Letters

Forum: Feb. 27: Hartford Candidates; What’s Up in Orford?; Memories of Iwo Jima

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hartford Candidates’ Agenda To the Editor: We are asking Hartford voters to vote for School Board candidates Ron Dwinell (three-year term) and Jeff Arnold (two-year term) on March 3. Together, we will make academic outcomes as they relate to budget inputs clearer for the public to understand; work for increased academic rigor at the middle and high schools; find ways to build school spirit and praise school accomplishments; and invite …

Forum, Feb. 26: Norwich Project Explained; Keep Royalton’s Treasurer; Re-elect West Windsor’s Clerk; Drugs in Hartford

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Norwich Project Explained To the Editor: A full house came to hear the Norwich Selectboard presentation Monday on the $3 million bond article, supporting the construction of a combined police and fire department administration building, improvements to the current firehouse, the repair and expansion of the town garage and the provision of a shed for the town’s major equipment. The takeaway message was …

Forum, Feb. 25: The New England Pipeline Scam; Cherish Windsor’s Trees; Historic Weather; Ukraine Disinformation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The New England Pipeline Scam To the Editor: “Firms: Ratepayers Can Fund Pipeline,” Feb. 19), and a series of other recent news stories present one-sided industry information urging construction of new gas pipelines across New England. The twisted logic is, “help save ratepayer dollars by charging ratepayers more” to subsidize pipeline construction. In fact, neither the pipelines nor the expanded use of fracked …

Forum, Jan. 8: Vote for Nader Caused Harm; Killers in the Mideast; Explain the Spike in Electric Rates

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vote for Nader Caused Much Harm To the Editor: Votes for Ralph Nader caused Al Gore to lose New Hampshire and cost him the election. At the time we didn’t know how much damage a Bush presidency would cause. But with the advantage of hindsight, we know that …

Forum, Jan. 7: Thanks for the Memories, Don Mahler; Empathy for Lebanon Workers; Behind the Closing of Lebanon College

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thanks for the Memories, Don To the Editor: As a Valley News subscriber and sports fan, I was sad to read of Don Mahler’s retirement (Going, Going, Gone: Longtime ‘Valley News’ Sports Editor Is Outta Here,” Jan. 4). I get my national news from other outlets, but read …

Forum, Jan. 6: What Message in the Courtroom?; Paying to Repair the Climate; Finding the Middle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What Message in the Courtroom? To the Editor: I read in the Jan. 3 Valley News that there were a number of community members, including Oxbow High School teachers, attending Brian Musty’s recent court appearance to support him as he accepted a plea agreement for having sexually assaulted …

Sunday Forum: Civil War Names; Snowless Hanover; Fringe Science

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A New Birth of Names To the Editor: I would like to give a New Year gift to all those reading this letter who are expecting a “blessed event” in the near future. Actually, I stole this gift from Hartford High School’s principal, Joseph D. Collea Jr., author …

Forum, Jan. 1: Climate Paper Was Flawed; Fast Times in the Old Days; Thanks From Polar Express

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Climate Paper Was Flawed To the Editor: Olin Potter (Forum, Dec. 31) “looked at the state of affairs” with regards to global warming. In particular, he read a paper called Environmental Effects of Increased Carbon Dioxide, “published” by Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Based on what he …

Forum, Jan. 6: What Message in the Courtroom?; Paying to Repair the Climate; Finding the Middle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What Message in the Courtroom? To the Editor: I read in the Jan. 3 Valley News that there were a number of community members, including Oxbow High School teachers, attending Brian Musty’s recent court appearance to support him as he accepted a plea agreement for having sexually assaulted …

Forum, Dec. 31: Keep La Salette Going; C02 and Global Warming; Set Boundaries for Young People

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Support La Salette’s Future To the Editor: My family and I have been blessed to have lived nearly across the street from the La Salette Shrine, in the historic Mary Keane House, for over a decade now. Mary Keane was a benefactress of the La Salette priests back …

Forum, Dec. 30: Methane, Yes, but It Doesn’t Stink; Don Mahler Strikes Out; Don’t Sell Windsor Church Paintings

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Methane, Yes, but It Doesn’t Stink To the Editor: As a user of the Lebanon landfill/recycling center, I share Donald Koury’s concern (“Something Smells Rotten,” Dec. 27) about the sickening odor that drifts up along Route 12A and elsewhere. However, his concern is misdirected — methane is odorless. …

Forum, Dec. 28: Main Street Memories in Enfield; Thanks, DHMC; Be Fair to FairPoint

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Maple Street Memories in Enfield To the Editor: Something momentous happened on Maple Street in Enfield recently. Before I explain, I have to clarify that the “era” I am speaking of is mostly personal but also historical. I grew up on Maple Street, originally in a big 100-year-old …

Forum, Dec. 26: The Koran and Peace; Morals and Harsh Interrogation; Profits and Wall Street

Friday, December 26, 2014

Real Teachings of the Koran To the Editor: I have never read the Koran. What little I know about it tells me that it does not promote violence. The brutal murder of schoolchildren and teachers in Peshawar, Pakistan — indeed, all violence — is in violation of the …