Editorial

“We must build dikes of courage 
to hold back the flood of fear.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is the national holiday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  On more than one occasion we’ve used this space and King’s words from a half-century ago to highlight how...
Spend any time at a local post office, school or grocery store in the next couple of weeks and chances are someone will walk through looking for signatures on a sheet of paper on a clipboard. 
That’s right, it’s petition season.  
More specifically, it’s petition season for local...
Housing problems in the Deerfield Valley cropped up in the news again last week, albeit in a bit of a roundabout way.  
A Readsboro resident has written a letter to local town governments and county agencies voicing concerns about the demolition of three decrepit buildings in the town.  ...
Next week the Vermont Legislature begins the 2019 session.  As is always the case in Vermont, the annual session comes with a sense of urgency that isn’t always apparent in other legislative bodies (see US Congress re: border wall and government shutdown).  
A big part of that urgency is...
January 1 is days away, and Monday evening revelers will ring in 2019 and everyone will start off the new year with a clean slate of goals and resolutions.  With our tongue firmly planted in our cheek, here are a few New Year’s resolutions we’d like to see:
Jim Barnes resolves to buy a...
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year...
The Deerfield Valley has a housing shortage. 
That may seem counterintuitive, to think that the Deerfield Valley has a housing shortage.  After all, just drive up and down Route 100 or any number of side roads and there are hundreds of condos and second homes lining them. 
But for a...
While Vermont may be one of the healthiest states in the country, Windham County may be one of the least healthy parts of Vermont.  That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from a recent report completed by Grace Cottage Hospital, in cooperation with the Brattleboro Retreat and Brattleboro...
For readers who have been following the financial woes of the Hermitage Club, many would agree the next few weeks will likely mark a tipping point for the future of the club.  According to club president Harper Sibley, as reported here last week, the club is close to securing a $25 million to $30...
The holiday season is in full swing, and with this weekend being Thanksgiving we feel it is important to urge readers to give thanks to our local businesses.  In so many ways they are the backbone of the economy of the Deerfield Valley. 
One of the best ways to say thanks to local...

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