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Letters

Forum, Oct. 21: What Scott Brown Stands For; Sen. Ayotte Helped Me; Danger: Lebanon Crosswalk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Scott Brown Stands For To the Editor: Do Scott Brown and Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell know that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that Obamacare has contributed to a decrease on a per-person basis in Medicare spending, part of a significant fall in national health care spending? Willfully ignoring these facts, Brown charged during his primary campaign that insurance rates under the new law are going up, …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, Colton James Hamlett, born on Sept. 20, 2014, to Samantha Blakeney and James Hamlett, of …

Forum, Oct. 19: Early Experiences Help Children; Holiday Basket Helpers; White House’s Open-Door Policy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Children Need Good Early Experiences To the Editor: As the director of The Family Place, the local parent-child center serving over 1,900 children and families every year, I see the impact of early experiences on young children. The research is clear: Giving young children a strong start improves their chances for success, yielding healthier and more prosperous communities. Eighty percent of a child’s …

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Would Garcia Make Us Safer? To the Editor: Marilinda Garcia, who opposes Annie Kuster in the race to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, told a gathering at Dartmouth College this week that government’s essential function is to keep us safe, and it is failing. She seems to …

Forum, Oct. 17: Thinking Green at the Co-op; Co-op Needs Outside Help; Chemo ‘Cold Caps’; A Bad Proposal for Claremont

Friday, October 17, 2014

Co-op Offers Choice And Education To the Editor: Amidst the criticism of the Co-op Food Stores published in the Forum I have seen no recognition that they are addressing the most urgent challenge of our time, namely climate change. Amanda Charland, sustainability coordinator, has been exploring in depth …

Forum, Oct. 16: Let’s Change Vermont; A Disappointing Endorsement; A Worthwhile ‘Journey’

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Let’s Change Vermont To the Editor: I would like all my friends and neighbors who are upset with the current state of our state to consider helping me create change, even if just a little. We in Vermont have a chance to elect a local businessman, Scott Milne, …

Forum, Oct. 15: Hartford Needs Artificial Turf?; Kevin Pearce Talk in Lebanon; Blather From Educators

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hartford Needs Artificial Turf? To the Editor: Do Hartford voters really want to further burden the budget and cause greater pressure on our already stressed educational programs to gain artificial turf on our football field? Neither Coach Stone, nor anyone on the athletic staff or townspeople came before …

Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What Welch Has Contributed To the Editor: At a time when more jobs require education beyond high school, it is becoming difficult to afford a college education. We in Vermont are privileged to have a member of the House of Representatives who understands what needs to be done …

Forum, Oct. 11: America Loses Its Smarts; Cherish Each Child; Help the Haven

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Help the Upper Valley Haven To the Editor: The Upper Valley Haven is in need of toiletries for people using the Haven as a shelter. To meet this need, the Hanover Senior Center is sponsoring a collection of toiletries during October and November. Boxes for new items have …

Forum, Oct. 10: Charities That Ask Too Much; Keep off the Tracks; While Fairlee Slept

Friday, October 10, 2014

Some Charities Ask Too Much To the Editor: This is a letter of concern directed to any local, national or international charity. If you would like me to consider making a contribution to your cause, please do not send me multiple mailings in the same month or same …

Forum, Oct. 9: Assessing the Ebola Crisis; A Welcoming Church in White River Junction; Good Riddance to ISIS Volunteers

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Assessing The Ebola Threat To the Editor: The Valley News has done an exemplary job of tracking the rapidly unfolding Ebola crisis. It appears to me that these daily updates have become a virtual timeline on this particularly lethal virus. The current scenario reminds me of another virus …

Forum, Oct. 8: A Failed Education Department; Single-Payer for All; Why I’m Running in Grafton House District 17

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Failed Department To the Editor: Vermont is praised these days for courage in firmly telling off the U.S. Department of Education, which gave a failing grade to most Vermont schools for not forcing every student in every school to pass a standardized test — the requirement of …

Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 7

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Towing Carnival in Hanover To the Editor: When it comes to parking in Hanover, there’s a long-standing quid pro quo that has worked well for decades. Offices, banks and college-owned properties in the commercial zone use their lots for their Upper Valley employees during the day. At night, …