Editorial

Last week’s edition had a couple of stories that, while independent of one another, continue to weave together the rich tapestry that makes up the fabric of the community.  
What is that tapestry?  Part of it is how the valley is a great place to raise children. 
Those two stories...
Tuesday’s River Valleys school district annual meeting in Wardsboro (see story on page A2)  was another example of participatory government alive and well in this little corner of Vermont. Turnout was solid, voters had questions and concerns, and board members were prepared with answers. 
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“Teach your children well ...”
Saturday is Earth Day, the annual celebration of the planet.  It also represents a continuing call to action  for people of the world to realize the threats posed to the Earth’s well being. Earth Day was established in 1970 to point out the threats to the...
School choice is something that evokes a lot of passion in Vermonters. Understandably so.  
Vermont has one of the most unusual choice systems in the country. Depending on the town or school district, there might be choice for students and families from pre-K all the way through high...
During the past few weeks, we’ve reported on the ongoing investigations into racial harassment at Twin Valley Middle High School. 
One investigation, by the US Department of Justice, resulted in  an agreement with the Twin Valley School District that spells out a number of steps  Twin...
“If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?” 
– Swami Satchidananda  It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Who’s to argue with that? We have...
What a difference a week makes.  It was just days ago the region was digging out from one of the biggest snowstorms in many years.  For 36 or so hours, the world around the valley slowed to a crawl for many, and came to a halt for others, as the snow clogged roads, dropped power lines, and...
This is Sunshine Week, March 12 to 18. We’ve written quite a bit about Sunshine Week in this space, and government transparency in general.  Why? Because government at its best serves the people, not the other way around. Sunshine Week, as its website declares, “Aims to promote open government...
To the editor:
If you read the recent Deerfield Valley News you know that the Food 4 Kids program of the West Dover Congregational Church, Loose Knit Group (LKG), received the largest donation ever for the program from the Vail Epic Promise chairlift auction.  Thanks to Susan and Peter...
For most towns around the valley, Town Meeting is in the books for 2023.  Following two years of uncertainty over the future of Town Meeting, driven by pandemic-related health concerns over large gatherings of people, voters were more than willing to get together in a room to talk and vote.  ...

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