New manager, strong leader
Wilmington is in the middle of the hiring process for a new town manager. Nothing would make us happier that to see that person be a strong leader who can carry out the directives set by voters and...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only a matter of time
Saturday evening saw torrential rain come down around the region. While there was little damage done locally, save for high water in lakes and streams, there were roads washed out around the larger...
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Act 60 at 20: Where does Vermont go from here?
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Act 60. The law was signed by then-Gov. Howard Dean at a ceremony in Whiting, the hometown of Amanda Brigham. It was her name that was attached to the landma...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valley rallies to help
Every now and again we’re reminded about some of the reasons why living here in the Deerfield Valley is such a great experience. That happened once more this week following a terrible fire in Jacks...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tough Mudder still relevant
Speaking of stepping up, a few thousand athletes will be stepping up, jumping down, getting soaked, crawling around, and basically abusing themselves in the name of a good cause at Mount Snow. This...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Club needs to rebuild the confidence of community
In last week’s issue and again this week, we’ve been reporting on some financial woes that have beset the Hermitage Club. Basically, the club has fallen behind on property tax payments to the towns...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vetos are no surprise
Jun 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
“At the beginning of the session, I challenged the Legislature to give residents and businesses a break from new or higher taxes and fees in all bills passed this year. I also urged the Legislature...
Consolidation rolls on
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
The Act 46 train continues to roll down the tracks. On Wednesday, voters approved Act 46 plans for the Twin Valley towns of Wilmington and Whitingham and the new Southern Valley district towns of R...
Memorial Day for all
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given so much in the service of our country. We honor men and women who have served the country in times of war and in times of peace. They deserve ...
Spring again and again
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Finally, warm weather has made its appearance. With that, we can begin to hope that a good finish to spring and a good summer are on the horizon. That wish is there, even if we did get quite a bit ...
When the grass grows and the legislature goes
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the middle of May, a time of year when Vermont recovers from the long, cold winter. Grass is starting to green up, finally. Early blooming flowers are popping out, trees are budding, days are ...
It’s time to find solution for old school building
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
News that the Gathering Place was pulling out of plans to locate its senior center at the old high school in Wilmington will come as a surprise to many (see story on page ???). The Gathering Place ...