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Taxing Questions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Editorial: Taxing Questions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A few facts to keep in mind about New Hampshire’s “Medicaid Enhancement Tax”: It doesn’t have much to do with Medicaid. It doesn’t enhance health …

Column: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Montpelier Last Sunday in church, we read, as has been our custom for several decades now, the so-called Passion of Christ: the story of the …

Column: My Little House With a Big Heart

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have the tiniest house on my street. Typically, that’s not a bragging point. But lately I’ve grown especially proud of my home. For one thing, it’s cheaper (and easier) to heat than bigger homes — a big …

Editorial: Granite State Shoot-Out

Saturday, April 12, 2014

We’re not sure when the next debate in the New Hampshire Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate will take place, but we have a suggestion for the venue: any gun range in the Granite State. That way potential voters can determine not only who is a straight …

Column: Vermont School Governance Is Out of Date

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Before the turn of the 20th century, there were more than 2,500 school districts in Vermont. Back then, as it is today, debate was passionate. How should schooling be organized to meet our shared goals? In 1892, the Legislature took courageous action by abolishing those micro-districts and transforming …

Column: Achievements Go Back All the Way to LBJ

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Washington History offers a rough kind of justice. As the nation’s current president and three of his predecessors gathered this week at the University of Texas for an LBJ Library conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 …

Editorial: Beautify the Strip

Saturday, April 12, 2014

“Ugliness is so grim,” Lady Bird Johnson once remarked. “A little beauty, something that is lovely, I think, can help create harmony which will lessen tensions.” The former first lady, seeing loveliness in the simplicity of wildflowers, spring bulbs and park benches, launched an energetic campaign to beautify …

Column: Information to Help You Know Your Doctor

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week, the federal government released a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, posted on its website detailed information about how many visits and procedures individual health professionals …

Letter: That House on the Green

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: I am flabbergasted by the position of the Lebanon Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the property on Colburn Park (“City: House Can’t Be Apartments,” April 9). Anyone who has lived in Lebanon for any amount of time understands the significance of that particular property. Myric …

Letter: Independent Investigation at the Co-op?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: I was at the Co-op’s annual meeting, and I am one of the members whose curiosity is aroused by the allegations of employee complaints. The management acknowledges it needs to make changes, as it has hired a staff member whose title is “professional development.” Management …

Letter: The Facebook Generation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: The case of the Claremont teacher who resigned rather than “unfriend” students on Facebook and your editorial April 8 (“Teachers and Facebook”) show a generational gap in how the world is seen. Using Facebook to facilitate a secret relationship is akin to secretly meeting your …

Letter: Co-op Should Follow Its Own Rules

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To the Editor: The letter (April 9) from Donald Kreis, a former Hanover Co-op board member, greatly misstates my complaints relating to the Co-op board’s treatment of its employees, which according to my understanding are contrary to the Co-op’s Employee Handbook. As a longtime Co-op member, I wrote …