Editorial

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...
In case readers and news junkies haven’t noticed, the Vermont Legislature is in session. Of course, it’s hard not to notice.  News reports across all media have daily or weekly updates about what our elected representatives are doing in the Statehouse.
Just a week ago this publication ran...
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this might be a good time for people to take a step back and consider what role “love” plays in their life and in their world. 
Of course we love our spouse, significant other, family, and friends. We may love our preacher, teacher or co-workers. We...
A couple of weeks ago we reported on a memo released by the Vermont Agency of Education that outlined a complete overhaul of the state’s education system.  It was said to be a “visioning exercise” by state officials that was meant to stimulate creative ways of looking at what the future of public...
Once again the resilience of people in the valley is being challenged, this time by a number of fires during the long weekend. Topping that list of fires is the one that destroyed a well-known valley eatery, Dot’s of Dover. 
There is tragic loss anytime somebody’s business or home burns.  ...

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