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The race is on

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MOLLY PARIZEAU (511) and Sarah Noble (596) are excited to start the Maple Run as they and hundreds of others pull away from the starting line.

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Editorial: Miller's appointment resets pledge to proceed with care

Posted on April 20, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



In an interview with Lawrence Miller last week that ran in Thursday’s Addison Independent that explored Miller’s new position as the governor’s senior advisor and Chief of Health Care Reform, there were two take-home comments that can’t be emphasized enough: that the state won’t push forward with a single payer system that puts the state’s economy in jeopardy, while also saying the state would not go back to the status quo that saw health care costs escalate annually beyond the point of sustainability.

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Editorial: Sen. McCain predicts Supreme Court ruling will lead to more scandal

Posted on April 2, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



Sen. Bernie Sanders may have had the quote of the week when he said: “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government.” Then added: “What world are the five conservative Supreme Court justices living in? To equate the ability of billionaires to buy elections with ‘freedom of speech’ is totally absurd. The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires, like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, will control our political process.”

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Editorial: Is H.833 a step toward reform?

Posted on April 2, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



This year the Legislature has successfully crafted a viable bill, H.883, that focuses the public’s attention on education reform. That’s no easy task, and it’s to the credit of the House Education Committee under the leadership of Rep. Johannah Donovan, D-Burlington. That committee, along with its Senate counterpart, has been studying ways to bend the curve on education spending for the past several years, and, as importantly, craft a system that uses the money spent educating Vermont students more effectively.

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Editorial: Shumlin's bold vision shadows a weakness amid lofty goals

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



Gov. Peter Shumlin’s strength, as witnessed by his Monday visit to Middlebury to speak at a legislative luncheon, is the mile-high clarity through which he sees political challenges.

A corresponding weakness is that he too quickly dismisses the swamps that lie in the weeds of detail between his lofty goals. It’s a trait that transcends issues, from the natural gas pipeline, to health care reform and school governance.

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Editorial: Petition on town office vote offers additional time for reflection

Posted on March 19, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



The petition to reconsider Middlebury’s Town Meeting Day vote on a $7.5 million plan to build a new municipal building and recreation center and create a park on the existing site is to be expected and respectfully considered. Petitions frequently follow controversial, and close, votes.

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Editorial: Facts a casualty in town office building discussion

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



As with any controversial issue, facts are a casualty of passionate debate. That’s frequently been the case with the discussion over the proposed bond for a new municipal building in Middlebury.

Let’s clarify a few points that we’ve seen distorted in the past few weeks:

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Clippings: Tweet from Boston: Print is not dead

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Angelo Lynn



Raise your hand if you’ve been to a professional convention, trade show, or other event held to honor winners, provide training, and help you network with colleagues in the greater region.

We go every February to the stately Boston Park Plaza for the New England Newspaper and Press Association convention, attend seminars over two days, have at least one good dinner out on the town, celebrate well-deserved awards, and then head back for a Sunday at home. It’s fun, engaging and we all learn more than we ever expect.

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Clippings: The editor's role — tempering the tempest?

Posted on November 7, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Angelo Lynn



If you’re thinking of getting into a written squabble, Mark Twain once wrote, “never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”

It’s a joke most aptly applied to the days of yore when newspapers, run by mavericks like William Randolph Hearst and others in the peak of Yellow Journalism (1895-8), were, let’s say, sometimes less than ethical.

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Editorial: 725,000 reasons to give

Posted on November 4, 2013 |
By Angelo Lynn



“Together we can make a difference.” That’s one phrase many area residents associate with the United Way of Addison County.

“The Way Addison County cares” is another.

Both are apt reminders of the way the United Way works: It relies on a large group of volunteers to reach out and help people in need. It works with more than two-dozen agencies in Addison County to be sure the human and social needs of people in the county don’t go unmet.

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