Editorial

“Many and sharp the numerous ills
Inwoven with our frame;
More pointed still, we make ourselves
Regret, remorse and shame;
And man, whose heaven-erected face
The smiles of love adorn,
Man’s inhumanity to man,
Makes countless thousands mourn.”...
September is a month of many things. The excitement of the back-to-school days settles into a regular routine for students, the weather begins to transition from summer heat to fall cool, the foliage begins its colorful transition, and the daylight hours dwindle.  
A few other things are...
Monday is Labor Day, our national holiday to celebrate the working men and women of the country.  Labor Day weekend is also seen as the traditional end to the summer season, as students head back to school for their fall semesters and the summer vacation season winds down. 
Labor Day has a...
Vermont has a worker shortage.  The signs are all around. Ask anyone in Vermont who owns or manages a business about their staffing levels, and the answer will basically follow the same theme:  “We can’t find enough people to fill our open positions.”
While much of the evidence pointing to...
A week ago reporter Lauren Harkawik wrote about a new program being developed by the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation.  It is a four-part series call “SoVT Get on Board” and designed to mentor people who are interested in volunteering for community boards and commissions.  The series...
Our hearts go out to fellow journalists in Kansas. Readers who follow national news have likely seen or heard reports about a police raid on the Marion County Record.  
If you missed it, here’s a report from National Public Radio that offers a good synopsis of what happened: 
“The...
Frustrations have been voiced by many people over the reaction of a couple of Wilmington Selectboard members to a report and recommendations from a housing study committee.  That group was charged with coming up with some reasonable solutions to help improve the availability of long-term rental...
Last week we reported on an ongoing permit application in Wilmington.  It was the second development review board hearing concerning  permits for Adams Farm.  The farm is seeking permission for three short-term rental properties, two recreational vehicle campsites, and space for two food trucks...
For the next 10 days folks around the valley will be seeing quite a bit of blue just about everywhere they turn.  Of course we’re talking about the annual Vermont Blueberry Festival, which kicks off this weekend. 
Fifteen years ago organizers came up with an idea for a blueberry festival...
News outlets around the region have been swamped the past two weeks reporting about the flood waters that swept across Vermont on Monday, July 11.  Rightfully so, of course, as some areas of the state were hit as hard or harder than when Tropical Storm Irene hit in 2011.   
No doubt most...

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