Fair time in the valley
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are o...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunkin’ Donuts causing a stir: Petition pitting neighbor against neighbor
Shortly after we ran a front page article about a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise planned for a gas station in Wilmington, an online petition was started in opposition to the plan (see story on page one)....
Aug 14, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building a better mousetrap
Last week we reported in not one, but two separate articles about how local school officials are dealing with the requirements of Act 46, the new education reform law that sprang out of House bill ...
Aug 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a longshot
Brandon Riker’s run worth supporting
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Have fun, help OSEC
This weekend folks will have the opportunity to hear some good music and help a good cause at the same time. The Wilmington Fund VT is holding its annual barbecue and concert fundraiser on Saturday...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's summer, don't miss out on all the fun
Once in a while it’s important to just take a step back and enjoy the things that one might normally take for granted. There is so much to do around the Deerfield Valley, but oftentimes people get ...
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja Vu all over again
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to digital access, Southern Vermont is still the “Forgotten Kingdom”
Independence for many
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the exten...
Park problem raises concerns, bigger issues
Jun 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Wednesday, a group of concerned parents and children parked themselves squarely in front of the Wilmington selectboard and asked them to make the town better. It wasn’t a really bold request, ...
Way to go, graduates
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Graduation season is upon us. Mid-May to late June sees schools big and small send their students on to the next level of education, or out into the world beyond school. From elementary to middle s...
Thoughts on what a "21st Century education" entails
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
While we’re on the subject of schools, education, and graduation, 2015 is in many ways a watershed year, particularly in our primary and secondary schools. A landmark education reform bill passed t...
Run, Bernie, Run
Jun 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In June 1978, Bernie Sanders addressed the Wilmington High School graduation ceremony. Who in the audience that day would have guessed that the radical young politician, who was three years away fr...