Editorial

The Deerfield Valley has a housing shortage. 
That may seem counterintuitive, to think that the Deerfield Valley has a housing shortage.  After all, just drive up and down Route 100 or any number of side roads and there are hundreds of condos and second homes lining them. 
But for a...
While Vermont may be one of the healthiest states in the country, Windham County may be one of the least healthy parts of Vermont.  That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from a recent report completed by Grace Cottage Hospital, in cooperation with the Brattleboro Retreat and Brattleboro...
For readers who have been following the financial woes of the Hermitage Club, many would agree the next few weeks will likely mark a tipping point for the future of the club.  According to club president Harper Sibley, as reported here last week, the club is close to securing a $25 million to $30...
The holiday season is in full swing, and with this weekend being Thanksgiving we feel it is important to urge readers to give thanks to our local businesses.  In so many ways they are the backbone of the economy of the Deerfield Valley. 
One of the best ways to say thanks to local...
News this week that Whitingham’s education funding lawsuit against the state of Vermont  can move forward should be welcome in many communities across the state. 
Last Thursday, Windham Superior Court Judge Robert P. Gerety issued his opinion that the town of Whitingham could remain part...
A week ago we reported on another of an ongoing series of meetings about the opioid epidemic here in the valley, and what people are trying to do to deal with it. As part of that meeting, some of the people who spoke, including a mother who lost her son to an addiction-related death and a...
Well it’s over.  The midterm election cycle is done, more or less. The voters have made their choices. Nationally there were a number of surprises but statewide and locally not so much. All of the local incumbents were reelected, as were the candidates for statewide office. 
Perhaps the...
Tuesday may be a pivotal moment in the national politics, as this is one of the more tense election cycles we have seen in recent years. 
In many ways Tuesday’s midterm elections are referendums on the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.  No doubt the 2016 election result...
What kind of a cretin smashes jack-o’-lanterns carved by children that were on display in a park? And do it two days before Halloween?  Really? 
People should be asking these questions, and we have no doubt many are (see story on page 1).  That’s just a despicable act that can have no...
Election season seems rather tame in Vermont this year.  With the election less than two weeks away on Tuesday, November 6, there doesn’t seem to be much buzz around the state about it. 
The national media is focused on races for Congress and who will gain control of the House and Senate,...

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