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Editorial: Sharing thoughts on Notre Dame

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As fire engulfed the 800-year-old oaken roof of Paris’s iconic Notre-Dame cathedral this Monday, the world seemed to stand still for a few moments as so many watched a world treasure erupt in flames. When the cherished 295-foot wooden spire toppled, crashing through the cathedral’s roof, audible gasps could be heard from the crowds of onlookers in Paris, and most likely wherever else anyone was watching around the world.

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Editorial: Why it's savvy for Gov. Scott to OK a climate bill, gas tax

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Last spring, Gov. Phil Scott sent shock waves throughout Vermont and the country when he proposed and later signed — as a Republican governor — legislation that put modest restrictions on some gun sales. He won over a lot of Vermont moderates with that single stroke, and it remains a measure of Vermont’s bipartisanship that reasonable legislation can become law.

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Taking the lead

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



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THE VANGUARD OF the “Next Steps Climate Solutions Walk” leaves the Middlebury town green Friday morning to begin the first leg of a five-day, 65-mile walk to Montpelier. More than 270 climate justice signed up to make the 350Vermont-sponsored walk in order to bring attention to the climate change crises and highlight solutions. 

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Editorial: No time to waste on climate inaction

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As 120 hearty souls make their way from Middlebury to Montpelier for the five-day Next Steps climate walk, the purpose will come into focus on the steps of the state capital this Tuesday: There’s no more time to waste on political inaction.

“Climate delayers aren’t much better than climate deniers,” Tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, a few weeks ago. “With either one if they get their way, we’re toast.”

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Editorial: 'Out, trucks!' says the Little City

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Folks in Vergennes have spoken: They want the big 18-wheelers off Main Street.

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Editorial: 'Biggest issue of our times'

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Just over a dozen years ago, Ripton environmentalist Bill McKibben staged what was billed as the first climate change march in the nation right in our backyard. The march started at the Robert Frost wayside area in Ripton as more than 100 people listened to brief opening comments before walking to the Middlebury Green for more speeches and lemonade, and then on to Addison Independent columnist Greg Dennis’s home and yard for that first night’s campout, dinner and more conversation.

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Editorial: Shocking! AOT sees the light

Posted on April 1, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



In a news flash this Monday, April 1, Vermont Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn announced that the transportation board had studied numerous projects around the state and decided it was “absolutely critical” to reverse course and adopt an overall policy to "first, do no harm.”

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Editorial: 'The party of health care' and its tie to Trump's genius

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



“Let me just tell you exactly what my message is: The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care. You watch.”

That was King Braggart, himself, earlier this week doing what this president does best: boasting about something that won’t happen, but months later he’ll try to work to his advantage. You watch.

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Parlour moves to downtown Middlebury

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — While Middlebury’s downtown has seen a few recent vacancies and a multi-year railway construction project will continue to cause some disruption, there was good news this Monday when Parlour moved its salon and spa services to 57 Main St.

“We think it’s exciting news for downtown Middlebury,” said co-owner Lisa Phelps. “We’ve completely transformed the old O’Brien’s space … and are looking forward to playing a part in reshaping Middlebury’s downtown.”

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Editorial: A tax on extreme wealth?

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is among those leading contenders getting noticed for policy ideas that are gaining traction. One is her proposal to tax extreme wealth.

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