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Lebanon’s Science Olympiad success was a crew effort

Because the coach of the Lebanon Excessive Faculty Science Olympiad crew, I want to specific my thanks and gratitude, on behalf of our college students, to the stakeholders in our group who’ve been so essential to our success. The Byrne Basis, Bio X Cell, Geokon, Mascoma Financial institution and Ulysses Diversified Holdings have every contributed to our groups at numerous factors all through the final eight years.

This 12 months, Lebanon Excessive Faculty took first and second place within the state championships held in April at Saint Anselm School and was in a position to ship a crew of 15 highschool college students from Lebanon, Grantham and Plainfield to the nationwide championships in Wichita, Kan., due to the assist of our sponsors. Representing our group and the state of New Hampshire at this nationwide competitors is a formidable achievement for our college students and our college district — one that can encourage generations of Lebanon college students to return.

At a current neighborhood gathering, I had an opportunity to meet up with some alumni from our program. Lots of them have completed their undergraduate work and are working in industries or graduate applications associated to science, medication or engineering fields. All of them agreed that Science Olympiad was one of the formative, rewarding and memorable experiences that they had as younger college students. Our group’s assist of Science Olympiad has led to it turning into a wealthy custom, which impacts an ever-growing variety of younger folks.

John Tietjen


John Tietjen is a science division college member at Lebanon Excessive Faculty and coach of the Lebanon Excessive Faculty Science Olympiad program, which is in its eighth 12 months.

Hartford lacking out on cash for housing

The Hartford Selectboard is probably lacking out on hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in grants and low-interest loans (state and federal) to put money into housing: Northern Border Regional Fee and “10% in Vermont.”

I’ve labored onerous to amend this case privately, however there’s a vacuum of Selectboard management. That is amounting to an enormous value to Hartford companies and residents alike.

Possibly my head will roll (once more) for talking on this publicly — I settle for that — however I consider you deserve transparency. The Selectboard has a duty to benefit from each optimistic alternative to enhance funding and housing improvement in Hartford. Our complacency might lead to hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in alternatives probably slipping by, and for what?

The Selectboard exists to serve the folks.

Write or Selectboard Chair Mike Hoyt to ask for management, explanations and accountability.


White River Junction
Hartford Selectboard member

Fingers off my Medicare and Social Safety

I simply don’t perceive it. The federal government, which can not appear to pay its payments, primarily from overspending, is able to default on it’s obligations.

We hear that Social Safety and Medicare will likely be affected. These must be untouchable. Every of those are usually not an entitlement program! I paid into Social Safety for 50 years and pay a premium (every month) for my Medicare protection (to not point out what I paid in over my working life).

Our authorities, for a very long time, managed to spend greater than what it’s taking in. It’s time for the federal government to take a tough take a look at the place it could possibly curb spending. If it was a enterprise, it will be closed.

Social Safety, which we paid into for all these years, just isn’t a money cow for our elected leaders to attract from each time they want “additional” funds. They’ve accomplished this for too lengthy a time, which I presume, that they had no intention of paying again (even after writing “IOU’S”).

John M. Fragnella


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