MLK offers perspective
This week will be significant for two things, at the very least. Monday is a national holiday commemorating and remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Friday, Donald Trump will be s...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Year heating up
Less than a week into the new year, and already things are heating up in the Vermont political world. As we went to press this week, Phil Scott was being sworn in as the next governor of Vermont. I...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopeful that new year brings fewer highs, lows
Wow, here it is, just about 2017. The new year will have a difficult time topping much of what happened this year. What a year 2016 has been. Perhaps, in many ways, it will be better if 2017 doesn’...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news, bad news
As is often the case, there was some good news and bad news that went around the valley this past week. First, the bad news. As correspondent Emily Blake reported in last week’s edition, residents ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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We work best together
“I think history is continuous. It doesn’t begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paper’s founders built a strong foundation
“We’re off!” Those words were the headline across the top of the front page of the very first edition of what was then called the Mount Snow Valley News. That issue was published 50 years ago this ...
Dec 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tuesday offers chance to do more than shop
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving has been the traditional start of the holiday season, something that was originally meant to be one of offering thanks for the good in our lives and to share those bountiful feelings w...
Hoping for a good winter
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Here it is, mid-November, and the temperatures are about to drop toward seasonal averages. Many will take that as a sign that winter is not far off. As a matter of fact, cold temperatures hit for a...
Can’t predict the future
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
If Tuesday’s surprising election results prove anything, it’s that nothing is certain in this world. Donald Trump’s stunning win over Hillary Clinton shows that voters in this country were certainl...
School choice under fire
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s been a very important school choice issue that’s been lost on many during the leadup to next week’s elections. The Vermont State Board of Education has proposed new rules that could bring a...
The time to speak up is now
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
While most voters are focused on the upcoming presidential and statewide elections on November 8, and rightly so, there’s another round of votes on the horizon that should be paid attention to as w...
Strange days, indeed
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who pay attention to political races and how candidates are doing, it’s been a very interesting and somewhat strange election year. While most of the political airspace has been dominated...