Editorial

The 2022 Vermont primary is in the books.  Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, and early results show that turnout across the state was higher than average. Much of that turnout is being attributed to wide open races on Democrat and Republican tickets.  
Vermonters will have the final say...
To the Editor,
As a resident of Vermont and a student intern with the Vermont Public Health Association, it was distressing to learn that some Vermonters believe that because our state is small, our efforts to combat climate change are futile. If smaller communities use their size as an...
Earlier this week we received a one-paragraph media advisory from Gov. Phil Scott’s office, advising  about a photo opportunity.  Every media outlet receives a constant barrage of pressers similar to this: “So and so will do such and such, and here’s when, where, and why.” 
They generally...
It’s no secret that there is a shortage of affordable housing here in the valley. In fact, it’s a problem just about everywhere across the country.  When prospective tenants can find a place to rent, chances are the cost is well above the general financial benchmark of 25% of monthly income.  ...
“I am often reminded that the wellspring of Vermont liberty flows from Main Street, not State Street.” 
Gov. James H. Douglas The weather is heating up this week, and so is the political climate around Vermont. The state primary day is less than three weeks away, on Tuesday, August 9.  ...
The ongoing hearings in Congress about the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol building in Washington, DC, appear to be heading to a conclusion. People across the country, including many here in the Deerfield Valley, have been transfixed by the revelations of how desperate former President...
A couple of weeks ago, Mount Snow officials held an online meeting to update the public on its master development plan.  As news editor Mike Eldred reported last week, Vail is sticking with the current master plan developed a decade ago by the Dover ski area’s previous corporate owner, Peak...
“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.”
Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence “Then join hand in...
Graduation season is wrapping up. Local high schools have sent their graduates off into the world during the past week or two.  Most colleges completed their commencement festivities in May and early June. So those caps, gowns, and certificates have been put on display or put away and graduates...
Once again the efforts to build out internet services to Vermont’s Forgotten Kingdom is in the news. 
For those who don’t recall the term or are unaware of it, “Forgotten Kingdom” was coined by state senator Dick Sears to describe the very rural communities being left behind by the...

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