Editorial

Saturday, August 28, is the 10th anniversary of Tropical  Storm Irene slamming into Vermont. It was considered by many to be the worst storm to hit Vermont in more than 70 years or more, maybe the worst ever. Certainly it did as much or more flood and wind damage than any storm in recorded...
Anyone thinking about starting up a business in the Deerfield Valley should act quickly to take advantage of a great opportunity that won’t be around very long.
Last week the details of the Dover Launch business plan contest were profiled in a Deerfield Valley News report. The plan is an...
The inequitable formulas used for the distribution of school funds in the state of Vermont is something we’ve reported on numerous times over the past few years.  The formulas go back years in Vermont, but until recently there wasn’t enough of an outcry based on real evidence to change them.  ...
The coronavirus is still a threat throughout the country and around the world. Here in the United States vaccines have been very effective in reducing the impact of the virus on people’s health and are widely available. Most Vermonters, about 85% of those eligible, and most Americans (70%) have...
During the next two weeks the valley will get a much-needed shot in the arm, at least figuratively. Following a year’s delay, two of the signature events of the summer will held during the next 10 days.  
Valley residents and visitors are ready for a party.  It’s time to celebrate all the...
To the Editor,
Jake White’s death is a huge loss for Wilmington and this region. I got to know Jake White quite well over the many years we served together on the Wilmington Trails Committee. 
Jake was the quintessential model citizen and public servant. And in my opinion his...
To the Editor,
Consider: 26,000, $500, and two; 26,000 represents the number of Vermonters who remain uninsured, most finding health care coverage here unaffordable; $500 represents the approximate premium a 40-year-old Vermonter will pay per month to afford the cheapest plan on the market...
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal.  Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person.   Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we...
As reported in last week’s edition, high-speed Internet access is inching closer to becoming a reality in remote areas around the region.  The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District announced it has picked its commercial partners to oversee the last-mile broadband buildout to unserved and...
The past 15 months have brought unprecedented challenges as the state, country, and world have dealt  with the coronavirus pandemic. There have been numerous challenges that have been overcome, such as development of vaccines to slow the spread of the virus and keep people healthy.  As the...

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