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angelo's blog http://www.addisonindependent.com/blogs/angelo-lynn en Editorial: Explaining policies that cause job losses/growth is key to Obama victory http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-explaining-policies-cause-job-lossesgrowth-key-obama-victory <p style="line-height: 20px; "> No candidate wants to embrace a national unemployment rate of 8.3 percent and suggest it is an accomplishment of a president&rsquo;s first four years in office. On the other hand, it is imperative the president remind the nation how far the economy had fallen in the aftermath of President George W. Bush&rsquo;s policies, explain the depth of the Great Recession and the underlying reasons that prompted it, and promote how current policies are producing slow but steady improvement.</p> <p style="line-height: 20px; "> Those numbers don&rsquo;t lie.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/12779/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/12779">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-explaining-policies-cause-job-lossesgrowth-key-obama-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:44:55 +0000 angelo 12779 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: What we have, others value highly http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102clippings-what-we-have-others-value-highly <p> Vermont&rsquo;s Town Meeting Day tradition, with one of the purest forms of democratic rule, falls in the midst of turbulent upheaval throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East and should prompt deep appreciation for what too many Vermonters take for granted.</p> <p> But before looking inward, let&rsquo;s look abroad.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7125/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7125">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102clippings-what-we-have-others-value-highly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Clippings Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:00:01 +0000 angelo 7125 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Resolutions for the benefit of all http://www.addisonindependent.com/201101resolutions-benefit-all <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As we begin the New Year, let us &mdash; as Vermonters and residents of Addison County &mdash; resolve to:</p> <p> &bull; Redouble our individual efforts to give back to our state and communities, not in some vague notion of being a responsible citizen, but through specific actions to improve the lives of our neighbors or the betterment of the larger community.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/6663/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/6663">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201101resolutions-benefit-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Mon, 03 Jan 2011 18:30:29 +0000 angelo 6663 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: A crossroads of good fortune http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012editorial-crossroads-good-fortune <p> Middlebury could be poised for a resurgence in job growth with families moving back into town to fill vacant school desks, enliven athletic programs, create a need for home construction, fill stores with shoppers, prompt retail growth to meet local needs and infuse the community with the energy inherent in a town that has a vision for sustainable prosperity.</p> <p> But, as in all things in business, such growth won&rsquo;t happen without commitment and a willingness to invest.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/6526/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/6526">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012editorial-crossroads-good-fortune" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 16 Dec 2010 19:30:00 +0000 angelo 6526 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Smiling while you shop? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012smiling-while-you-shop <p>As these 12 days before Christmas loom before us — family is coming, there are meals to prepare and presents yet to buy — remember to relax and enjoy the rich traditions of this holiday season that make it so worthwhile.<br /> The holiday focus in Middlebury — as in Brandon, Bristol and Vergennes — is about community festivals, contributing to several wonderful community causes, listening to chorus groups ring in the season with bells and beautiful voices, and for many it is a season for worship and reflection.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/6493/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/6493">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201012smiling-while-you-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:30:00 +0000 angelo 6493 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Misreading the tea leaves? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201011editorial-misreading-tea-leaves <p>On the national scene, the size of the Republican sweep is historic. It’s a signal that much of America thinks the course President Obama is pursuing is moving the nation in the wrong direction. That message was clear. What’s not clear is which direction they — the voters seeking change — want the nation to move.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/6202/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/6202">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201011editorial-misreading-tea-leaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:00:00 +0000 angelo 6202 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: That's no small potatoes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201010editorial-thats-no-small-potatoes <p> If you&rsquo;re over 40 and you think back to when you were in school, the idea that students would one day become excited about school lunches seems preposterous.</p> <p> But change can bring good things and that&rsquo;s certainly the case with the local food movement coming to Vermont schools. That Monkton Center School and Bristol Elementary are two of the latest of area schools to jump on the local foods in schools bandwagon is added evidence of the movement&rsquo;s momentum, educational benefit and economic impact.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5841/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5841">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201010editorial-thats-no-small-potatoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:30:00 +0000 angelo 5841 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Expanding the merger debate http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-expanding-merger-debate <p> Residents of the seven-town Addison Central Supervisory Union should embrace the decision of that board to explore the feasibility of merging their resources and governance through consolidation. No possible harm can come from having an ad hoc committee explore the issues, discuss the relevant facts and engage the communities in a discussion about the future of their respective schools.</p> <p> We add, however, a caution and encourage expanding the scope of the discussion.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5817/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5817">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-expanding-merger-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:11:08 +0000 angelo 5817 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: '10/10/10' is people power http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-101010-people-power <p> Here&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s important today about the issue of global warming: Without your personal involvement, little progress will be made; but when millions of like-minded people work together, change will come and progress can be made.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5816/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5816">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-101010-people-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:09:48 +0000 angelo 5816 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: The myth of tax cuts http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-myth-tax-cuts <p>When politicians say they will cut taxes and give Americans the hard-earned dollars they’ve earned rather than fuel higher government spending, most American voters stand up and cheer — even though that very policy measure is against their personal interests. </p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5700/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5700">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201009editorial-myth-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:00:00 +0000 angelo 5700 at http://www.addisonindependent.com