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Letters

Forum, Jan. 30: Should I Stay or Go?; Value of Religion; The Mail Didn’t Go Through

Friday, January 30, 2015

Should I Stay Or Go? To the Editor: Between now and Town Meeting I will be considering whether or not to stay on the Hartford School Board. After the board’s refusal to even consider discussing the motion I proposed at the Jan. 28 meeting — “That any student caught selling or distributing drugs on school property will be expelled from school”— I have serious doubts that I can be effective …

Forum, Jan. 29: Accessibility Is Good Business; Why I’m Running in Hartford; What’s the Real Story About Lebanon Pot Busts?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Accessibility Is Good Business To the Editor: I am a part-time resident of Vermont with the other part of my time spent in the incredibly inaccessible town of Freeport, Maine. Since being in a car accident seven years ago, I have walked with crutches, and it has been an ongoing education in the difficulty of negotiating life when you have a disability. Because …

Forum, Jan. 27: Pot Has a Cost; Defend the Right to Bear Arms; Peccadilloes of the Fishermen

Monday, January 26, 2015

Marijuana Leads to Problems To the Editor: The people, representatives and senators need to think more about legalizing marijuana. First, they are spending all kinds of money to get people to stop smoking tobacco products and not letting them smoke anywhere, and now some are trying to convince people it is all right to smoke marijuana, which is a lot worse than any …

Forum, Dec. 16: Misleading Cost Figures in Norwich; Renew the Cooperative Spirit; Preserve Mount Sunapee Trail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cost Figures Can Mislead To the Editor: I read with dismay the comparative square-foot construction cost figures for the proposed public safety facility in Norwich. This was produced by Selectboard member Steven Flanders in the Dec.10 Selectboard packet. In particular, I question the figures referenced to the construction …

Sunday Forum: A Changed View of Co-op Management; Precious Citizenship; Investing in the World’s Young People

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What a Difference Six Months Makes To the Editor: Hooray for Nancy Parker (“Stop Badmouthing the Co-op,” Forum, Dec. 9) for articulating so well my own thoughts last June in my letter to the Valley News. Like me, she urged Jim Kenyon to stop harassing the Hanover Co-op …

Letters: Don’t Expand Ski Resort; Seniors, Save the Pensions; Carbon Tax Makes Sense

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Don’t Expand Ski Resort To the Editor: This is in response to the thought that allowing Mount Sunapee Resort to expand will improve local area business. Sure, out-of-town guests utilize local hotels, area restaurants and retail, but it would be ridiculous to put four ski trails and a …

Forum, Dec. 12: Use of Body Cameras; Thanks, Lebanon Police; Gift Touches Heart Strings

Friday, December 12, 2014

Allow the Use of Body Cameras To the Editor: The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of black people at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There …

Forum, Dec. 11: Squeaking By on $200,000 in Vermont; Kenyon and the Co-op; Light a Candle for Gun Victims

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting By on 200 Grand To the Editor: I was touched by Willem Post’s concern for the fictional couple he described who are both well over 70 and struggling to get by on their income of $200,000 per year (Forum: “Tax Bombshell in Vermont,” Dec. 10). How sensitive …

Forum, Dec. 10: Netanyahu Overreaches; Take Advantage of Solar Rebate; Tax Bombshell in Vermont

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Netanyahu Has Overreached To the Editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought his country to the brink of chaos. Despite Israel’s draconian security apparatus, Israeli Jews are regularly being attacked and killed by Israeli Arabs; Arabs are being attacked and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied …

Forum, Dec. 9: Something Special at La Salette; Stop Badmouthing the Co-op; Save Energy, Vermonters

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Something Special at La Salette To the Editor: I had the pleasure and honor to serve for nearly 15 years as the secretary at Holy Redeemer Church in West Lebanon, working with and for La Salette fathers and brothers. The La Salette fathers and brothers are a special …

Forum, Dec. 6: The Cost of Pre-K; Change is Coming; Obama’s Mistakes

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Need to Know the Costs To the Editor: Confidence in government depends on elected officials being honest with the public about both the benefits and costs of programs. If public officials think something is worthwhile, they should be able to defend the costs. The benefits of a …

Forum: Friday, Dec. 5

Friday, December 5, 2014

No Need for Tree Cutting To the Editor: Residents of Lebanon, get ready for a change to the face of our community. If the FAA has its way, 30 acres of trees will be removed from the area abutting the east-west runway at the airport. This area is …

Forum: Thursday, Dec. 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Community Nursing Is Important To the Editor: I spent the summer of 1970 in Woodstock with Drs. Hugh Hermann and Ed Shepard. I was a third-year student at Harvard Medical School, having spent my first two years at Dartmouth. Hugh and Ed taught me the importance of meeting …