Editorial

#ShopSmall is the social media tag for Small Business Saturday, taking place this weekend on November 26. It represents one of a series of post-Thanksgiving days designed to generate revenue for businesses and charities. 
Of course there’s Black Friday, the original holiday weekend...
To the Editor,
After reading the two articles about “negligence lawsuits” in last week’s Deerfield Valley News, the only thought I could muster was “WTF.”
First, anyone with half a brain seeing a “DANGER - KEEP OUT” sign will heed that warning. In this case, that warning was ignored...
Phil Scott’s office released a commentary by the governor earlier this week.  The opinion piece was Scott’s reflection on last week’s election.  In it, he called for more prosperity for all of Vermont and a bipartisan approach to the upcoming legislative session, which will begin in early January...
The country is heading into the final days of the midterm elections and, as we’ve seen over the past decade, the political divides continue to widen. While political disagreements in this country date back to Tories and Whigs and the founding of the United States, the chasms have only grown wider...
To the Editor,
Prop 5, Article 22 on Vermonters’ 2022 ballot, reads, “That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest...
A couple of corporate deals announced recently are reminders that big business still has its eyes on little old southern Vermont. As we reported a week ago, Hydro Quebec plans to buy the hydro generating facilities on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers from Great River Hydro. That includes...
A recent meeting about housing in Wilmington shared some interesting numbers that may have come as a surprise to many. As we reported a week ago, a subcommittee is looking to revise Wilmington’s zoning bylaws to modernize the process to build or upgrade housing units, especially affordable...
A couple of weeks ago we ran a story about how the town of Wilmington is repurposing the old firehouse on Beaver Street.  It was a small story about how town manager Scott Tucker asked the Development Review Board for a use variance to allow the former fire station to serve as meeting space for...
Voters around the state should be receiving their general election ballots for the November election any time now, if they haven’t already. Ballots were mailed last week to every registered voter in Vermont. We sincerely hope that everyone who is registered will take the time to either vote by...
There has been an unprecedented shift during the past 15 years in how news is distributed and consumed.  That shift has been brought about the by the rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and the development of online platforms that have leveraged that access to grow their reach and...

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