King’s words still have strength and relevance
“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” Martin Luther King Jr. On M...
Jan 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education funding will be front and center in 2018
Wednesday was the opening day of the 2018 legislative session for Vermont. Lawmakers from across the state have begun their weekly pilgrimages to Montpelier for the annual five-month law-making ses...
Jan 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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As 2017 finishes, much remains to be answered
Sunday at midnight we leave 2017 behind us and dive headlong into the new year. In looking back over the past year, it was one heck of a ride, to say the least. We could point to any number of thin...
Dec 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Christmas message that everyone can relate to
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge Sometimes it becomes e...
Dec 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changes in funding plans means getting involved
The new year is just around the corner. Shortly after the ball drops, the corks pop, and the confetti flies something else will begin. No, we’re not thinking about parties, parades or football bowl...
Dec 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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The gift of giving is so important to valley
Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, two weeks removed from Thanksgiving and a little more than two weeks until Christmas. That means there’s still plenty of time to wrap up ...
Dec 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study is a weight state agency has to carry
Nov 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
We’ve said many times that the state of Vermont needs to overhaul how it pays for primary and secondary education. It’s not just us, of course. There are many who want to see that process made bett...
Deerfield Valley Rescue deserves much support
Nov 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been a while now since I’ve experienced the joy of living in the beautiful Deerfield Valley. I first came over the mountain in Searsburg in 1973, arriving on a snowy night and stopping for din...
Time to give thanks
Nov 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving weekend means a lot of things to a lot people. There’s the traditional Thursday dinner, when folks pause their regular routines to enjoy family and friends and give thanks for all they...
Shopping locally benefits the economy and the community
Nov 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week is the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, although many would say that it really began at Halloween or earlier. In any event, once again we encourage folks around the v...
Words for veterans
Nov 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday is Veterans Day. It’s important to take a moment to reflect on what veterans mean to the country. Wherever they might have been engaged, Kabul, Baghdad, Kosovo, Mogadishu, Panama City, Da ...
If the suit fits, wear it
Nov 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
News this week that the town of Whitingham, and two of its residents, have filed a lawsuit challenging the way Vermont accounts for and doles out its education dollars should not come as a big surp...