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Editorial: The skinny on Primary races

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



It’s summer, lake breezes are blowing and vacations are winding to an end as fall sports in area schools start in just a couple of short weeks — and, yet, this Tuesday is also Primary Day. It’s earlier than in past years, and the date is controversial because if falls in the midst of summer vacations. A markedly low turnout may prompt reconsideration, but hopefully Vermonters will turn out in good numbers.

And that means you, too.

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Editorial: Sue Minter earns nod for governor in Dem's primary

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the Democratic primary for governor, Sue Minter has emerged as the strongest candidate as the heat of the campaign nears the Aug. 9 vote.

Minter has been in a neck-and-neck battle with Google executive and former state legislator Matt Dunne throughout the primary, though Dunne has lost key support among some environmentalists in the past week. Meanwhile, former U.S. diplomat and state Sen. Peter Galbraith’s progressive campaign never garnered enough public support to be a serious contender.

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Editorial: Scott takes the GOP field

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



If we were judging candidates for governor based solely on their policy positions, former Wall Streeter Bruce Lisman would best his opponent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott. If we were judging these same two candidates based on their accomplishments and business acumen, Lisman’s credentials again rise to the top.

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Editorial: Shap Smith for Lt. Gov.

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



In the three-way Democratic primary race for lieutenant governor on Aug. 9, House Speaker Shap Smith has the legislative experience, leadership skills and vision to be the best candidate to represent Democrats against Republican Randy Brock in the general election.

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Guest editorial: Minter's call for gun control seperates her from the pack

Posted on July 27, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



It’s a fool’s errand to speculate as to which of the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates is the preferred choice of Vermonters. Little polling has been done and the turnout for the Aug. 9 primary is expected to be relatively low. No one’s insight is any keener than anyone else’s; most of the campaigns are depending on solid field organizations to get their supporters to the polls.

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Guest editorial: How far are we from being Archie Bunkers? Not far.

Posted on July 25, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



Whatever one person is capable of doing, any other person is capable of doing the same thing. That is the underbelly philosophy of Norman Lear, one of television’s all time great creators; the one who brought Archie Bunker to life in “All in the Family,” along with “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time,” “Maude” and “Sanford and Son,” to name a few.

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Guest editorial: Some lies worse than others

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Barrie Dunsmore



Let me be clear at the outset. It bothers me a great deal when I am lied to, by anyone. It upsets me even more, when our political leaders lie to the American people. Last week, James B. Comey, the head of the FBI told us that in her public remarks about her private email server, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made assertions that are not true. Evidently, she did send and receive emails on her private server that had been marked classified.

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Guest Editorial: Let's keep Vermonters here!

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Lisa Ventriss



In a recent commentary about people leaving Vermont, at the conclusion of the author’s piece, he casually stated that “Vermont, like every other state, has its economic problems and some things to worry about. Rich folks moving to Florida is not one of them.”

I’d like to offer another perspective: Rich folks moving to Florida is a big problem that we should worry about.

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Guest Editorial: Affordable housing is a tough nut to crack but proposed bill offered a pilot project

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Rep. Fred Baser



The availability of good housing for middle income Vermonters, near their place of work, is a problem in Vermont. Contractors struggle to build affordable homes for this market.

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Editorial: Do we have the will to alter nation's deadly gun culture

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



 Last week was tough on America. In the footsteps of the country’s celebratory summer holiday, the nation was faced — once again — with unthinkable gun violence.

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