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Editorial: Route 7 strip? Master planning is the right approach

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Plans for further commercial development along Route 7 South in Middlebury initially spark thoughts of alarm, muted by the opportunity to embrace benefits that might come with new jobs, more services and access to goods that could make Middlebury a more vibrant community.

The alarm comes from the prospect of urban sprawl along Route 7.

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Editorial: Stop the madness!

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you’re an American patriot and a believer in democracy, these goals for the country should resonate: As a nation, we should strive to create a society and government that diffuses power to the many, not concentrate it in the hands of the few; embrace the diverse, not just the similar; don’t use up the future to serve the immediate (yes, that refers to climate change); and champion a society that respects and protects basic human rights and decencies, not a crazed pursuit of power and money. Most Americans would agree with those broad principles and goals.

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Editorial: A heated send-off for Pruitt

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Before we relax into the relative comfort of this week’s milder temperatures, let’s remember the record-setting heat wave that Vermont and much of the northern hemisphere experienced last week.

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Editorial: Shootings are a national disgrace

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The shooting deaths of five journalists at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday is another tragic story tied to a sickness in American culture: the appeal of mass shootings by those who feel wronged.

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Editorial: 'A summer can last a lifetime'

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Israel Dudley’s experience living with a Middlebury family through the Fresh Air Fund is as heart-warming as any story could be. An inner-city youth from Brooklyn, he first came to Vermont as a 11-year-old to live with the Matt and Deborah Dickerson family, who at the time had three sons at their rural home in Bristol.

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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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