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Skis on snow

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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Racers from the Mount Masfield Nordic team compete in the highly competitive Eastern Cup FIS-sanctioned race, which drew about 25 Nordic clubs to Riker Nordic Center in Ripton. It was the second in a four-race series, drawing racers — some from as far away as Trinidad and Brazil — seeking points to qualify for the Olympics, according to Rikert’s Mike Hussey. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

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Nordic speed

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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After two days of rain last Thursday and Friday temperatures turned cold just in the nick of time to allow Rikert Nordic Ski Center to miraculously pull off a two-day Eastern Cup FIS-sanctioned race over the weekend that drew 520 racers from throughout the Northeast. Pictured here: Malia Hodges. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

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Carol's coffee shop owner hopeful business can survive bridge construction

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



MIDDLEBURY — On the heels of a email sent to supporters and patrons explaining the precariousness of his current cash flow at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in downtown Middlebury, owner John Melanson sounded hopeful in an interview Wednesday afternoon that he would be able to keep “the wolves at bay.”

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Pennywise, pound-foolish

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



In business, it’s good to be optimistic. It sets a good tone for customers, creates a good vibe in the work place, and inspires confidence among business-to-business peers.

It’s also imperative to be realistic. You have to call things like they are, and you can’t be a Pollyanna when things go awry.

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Editorial: Pot bill's passage is just the beginning of the discussion

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



With surprising speed, Vermont’s House (last week) and the Senate (on Wednesday) passed H.511, a bill that legalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Gov. Phil Scott has said he will sign the bill into law — and it’s only the second week of the legislative session.

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Editorial: At age 100 she's a model for us all

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



At 100, a model for all

Wow. That’s the first reaction I had when reading today’s front-page story about Mary Baker turning 100 this Saturday. It’s not just that she made this rare milestone, but that she continues to be so active.

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Editorial: Of tax cuts and reality

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



As the year came to an end, Addison County taxpayers did what they rarely ever do: Rush into their town clerk’s office to pay their property taxes ahead of time — and with a sense of eagerness!

Why? To cash in on a tax deduction that will no longer be allowed in 2018 courtesy of the GOP’s tax bill.

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Editorial: Ban the book, says 'Liar King'

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The irony was rich. There’s Trump, the king of liars, outraged that an author could publish a book filled with comments that depict the president as a dunce. Even worse. His own staff calls him “unfit to be president,” “a moron,” uninformed and semi-illiterate. Worse yet, author Michael Wolff, through hundreds of interviews and several months spent at the White House observing Trump’s behavior, depicts the president as a petulant child propped up by a staff and congressional supporters desperate to contain his gaffes.

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Editorial: Fewer students, high taxes require thinking outside the box

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Among the top 10 stories in Addison County this past year, financing our public schools ranks right near the top. Specifically, coming to terms with declining student populations, while still experiencing increased costs, is a conundrum that frustrates taxpayers, school officials, legislators and the governor’s office alike.

And for most Vermont communities, the trends aren’t favorable, which means it’s only going to get worse.

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Editorial: Six local resolutions to help our communities thrive

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The positive force behind making New Year’s resolutions is it focuses our attention — however briefly — on the things we need to improve. It’s goal-setting to make things in our lives better.

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