Editorial

January 1 is days away, and Monday evening revelers will ring in 2019 and everyone will start off the new year with a clean slate of goals and resolutions.  With our tongue firmly planted in our cheek, here are a few New Year’s resolutions we’d like to see:
Jim Barnes resolves to buy a...
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year...
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...

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