Editorial

The country is just weeks away from the early 2020 presidential contests, with Iowa caucuses taking place on February 3 and the New Hampshire primary following eight days later. That two-week span will likely pour more rhetorical gasoline on what is already one of the most volatile political...
“It seemed so clear and so obvious that you could not educate students for the same dollars in all districts. If per-pupil spending is the measure of equity, it just doesn’t work. And it’s pretty upsetting, because these are children.” 
Rep. Laura Sibilia When Sibilia said those words in...
Well, that didn’t last long.
It was less than two years ago when the Southern Valley Unified Union School District launched, following the demands of Act 46 and the approval of voters in Readsboro and Halifax to create the union.
On Monday, voters in Halifax unanimously decided to...
Last month we reported on some troubling economic numbers that were presented as part of an affordable housing analysis.   The study was prepared by Camoin Associates for the bi-town economic development committee of the towns of Wilmington and Dover. The study found a number of things that could...
Last month some area legislators and a lobbyist from the state chamber of commerce sat down with a diverse group of locals to talk about what to expect in the upcoming legislative session. Vermont’s Legislature, as veteran political watchers will know, is about to crank up after the first of the...
The news last week that Marlboro College would be closing its doors next summer dropped with a big thud around the region.  The announcement by president Kevin Quigley and school trustees said that Marlboro was entering into an  agreement with Boston-based Emerson College that would essentially...
On Sunday at 2 am, clocks will roll back an hour. It’s the end of Daylight Saving Time and the return to Standard Time.  In thinking about the time change, one thing that keeps coming up is “why?”
Most people understand the mechanics of the time change. In the spring as the sun advances...
There are a pair of unique events taking placing in the valley this weekend.  In Wardsboro the annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival once again takes over Main Street.  Toward the other end of the valley, Wilmington Women’s Weekend will liven up the village sidewalks. 
For 17 years the...
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wilmington Selectboard, a discussion about the potential location of a new public safety building for the town evolved into something more (see story on page A1).  
There is  no doubt that a new police and fire facility is sorely needed in Wilmington. And it...
A couple of weeks ago we received an unsigned letter in the mail, taking us to task for running an editorial cartoon that took a jab at President Donald Trump. The letter writer was obviously upset that we would run this cartoon that was critical of the president.  He or she accused us of falling...

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