editorial
Paper’s founders built a strong foundation
“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 ...
Dec 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tuesday offers chance to do more than shop
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...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoping for a good winter
Here it is, mid-November, and the temperatures are about to drop toward seasonal averages. Many will take that as a sign that winter is not far off. As a matter of fact, cold temperatures hit for a...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t predict the future
If Tuesday’s surprising election results prove anything, it’s that nothing is certain in this world. Donald Trump’s stunning win over Hillary Clinton shows that voters in this country were certainl...
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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School choice under fire
There’s been a very important school choice issue that’s been lost on many during the leadup to next week’s elections. The Vermont State Board of Education has proposed new rules that could bring a...
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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The time to speak up is now
While most voters are focused on the upcoming presidential and statewide elections on November 8, and rightly so, there’s another round of votes on the horizon that should be paid attention to as w...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strange days, indeed
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who pay attention to political races and how candidates are doing, it’s been a very interesting and somewhat strange election year. While most of the political airspace has been dominated...
There is a big rip in the fabric of the community
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s an old saying that bad news travels fast, and often comes in threes. So it appears to be, as Vermont and the Deerfield Valley have been rocked by some difficult news in the past two weeks. ...
More than beautiful
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” -Henry David Thoreau In last week’s editi...
Incomplete assignment
Sep 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
When Act 46 was drafted in the Vermont House, there were a number of items included in the bill that were meant to radically change public education at the primary and secondary levels in Vermont. ...
Some irony in protests
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this week, state and local officials, business executives, and others gathered on a remote ridge in Searsburg to ceremoniously mark the groundbreaking for a new wind-power-generating instal...
Restaurant Week a great new event for the valley
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
But diversified economy still long-term goal