Editorial

“Better living through chemistry” is an advertising slogan coined in the 1930s that held out the promise of modern science as way to make life better and easier for people.   The original phrase, “Better things for better living, through chemistry,” was used by DuPont Corporation to market...
It’s Thanksgiving, and we encourage everyone to take the time this weekend to consider the things they have to be thankful about. Those things may be big or small, but it is important to find the meaning in them. Regardless of everything going on in the world, we all have something to be thankful...
A press release sent out last week by the state treasurer’s office had some interesting statistics in it.  According to recent census bureau numbers, distilled by the treasurer’s staff, Vermont gained more than 17,000 new residents in 2021 and 2022.   That was a bigger influx of new residents...
Saturday is Veterans Day. We thank all the men and women for their service the country. It is because of their service and sacrifices, and of their families in support of them,  that the United States continues to shine as a beacon of freedom and democracy around the world. However imperfect this...
We’ve written quite a bit in this space about housing. In particular about the need for more affordable, long-term housing. The lack of affordable housing has had a direct impact on local businesses and the ability to attract and retain staff.  
Some businesses have resorted to purchasing...
For anyone who thinks that the world somehow passes us by here in this little corner of the world, nothing could be further from the truth.  We have traffic problems, crime problems, addiction problems, and a whole host of other real-world problems. Sometimes those problems are more Vermont-scale...
Last week we published an article about a noted folklore author who will be spending a weekend in Dover later this month, spinning yarns and telling tales about unexplained phenomena.  It’s all part of the buildup to Halloween at the end of the month. As most people know that is the unofficial...
The valley has been basking in a beautiful stretch of weather to start the month of October.  The days have been warm and sunny and the nights cool and clear.   This run of summer-like weather has been welcome to most, after a wild and wet summer.   
July and August brought near-record...
There is something that flies under people’s radar in the valley.  Or perhaps more to the point, not on the maps of many.  
What is that?  Well, it’s the poorly-kept secret that there are vast networks of trails in towns across the Deerfield Valley and around the region. 
Last week...
The town of Wilmington is looking for residents to round out a committee that will be gathering information about relocating the town hall.  As reported by Lauren Harkawik in an article a couple of weeks ago, town officials and committee members have a three-year charge to review potential...

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