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Forum, May 27: Resolve Quechee Dispute; Wallet Returned, Safe and Sound; Accolades for Bob Hingston

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Resolve Quechee Dispute To the Editor: Can’t resolve a conflict? Call in a mediator. We have excellent professional mediators in the Upper Valley. As a business owner of property in Quechee and thereby a member of Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association, I am both dismayed and embarrassed by this recent upset between the town of Hartford and QLLA. Sunday’s Valley News editorial was excellent; There is no need to punish children …

Forum, May 26: Time for Change at the Co-op; Things are Fine at the Co-op; Splendid Art in Manchester

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time for Change at Co-op To the Editor: On Wednesday, the Co-op’s new board of directors will meet for the first time since the April elections. As has been widely reported, the Co-op membership elected four new members to the board. Three of the new members belong to Concerned About the Co-op and are committed to bringing about transparency in the Co-op’s finances …

Forum, May 25: Cherish Old Trees; War and Peace and Women; The Value of Free Trade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Cherish Stately Old Trees To the Editor: A May 17 forum letter from Michael Quinn about the plight of Windsor’s trees, “Windsor Needs a Tree Advocate,” really struck a chord. Many towns would sooner spend tax money on frills like pretty street lamps, big flower planters, and fake-brick sidewalks that crumble almost as soon as they are installed than take care of one …

Forum, May 13: Questions for Christie; Proud Co-op Worker; Support After a Suicide

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tough Questions for Christie To the Editor: Thanks for your fine report on Chris Christie’s visit to One Mile West in Sunapee (“Christie Comes to Chat,” May 8). Though he may be able to avoid responding to questions about Bridgegate, he’ll also face questions about New Jersey’s sinking …

Forum, May 12: Did You See These Troops?; Amazed in Enfield; Happy Cows in Vermont

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Did You See These Troops? To the Editor: My name is James Pratt. My father, Charles A. Pratt, was in the 366th Infantry Regiment, a “colored” infantry regiment, from the time it was organized at Fort Devens, Mass., in March 1941, before the U.S. entered the war, until …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Whole Genome Testing

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Value of Whole Genome Testing To the Editor: The recent op-ed by Drs. Welch and Burke (“Whole Genome Testing: More Data, but Not Better Health,” May 2) downplaying the potential benefit of the Precision Medicine Initiative and whole genome testing is shortsighted and misses the point. The …

Forum, May 9: Voting in Hanover, Norwich

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Don’t Expand Kendal To the Editor: Kendal in Hanover has proposed Article 3 on the Hanover Town Meeting warrant to remove its cap of 250 dwelling units and be subject only to the limitations of five units per acre. At its present size of 65.5 acres, this would …

Column: Hanover Planners in Search of a Problem

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hanover, precious Hanover — overplowed, overpaved, overprotected and now overplanned. A tunnel of four-story condos and apartment buildings running up West Wheelock Street? No thank you, and for a very practical reason that no one thought of until recently (more about that later.) But first, we need to …

Forum, May 8: The Hanover Gateway; Hanover Zoning; Norwich’s Needs; Praise for Hartford

Friday, May 8, 2015

Vote No on Hanover Gateway To the Editor: On Tuesday, May 12, only during the day and not at Town Meeting in the evening, Hanover citizens are asked to vote on Article Four, Zoning Amendment 3, to “Establish the West Wheelock Gateway District.” I urge voters to vote …

Forum, May 7: Take to the Streets; No Mother’s Day for Cows; Could Emancipation Wait?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Take to the Streets To the Editor: Hoo-freaking-ray for the Dartmouth students who protested Friday in Hanover. Every American who wants social justice and equality must speak up now. Protest, write letters, call your political representatives. We need to overhaul the social systems of the USA. Let’s start …

Forum, May 6: Krauthammer Finds His Niche; Hanover Can Do Better; Kendal Seeks to Grow; Motorcyle Noise

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Krauthammer Finds His Niche To the Editor: I read with interest Charles Krauthammer’s commentary on Wolf Hall on Monday’s opinion page of the Valley News. This is certainly a departure from Mr. Krauthammer’s usual Obama- and Democrat-bashing commentaries published periodically in The Washington Post and Valley News. I …

Forum, May 5: Prepare to Vote, Norwich; A Wonderful ‘Alice’ in Lebanon; Thank a Mom, and a Dad

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Prepare to Vote, Norwich To the Editor: I would like to remind Norwich voters of the May 12 facilities bond vote (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). A second public forum will be held in Tracy Hall on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and the pre-Town Meeting on Monday at …

Forum, May 4: Norwich Pool’s History; Lessons from Wars; Respect for Mink Brook

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Monument to Shared Values To the Editor: Whatever else he may find to ridicule about Norwich, Jim Kenyon misses the mark when he targets the Norwich Pool (“A Dam Shame In Norwich,” April 26). The pool is not the jewel in the crown of town country-club amenities, …