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Letters

Sunday Forum: Moving the Co-op Forward; Hartford’s Exemplary Water Project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Ways Forward for the Co-op To the Editor: As a long-time supporter and former board member of the Co-op, I have three recommendations about the use of power in response to the controversial and painful firings of two Co-op employees. To the board: Rewrite your employee policies to make it clearer to management what it means to treat employees fairly and in a way that is consistent with the …

Forum, July 26: War and Peace in Palestine; Long Live the Co-op; McCoy’s Ugly Slander

Monday, July 28, 2014

War and Peace in Palestine To the Editor: A recent writer to the Forum, Dan Leggett (“Killing To What End?,” July 23), complains of the ruthless bombing of children in Gaza. While he’s in the safety of his home, millions of Israeli children live their daily lives running to bomb shelters due to the thousands of missiles sent in their direction by Hamas. …

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 …

Forum, June 10: Don’t Expand VA System; Support the Co-op; Brain Benefits of Cursive; Lebanon School Board Caught Off-Guard

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don’t Expand VA System Now To the Editor: Sen. Bernard Sanders has introduced legislation to expand VA medical services. I disagree. The VA hospital system does not need more doctors or space. It should concentrate on its core function, the expert care of service-related physical and psychological injuries, …

Forum, Monday, June 9: Gitmo, Hartford Town Manager

Monday, June 9, 2014

Immoral Treatment of Gitmo Prisoner To the Editor: The article May 24, “Judge OKs Force Feed at Gitmo,” was a grim reminder of the appalling nature of our military “justice.” This case and others display contempt for our constitutional and, more important, our moral and human standards. The …

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 …