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Forum: Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor; Enfield Trail Blazer; Welcome, Sports Editor

Friday, July 31, 2015

Stop Solar Sprawl in Windsor To the Editor: Solar power is a good energy source in most cases, an important tool to reduce climate change. The current proposal for a massive solar farm in Windsor is a bad idea, an example of misplaced solar sprawl to export energy out of state (“Windsor Residents Balk at Solar Proposal for Prison Land,” July 29). The site chosen for the solar farm is …

Forum: Merchants of Doubt and Death; Republicans and Workers; Don’t Mock Caitlyn Jenner

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Merchants of Doubt and Death To the Editor: Saturday night my wife and I went with some English friends to the Hopkins Center to see the film Merchants of Doubt, which documents how skepticism about the reality of climate change is being purveyed by many of the very same “experts” who served the tobacco industry in the 1960s with “expert opinion” to the …

Forum: A Dumb Search for Intelligent Life; Newsworthy Video; Overprotective Vermont

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dumb Search for Intelligent Life To the Editor: How sad to read that the otherwise genius Stephen Hawking has lent his name to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. He now joins those starry-eyed types we often see proclaiming in deep, solemn tones that they seek to answer “that ultimate question — Are We Alone In The Universe?” Um, excuse me? We already know …

Wednesday Forum: Wine Tasting for Hostel; Dentists Needed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wine Tasting to Aid Hostel To the Editor: We are blessed to have high-quality, state-of-the-art medical facilities providing superior care right here in our community. For many throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, receiving such care is not nearly as convenient, and some must travel two hours or more …

Tuesday Forum: Solarize Event; Doubts About Gas Depot

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Solarize Event Tonight To the Editor: A group of v​olunteers from Lebanon and Enfield has partnered​ to participate in round three of Vital Communities’ Solarize Upper Valley effort. The launch of the project will take place this evening from 5:30 to 7 at the Lebanon Opera House. We …

Monday Forum: Pet From Woolworth’s; Peddling Fear; Volunteer at Heater Road

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Pet From Woolworth’s To the Editor: Regarding the story about the former Woolworth’s building (“Lebanon College Buildings Auctioned to Bank,” May 21): My daughter bought a red-eared slider turtle there in 1971. At that time it was legal to sell turtle hatchlings. After purchasing a book on …

Sunday Forum: Special Needs Support Center; Outrageous Bonuses

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Support Center Provides Vital Help To the Editor: The Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon is coming up on its 35th year of service to the Upper Valley. It will have an anniversary celebration during its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Howe Library in …

Saturday Forum: WMDs; Campy Headline; Waste of Money; Endorsement for O’Malley

Friday, June 5, 2015

Confusing Debate Over WMDs To the Editor: What a confusing debate. Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons and used them against Iran, then against the Kurds. After we invaded Iraq, as a letter May 28 (“Now That We Know”) said, the United Nations said there were no weapons of …

Friday Forum: An Offensive Reference to Freemasons; How Public an Information Session Was It?; The Importance of Sexuality Education

Friday, June 5, 2015

How Public a Process? To the Editor: Is Valley Green Natural Gas prepared to explain to the public and to the state and local permitting authorities: 1. How “public” is an informational process with no advance notice save a May 15 legal notice, so buried in the Valley …

Forum, June 4: Outsourcing at DHMC; The NRA and Hunting; Truths About GMOs; Sharia Law

Thursday, June 4, 2015

What Would Be Lost at DHMC? To the Editor: As a nurse who has worked at DHMC for over 30 years, I wish to respond to the June 2 Forum letter “Outsourcing Can Make Sense.” The writer speaks to the “sense” of moving jobs to outside contractors as …

Forum, June 3: Co-op Survey Was Confidential; Run for Research in Lebanon; Out on a Limb in Windsor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Co-op Survey Was Anonymous To the Editor: In her May 28 Forum letter, Renee Risingsong responded to a comment from a Co-op employee that stated in part that Co-op employees had no issues with management, based on the results of the recent employee satisfaction survey. Ms. Risingsong asserted …

Forum, June 2: Beyond American Dominance; Outsourcing Can Make Sense; Let the People Decide on Bernie

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Beyond American Dominance To the Editor: Since its inception, I have supported the Osher (formerly ILEAD) summer lecture series. Some of the visiting speakers have been excellent. I have learned a lot. But this year I am disappointed and a bit dismayed by the topic: “The Future of …

Forum, June 1: Digital School Days; Parking Trouble in Woodstock; Wear Orange June 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

School Days, Digital School Days To the Editor: “Maybe I’m just clogging the pipes,” said David Letterman as he ended his 33-year reign as a late-night talk show host at age 68. Translation: I should get out of the way so the young blood can flow freely through …