Education reforms will be a rocky road for the state
There’s been quite a bit of discussion around Vermont during the past year about the need to change how the state pays for primary and secondary education, and how schools and school districts are ...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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VY closure part of cycle
Every new year brings with it a certain transition. The new year brings not just a new placeholder in the numerology of how we track the rotations around the sun, but often real change as well. Las...
Jan 08, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Session set to begin
On Tuesday, January 6, the Vermont Legislature opens for business. While it’s only been two months since the November election, it seems like an eternity since voters went to the polls and made the...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is there a Santa Claus?
Sometimes, in this age of 24/7 news and instant communication, one might want to take a step aside and reflect on some of history’s more enduring words. Those that have true meaning, whether set in...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community rallies again
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston S. Churchill One of the best things about living in this valley is how people pull together in a time of need. This broad ...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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More opportunities to help out
Speaking of giving, folks in the valley have several opportunities this weekend to help out. Among them, Memorial Hall in Wilmington will host events geared toward helping folks in the community, o...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop local stores first
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Just in case anyone missed it, the holiday shopping season is upon us. Well, actually, it’s been on us for more than a month now. We feel it’s important this time of year to remind readers the impo...
Start with a blank slate
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Last week the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce rolled out the results of two year...
Hoping Peaks IPO can avoid previous problems
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Mount Snow opens for skiing this weekend, and for many in the valley that’s welcome news. As we like to say, white in November means green in December, as in an early start to the ski season often ...
Concerns about lack of respect by selectboard
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Regular readers of this paper who have been following the news out of Wilmington might be wondering what’s up with the town government there. In the course of the past nine months Wilmington has se...
Veterans' Day by another name
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On the 11th hour of the the 11th day of the 11th month, the war to end all wars was brought to a standstill. The year was 1918, and Europe and the world had been involved in the bloodiest conflict ...
Voters have their say
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
“We have faced our share of setbacks in the past couple of years, and I know people are disappointed in how I have handled some issues. I recognize I have work to do to regain the confidence of man...