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Forum, May29: Next Exit: Another Development; Execution Won’t Bring Healing; Big Wall, Bad Neightbor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Next Exit: Another Development To the Editor: I was horrified this morning to read in the Valley News about the potential development off of I-89 near Randolph (“Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins: Randolph Man Makes Case for I-89 Development,” May 23). If Vermont wants to resemble the rest of trashy America with developments off interstate exits, this is the right plan to follow. If, however, we want to maintain …

Forum, May 28: Tough Choices in Vermont; Medication Dangers for Cats; Recognize Women Veterans

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tough Choices in Vermont To the Editor: The Vermont legislative session is over and politicians are patting themselves on the back for a job well done, despite some sobering realities. At the beginning of the session, Gov. Peter Shumlin correctly identified that the $110 million-plus budget hole was the result of recent years in which spending increased at the rate of 5 percent …

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; …

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, …

Sunday Forum: The Value of Senior Meals; A Magical Pool in Norwich

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Value of Meals for Seniors To the Editor: I am extremely disappointed in the recent budget passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In particular, I want to highlight the impact it will have on crucial senior services. It calls for a 50 percent cut to …

Forum, May 2: Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalk; Thanks, Glenn Seward; School Choice

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bikes, Get Off the Sidewalks To the Editor: The sidewalks here in downtown Lebanon are not very wide. There have been people riding bicycles on the sidewalks, and that is safety hazard to pedestrians. It’s bad enough when a little kid or a teenager rides a bicycle on …

Forum, May 1: Cruel and Unusual Airplane Seats; Lincoln, Reconsidered Again; Cursive in Our Times

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cruel and Unusual Seats To the Editor: The Valley News regaled us in an editorial last week with another depiction of passengers tormented while trying to maintain a measure of dignity in an airline seat, one that has clearly not been designed for a human being. Be assured, …

Forum, April 29: A Lesson From Gallipoli; Encourage Corporate Change; New Uses for Shop-Vacs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Lesson From Gallipoli To the Editor: The AP article on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli invasion by Australia and New Zealand during World War I (“Thousands Honor Soldiers on 100th Year of Gallipoli Battle,” April 26, 2015) offers a chance to deepen our remembrances, and even …

Forum, April 27: Who Are the Real True Believers?; Ayotte and Climate Change; Let’s Talk About Addiction

Monday, April 27, 2015

Who Are the True Believers? To the Editor: In a response to my Forum letter, Dick Tracy hopelessly confuses what the science tells us about climate change with the policy responses available to combat it (“ ‘Science’ Has Often Been Wrong,” April 18). Let’s untangle his arguments. First, in …

Forum, April 25: Don’t Overlook Claremont; Tossing Butts Is Thoughtless; Diplomats Serve, Too

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Talk to Local Experts To the Editor: The front page Tuesday included a fascinating Washington Post article with a bit of jarring information about predictions for increasing numbers of breast cancer diagnoses (“Breast Cancers to Rise In U.S. Women by 50%,” April 21). Since we have such fine …

Forum, April 24: Co-op, Pro and Con; Good Plan for Hanover

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why Silence Co-op Official? To the Editor: In Jim Kenyon’s April 22 column, “Election Failure,” he takes the extraordinary position that in a democratic election less information can be better. He severely criticizes the second-in-command of the Hanover Co-op for sharing his views of the candidates for the …

Forum, April 23: No Hidden Agenda in Co-op Challenge; ‘Live Free,’ From France?; Leave Dead Birds Where They Are

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No Hidden Agenda Here To the Editor: I would like to respond to the statements that Tony White, the Co-op director of operations, is spreading through email to his community of vendors that sell to the Hanover Food Co-op. I believe he is spreading misinformation about three of …