Editorial

Friday is the first of April, also known as April Fools’ Day.  As regular readers of The Deerfield Valley News know, it’s also the time for us to publish the annual “Deerfield Valley Snooze” edition.  We hope you have as much fun with the finished product as we do putting it together. It’s an...
“Poor March. It is the homeliest month of the year. Most of it is mud, every imaginable form of mud, and what isn’t mud in March is ugly late-season snow falling onto the ground in filthy muddy heaps that look like piles of dirty laundry.” Author and blogger Vivian Swift may have hit on the...
The late British prime minister, Winston Churchill, once wrote “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  
Churchill, as much as any politician and leader of the 20th century, knew the ramifications of not paying attention to history. His own personal story included...
Anyone who was in the valley or around southern Vermont this past Monday evening experienced a taste of the extreme weather that much of the country has been dealing with this winter. The wind howled for a number of hours on Monday, blowing down branches and full trees, knocking out power in many...
“Community members need to challenge their school boards to do better.” 
-Curtis Reed, head of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity, made that statement to a reporter in a January 20 article about racial bullying and harassment at Twin Valley Middle High School. In doing so...
Tuesday, March 1, is Town Meeting day across the state. Vermonters will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on a variety of issues.   
Well, at least in normal times Tuesday would be Town Meeting day. But, as with many things during the past two years, COVID-19 has disrupted how...
We’ve been hearing quite a bit about how difficult the pandemic has made it for students, especially in primary and secondary schools. COVID lockdowns, remote learning, quarantine absences, and changing guidelines from state and federal officials have made the past two years extremely difficult...
Local governments have had to make some difficult decisions in the past few weeks in terms of how they will go about their Town Meetings.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, the big decision was whether to postpone Town Meeting to a later date instead of the traditional first Tuesday in March or not...
Yesterday was February 2. That means it was Groundhog Day.  Everyone knows the story, how a groundhog (known as a woodchuck here in Vermont) comes out of its hole and predicts the coming of spring by either seeing its shadow or not. If it sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its...
“In my 21 years in public life, there has never been a more transformative moment. We have, within our grasp, the chance to combine good ideas, thoughtful legislation, and unprecedented financial resources into a better, brighter future: Where there are good jobs, affordable homes, and every...

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