Big hills, big business
News this week of the pending sale of Intrawest Holdings certainly had a ripple effect through southern Vermont and the valley. The deal was pegged at $1.6 billion. If that number does nothing else...
Apr 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic development needs constant attention
Last week we reported on a forum held in Dover that, in essence, was held to throw a lifeline to local governments and businesses looking to improve their economic well being. The meeting was organ...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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We love fake news!
Well, not really, at least not the kind that has made headlines in the past few months. There’s been much talk in the national media about fake news. It began during the 2016 election season, and r...
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Illuminate the dark corners
This past week was Sunshine Week, which is the annual open government awareness campaign developed by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fake news eroding access to real facts, information
Note: Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has long been a proponent of open access to public information and transparency in government. He continues to author and support legislation that supports those...
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters have their say
It wasn’t long after Town Meeting polls closed on Tuesday evening that results on many local issues started to come in. As is usually the case, voting shows just how people were thinking on the iss...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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No vote on TV school budget sends message
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Voters in Wilmington and Whitingham face a conundrum at Town Meeting next week over what to do about the Twin Valley School District budget. Wilmington and Whitingham homestead property taxpayers a...
Master plan finally approved
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
News late last week that the Hermitage Club had received approval of its master plan by Vermont’s District 2 Environmental Commission was welcome to many around the region. No doubt club officials ...
The rodent had it right, predicting this winter
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Difficult decisions loom
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
With change coming, is it time for a new approach?
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Overhaul call falls short
Jan 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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...