Letters

Forum, Dec. 20: Lebanon Priorities; Peace and the Koran; Dance and Lyrics

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Priorities In Lebanon To the Editor: I see we can afford to hire another assistant for the Lebanon Public Works Department at a salary of $85,000, but cannot afford to spend $6,000 to protect our employees from the cold and wind at the landfill with a bus stop-type weather shelter. Our tax money would be better spent on problems such as the downtown parking lot, paving roads and repairing the …

Forum, Dec. 19: Edit “Lord of the Dance”; Join the Revelry; Let Consumers Know About GMOs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Edit ‘Lord of the Dance’ To the Editor: Having served as the stage director of the 2012 and 2013 Christmas Revels, and being of the Jewish faith, I have to agree with Robert Baum’s assessment of the lyrics of Lord of the Dance (“Dark Side of a Revels Song,” Dec. 17). While some of the words have indeed been changed, and the song …

Forum, Dec. 18: Revels Celebrates the Light; A Failure to Cooperate in Hartford; Tortured Logic of Chaney

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Revels Celebrates the Light To the Editor: I am president of Revels North, and I applaud Mr. Baum for his thoughtful expression of concern about an element of our 40-year-old Hanover Christmas Revels. (“Dark Side of a Revels Song,” Dec. 17). Professor Baum’s essay on the potential for offense with the words of the song Lord of the Dance is well-taken. It is …

Forum, Nov. 1: Disappointed by a News Story; Proud to Live Here; Corporations Have It Wrong

Monday, November 3, 2014

Disappointed by a News Story To the Editor: I would like to respond to the front-page story in the Valley News covering the recent two heroin deaths in the Upper Valley. The article stated that our daughter died of a heroin overdose. Although we have our suspicions about …

Forum, Nov. 3: A Random Act of Kindness; Appreciating Service; A Tobacco-Free Pharmacy

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Random Act of Kindness To the Editor: My mother and I would like to use this forum to thank a young couple for their act of kindness. On Saturday, Oct. 25, we decided to have dinner at a restaurant in West Lebanon, as we usually do when …

Sunday Forum: Getting Help in Understanding Addiction

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Help in Understanding Addiction To the Editor: I am grateful for the letter from Christina Scott-Smith in the Oct. 26 Forum (“Heroin Article Was Superficial”). As the mother of another child who died too early of a heroin overdose, I would like to share information about a self-help …

Forum, Oct. 31: Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize; About the Candidates

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize To the Editor: On behalf of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern caused by an election mailer sent in September to New Hampshire primary voters by Dartmouth and Stanford researchers as part of an academic research study. The …

Forum, Oct. 30: Meet the Candidates, and Their Supporters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Off the Sidelines, Moderates To the Editor: To my fellow moderate voters: I know that you don’t feel very strongly for partisan politics, but I urge you all to make sure to show up at this year’s congressional elections. Even though it isn’t as exciting as a …

Forum, Oct. 29: Lose Weight, America; Election Letters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Americans: Eat Less, Lose Weight To the Editor: I was born and raised in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression. There were no men with large bellies or women with large hips and butts that we see today. The solution is to “leave the food on …

Forum, Oct. 28: The Elections; People, Pets and Disease; The Expense of Solar Power

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vote, and Be Informed About It To the Editor: It has been over 70 years, but I can still see him sitting in his rocker over the hot air grate with a wool blanket covering his lap while disapprovingly watching his mischievous great-granddaughter. In his day, he was …

Forum, Oct. 27: Punishment Should Fit the Crime; Just Vote!; Newspaper and Stereotypes

Monday, October 27, 2014

Punishment Should Fit Crime To the Editor: The Valley News reported the conviction of Allen Prue for cold-blooded murder and torture of Melissa Jenkins (“Vermont Man Guilty Of Luring, Killing Teacher,” Oct. 23). He’ll most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. He wll have three …

Sunday Forum: Heroin Article Was Superficial; Scott Brown’s Opportunism; Vote or Don’t Complain

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heroin Article Was Superficial To the Editor: While I am incredibly upset that you used my son’s name and purported to know in fact something only God knows at this moment (the medical examiner doesn’t know for sure yet, so I doubt you do), I am more upset …

Forum: Saturday, Oct. 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ending the Greek System To the Editor: Congratulations to Lindsay Ellis, editor of The Dartmouth, for challenging Dartmouth’s Greek system. In 1947 at Amherst, my then-fiance John Sibley and his roommate Harry Barnes became friends of freshman Tom Gibbs, who was black. They thought he would be a …