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Editorial: One thing in which Trump excels

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Trump continues to underperform in every presidential exercise except one: reversing regulations put in place by previous administrations that largely worked to the benefit of individual Americans. That he has done more than any other president in the first 200 days in office, is true only if the qualifier “to harm Americans” is added to his claim.

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Editorial: The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a free society, one can believe that out of bad, comes good.

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Editorial: Walls to divide, bridges to unite

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Walls to divide, or bridges to unite?

On the campaign trail, politicians of all stripes promise big things — but few were as boastful, wasteful and wrong-headed as “the Donald” was during his run-up to the Republican convention and throughout the general election. After his first eight months in office, he’s accomplished very little of what he championed — and for that the nation is all the better.

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Editorial: Finding a balance with firearms, target practice, shooting ranges and the public's peace of mind

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



How safe is it shoot a firearm next to your neighbor’s house? What distance between homes, or what safety precautions should be taken, before it is appropriate to condone the practice? What common sense measures should be at the heart of this conversation, and what measures of mutual respect between those wanting to shoot their firearm and those concerned about noise and their peace of mind should be considered?

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Editorial: Tough questions for three towns demand thorough discussion

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



We won’t get into the weeds of local board decisions, but perhaps a few questions and observations will help community members shape upcoming discussions about some crucial town issues. Those issues affect the Mount Abraham Union school district, where building committee members have proposed a $35 million bond to renovate the high school; in Orwell, where that community has rejected merging with the Fair Haven Union School district under Act 46; and Middlebury taxpayers and patrons of Ilsley Library where board members have proposed a $9.6 million expansion.

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Editorial: Shotgun commentary — Fixing health care, mulling economic growth and a showdown over gunfire

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Note: I took a break and came back to lots going on in the area and, in national politics. Here’s a shotgun commentary on a few of those issues:

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Inside the park

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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INFIELDER CHRIS WOOD WHIPS a throw across the diamond at an American Legion baseball practice last week as teammate George Bailey ducks out of the way. AC hopes to improve on 2016’s seven-win season and earn a berth in the Northern Division playoffs this summer. The team’s home opener is on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Middlebury College diamond.

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Good cut

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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CHRIS WOOD TAKES a rip in the batting cage at an American Legion baseball practice last week. The local nine opened with two games on the road last week and will play their home opener on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Middlebury College diamond.

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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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