Letters

Forum: Yes, Black Lives Matter; For the Benefit of Quechee Lakes; Thanks, Hank Tenney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Black Lives Matter To the Editor: Were I to meet columnist Steve Nelson, I’d ask him some questions about the real motives of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In New York City recently, there were multiple shootings with numbers killed or injured. Don’t those black lives matter? In Chicago, there are periodic black-on-black homicides and crimes. Don’t those black lives matter? In New York City, there are tens of …

Forum: Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste; Made in America, Again; A Good Option for Quechee

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste To the Editor: Your recent report about Scott Walker in Sunapee was admirably thorough and accurate as far as it went, but missed one important point. I asked Gov. Walker about a recent report from Reuters that the Pentagon had never undergone legally required audits and has never accounted for $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money provided since 1996, …

Forum: The Big Picture on Abortion; Palestinian Outrages; Social Security’s Problem

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Big Picture on Abortion To the Editor: Nita Norman may be right — perhaps Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts and is only reimbursed for costs and handling fees (“Scurrilous Is the Word,” Aug. 12). But her focus on the nature of the transaction is an attempt to distract us from the big picture, which even she can’t hide entirely. For …

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Support for Sanders To the Editor: Bernie Sanders is pretty much the only politician that I am supporting at the moment. I am well aware that he has little chance of becoming the Democrats’ nominee; nonetheless, he serves the very useful purpose of bringing key issues to the …

Forum: A Cemetery, Not a Park; What’s Going on in Cornish?; Unfair Liberal Tactics

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Cemetery, Not a Park To the Editor: I would like to respond to Belinda Smith’s letter (“No Cemetery Fence,” June 29). She states that the cemetery felt like a living place where children play and people walk their dogs. Excuse me, but I thought playgrounds were where …

Sunday Forum: Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let’s Find Out the Facts in Cornish To the Editor: At the June 18 Cornish School Board meeting, the public suggested that the School Board entertain the idea of exit interviews to determine why over 50 percent of the staff was leaving. Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin objected, stating that …

Forum: Dedication of a Coxswain; Fertile Ground for Hatred; Extremism Is No Virtue

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Dedication of a Coxswain To the Editor: Congratulations to David Desaulniers for a great Valley News article on his success as a coxswain — and for his beautifully articulated description of the art of coxing a rowing crew (“The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set …

Forum: Time to Examine Our Roots; Co-op Leadership Success; Co-op Leadership Failure

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s Time to Examine Our Roots To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article “PBS Puts ‘Finding Your Roots’ on Hold” published in the June 25 Valley News. While I fully appreciate efforts by PBS to ensure the integrity of the Finding Your Roots research …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have …

Forum: An Outrage in the South; Information on Nonprofits; Supportive Hanover

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An Outrage in the South To the Editor: I read your excellent editorial (“A Bad Connection,” June 25) with rising anger and then, when I reached the fifth paragraph, outright rage. You state that the Council of Conservative Citizens, the hate-filled, white supremacist group that inspired Dylann Root …

Forum: Rating the Democrats; Sanders’ Independence; Everyone Loves a Parade, Why Not You?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rating the Democrats To the Editor: WMUR recently aired the results of a poll of prospective New Hampshire Democratic voters as to their preference for their presidential nominee, with Hillary Clinton named by 41 percent, Bernie Sanders by 31 percent and Joe Biden by 7 percent. A very …

Sunday Forum: The Story of a Linden Tree; Guns and Flags; Responding to Bad Business Practices

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Linden Tree Has a Storied Past To the Editor: It was such fun to discover from a photo caption accompanying “Bearing Witness to the Trees” on June 21 that the linden tree at the former Evarts’ property in Windsor is a “State Champion Linden Tree.” It is an …

Forum: Don’t Make the Infamous Famous; Fracked Gas Isn’t Clean; The Folly of Policy Governance

Friday, June 26, 2015

Don’t Make the Infamous Famous To the Editor: I understand that the media have a responsibility to report news. They should not make perpetrators of horrendous crimes into celebrities. Yes, celebrities — photos on the front page of newspapers and featured online, detailed description of their lives and …