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Editorial: How to make silk out of a sow's ear in New Haven

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The town of New Haven offers an interesting lesson in the value of property as it relates to the town’s grand list and tax rates. At issue is a proposal by Anbaric Transmission that essentially adds $130 million to the town’s current grand list of roughly $260 million. That 50 percent increase would seemingly create a huge windfall in terms of property tax relief.

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Editorial: Middlebury film festival is sowing the seeds of a town-wide event

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Well done, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival! You took the kernel of an idea, sought community support, built a terrific team and, with flair, imagination, hard work and know-how you created an inaugural film festival that exceeded expectations.

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Guest Editorial: If each of us do our part, Pope's 'Day of Creation' can change the world

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Deb Markowitz



Editor's note: Deb Markowitz is Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

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Guest Editorial: Speech helps explain what makes Jimmy Carter unique

Posted on August 27, 2015 |
By Randall Ballmer



Forty-one years ago, Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia, delivered an extemporaneous address that established his credentials as a politician who was willing to tell the truth, even to powerful and moneyed interests — a speech that, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, might never again be heard in American politics.

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Jimmy Carter's Georgia Law Day Address

Posted on August 27, 2015 |
By Jimmy Carter



Senator Kennedy and distinguished fellow Georgians, friends of the Law School of Georgia and personal friends of mine: 

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Editorial: Shap Smith enters exciting race for governor

Posted on August 24, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith officially announced his candidacy for governor as a Democrat in typical fashion: a straightforward announcement that nonchalantly recapped his life and career in Vermont, while intoning Vermont as a “state of opportunity” and implying that helping Vermonters realize those opportunities would be the foundation of his campaign — minus any lofty rhetoric or grand visions.

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Editorial: Railways and the law

Posted on August 20, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Since the late 1800s and the western expansion of the U.S., railroads have enjoyed a preferential status among businesses. That it continues today, at the expense of communities put in jeopardy by unwanted and sometimes unwise construction projects, is an anomaly that perhaps should be revisited by the state’s Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

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Editorial: Film festival is an opportunity to embrace

Posted on August 20, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Have you bought your tickets to Middlebury’s New Filmmakers’ Festival? If not, you’ll want to reconsider what you have planned for next Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 27-30. 

That’s when 90 films — from shorts to documentaries to longer-form fiction and children’s features — will be playing at three Middlebury venues. The festival lasts throughout the day and includes talks by film directors, seminars and workshops on filmmaking, plus a Saturday night party with live music that’s open to all.

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Editorial: Clean Water Act sets a high bar

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Skeptics take note: The Vermont Clean Water Initiative passed into law this spring will make a significant difference to water quality throughout the state. With the teeth to make enforcement provisions stick, and with the EPA wielding the threat of more onerous penalties if the state standards don’t make the necessary improvements, Vermonters can look forward to cleaner streams and rivers initially, and our lakes in the not too distant future.

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