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Guest Editorial: Some answers for Vermont are local — and in the past

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Stephen C. Terry



There is no more critical public policy debate now in Vermont than how to create a future that will provide opportunity and prosperity for generations to come.

Young couples wonder almost every day how they can financially manage to live here, (especially in Chittenden County), find affordable rent or buy a home, pay for childcare, pay off student loans, and if there are prospects here for advancement in their careers.

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Guest Editorial: Vermont's Crisis — childcare

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Emerson Lynn



The traditional childcare provider model seems to be falling apart, and the effects are pushing Vermont, and counties like our own, into a full-blown crisis. Last year, Franklin County lost 42 registered programs and two childcare centers. Richford and Alburg have lost half their providers. There are essentially no available slots for working parents with infants and toddlers.

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Guest Editorial: The reasons for U.S. troops in the Middle East have changed

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Haviland Smith



The development and implementation of the Trump administration’s current Afghan policy appears to have been deferred to the Pentagon. All we know about Trump policy toward that region is that he vowed during the presidential campaign to completely destroy ISIS, Al Qaeda and any other threatening terrorist organization.

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Guest Editorial: Twenty years later, Act 60 has paid some big dividends

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Jack Hoffman



The Equal Educational Opportunity Act, better known as Act 60, turned 20 years old this past Monday. On June 26, 1997, at an outdoor ceremony in Whiting, Gov. Howard Dean signed into law Vermont’s unique and groundbreaking education funding system.

As we face tensions over school consolidation and who should determine teachers’ health insurance benefits, it’s worth remembering what Vermont has already achieved in school funding.

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Guest editorial: Trump and the Duke of Earl

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Garrison Keillor



Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, famed author and radio personality Garrison Keillor penned a column that speaks to the essence of who President Trump is in a way that appeals to both the right and left. As the headline suggests, it’s a tad irreverent. In light of the GOP’s push to dismantle ObamaCare, it fits today as well.

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Editorial: Veto session comes with a cost

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



Did Gov. Scott’s veto session yield any significant differences from the budget proposals the governor vetoed? 

Yes, but at a cost. 

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Editorial: Marijuana legalization is coming to Vermont

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



The possession of small of amounts of marijuana and its use will soon be legal in Vermont. That certainly became a reality on Wednesday when the Vermont Senate and Gov. Scott agreed on a compromise bill that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults, while establishing a commission to study how the state could best regulate and tax the sale of marijuana for adult use. 

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Guest Editorial: Let Vermonters weigh the budget options

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Jack Hoffman



The state’s 2018 fiscal year hasn’t started yet, and already the administration is considering cuts. Vermonters deserve to know what’s at stake and have a chance to consider alternatives.

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Editorial: Is merging ACSD sixth-graders into MUMS the right move, now?

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



Whether you think sixth grade students within the Addison Central School District (ACSD) should be merged into MUMS (Middlebury Union Middle School) or stay with their respective elementary schools within the seven towns, what’s important about the question is that it’s focused on academics and improving them for area students. It’s not a question about whether taxpayers can afford the budget, or teacher salaries and benefits, but rather how students can best be served.

That’s refreshing. 

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