusted with the residents of Weathersfield who voted against providing the funds to renovate and improve Proctor Library (“Proctor Library Gets Second Defeat,” Aug. 28). They say that “ignorance is bliss,” but it is …