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Letters

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers and comments from the field of political …

Forum, Aug. 26: Rieseberg’s Contract; A Mess in Quechee; Life on the Mascoma River

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rating Hartford’s Manager To the Editor: As the Hartford Selectboard considers the extension of Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg’s contract, residents need to reflect on conflicting aspects of the town management’s performance. The response to Tropical Storm Irene for example, was arguably excellent. The town, and town manager, were fully engaged and provided assistance at all levels. Given the pace of public funding, not …

Forum: Aug. 25: That’s William Cullen Bryant; Robin Williams, R.I.P.; West Hartford Village, R.I.P.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Real William Cullen Bryant To the Editor: The Sunday Valley News’ feature on New York’s Central Park credited “William Bryant” with its conception (“Central Park: A Green Island in Manhattan,” Aug. 17). How fleeting, fame! Only his wife called him William; to all others, he was Cullen. Omission of the middle name reveals ignorance of Bryant’s extraordinary prominence in 19th century America. …

Forum, July 11: You Snubbed a Good Parade; Math Rules Don’t Add Up; Vanity and Immorality; The Co-op Debate

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Snubbed a Good Parade To the Editor: The Lebanon High School Alumni Day parade is a long-time tradition for us folks who live in Lebanon. It’s a big deal! It’s a fun time for classmates working on the floats as a team and a joy to behold …

Forum, July 10: Watch for the Prouty; Discuss the Co-op

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Watch for the Prouty To the Editor: The 33rd annual Prouty will be held Friday and Saturday. We are writing to alert readers to increased traffic on the roads in and around Hanover and as far north as Woodsville and Wells River. The Prouty is the signature fundraiser …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Forum, July 8: The Co-op, Common Sense, and Principles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Co-op and Common Sense To the Editor: As a Co-op member, I assumed that there was no need for me to get involved in the direction and management. For the past few years I noticed a decline in employee morale plus the Co-op shifting into more commercialized, …

Sunday Forum: Vetting the Lyrics, Contraception Coverage and Gun Deaths

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Obama Can Act on Contraception To the Editor: When Nora Doyle-Burr interviewed people in the Upper Valley about the recent Supreme Court decision granting family-owned businesses the choice to opt out, on religious grounds, of paying for four types of contraception out of 20, did she remind them …

Saturday Forum: Co-op Principles and Practice

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Message to Co-op Employees To the Editor: I would like to respond to the plethora of letters, written mainly by staff members of the Hanover Co-op administration or past board members. V alley News columnist Jim Kenyon is simply trying to respond to an outcry of employee …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …