Tuesday offers chance to do more than shop
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...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoping for a good winter
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...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t predict the future
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...
Nov 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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School choice under fire
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...
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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The time to speak up is now
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...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strange days, indeed
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...
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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There is a big rip in the fabric of the community
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s an old saying that bad news travels fast, and often comes in threes. So it appears to be, as Vermont and the Deerfield Valley have been rocked by some difficult news in the past two weeks. ...
More than beautiful
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” -Henry David Thoreau In last week’s editi...
Incomplete assignment
Sep 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
When Act 46 was drafted in the Vermont House, there were a number of items included in the bill that were meant to radically change public education at the primary and secondary levels in Vermont. ...
Some irony in protests
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
Earlier this week, state and local officials, business executives, and others gathered on a remote ridge in Searsburg to ceremoniously mark the groundbreaking for a new wind-power-generating instal...
Restaurant Week a great new event for the valley
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
But diversified economy still long-term goal
Never forget
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve....