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Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic interest. They were vendors, merchandisers and store employees who in some form or another receive a paycheck from the Co-op. Almost all …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on one hand, and team morale and protection from legal liability, on the other. I am …

Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative …

Forum, June 29: The Science of Fluoride; Lebanon’s July 4th Offerings; Executive Orders

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Scientifically Sound Decision To the Editor: As a member of the Hartford Selectboard, I read the recent editorial on Hartford’s decision about fluoride with particular interest (“Hartford Brushes Off Fluoridation Science,” June 22). The editor’s claim that the Selectboard did not “wish to go to the trouble …

Forum: June 28: More Police Needed in Hartford?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Making Decisions in Hartford To the Editor: What a contrast between the state and the town of Hartford. On Vermont Public Television on June 20, there was news about Gov. Shumlin signing into law measures to help people with drug addictions. The emphasis is on rehabilitation rather than …

Forum, June 28: Change in Paradise Park; Fireworks in Lebanon; Checking Out of the Co-op; Traffic Warning

Friday, June 27, 2014

Changes in Paradise Park To the Editor: Changes are coming to Windsor’s town forest in Paradise Park. On June 24, the Selectboard approved a new ordinance that gives the Paradise Park Commission the authority to permit the hunting of deer, bear and moose for animal control in Paradise …

Forum, June 26: Polishing Dartmouth’s Brand; Competition for Veterans Health Care; Memories of the Fire

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As Dartmouth Shines Its Brand To the Editor: Staff writer Rick Jurgens reported in the June 20 Valley News that the Geisel School of Medicine ran a $5.5 million deficit last year because of a shortfall in expected federal research grants. Dartmouth’s board of Wall Street master prognosticators …

Forum, June 25: Dartmouth’s Brand and Women; History for an Expo?; Wondering About the Fountains; Snakes Alive

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Dartmouth Safe for Women To the Editor: The history of coeducation at Dartmouth is fraught with challenges and misgivings. More than 40 years after the decision to go coed was implemented, the college continues to struggle with making the campus safe and hospitable for women. That’s why …

Forum, June 24: DEET; A Rising GOP; IRS ‘Lies’; Health Care in the U.S. and Britain

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DEET Is Safe to Use Against Ticks To the Editor: As a follow-up to Cecelia Blair’s letter (“Protection Against Ticks,” Forum, May 15), in addition to wearing high-top boots, I would urge folks to apply the repellent DEET to boots and exposed skin. DEET is not a “poisonous …

Forum, June 22: Obamacare: Fear of Snakes; Exchange Students

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Real Scoop on Obamacare To the Editor: I suspect that any British citizen who might Google any one of our daily newspapers in the U.S. on any given day would find many front-page articles damning our health care system, our economy and, given the frequency of gun …

Forum: June 21: Guns and Cars; Dick Cheney; The Lebanon Fire

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dick Cheney on the High Ground To the Editor: An open letter to Dick Cheney in response to his June 17 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Cheney, you beat the drums of war a decade ago. Now you fan the flames of the smoldering nation you …

Forum: June 20: Soccer for Americans; Cursive and Learning; Danger in the Streets

Friday, June 20, 2014

Give Soccer a Chance, America To the Editor: I had to heave a deep sigh when I read the article on the World Cup (“Watching the World Cup Is Un-American,” June 17). It is sad that such an incredible sport gets this type of rap in our country. …

Forum, June 19: Patronizing Shoppers; Poor Hillary Clinton; The Omniscient President

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yes, They Really Are Patronizing To the Editor: The rich and famous of Hanover, Norwich, et al., are not being candid when they say why they prefer to shop at the Co-op. For many of them, the real reason is that the Co-op’s higher prices for so-called organic …