Editorial

Just in case readers haven’t noticed, it’s an election year. Of course, there is much focus on the presidential election. Understandably so given all that is a stake with the future of the country and everything.
But there are also statewide elections on the horizon, and those elections...
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their...
On Tuesday evening the combined selectboards of Wilmington and Dover signed off on a marketing plan crafted by the bi-town economic development marketing committee and the chamber of commerce (see story on page A1). While not new, as this is the third year the two towns have funded a joint...
“We’re in denial of the African holocaust. Most times, people don’t want to talk about it. One is often restless or termed a racist just for having compassion for the African experience, for speaking truth to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trades, for speaking truth to the significant omission...
Vermont is slowly returning to a more normal world, or at least a world that is more open than what we have experienced during the past three months. Gov. Phil Scott continues to “turn the spigot” on the economy, as he likes to say. More and more business sectors are being allowed to reopen....
“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
Martin Luther King Jr.   Much of the country and the world has been struck by lightning over the past two weeks. When Minneapolis police detained and eventually killed George Floyd, that incident became the lightning strike that ignited...
Vermont has passed an important milestone in its attempts to return to some semblance of normal.
The Memorial Day weekend, always seen as the kickoff to the summer season, this year also serves as a significant mile marker along the pandemic highway. It was the first major holiday weekend...
Memorial Day is a day for honoring the men and women who have given their all in service for our country. This year we think it appropriate to honor not only those who have served in the armed forces, but those who have been in the front lines during the current response to the coronavirus...
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
Sun-Tzu, “The Art of War” Towns in the area that rely on summer events as key components of their local economies face some difficult decisions in the coming weeks. One example, as reported a week ago, is Wilmington. The selectboard will...
This week top officials noted how important it is to have the entire state of Vermont wired for high speed internet access.
Hoo, boy, we’ve heard that one before.
Again, a leader is calling for the buildout across Vermont. This time it was Congressman Peter Welch. From politicians...

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