Editorial

It was noted author and humorist Mark Twain who said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”  We think there’s an apt lesson in that simple saying, one not lost on a local community. 
Dover officials last week signed a purchase and sale agreement for a 50-acre tract of land in West...
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness...
The governor came to the valley last week.  Gov. Phil Scott was here to sign a new telecommunications bill into law.  That he did the signing here in Dover, instead of in Montpelier or somewhere close to the state capital, made it a significant moment.
Scott visited because the bill, which...
The ripple effect of the Hermitage Club financial meltdown continues to send tremors through the economy of the valley and beyond.  
The most recent wave is the town of Wilmington developing a contingency plan that would have the town compensate for tax revenues frozen by the club’s...
Last week we featured a pair of articles about the old high school building in Wilmington and what is currently taking place there.  What’s taking place there, frankly, is a lot. That’s great news for the valley.
The Old High School Community Center has come a long way since Twin Valley...
“Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so...
Monday’s meeting with the Wilmington Planning Commission,  selectboard, and members of the public was ostensibly to talk about the proposed changes to Wilmington’s flood hazard regulations. There was certainly plenty of talk, with concerns being raised about a host of issues in the new...
Into every life some rain must fall. 
Usually when your car windows are down. 

-Langston Hughes  Sure, the use of a little rainfall as a metaphor is a bit cliché.  But, this spring has gone beyond metaphor and into a damp reality.  Honestly, is anyone happy with...
News this week that a judge has thrown out a challenge to Act 46 forced school district mergers should not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has followed the ups and downs of education laws over the past two decades. The decision shows once again how difficult it is to challenge the state’...
Last week we reported on a meeting of Twin Valley Middle High School administrators with parents and students. The meeting was an effort to update the community on how the school is doing with developing its proficiency-based learning education system.  
PBL is the latest innovation in...

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