Editorial

There is change in the air.  Days are growing shorter, nights are getting cooler, and believe it not, some leaves have already started to drop from their branches. 
This can only mean that the end of summer is near. It also means that back-to-school time is just around the corner. Of...
The recent announcement that Marlboro College has signed a letter of intent to merge with the University of Bridgeport was welcome news, albeit a bit surprising.  Welcome, because it means that the college has found a path forward to help it survive and, hopefully, grow in future years.
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Last week’s announcement that Peak Resorts, the parent company of Mount Snow, will be purchased by Vail Resorts seemed to take many by surprise.  For those who don’t pay attention to the business side of the ski industry, Vail is the world’s largest ski company, by a wide mile. With the Peaks...
Becoming successful in any kind of business venture is difficult. Businesses come and go all the time, both here in the valley and in the broader world.  There are so many ups and downs faced by businesses large and small, from staffing and payroll to marketing and budgeting and everything else....
It was noted author and humorist Mark Twain who said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”  We think there’s an apt lesson in that simple saying, one not lost on a local community. 
Dover officials last week signed a purchase and sale agreement for a 50-acre tract of land in West...
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness...
The governor came to the valley last week.  Gov. Phil Scott was here to sign a new telecommunications bill into law.  That he did the signing here in Dover, instead of in Montpelier or somewhere close to the state capital, made it a significant moment.
Scott visited because the bill, which...
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...

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