editorial
Spring again and again
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 ...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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When the grass grows and the legislature goes
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 ...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s time to find solution for old school building
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 ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters in Wardsboro should support Act 46 consolidation agreement
Note: this editorial was written by publisher Randy Capitani, who served as one of Dover’s Act 46 study committee representatives. Voters in Wardsboro will once again be asked to weigh in on a prop...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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College relocation could be good lesson for the valley
Last week we reported on the relocation of the Marlboro College Graduate Center from downtown Brattleboro to the rural campus in Marlboro. The college did this for greater efficiencies in its opera...
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic development needs constant attention
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
We love fake news!
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Illuminate the dark corners
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Fake news eroding access to real facts, information
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Voters have their say
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
No vote on TV school budget sends message
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 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...