Letters

Forum: Time to Examine Our Roots; Co-op Leadership Success; Co-op Leadership Failure

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s Time to Examine Our Roots To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article “PBS Puts ‘Finding Your Roots’ on Hold” published in the June 25 Valley News. While I fully appreciate efforts by PBS to ensure the integrity of the Finding Your Roots research and programming, now is not the time to delay or postpone this excellent program. We need to focus our attention and efforts …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have known Beach for a number of years, ever since I was first recommended to him …

Forum: An Outrage in the South; Information on Nonprofits; Supportive Hanover

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An Outrage in the South To the Editor: I read your excellent editorial (“A Bad Connection,” June 25) with rising anger and then, when I reached the fifth paragraph, outright rage. You state that the Council of Conservative Citizens, the hate-filled, white supremacist group that inspired Dylann Root to kill nine members of a black church in South Carolina, “arose in the 1980s …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tenure and Teachng at Dartmouth To the Editor: Your May 14 editorial, “Teaching and Tenure at Dartmouth College,” is right to declare that good teaching should be the central aim of every academic institution; however, it falls short in its understanding of teaching at Dartmouth. The legendary “Dartmouth …

Forum, May 16: Train Safety in Vermont; Mount Sunapee Resort

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Train Safety in Vermont To the Editor: On Saturday, May 9, I accompanied a newspaper reporter and a friend to Braintree, Vt., to view the site where Amtrak’s Vermonter passenger train struck and killed a trespasser on the railroad tracks. Since police on the scene wouldn’t allow anyone …

Column: Fix the Lake Fairlee Dam

Friday, May 15, 2015

Over the course of many decades, the aging and deteriorating dam located on the outflow brook of Lake Fairlee, which controls as much as 9 feet of the water level in the lake, has continued to deteriorate; and the pace of that deterioration is accelerating. Recent engineering studies …

Forum, May 14: Bad Strategy in Quechee; Speeders on Fairview Terrace; Shine a Light on Torture

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bad Strategy in Quechee To the Editor: As a citizen of Hartford, a resident in the village of Quechee and a member of the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association (QLLA), I am both saddened and dismayed by the email I received Monday evening from the QLLA executive committee announcing …

Forum, May 13: Questions for Christie; Proud Co-op Worker; Support After a Suicide

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tough Questions for Christie To the Editor: Thanks for your fine report on Chris Christie’s visit to One Mile West in Sunapee (“Christie Comes to Chat,” May 8). Though he may be able to avoid responding to questions about Bridgegate, he’ll also face questions about New Jersey’s sinking …

Forum, May 12: Did You See These Troops?; Amazed in Enfield; Happy Cows in Vermont

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Did You See These Troops? To the Editor: My name is James Pratt. My father, Charles A. Pratt, was in the 366th Infantry Regiment, a “colored” infantry regiment, from the time it was organized at Fort Devens, Mass., in March 1941, before the U.S. entered the war, until …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Whole Genome Testing

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Value of Whole Genome Testing To the Editor: The recent op-ed by Drs. Welch and Burke (“Whole Genome Testing: More Data, but Not Better Health,” May 2) downplaying the potential benefit of the Precision Medicine Initiative and whole genome testing is shortsighted and misses the point. The …

Forum, May 9: Voting in Hanover, Norwich

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Don’t Expand Kendal To the Editor: Kendal in Hanover has proposed Article 3 on the Hanover Town Meeting warrant to remove its cap of 250 dwelling units and be subject only to the limitations of five units per acre. At its present size of 65.5 acres, this would …

Column: Hanover Planners in Search of a Problem

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hanover, precious Hanover — overplowed, overpaved, overprotected and now overplanned. A tunnel of four-story condos and apartment buildings running up West Wheelock Street? No thank you, and for a very practical reason that no one thought of until recently (more about that later.) But first, we need to …

Forum, May 8: The Hanover Gateway; Hanover Zoning; Norwich’s Needs; Praise for Hartford

Friday, May 8, 2015

Vote No on Hanover Gateway To the Editor: On Tuesday, May 12, only during the day and not at Town Meeting in the evening, Hanover citizens are asked to vote on Article Four, Zoning Amendment 3, to “Establish the West Wheelock Gateway District.” I urge voters to vote …