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Editorial: Is a 'grand bargain' possible here?

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As Vermont Democrats regain their footing in the upcoming session and promise to pass legislation addressing a livable minimum wage and affordable family leave policies, they could benefit from studying what the Massachusetts Legislature passed in 2018. 

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Guest editorial: VMS opposes 'onerous' changes imposed on Title X funds

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Jill Sudhoff-Guerin



Physicians and physician assistants from the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) strongly oppose onerous federal restrictions placed on Title X monies that went into effect last Thursday. These changes have resulted in the inability of 12 health centers across the state of Vermont, including Planned Parenthood clinics, to accept federal Title X funding. 

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Guest editorial: Health insurance rates could skyrocket

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By Michael Fisher



I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions.

I heard answers like “greed,” “because they can,” “because there is no incentive to cut costs” and “because we have to pay the doctors.”

No one told me that they thought commercial health insurance was affordable.

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Editorial: Rapinoe's challenge to Trump

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe has boldly seized the nation’s attention with the team’s second World Cup victory to challenge the establishment and status quo.

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Editorial: July brings fireworks — and new laws

Posted on July 8, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The first week of July brought the summer’s first string of hot, sunny days, fireworks and celebration. The first day of July also marked the first day 21 bills and 22 new provisions in state statute took effect.

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Editorial: Magical inspiration

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



We’ve told this story before, but it never ceases to amaze. 

Lincoln residents Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks had traveled to another troubled spot in the world bringing fun, humor and, most important of all, hope and revived dreams, through the power of magic — and we caught up with them to hear the latest. 

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Editorial: Free meals meet real need

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Here are a few numbers to remember: In Addison County, 20 program sites will serve free breakfasts and/or lunches in seven communities to more than 250 children five days a week for just the program in Middlebury. Statewide, more than 7,800 children consume free-or reduced-priced meals. It’s a summer substitute for the free meals programs offered at our schools throughout the academic year. 

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Editorial: Of trains and thinking ahead

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



News Tuesday of another incident on the train tracks near Middlebury’s downtown will always revive thoughts that something catastrophic could occur in the downtown. This time the incident was minor. A faulty rail switch with “metal fatigue” broke and two freight cars capsized. 

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Editorial: Honoring the Fourth of July

Posted on July 1, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As we approach the nation’s Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s worth noting the reason: The 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, to escape what they considered the heavy hand of the British empire.

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Editorial: What's to be gained in upgrading wetland's status

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The petition to reclassify the 15,500-acre Otter Creek Wetland Complex from a Class II status to Class I poses some interesting questions as to what is to be gained, but at the very least the months of discussion that is likely to ensue will teach Addison County residents about the invaluable functions and “irreplaceable values” of what is the state’s largest wetland. (Click here to read our story.)

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