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Editorial: Asian tour, climate denial, Roy Moore, tax cuts for wealthy define Trump’s vision of America

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



A year into his presidency, Trump made his first tour to Asian countries to test his macho and try to win leaders over with his old-boy charisma. He underwhelmed — was played for a fool in China and seen acting weakly subservient to Chinese President Xi Jinping, elevated the ruthless dictatorship of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, bailed on a meeting with the South Korean president at the DMZ and kowtowed to Russian president Vladimir Putin so obsequiously that cartoonists had a field day portraying Trump as Putin’s lap dog.

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Editorial: Mount Abe vote a mixed message, cautionary tale

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



On Thursday, Nov. 2, not Tuesday, Nov. 7 as I erroneously wrote in a prior editorial, Mount Abraham voters rejected a $36.6 million bond to extensively renovate the high school by a 93-vote margin, 1,261 to 1,168. The question now, according to school officials and members of the renovation committee, is not “what next” — but when should the next vote be and for how much.

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Editorial: Of Facebook, Twitter and FPF?

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Caveat emptor. It’s Latin for “Let the buyer beware.” For most of modern history the term has been applied to real property (for example, the snake ointment sold by Dr. Marvel at the carnival), but today the most apt usage may be with the dissemination of information.

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Editorial: Why a 'No' vote on pipeline easement hurts Middlebury

Posted on November 3, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Next Tuesday, Nov. 7, Middlebury residents will hold a special vote on a single article: Whether to approve the current easement arrangement, as proposed by the Middlebury selectboard, with Vermont Gas Systems across three small parking lots within the downtown. (See our most recent story by clicking here.)

We urge residents to vote “yes.”

Here’s why:

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Editorial: Crucial vote for Mount Abe impacts future of its five towns

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



For much of the past decade, residents of the five towns that comprise the Mount Abraham Union High School district have discussed various ways to solve the facility’s shortcomings. There have been piecemeal patches, which have included pricey fixes, yet the overall deterioration of the high school building today is beyond dispute. Action needs to be taken.

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Editorial: Vt. Gas easements and the law of unintended consequences

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In public policy, what seems simple is not always so.

Such is the case with the proposed article facing Middlebury voters via Australian ballot on Nov. 7, which asks if voters “shall approve the current Deed of Easement agreements as approved by the Select board at their meeting on June 27 2017, and convey three land easements (one behind the town office and Ilsley library, one near Mister Ups Restaurant, and one on Mill Street) to Vermont Gas Systems?”

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Editorial: Exciting news, big possibilities for former Greg's

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



That the former site of Greg’s Grocery in Middlebury may soon see another grocery in that location is exciting news for many local patrons of the former grocery. It long had served the northern end of town and the hundreds of workers who routinely use Exchange Street en route to their jobs in what is Middlebury’s industrial and commercial park.

As commercial neighbors (being located two blocks away in the Marble Works Business District, we’re as eager as most to see a new grocery revived in that location.

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Editorial: Miscalculating Trump and North Korea's fear of nuclear war

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



When Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who once supported Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, now says that Trump is “out of control,” and that the White House has become “an adult day care” with a few key people watching over the president’s every action to try to contain the damage, what are Americans supposed to think?

Is this more of the harsh blowback against an increasingly unpopular president who is upending politics as usual — even among those who should be his political allies?

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Editorial: 360,000 reasons high school grads need higher education

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Attention high school seniors: this commentary is addressed to you, particularly those without current plans to go to a four-year college.

This is not a lecture.

It’s not a puff piece with encouraging words after next spring’s graduation.

It’s about earning power, and how a little bit of extra work now can make a huge difference in your lifetime.

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Editorial: Fed up with lax gun laws? 'There is only one remedy...'

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Thoughts of how to impose some aspects of restraint over America’s abhorrent gun laws has to be on the minds of all Americans since Sunday’s deadly assault in Las Vegas that killed 59 and wounded more than 500 country music fans attending an outdoor concert.

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