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Editorial: Solving the health care puzzle

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Vermonters begin to decipher the new world of health care through Vermont Health Connect and the health care exchange, and Republicans in Congress try — for the 42nd time — to dismantle the nation’s health care law at the expense of shutting down government, it’s worth stepping back to view the big picture: that is, how this nation’s health care compares to the rest of the world.

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Editorial: The sweet fragrance of the Gospel

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



“It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent... We have to find a balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”

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Editorial: Shorelands Protection Bill — A matter of public trust

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



To understand Vermonters’ concerns with the proposed shoreline protection bill, H.526 as passed by the House this past session, you have to answer just one question: Do you trust the Agency of Natural Resources to create the rules and administer it in a way that doesn’t create an unreasonable burden?

To most shoreline homeowners the answer is no.

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Guest editorial: Let Putin share the burden

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By Emerson Lynn



Egos are wonderful things in presidential beings. And the bigger they are, the more important it is that they continue to expand and that everyone knows from whence their divine gift flows. That, in part, is the personal ballast behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s letter to the American people published in Thursday’s New York Times.

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Editorial: Is Addison County ready to be a year-round rec destination?

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a speech that entertained the 100 members present at last Thursday’s annual meeting of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, renown sports writer Alex Wolff painted an exciting portrait of tomorrow’s Addison County: a county-wide destination resort steeped in Vermont’s rural traditions, blessed with farm-to-table cuisine, and focused on outdoor recreation.

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Editorial: Theatrics and the pipeline

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The two objective arguments to the natural gas pipeline in Addison County can be broadly defined as: 1) those opponents who consider the Earth’s long-term environmental health as more important than the region’s short-term economy; and 2) those proponents who put the region’s economy first, believing that a strong economy is the means to transition to renewable energy.

Neither is wrong.

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Editorial: Rail upgrades should prompt a changing mindset in Vermont

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Angelo Lynn



Good news came last Thursday in the form of a $8.9 million grant to rebuild 20 miles of state-owned Vermont Railway track between Leicester and Rutland. It’s part of the $18.5 million project that will refurbish the tracks between Burlington and Rutland and allow the trains to move at higher speeds. The hope is the improved rail will spur economic development.

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Editorial: Creating a town jewel in Middlebury

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Angelo Lynn



One of the legitimate uses of town tax dollars is the creation of public space in the form of parks, town recreation areas and perservation of historic areas or structures that would otherwise fall into decay. To that end, a worthy deal is in the making through which the Middlebury Area Land Trust would deed to the town the historic powerhouse at the north end of the Otter Creek falls in downtown Middlebury.

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Editorial: Bone up for the pipeline hearing

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Angelo Lynn



Bone up on your facts. Study the underlying problems facing the state. Consider both sides of the issue. Craft a concise two-minute argument to make your point and plan on presenting your opinion at the Public Service Board hearing on the proposed $70 million, 43-mile natural gas pipeline extending from Colchester to Middlebury.

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Guest editorial: State still seeking public input on deer management

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



 

White-tailed deer hunting is an integral part of Vermont’s heritage. The Vermont Constitution has guaranteed the right to hunt and fish since 1777, nearly 200 years before other states adopted similar provision. There’s even a white-tailed deer on the state flag.

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