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Editorial: The real populist message is to follow PSB's lead

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The brouhaha over who gets how much of $21 million from the potential merger of the state’s two largest utilities has devolved into a spat over splitting the spoils, rather than a conversation about what’s best for the state.

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Editorial: The high cost of war

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a recent report researched by commentator and political analyst Bill Moyers on the cost of war, he recently provided what those costs were in Iraq and Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded.

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Clippings: Presidential visit exciting, dismaying

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



Prior to March 30, the closest I had been as a journalist to anything presidential was Howard Dean’s campaign kickoff in Burlington in June 2003. So, when an email from President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign offered press credentials to cover the president’s appearance at UVM’s Gutterson Field House last Friday, I took a shot. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to cover the first visit to Vermont by a sitting president in 17 years.

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Around the Bend: Didn't win lottery, but still lucky

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Jessie Raymond



My Saturday morning went south the moment I found out I had not become a multimillionaire overnight.

Oh, I knew a single Mega Millions lottery ticket wouldn’t give me a real chance at Friday night’s record-setting $654 million jackpot.

But I didn’t have just one ticket.

Last week, 20 of my fellow Addison Independent employees and I each threw $2 into an office pool. While one ticket offered only a 1-in-75-million chance of winning, we had 42.

It was all we could do not to clean out our desks Friday afternoon.

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Community Forum: Test scores don't tell full story

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Lonny Edwards



A recent New York Times article by Annie Lowry was titled “Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain.” The article was about how teachers who raise students test scores in elementary and middle school have a lasting impact on those students’ lives in the form of raising their income, increasing their likelihood of attending college and lowering teen pregnancy rates.

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Editorial: Power of a positive message

Posted on April 2, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



President Barack Obama inspired Vermonters last Friday with a stem-winder of a 30-minute campaign speech that reminded the 4,500 in attendance about the political power of unity.

Advocating for fair taxes, expanded health care, a push for higher education and a nation that looks after each other, Obama made the case that the nation was stronger when everyone is pulling for each other.

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Education proposals could make state envy of the nation

Posted on March 29, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Two education proposals are making their way through the state legislative and bureaucratic process with positive feedback and much promise.

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Time flies, or does it even exist?

Posted on March 29, 2012 |
By John McCright



I’m old enough that I sometimes look back on days gone by and wistfully express my longing for times past.

Well, I guess you don’t have to be too terribly old to do that. I’ve heard my eight- and 10-year-olds deliver a significant pause and a hint of a sigh after recalling how things were back in the day, back when “Mawci” and “Dawci” would take the preschoolers at Mary Johnson out to play in the kiddie pool on hot summer days.

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Between the lines: Eco-impacts of home sweet home

Posted on March 29, 2012 |
By Greg Dennis



“Dear Mr. Dennis,

“I recently read your article in the Addison Independent issue dated March 1, 2012, about your thoughts at building a house in Vermont. I wish to take you to task.

“Some months ago you wrote an article about how you considered yourself a ‘Vermontaholic’ citing various attributes about Vermont with which you compassionately connected…

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Editorial: Recognize a great effort

Posted on March 26, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



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