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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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Guest editorial: Congress must support federal research funding

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Richard Galbraith and John Evans and Briar Alpert



At the University of Vermont’s May 2017 Board of Trustees meeting, a trustee asked this question in open session about the White House’s recent budget proposal: “How would the proposed cuts to federal agencies like National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation impact research at UVM?”

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Editorial: China leads, Trump withdraws

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



With all the other headlines this week, you might have missed the news Tuesday that China and the European Union were convening in Beijing for the eighth annual meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, an international forum on clean energy. America, under President Obama, used to be the leading force in that group. 

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Editorial: In first 137 days, 623 lies told

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



Here’s an example of how the Trump administration misleads the public, however briefly, on a particular story.

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