Editorial

“It’s never overreacting 
to ask for what you want and need.” 
Amy Poehler  Sometimes life lessons are best learned outside of the classroom.   That may have been the case a week ago when two Twin Valley Middle High School student representatives asked for equal access to sports...
It was just two weeks ago we wrote about Sunshine Week, an initiative that points out the ongoing need for government transparency and accountability. 
It appears the Wilmington Selectboard missed the point of that editorial.  A report we published a week ago about a selectboard meeting...
Vermont is famous around the world for its seasons.  There’s ski season, when skiers, snowboarders, and other winter sports enthusiasts flock to the state.  Then there’s foliage season, when thousands visit the state for leaf-peeping, apple cider, craft fairs, and all the fall bounty Vermont...
This is Sunshine Week, an effort by news media and partners across the country to build awareness about open government and the importance of transparency.   According to its website, “Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and...
Here’s a trivia question for a few years from now:  Which state held the only presidential primary won by Nikki Haley in 2024?  
The answer, of course, is Vermont.  
Honestly, Haley winning this state shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise. Vermont isn’t really a Republican...
Voters in Wilmington will have the opportunity to dramatically influence the future of their town on Tuesday.  
No, we’re not talking about whether or not to continue with in-person Town Meeting, although that is an important vote as well. What we’re talking about is an investment that...
Voters in Wilmington will have the opportunity to dramatically influence the future of their town on Tuesday.  
No, we’re not talking about whether or not to continue with in-person Town Meeting, although that is an important vote as well. What we’re talking about is an investment that...
Town Meeting day is Tuesday, May 5.  Most towns in Vermont will be holding their meeting on that day. That’s the  tradition in the state.
In general, towns in Vermont have returned to traditional Town Meeting patterns of in-person events.  Because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19...
Monday is the Presidents Day holiday, which honors the country’s first president, George Washington, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  While some take a broader perspective for Presidents Day, saying that all United States presidents should be recognized, most think of Washington and...
With Wednesday being Valentine’s Day, it seems like the right time to talk a little about love.  
Of course there are all kinds of love: unrequited love; brotherly love; self love; family love; obsessive love; true love; compassionate love; even love in an elevator (with apologies to...

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