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Editorial: Welch's decision rooted in the importance of institutions

Posted on June 29, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



When Rep. Peter Welch made his decision last Friday to seek reelection to Congress, his decision was the result of several days of pondering how he could best serve Vermonters. The root of that decision was based on his years of building relationships on both sides of the political aisle and what he hopes to gain from that.

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Editorial: Inconvenient truth in the shift to renewable energy

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The one-sided argument on fossil fuel consumption goes like this: All things related to fossil fuels worsen global warming, the crisis of our times, and must be banned or reduced. No exceptions. From an environmental perspective, it’s a compelling argument that is difficult to refute.

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Editorial: Ferrisburgh says no, but PSB holds the cards

Posted on June 22, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The Ferrisburgh selectboard took the bold action of rejecting three of five proposed solar arrays filed this past month saying that the proposed locations would pose “an extreme visual impact.” But there’s a problem: the town doesn’t have a lot of say. As in the case of all Vermont solar arrays, towns can express their approval or disapproval, but the Public Service Board holds all the cards.

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Editorial: Smart move by the ACSU board

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Last Friday, the ACSU Executive Board voted to pursue a proposal that could form a single consolidated K-12 district, if approved by voters in elections held as soon as next March. That unified district would operate a single, over-arching budget and handle operating decisions for the nine schools in the seven participating towns and be governed by a single school board.

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Editorial: Trump enters, the GOP circus spins

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The 2016 GOP presidential primary circus took a turn toward the absurd on Tuesday when real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced he was “totally” running for president.

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Editorial: Finding virtue in adversity

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Bill Finger tells a cautionary tale of the railway construction that will tear up Middlebury’s downtown, starting in the spring of 2016.  It is a tale of adversity that must be overcome. The challenge, he posits in a story on Page 1, is how well we manage that adversity.

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Editorial: Stowe ranked No. 1, but where is Addison County?

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



If you missed the recent release of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of the top high schools across the nation, you missed that Stowe High School was rankedNo. 1 in Vermont and No. 296 in the nation.

You also missed that the rankings considered standardized test scores, college readiness and teacher-student ratios as the criteria for the magazine’s selection. Fifteen high schools in Vermont were ranked as Silver Medal schools. Stowe, with 399 students, was the only Vermont school to receive a Gold-Medal ranking.

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Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Restoring the American dream

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The intensity was there. The spark was there. The bombastic political rhetoric has never left. But at the moment Bernie Sanders stepped up to the podium late Tuesday afternoon to announce his candidacy for the president of the United States, there was something new: His voice cracked and his demeanor softened as he humbly and graciously thanked all those in the crowd and throughout Vermont’s largest city for their 44 years of support.

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Editorial: BLSG misses mark, but is there a silver lining for insect control district?

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Without a doubt, life forces have conspired against the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control District’s efforts to control the first hatch of mosquitos this spring. The weather created a perform storm for breeding; the Lemon Fair district’s plane was no longer in use to drop larvacide in the region’s expansive swamps; and a change in spraying practices was mandated by the state.

Consequently, it’s bad out there; as bad as it’s been for a decade — maybe longer.

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Editorial: A salute to steps forward in the legislature

Posted on May 14, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The Shumlin Administration and the Vermont Legislature certainly have had their low points this session, starting with the governor abandoning his health care reform initiative and now being on the verge of scuttling the Vermont Health Exchange, as well as struggling to find ways to bridge a $130-plus million budget gap, but we’d be remiss not to note the few high points of the session, and to recognize the positive steps taken that move us forward.

Here are a few bills passed recently that will serve Vermont well.

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