Vote in the primary
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin While we don’t necessarily a...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New name for an old school
There’s been a lot of focus recently on the newly-renovated Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham, for obvious reasons. What was once named Whitingham School, then renamed Whitingham Element...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reason for groups to paper over history
Sometimes those of us in the world of journalism become our own worst enemies. There are some in our industry who feel the need to fabricate news, or at the least go searching for stories that aren...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Completion of school projects fulfills a promise
Major construction at Twin Valley Middle/High School will be wrapping up over the next month. When it’s finished students from Whitingham and Wilmington, as well as tuition students from around the...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival a testament to collective effort
What do you get when you cross a grass-roots effort to organize events with a small, delectable fruit that only grows for a short period in the summer? The easy answer, and the correct one, is the ...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grega suit was expected
New this week that John Grega has filed a civil suit claiming wrongful imprisonment shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone who follows such things. As Mike Eldred’s article on page 1 explains, ...
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Generosity a core principle of valley residents, guests
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week we ran a front page story about a fundraiser for a local woman who is recovering from brain cancer surgery. The basic thread of the story was that her friends rallied in support of her, a...
Keep the momentum
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, The Deerfield Valley News has been a pretty strong cheerleader for economic development around the valley. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, in our opinion, and supporting good devel...
Town not owing zoning
Jul 03, 2014 | 8 8 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents and property owners in Readsboro appear to be facing a conundrum when it comes to the town’s zoning regulations. As staff reporter Jack Deming reported in last week’s edition (“Residents ...
Voters will have a chance to avoid the silly season
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer is often referred to as “the silly season” for a number of reasons. School is out, kids don’t have homework and can spend their days doing what kids do. Television networks tend to go with r...
Valley Trail is a reality
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday morning a large group gathered at the base of Haystack Mountain. It was a bright, breezy morning that lent a crystal clear sky and fresh air to the scene, creating a setting that was perfe...
Time to move on from "Mount Snow Valley"
Jun 05, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Words can be a funny thing. Something as simple as a few letters or sounds strung together can have tremendous power. Words can calm people, incite people, excite people, or depress them. Just ask ...