Letters 11 – 1 – 2011

Education in Vermont is in need of reform  I would like to add some information to John McClaughry’s article concerning the test standards used in our schools. Back in 1970 I took my son to visit my high school teacher that I respected tremendously. Her name was Dorothy Collins, Assistant Principal of Peoples Academy who…

Letters 10 – 28 – 2011

CORRECTION!  In the October 26 edition of TNR, the subhead for Meredith Angwin’s article read, “We would have to harvest half of the Green Mountain National Forest to replace Vermont Yankee.” Angwin corrects the headline writer: “Half of the Green Mountain Forest, sustainably harvested, would replace 1/30th of Vermont Yankee, NOT Vermont Yankee! Each of…

Letters 10 – 26 – 2011

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater  Many letters and comments by elected officials say Vermont Yankee must close for Vermont to continue to move towards clean energy. Even the Vermont Energy Plan, now being drafted, fails to mention either Vermont Yankee’s past or potential future benefits. Do Vermonters need to buy Vermont Yankee…

Letters 10 – 19 – 2011

Renewable energy plan will cost us in more ways than one  While all the renewable energy plans evolve, the meaningful employers such as IBM will leave Vermont and no new ones will arrive. Way to go! – Jim Bulmer   Break down government silos Good piece by Tom Pelham. Bureaucracies love silos because they are…

Letters 10 – 14 – 2011

McDonald deserves kudos  I think your article [on Pat McDonald] is great. Pat is a warrior — a happy warrior I hope! – Ann Hogan     IBM has treated Vermont better than Vermont has treated IBM Jack McMullen’s recounting of how Vermont treated IBM in the mid-90s likely has substantial truth. IBM clearly chose…

Letters 10 – 12 – 2011

A better idea regarding advertising drugs directly to consumers  Alice Dubenetsky offers a good program in lieu of Green Mountain Care (all of which, I might add, has been advocated by the Ethan Allen Institute since 1994). One exception is her thought that drug companies ought not be allowed to advertise directly to consumers. This…