Letters

Forum, Nov. 26: The Comeback Republicans; Poor Investment in Windsor; The Right Smoke Alarm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Comeback Republicans To the Editor: We Republicans can only laugh at the crescendo of sour grapes unloaded on the public in your editorial Nov. 16 about the national election. Guys! We won, you lost big time. Better that you set forth some of our ideas about fiscal responsibility in all phases of government. Your beneficiaries could not even be bothered to vote to continue the “entitlements’’ that they now …

Forum: Nov. 25: A Misstep in Canaan; Who’s Your Emperor?; Haters and the ACA

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Misstep in Canaan To the Editor: Reading the front page of Saturday’s Valley News (“Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma”) certainly did nothing to alleviate the dismay I felt upon opening my tax bill yesterday. The use of town resources (paper, postage, time) to disseminate misinformation, promote the opinions of town employees and/or representatives, and instigate activities that can only undermine community spirit and …

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Guns and Hunting in Thetford To the Editor: I read with interest the recent articles about the Fish and Game Club of Thetford. Here is a little history of the club: My late husband, Ben Cadwell, Jim Banker, Arthur Palmer, Harry Nash, Frank Barker, George Davenport and others I have forgotten started the club. It was started to make a firing range to …

Forum, Oct. 15: Hartford Needs Artificial Turf?; Kevin Pearce Talk in Lebanon; Blather From Educators

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hartford Needs Artificial Turf? To the Editor: Do Hartford voters really want to further burden the budget and cause greater pressure on our already stressed educational programs to gain artificial turf on our football field? Neither Coach Stone, nor anyone on the athletic staff or townspeople came before …

Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What Welch Has Contributed To the Editor: At a time when more jobs require education beyond high school, it is becoming difficult to afford a college education. We in Vermont are privileged to have a member of the House of Representatives who understands what needs to be done …

Forum, Oct. 11: America Loses Its Smarts; Cherish Each Child; Help the Haven

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Help the Upper Valley Haven To the Editor: The Upper Valley Haven is in need of toiletries for people using the Haven as a shelter. To meet this need, the Hanover Senior Center is sponsoring a collection of toiletries during October and November. Boxes for new items have …

Forum, Oct. 10: Charities That Ask Too Much; Keep off the Tracks; While Fairlee Slept

Friday, October 10, 2014

Some Charities Ask Too Much To the Editor: This is a letter of concern directed to any local, national or international charity. If you would like me to consider making a contribution to your cause, please do not send me multiple mailings in the same month or same …

Forum, Oct. 9: Assessing the Ebola Crisis; A Welcoming Church in White River Junction; Good Riddance to ISIS Volunteers

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Assessing The Ebola Threat To the Editor: The Valley News has done an exemplary job of tracking the rapidly unfolding Ebola crisis. It appears to me that these daily updates have become a virtual timeline on this particularly lethal virus. The current scenario reminds me of another virus …

Forum, Oct. 8: A Failed Education Department; Single-Payer for All; Why I’m Running in Grafton House District 17

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Failed Department To the Editor: Vermont is praised these days for courage in firmly telling off the U.S. Department of Education, which gave a failing grade to most Vermont schools for not forcing every student in every school to pass a standardized test — the requirement of …

Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 7

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Towing Carnival in Hanover To the Editor: When it comes to parking in Hanover, there’s a long-standing quid pro quo that has worked well for decades. Offices, banks and college-owned properties in the commercial zone use their lots for their Upper Valley employees during the day. At night, …

Forum, Oct. 6: Concerns Were Well-Founded; Domestic Violence Awareness; Mascoma School Project Will Waste Energy

Monday, October 6, 2014

Concerns Were Well-Founded To the Editor: Rep. Jim Masland (D-Thetford) recently stated on the Sharon listserv that, “When legislators crafted language calling for the Governor to present a plan to finance Green Mountain Care by January 2013, neither the Legislature nor the Governor fully grasped the complexity of …

Sunday Forum: Disappointment in Quechee; Scott Milne’s Thoughtfulness; Energy Costs; and Universal Recycling

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bridge Decision Disappointing To the Editor: The decision by the Hartford Selectboard to put off restoration of the area around the Quechee Covered Bridge is disappointing to say the least. It is not just a letdown to people of Quechee, but to many in Hartford and the Upper …

Forum, Oct. 3: Free Speech, Stolen Signs; A Nice Movie Moment; Good Times, Good Causes

Friday, October 3, 2014

Free Speech, Stolen Signs To the Editor: For many years a biannual ritual in Grantham is the emergence of political signs to signal the latest round of democracy in our small corner of the nation. Property owners give permission, and political activists are respectful of the privilege: not …