Editorial

A week ago we reported on another of an ongoing series of meetings about the opioid epidemic here in the valley, and what people are trying to do to deal with it. As part of that meeting, some of the people who spoke, including a mother who lost her son to an addiction-related death and a...
Well it’s over.  The midterm election cycle is done, more or less. The voters have made their choices. Nationally there were a number of surprises but statewide and locally not so much. All of the local incumbents were reelected, as were the candidates for statewide office. 
Perhaps the...
Tuesday may be a pivotal moment in the national politics, as this is one of the more tense election cycles we have seen in recent years. 
In many ways Tuesday’s midterm elections are referendums on the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.  No doubt the 2016 election result...
What kind of a cretin smashes jack-o’-lanterns carved by children that were on display in a park? And do it two days before Halloween?  Really? 
People should be asking these questions, and we have no doubt many are (see story on page 1).  That’s just a despicable act that can have no...
Election season seems rather tame in Vermont this year.  With the election less than two weeks away on Tuesday, November 6, there doesn’t seem to be much buzz around the state about it. 
The national media is focused on races for Congress and who will gain control of the House and Senate,...
Free Speech Week starts Monday, October 22, and runs through Sunday, October 28.  Free Speech Week is a non-partisan, non-political, weeklong commemorative event, now in its 13th year, which aims to raise awareness of free speech and a free press in the United States.
According to its...
Last week we had a short article about the Wilmington to Wilmington relief effort.  Basically, it was about a local business owner, Shelley Lockyear, who put together a GoFundMe web page seeking support for hurricane and flood victims in Wilmington, NC.  Last month, Hurricane Florence tore...
Sunday kicks off the 78th annual National Newspaper Week, a recognition of the service provided by  newspapers and their employees across North America.  This year, as much as ever, the week stands as a way for newspapers, journalists, and the staff that supports them to tell their story about...
To the European, a Yankee is an American.
To an American, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
To a Vermonter, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie
     for breakfast.
And to a Vermonter who eats apple pie for breakfast...
A week ago we published a story about an innovative program being developed by Southern Vermont College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The program hopes to fend off a looming nursing shortage at SVMC by creating what is essentially a feeder program at SVC.  The college will educate...

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