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Letters

Sunday Forum: Ambiguity in Norwich; an Honor in Orange; a Muddle in the Mideast

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ambiguity in Norwich To the Editor: The contretemps between the Norwich town manager, Neil Fulton, and Selectwoman Linda Cook appears to be a symptom of a dysfunctional Selectboard. A town manager was forced out three years ago without explanation, and now issues of manager insubordination and, possibly, questionable conduct on the part of Ms. Cook have been raised. My guess is that the Selectmen are finding it difficult to delegate …

Forum, Sept. 13: Muddle in the Middle East; Oktoberfest in Hanover?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Muddled Thinking on the Mideast To the Editor: Let me see if I have this straight: A few months ago, we were considering giving weapons to and otherwise aiding Sunni rebels in Syria in their fight against the Syrian government, led by President Bashir al-Assad, who is supported by the Shiite terrorist group, Hezbollah, and Iran, a Shiite state. But now that those …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has accepted many past changes in our landscape. Handsome blue Harvestore silos, for instance, were considered …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served …

Forum, July 22: The Decline of NPR News; Visiting Prison; Waste in the Landfill

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Picayune Radio To the Editor: In modern nations, political leaders meet the educated public’s demand for the public financing of discerning radio and television services. These media, such as the BBC, provide critical information and analysis to people who care about the duties of citizenship. In contrast, …

Sunday Forum: Offensive License Plates; Trusting the Co-op Management, or Not; Community Support Saves Senior Meals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Talk About Offensive License Plates To the Editor: While I am grateful that the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles will be applying renewed vigilance over offensive words on vanity license plates, it would also be appropriate for New Hampshire citizens to be able to own a license …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …