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Editorial: Brett Kavanaugh: Just another festering wound

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Last week, the nation’s attention was focused almost wholly on the allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when in high school. The allegations came about because Kavanaugh had presented himself as a “choir boy” while in high school and college — a statement that drew howls of refute from classmates and others who knew him as a heavy drinker and far less than the saint he portrayed himself to be.

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Guest editorial: Taxes, regulations help those citizens most in need

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Rep. Dave Sharpe



Often in discussions during campaign season, many Republicans will claim that business is over regulated and over taxed. Then they suggest the solution to society’s problems is to reduce regulation and taxes and let the free enterprise system free to do its thing and make money. This will, the GOP says, result in business owners making more money and finding a way to trickle down that money to workers. But history shows trickle down economics works better for the rich than the middle class or poor.

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Editorial: A story of (your town's) success

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you were to write the story of your town’s success, just what would it be?

Would you describe the process it took to solve the lack of affordable housing, or how your community was able to provide adequate childcare and early education? Would you recite how you flipped a stagnant or dying retail business district into something more robust, or tell the story of how your downtown moved away from a retail-centric mission to a dynamic hub to interact, brainstorm and share experiences with each other?

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Editorial: Working to find a better way to pay dairy farmers

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Anson Tebbetts



Our country needs to find a better way to pay dairy farmers.

This is probably not news to many, but the devil is in the details.

Farmers nationwide work 24/7 to produce the fresh milk that becomes the cheese, butter and other dairy products that are always present, with an endless supply and many choices, in the grocery store.

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Editorial: Chaos in the White House?

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The anonymous commentary published in the New York Times last week has since dominated political gossip in the nation’s capital and across the political landscape with the added tension of an unknown that one day will surely be known — and probably sooner than later.

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Editorial: Seize the moment

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Let’s shift focus on the rail bridges project in Middlebury to view it, primarily, from two positive perspectives: how can the town best benefit from the ongoing and upcoming work, and how can we best avoid problems that the work might present?

We say “shift focus” because for the past six months the work has been well underway and there is no fruitful outcome in criticizing the scope of a project that is already set in stone.

So, what’s to be gained going forward?

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Guest editorial: Gun violence can be curbed with sensible safety laws

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Madison Knoop



Gun violence became personal to me when a gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 six and seven-year old children at Sandy Hook elementary school. I was thirteen years old at the time and Sandy Hook was just fifteen minutes from my house. That day changed my life. It was the day I committed myself to making my community and our country a safer place by advocating for common sense effective gun reform. I didn’t want any other community to experience the pain that we did. 

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