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editorial http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/391/all en Opinon: Voters rejected Peter Shumlin http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinon-voters-rejected-peter-shumlin <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gary Murdock </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Oh, Mr. Lynn, once again your editorial has left me gasping for air and clawing at my desk. Well, maybe my affection for tobacco is partly to blame for the gasping, but clawing at the desk is all you! Your Dec. 31 editorial espousing the greatness of Peter Shumlin is so full of false statements and contradictions to your own writings that I barely know where to start.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27857">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinon-voters-rejected-peter-shumlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion editorial Lynn Shumlin Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:23:35 +0000 Zach Despart 27857 at http://addisonindependent.com Page 4 snafu in Monday's paper, Nov. 3 http://addisonindependent.com/201411page-4-snafu-todays-paper-113 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> How closely do you read the paper?&nbsp;<br /> If you fancy yourself a careful reader, you may have noticed that Page 4 in today&#39;s print edition did not look like most Page 4s. There were no editorials, no letters or guest columns, and no big, black and white Trent Campbell photo.</p> <p> Don&#39;t panic. It was just a mistake.</p> <p> The wrong page was pulled in by our printer at the St Albans Messenger, which resulted in them re-printing Page 4 from the recent United Way supplement that you may have seen in the paper late last month rather than the correct page. &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26668">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411page-4-snafu-todays-paper-113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County editorial Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:39:37 +0000 Christy Lynn 26668 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest Editorial: Doom and gloom in Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-doom-and-gloom-vermont <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Tom Pelham </div> </div> </div> <p> Inevitably, violating principles of sustainable spending has both fiscal and political consequences. At its core, sustainable spending requires that growth in government spending reasonably equate to growth in the underlying economy supporting such spending, especially in relatively high tax states like Vermont. In recent years, our state leaders have wandered from these core principles and the consequences, both fiscal and soon political, are now unfolding.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24192">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-doom-and-gloom-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Vermont Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:47:22 +0000 Weyland Joyner 24192 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Healthcare providers have reason to be anxious http://addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-healthcare-providers-have-reason-be-anxious <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Emerson Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> The most powerful word in the English language is the word no. That is particularly true to people and organizations who consistently depend on the word yes to get things done. When they are told no, they have to change what they do, or stop doing it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23945">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406guest-editorial-healthcare-providers-have-reason-be-anxious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Emerson Lynn healthcare Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:07:24 +0000 Weyland Joyner 23945 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Editorial stance on pipeline protest wrong http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-editorial-stance-pipeline-protest-wrong <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bill McKibben </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23793">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-editorial-stance-pipeline-protest-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Angelo Lynn assault editorial pipeline protest Vermont Gas Wark Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:47:26 +0000 Zach Despart 23793 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Having skin in the game http://addisonindependent.com/201402guest-editorial-having-skin-game <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> William J. Mathis </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is William J. Mathis, managing director of the National Education Policy Center and a Goshen resident. He served as a Vermont superintendent of schools and taught education finance at the University of Vermont.</em></p> <p> The school funding debate is particularly toasty this town meeting season. With some reason! Most observers agree that our per pupil education costs are among the highest in the nation. When compared to inflation or portion of the gross state product, however, the increases are much more modest.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21692">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402guest-editorial-having-skin-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial education Mathis Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:09 +0000 Zach Despart 21692 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: A ray of hope within the GOP http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-ray-hope-within-gop <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In this season of hope, peace and understanding, it&rsquo;s fitting that moderate Republicans in the U.S. House joined forces with Democrats this past Thursday to approve a two-year budget outline by 332-94. The 94 votes in opposition make up a large part of the Tea Party conservatives that have undermined mainstream Republican and Democratic agendas for the past four years.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20621">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-ray-hope-within-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Congress editorial GOP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:09:57 +0000 Zach Despart 20621 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: About as good as it gets http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-about-good-it-gets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">What&rsquo;s apparent in the quandary over where to locate a new recreational facility in Middlebury is that neither site is perfect, nor would any site likely be.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20430">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-about-good-it-gets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Middlebury Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:05:56 +0000 Zach Despart 20430 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Relax.Enjoy. Think flannel and shop the neighborhood http://addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-relaxenjoy-think-flannel-and-shop-neighborhood <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">In a gesture to small businesses owners and the shop local movement, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been declared Small Business Saturday. It should be Friday and Sunday as well.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20322">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-relaxenjoy-think-flannel-and-shop-neighborhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial thanksgiving Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:30:56 +0000 Zach Despart 20322 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: What is Common Core and why did Vt. adopt it? http://addisonindependent.com/201311guest-editorial-what-common-core-and-why-did-vt-adopt-it <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Armando Vilaseca </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca. He lives in Westford.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20128">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311guest-editorial-what-common-core-and-why-did-vt-adopt-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial common core editorial Vilaseca Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:31:22 +0000 Zach Despart 20128 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Vermonters are getting their money's worth from education http://addisonindependent.com/201311guest-editorial-vermonters-are-getting-their-moneys-worth-education <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Paul Cillo </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This piece originally appeared in the Vermont School Boards Association&rsquo;s October 2013 newsletter.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19997">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311guest-editorial-vermonters-are-getting-their-moneys-worth-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Cillo editorial Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:35:32 +0000 Zach Despart 19997 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: A welcome nod to civility http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-welcome-nod-civility <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">We appreciate the divergence of opinion expressed in today&rsquo;s letters to the editor concerning Middlebury&rsquo;s proposed municipal building/recreation facility. We also agree, in a nod to civility on this Halloween eve, that future discussion be less descriptive and honed to the issues at hand.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19805">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-welcome-nod-civility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial civility editorial Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:18:37 +0000 Zach Despart 19805 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: CEDS — A strategy to build good jobs, livable wages http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-ceds-%E2%80%94-strategy-build-good-jobs-livable-wages <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">This past Wednesday two consultants working with the Vermont Department of Economic Development and the state commissioner were in Middlebury promoting economic development. A good crowd turned out, an energetic and informative three-hour workshop ensued, and the group was invited to join a follow-up session to help fine-tune a statewide comprehensive economic development plan.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19731">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-ceds-%E2%80%94-strategy-build-good-jobs-livable-wages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:06:53 +0000 Zach Despart 19731 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: The harm caused by excess http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-harm-caused-excess <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">News last week that the Vermont Department of Health Care Access (DVHA) has incurred excesses in its $2.8 million media campaign promoting Vermont Health Care Connect should prompt the Shumlin administration to scrutinize the media firm&rsquo;s accounting and make appropriate adjustments.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19587">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-harm-caused-excess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:54:12 +0000 Zach Despart 19587 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest Editorial: It's not Washington, D.C., that's crazy; we elect them http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-its-not-washington-dc-thats-crazy-we-elect-them <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Petula Dvorak </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">America really loathes Washington right now, and that&rsquo;s preposterous: Our Town has done nothing wrong.</span></p> <p> Washington is a place where hundreds of children couldn&rsquo;t play soccer this past weekend; where cafeteria workers, janitors and secretaries aren&rsquo;t getting paid for who knows how long; where buses and subway trains run empty; where shoeshine guys sit idle; and where Girl Scout troops had to cancel annual camping trips.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19517">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-its-not-washington-dc-thats-crazy-we-elect-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Washington Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:10:37 +0000 Zach Despart 19517 at http://addisonindependent.com