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Letters

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Forum, July 29: Change in Norwich; One for the Books in Bradford; Measles Prevention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vocal Minority in Norwich To the Editor: I’m compelled to respond to Brian Livingston’s attack on Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton and the needs of the Norwich municipal workers (“A Pool, Not a Police Station,” July 14). There is ample evidence that the police department’s building is beyond reasonable repair. The building study was conducted in 2012 and has been on the town’s …

Sunday Forum: Moving the Co-op Forward; Hartford’s Exemplary Water Project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Ways Forward for the Co-op To the Editor: As a long-time supporter and former board member of the Co-op, I have three recommendations about the use of power in response to the controversial and painful firings of two Co-op employees. To the board: Rewrite your employee policies to make it clearer to management what it means to treat employees fairly and in …

Friday Forum: The Real Issue at the Co-op; the Divine Rights of Corporations

Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbye to All That To the Editor: Goodbye, Dan? Goodbye, John? Goodbye, Co-op. Nancy C. Russell Etna Prepare to Hand Out Halos To the Editor: Now that the five conservative members of the Supreme Court have conferred personhood on corporations — and in the event some citizens were …

Thursday Forum: More Support for Fired Co-op Employees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kenyon Probably Nailed It To the Editor: I disagree with Donald Kreis, who wrote to the Forum that Jim Kenyon made an unfair attack in his column in which he described how the Co-op fired two employees without giving them reason, and that he suspected they were fired …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …

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 …