Letters

Forum, May 30: What Direction in Norwich?; Koch Brothers, and Ben & Jerry; Adult Topics on the Comics Page

Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrating Town Forests To the Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on May 23, “For Town Forests, a Quiet Century of Regrowth.” As we celebrate these forests as community treasures, may I also suggest a tip of the hat to The Trust for Public Land? The nonprofit was instrumental in forming the three town forests highlighted in the article: 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, Randolph Community Forest and Brushwood …

Forum, May29: Next Exit: Another Development; Execution Won’t Bring Healing; Big Wall, Bad Neightbor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Next Exit: Another Development To the Editor: I was horrified this morning to read in the Valley News about the potential development off of I-89 near Randolph (“Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins: Randolph Man Makes Case for I-89 Development,” May 23). If Vermont wants to resemble the rest of trashy America with developments off interstate exits, this is the right plan to …

Forum, May 28: Tough Choices in Vermont; Medication Dangers for Cats; Recognize Women Veterans

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tough Choices in Vermont To the Editor: The Vermont legislative session is over and politicians are patting themselves on the back for a job well done, despite some sobering realities. At the beginning of the session, Gov. Peter Shumlin correctly identified that the $110 million-plus budget hole was the result of recent years in which spending increased at the rate of 5 percent …

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 …

Forum, April 4: Thanks for Fire Response; Throwing Cold Water on Climate Alarm; You Go, Hockey Girls!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thanks for Fire Response To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the Britton Lumber Co. family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the fire departments and other services that came to our aid last Saturday night in respone to the fire in …

Seen in Hanover: A Dog and His Guy

Friday, April 3, 2015

Seen in Hanover Recently on my lunch break, I went to the Hanover post office to mail my weekly letter to my Mom. Upon opening the door, I encountered a medium-sized dog, dark brown, in a red coat, sitting in the center of the runner mat leading to …

Forum, April 3: Money, Statins and You; Scientists Talk About Climate; I Love the Co-op

Friday, April 3, 2015

Money and Your Diet To the Editor: In mid-February, a Washington Post article reported that our top nutrition advisory panel, relying on scientific evidence, had removed warnings against dietary cholesterol, the U.S. being the world’s last country to do so. A Valley News editorial followed, grateful that scientific …

Cartoon to the Editor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hartford’s Flawed Budget Vote To the Editor: The Hartford budget process is a sham. Three weeks after the first vote, Hartford can present new, barely changed budget numbers, without publishing these numbers for all citizens to see, and …