Editorial

Free Speech Week starts Monday, October 22, and runs through Sunday, October 28.  Free Speech Week is a non-partisan, non-political, weeklong commemorative event, now in its 13th year, which aims to raise awareness of free speech and a free press in the United States.
According to its...
Last week we had a short article about the Wilmington to Wilmington relief effort.  Basically, it was about a local business owner, Shelley Lockyear, who put together a GoFundMe web page seeking support for hurricane and flood victims in Wilmington, NC.  Last month, Hurricane Florence tore...
Sunday kicks off the 78th annual National Newspaper Week, a recognition of the service provided by  newspapers and their employees across North America.  This year, as much as ever, the week stands as a way for newspapers, journalists, and the staff that supports them to tell their story about...
To the European, a Yankee is an American.
To an American, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
To a Vermonter, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie
     for breakfast.
And to a Vermonter who eats apple pie for breakfast...
A week ago we published a story about an innovative program being developed by Southern Vermont College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The program hopes to fend off a looming nursing shortage at SVMC by creating what is essentially a feeder program at SVC.  The college will educate...
Here we are in 2018, almost three decades since the World Wide Web was spawned, and more than four decades since early cell phone systems went into service. Despite that lengthy history, why is it so many parts of Vermont have little or no reliable access to either of those services?
That...
“To say there’s local control, that’s the cruel illusion.”
When attorney James Valente spoke those words in Windham Superior Court Wednesday afternoon (see story on page A1), it pretty much summed up the feelings of many about how much say local towns and school districts have over their...
Recently we’ve run a series of articles reporting on how the community is trying to deal with the opioid epidemic and how addiction is affecting the valley. While many may not see it in their day-to-day lives, opioid addiction has hit home and members of the community are rallying to do something...
It’s back to school season. In the next few weeks schools around the region and across the country will be starting up for the new academic year.  Whether kindergarten or college, there is something special and exciting or perhaps even a bit frightening for students as they head into that first...
Today, newspaper editors across the country are penning columns in response to President  Donald Trump’s ongoing broadsides against the press.   This editorial joins hundreds of others in response to a call from the Boston Globe for newspapers large and small to comment in their editorial pages...

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