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Communication and transparency missing
We’ve spent the past week trying to make sense of what happened to the Wilmington Development Review Board. The short of it is, Wilmington doesn’t really have much of a DRB right now, with four of ...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twin Valley boys hope to translate other sports’ success to the diamond
WILMINGTON- After watching many of the players on his roster win a Division IV state soccer championship, and come minutes short of a title in basketball, Twin Valley boys’ baseball skipper Jim Bur...
Apr 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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More to high school use planning than building
We’ve said for many years that finding a long-term use for the current Twin Valley High School building is a critical component of a revitalized Wilmington. That goal has taken another step toward ...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill no laughing matter
While a story in our annual April Fool’s edition lampoons school funding and consolidation in Vermont, in reality there are very serious changes being contemplated in the Vermont Legislature this s...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't dodge headline
rmonters who haven’t made decisions about their health care coverage have a big deadline looming. Saturday, March 15, is the cutoff date for open enrollment to receive coverage under Vermont Health...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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School budgets symptom, not cause of the problem
At Town Meetings around the valley and across the state, some of the most discussed items were school budgets and their effects on local and statewide property taxes. Suffice it to say that those d...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to see the forest
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week we reported on some conceptual plans for a new, combined fire and police facility for the town of Wilmington. While the plans are just that, conceptual, they do start the mind wondering a...
March is just around the corner. Which means it’s Town Meeting season.
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
The first Tuesday of March is the traditional day for Town Meeting. This year that day is March 4. Schools close, businesses pause, and residents head to their respective town halls or school gyms ...
Wage bill: think again
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 274 274 recommendations | email to a friend
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese proverb Sometimes, when legislators are drafting a bill with the hopes it becoming law, ...
Clark deserves her due as all-time great
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 305 305 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sochi Olympics open this week. Anyone with even a passing interest in the games should be able to find a a reason to cheer on the athletes who are competing, especially those with ties to our l...
Broken system needs fix
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
Vermont has a looming problem, one that many leaders in Montpelier would rather not talk about in direct terms. No, it’s not health care. That is certainly out in the public domain and well documen...
Community-minded folks needed for their towns
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the great things about living in a small state like Vermont is the accessibility of government. From the governor’s office on down to the local dog warden, Vermont politicians and officials ...