Editorial

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...
“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago. We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with. We have to make our voices heard.”
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Is Vermont on the verge of seeing the first unraveling of an Act 46 merger?  Maybe. Or maybe not.  That depends on what happens in the wake of last week’s Southern Valleys School District meeting. 
As we reported a week ago, board members discussed the potential for dissolving the merger...
If those who think about economic development are to be believed, there is a problem with many young people coming out of high school not being prepared to meet the needs of potential employers.  They say many grads lack basic communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal,  like looking someone...
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”...
“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” 
Author Seth Adam Smith 
“Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern” Recently, we have reported on...

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