Editorial

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...
While the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” might be a little threadbare and worn from use, there are constant reminders that it still holds relevance.  In this week’s issue we have more reminders of just how important it is for the “village” to  continue to nurture children and help...
This week’s edition includes articles about Cap 1 LLC investing in Peak Resorts, to the point of become the majority shareholder.  We want to be clear about why we are doing this. We feel the public has a right to know that the majority shareholder in the valley’s largest employer is directly...
Twin Valley Middle High School is about to get a change in its administration. We reported on principal Tom Fitzgerald’s resignation last week. That change in leadership at Twin Valley was, by most accounts, somewhat unexpected.  While change can be unsettling, especially to staff and students...
With Town Meeting more than a week into the rear view mirror, there has been some time to reflect on what took place in local communities last week.  Sometimes it’s difficult to ferret out what voters were thinking when they decided what they decided.  This year doesn’t appear to be one of those...
As reports flood in from various Town Meetings around the area, one thing that seems to stand out from a number of them is just how civil people were to one another this year. That’s something people around the valley should be proud of. 
The fact that voters were civil and respectful to...
Wilmington has a dilemma.
That dilemma is how to spur redevelopment in the downtown village while trying to enforce its historic district design standards. That issue has been emphasized again with the recent Development Review Board decision on the plans to redevelop the downtrodden...

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