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New chapter in war on terror

Posted on May 5, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

Mission accomplished. At least, this particular mission.

No, the war on terror isn’t over; and, yes, it took far too long to track down Osama bin Laden and end his very personal war against the West and particularly against all Americans. But it was vitally important to take him out and send a message to all terrorists that attacks against innocent American citizens on our soil will be met with force and those involved pursued to the end.

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Chasing those rainy day blues

Posted on May 5, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

Down in the dumps because of the rainy weather? Here’s a surefire way to brighten your mood: This Saturday, go pick up some trash.

No kidding. Picking up trash, along with others in your community on Green Up Day, makes you feel good — even great. That’s because you’ll be a part of a town-wide effort to make everyday life in your town a bit better. It’s because you’ll exhibit pride in your community and others will notice you for that. It’s because it feels good to give to a greater cause.

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Editorial: Keeping a good bill strong

Posted on May 2, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



A move by Democratic Sen. Peter Galbraith in the Senate Government Operations committee early last week sought to bifurcate some of the requirements of H.73, a law passed by the House earlier this session that seeks more transparency in government. Galbraith’s suggestion was to hold state government accountable for newer, and tougher, language that opens government records and public meetings, but exempt local governments.

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Editorial: Budget quandary: To cut or tax?

Posted on April 25, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

On Friday, the Vermont Senate passed a $24.3 tax package as part of its $4.68 billion budget plan to fund state government next year. The increased taxes, which passed by a vote of 20-8, includes a controversial 53-cent tax hike on a pack of cigarettes as well as several taxes Vermonters will not see directly. We expect the House to tinker with it, but on the whole this proposal will sail through and get the governor’s signature. But what of next year? Will Vermont again mostly cut its way to a balanced budgets, or raise taxes?

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More to the rail spur story

Posted on April 21, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

At first blush, the fact that today’s railways operate under many of the out-dated privileges granted them during their hey-day in the 19th century is astonishing, if not outrageous. How can it be that archaic federal laws oblivious to today’s environmental concerns, land trusts, conservation districts and other individual concerns are allowed to so completely trump state, town and individual rights?

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Stark choices for the nation

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

President Barack Obama took to the airwaves Wednesday afternoon to outline his vision of how to reduce the nation’s deficit, while keeping the nation strong. Republicans countered with their own vision of what this country could be under their tutelage.

In a nutshell, the roles haven’t shifted dramatically in recent years, though the context has.

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Clippings: Twain's dilemma and untold stories

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Few have the conceit to seriously ponder how to gauge the measure of one’s life, and you can count me among them. But no doubt it is a topic near and dear to those in the twilight of life.

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Bristol, listen to your citizens

Posted on April 11, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

The Bristol Planning Commission’s 4-3 vote last Tuesday to temporarily allow gravel extraction in the town’s conservation districts is a slap in the face of town voters who, just four weeks previously on Town Meeting Day had rejected gravel extraction in conservation districts by 69 percent to 31 percent. That’s no small margin, and yet four members voted to reject that public sentiment based on seriously flawed reasoning.

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GOP policies don't add up

Posted on April 7, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

Try to explain why this statement is false: “Cutting the federal deficit will create jobs.”

The simple answer is because government spending creates jobs by putting money in the hands of those who will spend it, thus priming the economy.

Cutting government spending, as Republicans in Congress want to do, will create the opposite effect of what they are saying will happen — an important point for America taxpayers and voters to understand.

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Editorial: Corporations dodging taxes while others pay

Posted on April 4, 2011 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 

Talking about cutting taxes on the wealthiest few, General Electric, one of the nation’s largest corporation, made headlines by reaping near-record profits — and paying no corporate income taxes. None. Zip. In fact, on worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, of which $5.1 billion was earned in the U.S., they claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

So while you’re finishing up your tax returns before the April 15 deadline, chew on that for a while.

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