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Letters

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Forum, July 29: Change in Norwich; One for the Books in Bradford; Measles Prevention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vocal Minority in Norwich To the Editor: I’m compelled to respond to Brian Livingston’s attack on Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton and the needs of the Norwich municipal workers (“A Pool, Not a Police Station,” July 14). There is ample evidence that the police department’s building is beyond reasonable repair. The building study was conducted in 2012 and has been on the town’s …

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 to make it clearer to management what it means to treat employees fairly and in …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …

Forum, June 10: Don’t Expand VA System; Support the Co-op; Brain Benefits of Cursive; Lebanon School Board Caught Off-Guard

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don’t Expand VA System Now To the Editor: Sen. Bernard Sanders has introduced legislation to expand VA medical services. I disagree. The VA hospital system does not need more doctors or space. It should concentrate on its core function, the expert care of service-related physical and psychological injuries, …

Forum, Monday, June 9: Gitmo, Hartford Town Manager

Monday, June 9, 2014

Immoral Treatment of Gitmo Prisoner To the Editor: The article May 24, “Judge OKs Force Feed at Gitmo,” was a grim reminder of the appalling nature of our military “justice.” This case and others display contempt for our constitutional and, more important, our moral and human standards. The …

Sunday Forum: Co-op Values Are Superior; U.S. Food Aid Needs to Be Reformed

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Co-op Values Are Superior To the Editor: Once again Jim Kenyon feels the need to bash the Co-op Food Stores (“Co-op & Competitor” June 4). I think I need to tell him some things about food. Sometimes when I tell people that food is political, they look at …

Forum, June 7: Bike Rodeo; Power and Women; Support the Co-op

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come to the Bike Rodeo To the Editor: The “Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo” will be held today for the children of Lebanon, West Lebanon and surrounding areas. Jim was a well-known and respected coach in our community who started the bike rodeo many years ago. He …

Forum Letters for June 6: Capital Punishment, Conservative Credentials, Citizens Against Potholes

Friday, June 6, 2014

End Capital Punishment in N.H. To the Editor: The New Hampshire Senate has recently, by a tie vote, chosen to retain capital punishment in New Hampshire law. Michael Addison (now 33), the killer of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, has been New Hampshire’s only death-row prisoner since his …

Forum Letters for June 5: Climate Action, a Walkathon in Lebanon, Big Payouts at D-H

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Climate Action Is Welcomed To the Editor: Despite the endless discussions about climate change, gas emissions, global warming and all the clear impacts of our endless human population growth, very little has actually been done to try to reduce our horrible impact, even though it should be obvious …

Forum, June 7: Bike Rodeo; Power and Women; Support the Co-op

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Come to the Bike Rodeo To the Editor: The “Annual Jim Wechsler Memorial Bike Rodeo” will be held today for the children of Lebanon, West Lebanon and surrounding areas. Jim was a well-known and respected coach in our community who started the bike rodeo many years ago. He …

Forum Letters, June 4: Hate, Solar Panels, War Stories

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pardon Your French To the Editor: In an issue of the Valley News, we noticed the headline on the sports page “Vive La Habs.” (“Vive La Habs: Canadiens Stop Bruins to Advance” May 15) While we are sure you have no bias for the Bruins and the headline …