Letters

Forum, June 3: Co-op Survey Was Confidential; Run for Research in Lebanon; Out on a Limb in Windsor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Co-op Survey Was Anonymous To the Editor: In her May 28 Forum letter, Renee Risingsong responded to a comment from a Co-op employee that stated in part that Co-op employees had no issues with management, based on the results of the recent employee satisfaction survey. Ms. Risingsong asserted that “the employee survey had one fatal flaw, however: employee responses could be traced in such a way that the survey was not …

Forum, June 2: Beyond American Dominance; Outsourcing Can Make Sense; Let the People Decide on Bernie

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Beyond American Dominance To the Editor: Since its inception, I have supported the Osher (formerly ILEAD) summer lecture series. Some of the visiting speakers have been excellent. I have learned a lot. But this year I am disappointed and a bit dismayed by the topic: “The Future of American Power and Influence.” The underlying assumption seems to be that the U.S. has lost …

Forum, June 1: Digital School Days; Parking Trouble in Woodstock; Wear Orange June 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

School Days, Digital School Days To the Editor: “Maybe I’m just clogging the pipes,” said David Letterman as he ended his 33-year reign as a late-night talk show host at age 68. Translation: I should get out of the way so the young blood can flow freely through the arteries. The longer I stay on the Hartford School Board, the more I feel …

Forum: Friday, April 17

Friday, April 17, 2015

We Must Take Responsibility To the Editor: “Face it — whatever the climate does, it does due to outside influences we cannot control. We’re just along for the ride,” says Patrick O’Connor (“Our Current Ice Age,” Forum, April 2). No! We humans who now inhabit this planet in …

Forum, April 16: Schuller’s Religion; Say No to Casinos; Make Congress Younger

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Schuller’s Religion To the Editor: The Randall Balmer column concerning Robert Schuller in the April 12 Sunday Valley News brought to mind a “history of Christianity” that I heard from a Methodist minister several years ago. “Christianity began as an Agapean Feast in Palestine, moved to Greece and …

Forum, April 15: Honor Vietnam Veterans; Apply for Norwich Grants; Conformity Is the Problem

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Honor Vietnam Veterans To the Editor: On Saturday, the state of New Hampshire will recognize and honor Vietnam veterans with a third “Welcome Home” ceremony. This year’s special event will take place at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, N.H., at 2 p.m. The first event, …

Forum, April 14: Republicans Have a Point; Price of Exporting Oil; Vanishing Bees

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congress Flexes Its Muscles To the Editor: Republicans in Congress, worried about President Obama’s talks with Iran on nuclear weapons, recently warned Iran about signing an agreement. To add insult to injury, the Republican Speaker of the House invited the leader of Israel to speak before Congress about …

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alternatives for Panhandlers To the Editor: Alex Hartov’s April 9 Forum letter said, “Shame on you, Lebanon Police Department,” in reference to its request to the City Council to ban panhandling on Route 12A in West Lebanon, suggesting that this is unkind. Mr. Hartov is right that, as …

Sunday Forum: If You Care About the Co-op, Vote

Sunday, April 12, 2015

If You Care About the Co-op, Vote To the Editor: A friend recently told me she loves the Hanover Food Co-op but planned not to vote in the current board election because she doesn’t have strong feelings one way or the other about the firing of two Co-op …

Forum, April 11: Sierra Club and Science; Reporters Need Monitors; Rent Subsidy Loss Will Hurt Many

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sierra Club and Science To the Editor: The Sierra Club nationally was in favor of nuclear power many decades ago. I have a nuclear scientist colleague who was a member at the time, but quit when the club switched to being anti-nuke. The local club chairman charges “climate …

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 …