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Letters

Forum: Make Way for Reprints; No Defending Planned Parenthood; Truman’s Fateful Decision

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Make Way for Reprints To the Editor: In your July 31 issue, there was an article (“A Quiet Mastery”) about children’s book author and illustrator Robert McCloskey. In the early 1960s, I worked for The Viking Press (McCloskey’s publisher), in charge of reprinting children’s books. All of McCloskey’s books were constantly being reprinted, especially Make Way for Ducklings. The artwork for this book was originally drawn directly on lithographic stones …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Saturday Forum: Sen. Sanders on Social Security; Safety at D-H; Fair Wages at the Co-op;Fracking in Vermont

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sen. Sanders on Social Security To the Editor: In reading an analysis of presidential campaign candidate’s stands on Social Security (“Social Security Shows Contrast of Parties,” June 5), I am moved to share an important detail of Bernie Sanders’ position. He notes that people making hundreds of millions …

Friday Forum: Renew Gun Range Lease; Think About Natural Gas; Hypocrisy at the Co-op; Hazards of Old Age

Friday, June 12, 2015

Renew Gun Range Lease To the Editor: The Thetford Selectboard should renew the Upper Valley Fish and Game Club’s lease. Gun ownership is legal in New Hampshire and Vermont. Gun owners will use their guns more safely if they have a gun range to practice shooting. I’m a …

Thursday Forum: Be Fair to Fraternities; Cover Track and Field, Pristine N.H. Lakes; Visit Webster Cottage Museum

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Give Frats Fair Representation To the Editor: I would like to thank you for printing the letter by John Engleman regarding the media distortion of Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta (“Alpha Delta Does a Lot of Good,” May 31). I want to second his criticism of the media …

Wednesday Forum: Wine Tasting for Hostel; Dentists Needed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wine Tasting to Aid Hostel To the Editor: We are blessed to have high-quality, state-of-the-art medical facilities providing superior care right here in our community. For many throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, receiving such care is not nearly as convenient, and some must travel two hours or more …

Tuesday Forum: Solarize Event; Doubts About Gas Depot

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Solarize Event Tonight To the Editor: A group of v​olunteers from Lebanon and Enfield has partnered​ to participate in round three of Vital Communities’ Solarize Upper Valley effort. The launch of the project will take place this evening from 5:30 to 7 at the Lebanon Opera House. We …

Monday Forum: Pet From Woolworth’s; Peddling Fear; Volunteer at Heater Road

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Pet From Woolworth’s To the Editor: Regarding the story about the former Woolworth’s building (“Lebanon College Buildings Auctioned to Bank,” May 21): My daughter bought a red-eared slider turtle there in 1971. At that time it was legal to sell turtle hatchlings. After purchasing a book on …

Sunday Forum: Special Needs Support Center; Outrageous Bonuses

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Support Center Provides Vital Help To the Editor: The Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon is coming up on its 35th year of service to the Upper Valley. It will have an anniversary celebration during its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Howe Library in …

Saturday Forum: WMDs; Campy Headline; Waste of Money; Endorsement for O’Malley

Friday, June 5, 2015

Confusing Debate Over WMDs To the Editor: What a confusing debate. Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons and used them against Iran, then against the Kurds. After we invaded Iraq, as a letter May 28 (“Now That We Know”) said, the United Nations said there were no weapons of …

Friday Forum: An Offensive Reference to Freemasons; How Public an Information Session Was It?; The Importance of Sexuality Education

Friday, June 5, 2015

How Public a Process? To the Editor: Is Valley Green Natural Gas prepared to explain to the public and to the state and local permitting authorities: 1. How “public” is an informational process with no advance notice save a May 15 legal notice, so buried in the Valley …