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Letters

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive a paycheck from the Co-op. Almost all …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on one hand, and team morale and protection from legal liability, on the other. I am …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative …

Sunday Forum: Co-op Values Are Superior; U.S. Food Aid Needs to Be Reformed

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Co-op Values Are Superior To the Editor: Once again Jim Kenyon feels the need to bash the Co-op Food Stores (“Co-op & Competitor” June 4). I think I need to tell him some things about food. Sometimes when I tell people that food is political, they look at …

Forum, June 7: Bike Rodeo; Power and Women; Support the Co-op

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come to the Bike Rodeo To the Editor: The “Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo” will be held today for the children of Lebanon, West Lebanon and surrounding areas. Jim was a well-known and respected coach in our community who started the bike rodeo many years ago. He …

Forum Letters for June 6: Capital Punishment, Conservative Credentials, Citizens Against Potholes

Friday, June 6, 2014

End Capital Punishment in N.H. To the Editor: The New Hampshire Senate has recently, by a tie vote, chosen to retain capital punishment in New Hampshire law. Michael Addison (now 33), the killer of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, has been New Hampshire’s only death-row prisoner since his …

Forum Letters for June 5: Climate Action, a Walkathon in Lebanon, Big Payouts at D-H

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Climate Action Is Welcomed To the Editor: Despite the endless discussions about climate change, gas emissions, global warming and all the clear impacts of our endless human population growth, very little has actually been done to try to reduce our horrible impact, even though it should be obvious …

Forum, June 7: Bike Rodeo; Power and Women; Support the Co-op

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come to the Bike Rodeo To the Editor: The “Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo” will be held today for the children of Lebanon, West Lebanon and surrounding areas. Jim was a well-known and respected coach in our community who started the bike rodeo many years ago. He …

Forum Letters, June 4: Hate, Solar Panels, War Stories

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pardon Your French To the Editor: In an issue of the Valley News, we noticed the headline on the sports page “Vive La Habs.” (“Vive La Habs: Canadiens Stop Bruins to Advance” May 15) While we are sure you have no bias for the Bruins and the headline …

Letter: Too Soon to Endorse

Monday, June 2, 2014

To the Editor: The recent endorsement of Scott Brown by Sen. Kelly Ayotte in this early stage of the primary season was uncalled for (“Ayotte, Ex-Govs. Back Brown’s N.H. Senate Bid” May 28). It gives Brown an edge over the other candidates. I voted for Sen. Ayotte and …

Letter: Disturbances in the Field

Monday, June 2, 2014

To the Editor: About “Trigger Happy” (editorial, May 22): Were I still in the academic game, every course announcement would be prefaced as follows: “With any luck, this course will be full of disturbing materials. If this prospect worries you, don’t take the course. Your reactions will be …

Letters for Monday, June 2

Monday, June 2, 2014

Free Speech Sacrificed To the Editor: Mark Latham’s ad hominem attack on me (“No Defense of Police Commissioner,” Forum, May 27) for defending the Wolfeboro police commissioner’s right to freedom of speech is very telling. He has chosen to ignore the obvious fact that defense of an individual’s …

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Let the Ideas Flow To the Editor: I agree that works of art and literature in schools shouldn’t have trigger warnings (“Trigger Happy,” editorial, May 22). But have you ever wondered why “political correctness pervades academia and in many cases perverts its purpose”? Do you really think academia …