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Editorial: Dems give Gov. Scott easy path to claim upper hand

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As Republican Gov. Phil Scott eyes the political landscape and plots his end of session strategy — whether to issue a veto or let the various bills still yet to be decided become law — he finds himself in a surprisingly favorable position with only a few choices that will put him at odds with a majority of voters.

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Letter to the editor: Small schools are nice but tax burden is high

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Claire M. Groby



Unfortunately, the question is not how many schools we need, but how many we can afford.

Firstly, I wish to state that I am no great advocate of closing schools. As an educator myself, I certainly do not wish to have schools close and teachers lose their jobs.

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Letter to the editor: Education agency opts for software that has failed

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Laurie Childers



The Agency of Education (AOE) made a very bad decision accepting the “Power School” bid for implementation of the statewide public school accounting software. If legislation is not passed to delay its implementation this Legislative session, every business manager in this state will be required to transition by July 1, 2020, from a familiar and functioning account software system to an accounting system that has failed. At least one school district in the state has attempted implementation of the software and recently abandoned it.

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Letter to the editor: Kristofferson, not Dylan, played 'Billy the Kid'

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Lowell Nottingham



In his May 16 Clippings column Karl Lindholm was correct about “Pat Garret and Billy the Kid” being a great movie. He was wrong about Bob Dylan playing Billy the Kid. That part starred Kris Kristofferson. Dylan had a small part as Alias.

Lowell Nottingham

New Haven

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Letter to the editor: Cut bureaucracy, not schools

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Ralph Shepard



Act 250 and Act 46 at odds with one another.

When the Vermont Legislature passed Act 250 in 1970, one of its main features was the ability of neighbors and local interest groups to weigh in on the social and economic impacts of a proposed development project. The obvious intent of the law was to prevent significant changes to the character and culture of the local community. Ironically, Act 46 passed in 2015, completely ignores this requirement.

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Editorial: Howls of protest, rightly made

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The outpouring of support for the smaller elementary schools within the Addison Central Supervisory Union this past couple of weeks is not unexpected. The district school board surely anticipated the howls of protest and, perhaps, would have been concerned had the angst been more subdued.

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Ways of Seeing: Year away from home was a true education

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Ashley Warfield



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I spent my junior year of high school in far-off New Haven, Vt., calling one hundred fifty acres of serene farmland home. I had spent the favorite moments of my childhood on that farm: fantastic white winters and warm glowing summers with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins.

Of all the journeys to Treleven Farm, this last proved to be the most eye-opening. On land inhabited by sheep, teachers, toddlers, and my 92-year-old grandmother, I witnessed birth, death, and vast natural beauty.

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Greg Dennis: What if Hillary Clinton did it?

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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(Note: The following events never happened. At least not involving the individuals depicted here.)

WASHINGTON — The Republican-dominated House of Representatives moved closer this week to impeaching President Hillary Clinton.

The potential impeachment stems from allegations that Clinton and her associates obstructed justice by covering up her campaign’s involvement with Chinese hackers and the Chinese government.

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Clippings: Boats against the current

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Change.

One of my favorite movie quotations is from “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” when the Kid (played by Kris Kristofferson!) says “Times change, but I don’t.”

Of course, he says this shortly before he dies.

I have always wanted to say that about myself. Maybe it had to do with being young in the turbulent 1960s and ’70s when it seemed people my age were changing identities more often than their jeans. Everything seemed to be falling apart.

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