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Editorial: Disconnect between solar industry, neighbors widents

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Put yourself in this scenario: Two years ago you buy a home in rural Addison County with scenic views to the west overlooking farm land to the Adirondacks. You buy in Vermont because you value its traditions of local control and its emphasis on maintaining an environmental and scenic aesthetic.

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Editorial: With attacks on Paris, the world is at war with ISIS

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



It was Friday night in Paris, a time to go out to concerts, or to meet friends at a bar and share a glass of wine. Instead, 11/13, became France’s 9/11 as gunmen and suicide bombers methodically and randomly slaughtered more than 129 citizens at four locations around the city, wounding hundreds more.

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Editorial: Finding favor with Act 46

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Even as two of Vermont’s five current gubernatorial candidates call for the repeal of Act 46, schools and towns are steadily embracing the state’s new school governance law with some success and even enthusiasm, while other towns are beginning to understand the subtleties inherent in the law that allow for flexibility.

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Editorial: Porter's first job is to serve the public, which is no easy task

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Just like it is the job of unions to defend their members, it is the job of the administration to keep its core institution strong in the face of hardship. For Porter and many other smaller hospitals, these are trying times where many are facing financial risk.

While everyone can sympathize with the nurses’ union argument that health care benefits (particularly at a hospital) should not be cut, once you know the details of the rest of the story you can understand Porter’s explanation as well.

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Editorial on Drug amnesty: Treat the illness, reduce the crime

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Before reacting to the recent initiative by the Middlebury Police Department to grant amnesty to drug addicts seeking help, area residents might first ask themselves one question: Is the current approach working?

Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, who had previously led a narcotics unit for the Wallingford, Conn. police force before coming to Middlebury, doesn’t think so.

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Guest editorial by Bernie Sanders: Make higher ed tuition free for U.S. students`

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Sen. Bernie Sanders



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Editorial: Regional planning commission creates valuable template for solar standards

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The Addison County Regional Planning Commission recently crafted suggested language for siting and screening standards for solar projects to insert into any community’s town plan. It is stellar work that is worthy as a statewide standard.

 The commission created two draft documents that set the parameters for appropriate siting and screening standards, and couch it in language that the Public Service Board and developers must address.

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Editorial: Note to Mr. Lisman: Less Donald, more substance

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Angelo Lynn



Candidates running for political office can no longer claim the banner of anti-politician. Even the status as “outsider” is dubious for most. Hence it was this past Monday that Republican candidate for governor Bruce Lisman admitted to a reporter’s question that, yes, he supposed he was — since the launching of his campaign — a politician.

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Editorial: Doomed to repeat mistakes?

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Chalk up the muscular tone on the campaign trail concerning foreign policy to two factors: it’s campaign season and candidates don’t want to appear weak in the face of Russian aggression and, two, too many have forgotten the nation’s recent history or never learned it well.

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