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Editorial: Independent wins 18 awards, including top newspaper honor; plus 14 others for sister publications

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



“Ah shucks,” said the sheepish lion to the Wizard of Oz upon receiving his badge of courage, “I’m speechless.” 

While not speechless, we are certainly honored. Our OZ was the annual New England Newspaper Press Association awards convention held in Boston this past Friday and Saturday during which we took home 18 awards at the Addison Independent. Of those 18, an unprecedented (for us) eight were for first, six seconds, and four thirds.

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Editorial: To unite or go solo is the thrust of an imperfect bill

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As voters across Vermont consider the ramifications of Act 46, the bill that is encouraging school districts to consolidate governance, the first point to concede is that the legislation is not perfect. The second concession to realize is that no proposed legislation would ever be.

What we are dealing with is the art of the possible, and working toward an improved and viable education system one step at a time.

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Editorial: Change at the Supreme Court

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this Saturday comes on the heels of a decision last week by the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which had sought to reduce the nation’s carbon pollution largely by targeting coal-fired power plants. The EPA plan had been opposed by 23 states who sought to stop the plan, but their appeal was denied by the liberal Circuit Court in Washington, D.C.

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Editorial: Broadening Bernie's message

Posted on February 10, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



NPR posted two telling photos of the winning presidential candidates in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Democrat Bernie Sanders was pictured with his right arm held high overhead with a clinched fist, lips closed tight and a determined look that the fight he has fought his entire life had begun on a national level. It was not a look that reflected triumph, but rather a realization that he had earned the chance to pursue his sense of economic justice on a national stage.

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Editorial: Komline's beef with sick leave is all politics, not defending small business

Posted on February 8, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Of the issues facing Vermont’s Legislature this session, the opposition to a modest paid sick leave bill for Vermont businesses has been overplayed by a handful of Republicans seeking to “protect” small businesses against the rule of big government.

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Editorial: A hotter world creates the climate for change

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



On Wednesday, scientists from NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released duel studies showing 2015 as the warmest year on earth since 1880, the first year records were kept. NOAA had previously reported that 2015 was the second-warmest year for the continental United States, after 2012.

“The whole system is warming up relentlessly,” said Gerald A. Meehl, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Editorial: Obama: 'We live in a time of extraordinary change'

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the president’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night, he nailed what’s at the root of so much of the political angst riling the country: the rapid pace of change fueled by a global economy causing widespread job disruption among working-class Americans.

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Editorial: A deluge of news

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The saying, “when it rains, it pours,” applies to more than weather. As well as warm temperatures, high winds and rain over the weekend, Addison County received a deluge of news last week as well.

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Editorial: So, this is Trump?

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump brings his campaign to Burlington’s Flynn Theater this Thursday night to what is being reported as an over-sold affair, we thought it only appropriate to side with The Donald on one point —to dismiss with politically correct discourse — and follow his suggestion down the rabbit hole.

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Finally, snow!

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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TOM AND PHOEBE Hussey ski on some of the trails at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton Tuesday morning following five inches of snow that fell Monday night. The snowfall and colder temperatures will allow the center to open more ski trails in the next few days. Nearby, the Middlebury College Snow Bowl was expected to open by this weekend at the latest and possibly as early as Thursday.

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