Editorial

On Tuesday, state officials announced a pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (see story on page A1). That announcement was in line with federal officials announcing the same thing nationally amid concerns the vaccine had, in rare instances, caused some adverse...
Last Friday state officials held one of their twice-weekly press conferences on how Vermont is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the usual updates about the number of cases, how many people are in the hospital, and the like, Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith announced...
Sunday is Easter, and the last day of Passover. Those religious holidays are longstanding celebrations of hope, life, and resurrection, all of which many can use right now.
To say the last year has been one of the strangest, worst years in memory is an understatement.
It was just a...
This week the Vermont House of Representatives passed a new telecommunications bill that attempts to leverage $150 million in COVID relief money from the American Rescue Plan into something that will eventually lead to the long-hoped-for broadband buildout across the state.
Many around the...
March 14–20 is Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of free speech and open government. The Deerfield Valley News has long supported the awareness efforts of Sunshine Week to ensure government transparency and accountability at all levels. Journalists rely on open government and freedom of...
Rescue plan will help average American This week Congress passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, dubbed the “American Rescue Plan.” As we were going to press the expectation was that President Joe Biden would sign the bill as soon as it lands on his desk. 
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It looks like voters in Wilmington know a good deal when they see one.
That certainly appears to be the case when considering the results of Tuesday’s vote for building a new public safety facility for the town. Voters supported the $5.5 million bond request by a wide margin (see story on...
Tuesday, March 2, is Town Meeting day here in Vermont. But the day just won’t be the same this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because towns around the state have either postponed their meetings to a later date or fully committed to Australian ballots, with voting either done by mail...
To the Editor,
Dover Girl Scout Troop 51403 would like to thank the Deerfield Valley community for their Girl Scout cookie orders.   As we have turned down booth sales this year for the safety of our Girl Scouts and our Dover School community, we are especially grateful for the support we’...
Last week Dover Selectboard and River Valleys school board members decided to sponsor a lobbying effort to help shepherd changes to Vermont’s education funding formulas through the Legislature.
The changes have to do specifically with how much “weight” the state gives certain factors, such...

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