Letters

Forum, May 22: Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon; Hike for Democracy; Contented at the Co-op

Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking Issue With Jim Kenyon To the Editor: Jim Kenyon needs to get some new material. Like a dried-up old comic, his shtick has gotten a little timeworn. I believe Mr. Kenyon is a pro-pot guy. He would appear to hate police officers as well (or “cops” as he seems to spit out in every column he writes). I just read his May 10 column. It’s funny, but he was …

Forum, May 20:War, in Hindsight; Hillary Clinton’s Qualifications; When Men Win, Do Women Lose?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

War, in Hindsight To the Editor: It would be humorous if it were not so sad. Republicans around the country, and some Democrats, are confessing that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq if they had known then what they know now. They claim faulty intelligence, and say outright or imply that “everyone” was fooled. Not true. We were not all …

Forum, May 19: More Hanover Ballots Next Time; Safety on Sidewalks; Diagnosis: Insensitive

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More Ballots Next Time To the Editor: The frugality of the finance director undermined the town clerk’s smooth execution of the Hanover Town Meeting last week. The awkward thing: I currently hold both positions. To save a modest amount of money, I ordered machine-readable ballots based on voter turnout from the last few Town Meetings, and I missed the mark by several hundred. …

Forum, April 3: Money, Statins and You; Scientists Talk About Climate; I Love the Co-op

Friday, April 3, 2015

Money and Your Diet To the Editor: In mid-February, a Washington Post article reported that our top nutrition advisory panel, relying on scientific evidence, had removed warnings against dietary cholesterol, the U.S. being the world’s last country to do so. A Valley News editorial followed, grateful that scientific …

Cartoon to the Editor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hartford’s Flawed Budget Vote To the Editor: The Hartford budget process is a sham. Three weeks after the first vote, Hartford can present new, barely changed budget numbers, without publishing these numbers for all citizens to see, and …

Forum, April 1: Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts; The Hunger Banquet in Thetford; Voters Need to Make the Effort

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vermont Public TV Faces Cuts To the Editor: I recently learned of the Vermont Legislature’s proposal to cut all funding for our state’s only public television station, Vermont PBS. This is very disturbing. As a filmmaker who makes films about Vermont and Vermonters, I rely on Vermont PBS …

Forum, March 31: Hard Times on Route 12A; What’s in the Water in Hanover?; Women Refs Deserve Respect

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hard Times on Route 12A To the Editor: Lebanon Police are asking for an ordinance on panhandling on the 12A corridor. Is it truly a safety concern or a way to sweep the poverty-stricken under the rug? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking down 12A in …

Forum, March 30: Vote, Lebanon Voters; N.H. Tax Squeeze; Solar Power

Monday, March 30, 2015

Not Voting Is Not an Answer To the Editor: In response to the letter from Connie Kroner on the Lebanon school budget and voter turnout (“Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down,” March 25), I just want to say, I am sorry you feel that way. If you are unhappy …

Sunday Forum: The Origins of Residential Colleges; Charlestown Planning Board Did Not Act Arbitrarily

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How Residential Colleges Came to U.S. To the Editor: I read with interest the Associated Press article in the March 23 Valley News describing Dartmouth College’s plan to respond to the related problems of sexual assault and drinking by completely overhauling its housing into a system of residential …

Forum, March 28: An Effective Diversion Program; Free Help With Taxes; Free Snowden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Our Diversion Program Works To the Editor: We are replying to Dr. Michael Schorsch’s letter of March 25 discussing the failure of public policy in the current opioid epidemic. Although we agree with much of what Dr. Schorsch …

Forum, March 27: Big Tent, Big Troubles; Good Co-op Candidates; Many Books for Many Families

Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Troubles in the Big Tent To the Editor: The opinion column by Dana Milbank published in the Valley News March 12 got me thinking more about what leadership in the Republican Party means today, as well as exactly how the “Big Tent” concept has worked out. So …

Thursday Forum

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Socialism-Capitalism Balance To the Editor: As a reply to Andrew Van Abs’ March 20 letter to the editor, “Bastions of Rampant Socialism,” I would ask why his example does not include the cost to taxpayers when the laissez-fare capitalism of big banks runs amok. We are besieged by …

Forum, March 25: An Enduring Artistic Vision; Failure of Society’s Response to Opioids; Lebanon Voters Are Worn Down

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Enduring Artistic Vision To the Editor: Nicola Smith’s portrait of artist Varujan Boghosian is both an informative and inspiring description of a truly great artist (“Fodder for His Fascinations: At 88, Varujan Boghosian’s Artistic Influence Only Grows,” March 22). I have been his friend for only half …