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Editorial: School budgets pass, signifying positive change

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



School budgets across Addison County and in most towns throughout the state received overwhelming approval at this year’s town meetings. According to the Vermont Superintendents Association, voters approved 183 district school budgets, while only 18 were defeated. That’s a noticeable difference compared to significant defeats for school budgets more than a decade earlier.

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Editorial: GOP–Heartless and reckless?

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Initial reports of the GOP’s replacement of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has ranged from the Washington Post’s characterization of it being “heartless and reckless,” to Republican conservatives vilifying it for being fiscally irresponsible, to Trump labeling it as ‘unbelievably fantastic, so much better than the ruinous Obamacare,’ or something so similarly outrageous that no one takes him seriously.

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Editorial: Two issues test Middlebury's future

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



While action items at Middlebury’s Town Meeting may be as uneventful as any in recent memory — a modest budget, no contested races and no at-large questions to debate — two issues continue to overshadow the town’s future: the status of the downtown rail-bridges project and economic development.

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Editorial: The media's retort to Trump is not what you expected

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



At a New England-wide newspaper conference in Boston this past weekend, one 90-minute forum featured a panel of five national journalists debating how the press should respond to Trump’s attacks on the fifth estate.

It was not what most Americans would think liberal New England media elites would be saying, even after Trump has spent the past week trying to discredit the media’s work. No, the press was anything but vindictive, nor cowed, but rather questioning and second-guessing the fairness of their coverage. As ever, we are our harshest critics.

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Editorial: Of lies, truth and resistance

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The lies and deliberate untruths told by Trump continue to pile up by the day. One count has listed 132 false statements and positions the president has made (and maintained) in his first 30 days; by Day 100, it will be almost 400. Something that, in America, had heretofore been inconceivable. In the past, our presidents did not so overtly lie to the people. Truth and honesty had always been fundamental to public support. Not with Trump.

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Zipping along

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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PANTHER JACKIE ATKINS, top, a freshman from Toronto, Ontario, cruises through Friday’s slalom course at Middlebury’s Winter Carnival at the Snow Bowl. She led the Panther women’s Alpine team on Friday with a 13th place finish.

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Watch it!

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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AN UNIDENTIFIED SKIER at Middlebury’s Winter Carnival slalom race on Friday, had split-second bobbles at the top of the final steep of the Snow Bowl’s demanding course which featured 60-65 gates (50 turning gates) on a course that the winners finished in less than 50 seconds, which means the racers were hurling down the course at 30-plus mph and flattening a gate less than every second.

Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

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Mattis, at least, has a world view with historic context

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Congressional Republicans and recently appointed Secretary of Defense James Mattis have the opportunity in Michael Flynn’s replacement as national security adviser to shore up America’s defense against Russia and solidify its commitment to America’s international alliances. To do that, they must ensure Trump’s next pick for national security adviser hones closer to Mattis’ view of the world, and is a seasoned professional with an understanding of international affairs.

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