The rodent had it right, predicting this winter
Maybe Punxsutawney Phil had it right after all. Even for the nonbelievers, it certainly seems like we’ve got an extended winter bearing down on us with its full weight. Phil, as most Americans know...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Difficult decisions loom
Town Meeting is less than a month away. Most towns in the area will hold their meeting on the traditional first Tuesday of March. This year that day falls on the seventh. A few local communities ho...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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With change coming, is it time for a new approach?
A recent conversation with a Wilmington business owner about the future of the town’s form of government prompted some thoughts on the issue. Currently Wilmington’s town business is governed by an ...
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overhaul call falls short
During last year’s campaign, then-candidate Phil Scott promised to do a lot of heavy lifting to make Vermont a more affordable place to live. He was elected governor in large part by promising to l...
Jan 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look into the future
Act 46, Vermont’s most recent attempt at overhauling its schools, is having a major impact across the state. The law was enacted in 2015 in an attempt to consolidate school governance and control s...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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MLK offers perspective
This week will be significant for two things, at the very least. Monday is a national holiday commemorating and remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Friday, Donald Trump will be s...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Year heating up
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Less than a week into the new year, and already things are heating up in the Vermont political world. As we went to press this week, Phil Scott was being sworn in as the next governor of Vermont. I...
Hopeful that new year brings fewer highs, lows
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Wow, here it is, just about 2017. The new year will have a difficult time topping much of what happened this year. What a year 2016 has been. Perhaps, in many ways, it will be better if 2017 doesn’...
Good news, bad news
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
As is often the case, there was some good news and bad news that went around the valley this past week. First, the bad news. As correspondent Emily Blake reported in last week’s edition, residents ...
We work best together
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
“I think history is continuous. It doesn’t begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned...
Paper’s founders built a strong foundation
Dec 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
“We’re off!” Those words were the headline across the top of the front page of the very first edition of what was then called the Mount Snow Valley News. That issue was published 50 years ago this ...
Tuesday offers chance to do more than shop
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving has been the traditional start of the holiday season, something that was originally meant to be one of offering thanks for the good in our lives and to share those bountiful feelings w...