Letters

Forum: About Hanover Lutherans; Local Churches React to Racism; A Kosher Solution at Dartmouth

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lutherans in Hanover To the Editor: In the latter part of July, the Valley News printed a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story concerning action by the hierarchy of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). It was reported that a minister who is a professor at Valparaiso University (a Lutheran-affiliated school) was ousted from the LCMS for his repeated questioning of its refusal to discuss opening ordained pastoral ministry to women. Also, he …

Forum: Nixon’s Still the One; Making Enemies in the World; Sanders Inspired Me

Thursday, September 3, 2015

An Advocate for Women To the Editor: “Here’s to moving forward! Not because the work for women’s equality is done, but because we have so much still to fight for: equal pay, reproductive rights and more.” So said Hillary Clinton recently as we celebrated Women’s Equality Day — 95 years after women won the right to vote. I marched in the 1960s for …

Forum: Politicians Misunderstand Teachers; Misuse of My Tax Money; Seabrook and Safety

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Politicians and Teachers To the Editor: In this “Trumpian” election cycle, in which the winner may be the person who can say the boldest, meanest and, usually, the most incomprehensibly stupid thing possible, Gov. John Kasich tossed his tongue into the ring in a comment he made in a forum on education. According to Gov. Kasich, the problem with education is that teachers, …

Forum: Voting Procedures in N.H.; Enjoy the River Carefully; Good Theater, Right Here; Thanks, Lebanon

Friday, July 17, 2015

Voting Procedures in N.H. To the Editor: I am writing to express my concern regarding a front-page story in the July 12 Sunday Valley News regarding Bernie Sanders being on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primary (“Can Sanders Get On N.H. Ballot?”). Specifically, I am concerned about …

Forum: Hitting a Wall in Hanover; Republican Concern for the Poor in N.H.?; Thanks for the Memories

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hitting a Wall in Hanover To the Editor: I appeared recently before the Hanover Zoning Board to request a variance, but it turns out that’s where good ideas and personal freedom go to die. I wanted to put a second floor on top of an existing first floor, …

Forum: Coolidge Remembered Fondly; Poker With Clinton and Sanders; Questions About Shooting

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coolidge Remembered Fondly To the Editor: It was disconcerting to see President Calvin Coolidge described by opinion writer Petula Dvorak as “lackluster” and “remembered by nobody” in her July 6 column, “Racing Calvin Coolidge.” It was especially peculiar to see these contentions in The Washington Post, whose owners …

Forum: Lessons From the South; Supporting Hillary Clinton; Not Impressed by Sanders

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lessons From the South To the Editor: My mother’s people, as we say in the South, were from Richmond, Va., known as “the heart of the Confederacy.” I went to college in North Carolina and married a man born in Albany, Ga. We both grew up loving the …

Sunday Forum: Release the Video of Police Shooting; How to Build Trust in Financial Institutions; the Answer to One Cemetery Conundrum; Drawing Life Lessons From Ancient Objects

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Release Video of Shooting To the Editor: I read with interest the July 8 article on the shooting by Haverhill police of a Canterbury, N.H., man “armed” with a knife. The circumstances of the death of Mr. Hagen Esty-Lennon remain mysterious. This present case may have been suicide, …

Karl Rove and Karma; Trump Rises in N.H.; Market Basket’s Example

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Karl Rove and Karma To the Editor: While offering a conservative rebuttal to “An Outrage in the South,” Michael Long denounced the “Unfair Liberal Tactics” used to malign and associate Republicans with what many perceive as a racist symbol, the Confederate flag. I do not wish to add …

Forum: Tenure Is an Anachronism: Cornish Exit Strategy; Pulling the Plug on Grateful Dead

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tenure Is an Anachronism To the Editor: Randall Balmer’s column on tenure is misleading, but not unexpected given the source (“Scott Walker and the War on Tenure: College Professors Need Security and Independence,” July 5). He attempts to put the important issue of tenure in a political context …

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Support for Sanders To the Editor: Bernie Sanders is pretty much the only politician that I am supporting at the moment. I am well aware that he has little chance of becoming the Democrats’ nominee; nonetheless, he serves the very useful purpose of bringing key issues to the …

Forum: A Cemetery, Not a Park; What’s Going on in Cornish?; Unfair Liberal Tactics

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Cemetery, Not a Park To the Editor: I would like to respond to Belinda Smith’s letter (“No Cemetery Fence,” June 29). She states that the cemetery felt like a living place where children play and people walk their dogs. Excuse me, but I thought playgrounds were where …

Sunday Forum: Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish To the Editor: At the June 18 Cornish School Board meeting, the public suggested that the School Board entertain the idea of exit interviews to determine why over 50 percent of the staff was leaving. Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin objected, stating that …