Editorial

“On Monday, February 1st at approximately 9:30am the Department of Labor began receiving reports regarding discrepancies involving 1099G tax documents that were issued by the Department for unemployment insurance benefit purposes. Upon further review of the reports that were coming to the...
A week ago, we ran two front page stories in our print edition about Town Meeting decisions made by local communities. The contrast creates an interesting look at how communities will approach Town Meeting during the pandemic.
Dover decided to delay its Town Meeting, hoping that a May date...
With the arrival of the new year and the change of the calendar also came changes to the Vermont Legislature. While January is always the kickoff to a new legislative session in the Vermont Statehouse, this year is very unusual, to say the least.
For one, Vermonters saw a complete overhaul...
“A lie cannot live.”
Dr. Martin Luther King In just seven days people in Vermont, across the United States, and around the world have seen how much damage perpetuating a lie can cause.
President Donald Trump, refusing to accept defeat, continued to push his lie that the November 3...
Trump’s vanity, insanity responsible for inciting the attacks on the Capitol The attack on the US Capitol that took place in Washington, DC, on Wednesday is unprecedented in American history. There is no other time that a protest march turned into an assault on the halls of...
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
William E. Vaughan Whatever one’s outlook is, half empty or half full, there can be little doubt that 2020 needs to be put to bed. There is so much that has happened during...
“Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it’s important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know.”
Catherine Hicks...
A few weeks ago we wrote about the upcoming Vermont legislative session and how legislators need to take seriously the problems around education funding. In particular, we urged legislators to take seriously the “weighting study” report that came out a year ago.
That report showed that...
We would be remiss if we didn’t comment on the coronavirus pandemic and the history-making widespread rollout of an effective vaccine across the pond in the United Kingdom.
While it is certainly welcome news, we feel the need to join in the chorus reminding people that there is much work...
It’s budget season for towns and school districts around the valley and across Vermont, as officials lay out plans for the next fiscal year and beyond.
While budgeting can be a dry, boring process, it can also have real world ramifications. Budgets are essentially blueprints that lay out...

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