Opinion

Two-and-a-half years ago, Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law that renamed Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day in Vermont. For many in Vermont that was a big moment in this little state’s history, because it completed an effort to correct the historical record of one of the country’s more...
Well, now we know.
When Vail Resorts took over ownership of Mount Snow as part of the $264-million purchase of the 17 Peak Resorts properties in 2019, questions were raised about how much long-term interest Vail might show in the local area.
Would Mount Snow continue to be a...
To the Editor,
During the pandemic months, the GA Motel Program ensured that every Vermonter in need of shelter got a hotel or motel room at no cost, providing stability and safety to the most vulnerable Vermonters during a crisis.
However, in July, the motel program transitioned...
To the Editor,
The professional organization that represents fish and wildlife departments nationwide, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, has called for a transformation to meet the changing times. However, those who head up the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department seem stuck...
To the Editor,
“Nobody should try this…”
Hugh Keelan spoke to a small audience at the Retreat Farm, a mix of Sunday picnickers and opera lovers, in the shade of a large modular fabric shelter with a row of music stands and an electric piano.
“We have this ambition to do a...
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...
To the Editor,
The Whitingham Selectboard with the Parks Committee would like to address concerns about a recent event at Town Hill Commons.
The park has been and continues to be open to the public with free access, no permit required.  Large events are on a first come, first served...
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When the Wilmington Old Home Week Committee started meeting in September 2018 we hoped to put on “the party of the decade.” Although it took a year longer than we expected, we believe we did exactly that.
From the Thursday kickoff bonfire and bluegrass jam session at...
To the Editor,
In the last few weeks of the session, two committees in the House and Senate were at an impasse over a bill that was important to both sides. One colleague kept saying to me in increasingly exasperated tones, “Their position doesn’t make any sense. We could clear this up in...
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...

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