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'Enemy of the people'?

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When President Trump tweets in a late night rage that American journalists are the “enemy of the American people,” that they are “sick and dangerous,” what does he mean, and what is his intent?

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Editorial: Your vote matters

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you think your vote won’t matter in Tuesday’s Primary races, you’re wrong.

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Editorial: Many cheers for Carol's

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you’re an Addison County resident concerned about the strength of your community, read the story on Page 1A about Carol’s Hungry Mind Café closing its doors this Tuesday after a 13-year quest to serve the community. (And watch our video, which captures the mood at the coffee shop on its last day.)

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Editorial: 'A special kind of stupid'

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



On Tuesday this week, temperatures shot up to 95 degrees, beating Burlington's previous all-time highs of 93 set in 1947 and 1931. The normal high for the day in city tops out at a mild 80 degrees. While a single day record doesn’t define a trend, July was also the hottest month ever recorded in Vermont.

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Editorial: Democrats vie in Addison-4

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The one legislative race in Addison County featuring a competitive primary is in Addison-4, the district representing Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro. The reason for the interest is the seat being vacated by Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, who is stepping down to allow others to serve.

In this two-seat district, the other seat is held by Republican Fred Baser, also of Bristol, who is running for re-election. He has no opposition in the Primary Election on Aug. 14. Of the four Democrats running, two will advance to face Baser and Independent Vallerie Mullin.

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Editorial: Newton, Holmes face off in race for sheriff

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



In 12 days Vermont voters will be asked to determine which candidates should win their party’s  nomination in the Primary Election on August 14. As is typical in primary races at the local level, many races among party favorites are unopposed. It’s the sort of thing that gets worked out behind the scenes, with the real battles to be waged in the General Election on Nov. 6.

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Editorial: Firing up the race for Senate

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The recent news that two Independents will join the race for Vermont Senate for Addison County fires up what was already an interesting race as Democratic Sen. Claire Ayer is stepping down from her seat after serving for 16 years, creating an open seat. Fellow Democratic Senator Chris Bray, New Haven, will run for re-election.

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Editorial: If Trump were a Democrat!

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If Donald Trump were a Democrat and president, can you imagine how outraged Republicans would be? Let’s count the ways:

• Trump took a knee in Helsinki, essentially kowtowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and trashing our own intelligence team and, by extension, our armed services. After years of counting Russia as their mortal enemy, Republicans before Trump would have been apoplectic. Even Veteran groups protested Trump’s weakness and defended the truthfulness of America’s press.

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Good neighbors

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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SIXTEEN AREA RESIDENTS and board members of the Moosalamoo Association — including Tony Clark, left, and Sen. Chris Bray — worked for three hours last Thursday to clean up the Robert Frost Wayside picnic area in Ripton. The area had been in state of disrepair largely due to recent windstorms.

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Cleaning up

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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LINDA WILLIAMS WORKED the wheelbarrow at a volunteer clean-up day at the Robert Frost Wayside picnic area in Ripton last week. Thanks to 16 volunteers — and a crew from the Green Mountain U.S. Forest Service in Rochester, who replaced two rotting picnic tables with new ones — the area is looking much better. 

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