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Editorial: In Vt. budget standoff, who won what, and who lost?

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



As Gov. Phil Scott allows Vermont’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget to become law without his signature, it’s natural to question what all the fuss was about and what it means to Vermont residents.

In a nutshell, the fiscal news is mostly good.

It’s good because the budget posted a larger-than-expected surplus of about $55 million. The surplus, contrary to Gov. Scott’s attempts to claim credit for it, has much more to do with a world and national economy hitting on all cylinders than anything Scott (or President Trump) have done.

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Editorial: Childcare beats $10,000 gift

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If Vermont and towns like Middlebury, Bristol, Vergennes and others throughout Addison County want to attract young entrepreneurs, professionals, skilled laborers and their families, they should heed the warning of Michelle Leftheris, a native of Brooklyn. N.Y., who moved to Middlebury last year as an assistant professor at Middlebury College. Her warning reflects her struggle to find adequate childcare for her young daughter. 

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Editorial: Biking is a missed opportunity

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



A recently released national survey ranking cities and towns on their bike-friendly infrastructure ranked Middlebury near the bottom. Such a result is not unexpected, nor is it a putdown.

The purpose of the survey is to encourage communities to improve their ranking by understanding where they stand today and which areas they need to work on.

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Editorial: The America the world sees is a once-great nation falling

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When candidate Donald Trump was running for the presidency, the nation’s worst fear was that, if elected, he would rule as the demagogue he has become.

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Editorial: Dems have better policy, but Gov. Scott holds trump card

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



It’s widely anticipated that Gov. Phil Scott will veto by Thursday evening (after this paper has gone to press) the Legislature’s recently proposed budget, just as he did the Legislature’s first budget proposal. In both instances, his rationale, that he won’t pass a budget that raises any new taxes, violates another tenet he used to endorse for the numerous years he served in the Legislature — not to use one-time money to temporarily postpone tax increases.

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Guest editorial: The bigger issue

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Dan MacArthur is a member of the Marlboro School Board, which oversees the town’s elementary school. The school has 76 students, or a little over eight students per grade. St. Albans City Elementary, by comparison, has almost 800 students.

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Editorial: The hardship is already here; now, what will Middlebury do?

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



With the recent news of two more businesses closing in Middlebury’s downtown, in the immediate vicinity of the construction zone, when is it time to recognize that the hardship that had been predicted is real and must be addressed before more businesses close? There are, after all, two and a half more years of intense construction still to go.

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Editorial: Gov. Scott's vetoes vs. leadership

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The standoff between Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Legislature is seemingly over Scott’s campaign pledge not to pass any legislation that would raise more taxes. As a political sound-byte, that’s about as safe a proposition and campaign pledge any politician could make. But if maintaining a pledge to not raise taxes also means the governor will do nothing to address fundamental problems facing the state, is that the kind of leadership that helps or hurts?

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Editorial: Cornwall church's plight is the town's plight as well

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The plight of the First Congregational Church in Cornwall should send warning signals throughout the county’s rural towns. Dwindling rural populations and a declining interest in religious services by younger generations has led to smaller congregations — sometimes so small that the closing of a church becomes a likelihood.

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Editorial: Rep. Welch slams farm bill

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Republicans in Congress said the tax cuts passed earlier this year would do great things for the economy and help individual Americans. While most Americans were opposed to it, Republicans nonetheless claimed it to be a huge accomplishment, and told us just to wait to see all the good that would come from it.

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