Editorial

The ripple effect of the Hermitage Club financial meltdown continues to send tremors through the economy of the valley and beyond.  
The most recent wave is the town of Wilmington developing a contingency plan that would have the town compensate for tax revenues frozen by the club’s...
Last week we featured a pair of articles about the old high school building in Wilmington and what is currently taking place there.  What’s taking place there, frankly, is a lot. That’s great news for the valley.
The Old High School Community Center has come a long way since Twin Valley...
“Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so...
Monday’s meeting with the Wilmington Planning Commission,  selectboard, and members of the public was ostensibly to talk about the proposed changes to Wilmington’s flood hazard regulations. There was certainly plenty of talk, with concerns being raised about a host of issues in the new...
Into every life some rain must fall. 
Usually when your car windows are down. 

-Langston Hughes  Sure, the use of a little rainfall as a metaphor is a bit cliché.  But, this spring has gone beyond metaphor and into a damp reality.  Honestly, is anyone happy with...
News this week that a judge has thrown out a challenge to Act 46 forced school district mergers should not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has followed the ups and downs of education laws over the past two decades. The decision shows once again how difficult it is to challenge the state’...
Last week we reported on a meeting of Twin Valley Middle High School administrators with parents and students. The meeting was an effort to update the community on how the school is doing with developing its proficiency-based learning education system.  
PBL is the latest innovation in...
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...

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