Editorial

The inequitable formulas used for the distribution of school funds in the state of Vermont is something we’ve reported on numerous times over the past few years.  The formulas go back years in Vermont, but until recently there wasn’t enough of an outcry based on real evidence to change them.  ...
The coronavirus is still a threat throughout the country and around the world. Here in the United States vaccines have been very effective in reducing the impact of the virus on people’s health and are widely available. Most Vermonters, about 85% of those eligible, and most Americans (70%) have...
During the next two weeks the valley will get a much-needed shot in the arm, at least figuratively. Following a year’s delay, two of the signature events of the summer will held during the next 10 days.  
Valley residents and visitors are ready for a party.  It’s time to celebrate all the...
To the Editor,
Jake White’s death is a huge loss for Wilmington and this region. I got to know Jake White quite well over the many years we served together on the Wilmington Trails Committee. 
Jake was the quintessential model citizen and public servant. And in my opinion his...
To the Editor,
Consider: 26,000, $500, and two; 26,000 represents the number of Vermonters who remain uninsured, most finding health care coverage here unaffordable; $500 represents the approximate premium a 40-year-old Vermonter will pay per month to afford the cheapest plan on the market...
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal.  Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person.   Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we...
As reported in last week’s edition, high-speed Internet access is inching closer to becoming a reality in remote areas around the region.  The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District announced it has picked its commercial partners to oversee the last-mile broadband buildout to unserved and...
The past 15 months have brought unprecedented challenges as the state, country, and world have dealt  with the coronavirus pandemic. There have been numerous challenges that have been overcome, such as development of vaccines to slow the spread of the virus and keep people healthy.  As the...
“Mankind. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or...
This week’s edition features an in-depth story about one of the more sensitive subjects in American life: high school sexual assault. As we were working on developing the story our editorial team realized just how much of a sensitive issue it is to so many. Schools and families don’t really want...

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