Letters

Forum, Jan. 24: Deregulation and Cost Increases; Lead with News, Not Opinion; GMOs and Wheat

Monday, January 26, 2015

Deregulation and Cost Increases To the Editor: Meredith Angwin of the Ethan Allen Institute is a rock star among energy analysts, and she hits the right chord by blaming the recent run-up in electric rates on our big regional embrace of natural gas as a generation fuel (“Why Electricity Costs Spiked,” Jan. 18). She is also gracious enough not to point out that so far all of the increases have …

Forum, Jan. 26: A Feeling of Power; This Pope Is No Marxist; Recycle That Glass

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Feeling of Power To the Editor: Thank you, Meredith Angwin, for your statement that “it would be better to choose conservation and grid diversity” than to depend on “cheap” natural gas (“Why Electricity Costs Spiked,” Perspectives, Jan. 18). The challenge is creating a diverse grid in a cost-effective and timely manner. Fortunately, there are ways that individuals can help. In an effort …

Sunday Forum: Cassandra C.’s Misguided Response to Cancer; Battling Climate Change on the Home Front

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cassandra C.’s Misguided Response To the Editor: How fortunate for Cassandra C. that the Connecticut Supreme Court has seen fit to save her from suicide by treatment refusal. Here is what Cassandra’s opinion piece last Sunday (“A 17-Year-Old Asks, Whose Life Is It, Anyway?”) doesn’t tell you: This is not a hopeless, terminal case. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the most curable types …

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 …

Forum, Dec. 3: President Obama’s Real Mistake; My Editorial Opinion; Thanks for Hartford Firefighters

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

President Obama’s Real Problem To the Editor: President Obama’s first major mistake was being born part white. This gave license to racists nationwide to call him “black” and so diminish anything he did politically, whatever the value of some of those decisions. His second big mistake was daring …

Forum, Dec. 2: Give Blood in Norwich; The Co-op and the Courts; Cleaner Energy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blood Drive Makes a Difference To the Editor: Please join us for part of the 19 Days of Norwich at our blood drive on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tracy Hall. We are excited that we were asked to move the date of our drive …

Forum: Nov. 30: Risk and Rewards of Rock Climbing; Small Protest Numbers; Misleading Progressive Theater

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Risk and Rewards To the Editor: Steve Nelson’s good column (Perspectives, Nov. 23) on risk and, in particular, Alex Honnold, who is a free-solo climber, elicits a response from this retired climber. I had the opportunity to be on a panel with Alex a few years back. …