Editorial

Here we are in 2018, almost three decades since the World Wide Web was spawned, and more than four decades since early cell phone systems went into service. Despite that lengthy history, why is it so many parts of Vermont have little or no reliable access to either of those services?
That...
“To say there’s local control, that’s the cruel illusion.”
When attorney James Valente spoke those words in Windham Superior Court Wednesday afternoon (see story on page A1), it pretty much summed up the feelings of many about how much say local towns and school districts have over their...
Recently we’ve run a series of articles reporting on how the community is trying to deal with the opioid epidemic and how addiction is affecting the valley. While many may not see it in their day-to-day lives, opioid addiction has hit home and members of the community are rallying to do something...
It’s back to school season. In the next few weeks schools around the region and across the country will be starting up for the new academic year.  Whether kindergarten or college, there is something special and exciting or perhaps even a bit frightening for students as they head into that first...
Today, newspaper editors across the country are penning columns in response to President  Donald Trump’s ongoing broadsides against the press.   This editorial joins hundreds of others in response to a call from the Boston Globe for newspapers large and small to comment in their editorial pages...
Tuesday is Vermont’s 2018 primary election. While for many the level of excitement generated by the primary races rivals that of watching a solar field produce electricity, there are reasons to pay attention and to vote this year. 
In some ways, this is Vermont’s most interesting primary...
“The Towns of Dover and Wilmington are facing a period of economic transformation. Long dependent on a steady tourist activity for their job base, it is essential, over the long term, that they begin to expand their base in new directions.”
Strategic Economic Development Plan For Dover and...
There are many who have concerns about the economy of the Deerfield Valley.  That’s understandable, given the flameout that has taken place at the Hermitage Club and the drag that collapse has put on the local economy. No doubt, the damage to many local businesses is incalculable.
Its...
Folks of a certain age may remember a number of “end-of-the-world” events that were sure to cause massive disruption of life as we knew it at the time.  In each instance, prognosticators said major chaos was inevitable and likely unavoidable. 
Who can forget the Y2K computer glitch?...

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