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Letters

Forum, Nov. 22: Happier Holidays in Hartland; Appreciating the Co-op; Building Better Internet in Woodstock

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Happier Holiday in Hartland To the Editor: The Hartland Christmas Project is underway, marking its 39th year. The Hartland Church, the Universalist Church, schools, businesses and individuals in town sponsor this wonderful project. Anyone knowing of a Hartland family that might need a hand up with food or clothing, please call 802-436-2792. With times as trying as they are now, it is even more crucial that we consider helping …

Forum, Nov. 21: Clean Hands, a Strategy; Book Angels Are Back; Keystone Pipeline Isn’t Needed

Friday, November 21, 2014

Good, Healthy Habits To the Editor: In response to Abner Schlabach’s letter on Nov. 18 (“Clean Hands, Dirty Doors?”), which proposed a foot-operated door for restrooms to avoid contamination from people’s unwashed hands, I want to suggest an alternate cost-free strategy. I use the paper towel I dried my hands with to open the door, or failing that, a tissue, or failing that, …

Forum, Nov. 20: Lessons of Life and Death; Sunapee Ski Area Needs to Grow; Poor Decisions in Hartford

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lessons of Life and Death To the Editor: This is a difficult letter to write, for it may tread on sacred ground. Now is the time to take that risk. Over my 25-year teaching career in Vermont, 10 of my 3,000 students have died young: by car, motorcycle and snowmobile accidents; by overdose; by their own hand; by natural death; and by sacrifice …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …