editorial
More to high school use planning than building
We’ve said for many years that finding a long-term use for the current Twin Valley High School building is a critical component of a revitalized Wilmington. That goal has taken another step toward ...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill no laughing matter
While a story in our annual April Fool’s edition lampoons school funding and consolidation in Vermont, in reality there are very serious changes being contemplated in the Vermont Legislature this s...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't dodge headline
rmonters who haven’t made decisions about their health care coverage have a big deadline looming. Saturday, March 15, is the cutoff date for open enrollment to receive coverage under Vermont Health...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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School budgets symptom, not cause of the problem
At Town Meetings around the valley and across the state, some of the most discussed items were school budgets and their effects on local and statewide property taxes. Suffice it to say that those d...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to see the forest
Last week we reported on some conceptual plans for a new, combined fire and police facility for the town of Wilmington. While the plans are just that, conceptual, they do start the mind wondering a...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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March is just around the corner. Which means it’s Town Meeting season.
The first Tuesday of March is the traditional day for Town Meeting. This year that day is March 4. Schools close, businesses pause, and residents head to their respective town halls or school gyms ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wage bill: think again
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese proverb Sometimes, when legislators are drafting a bill with the hopes it becoming law, ...
Clark deserves her due as all-time great
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
The Sochi Olympics open this week. Anyone with even a passing interest in the games should be able to find a a reason to cheer on the athletes who are competing, especially those with ties to our l...
Broken system needs fix
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
Vermont has a looming problem, one that many leaders in Montpelier would rather not talk about in direct terms. No, it’s not health care. That is certainly out in the public domain and well documen...
Community-minded folks needed for their towns
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the great things about living in a small state like Vermont is the accessibility of government. From the governor’s office on down to the local dog warden, Vermont politicians and officials ...
Remembering Martin Luther King
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
his past Monday was Martin Luther King Day. We have always felt it important to point out the important work the late Dr. King did for equality in this country. King, in many ways, was the embodime...
EB5 good for valley
Jan 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 350 350 recommendations | email to a friend
The news this week that Mount Snow’s redevelopment and expansion plans have been approved for EB5 foreign investment money should be seen as very welcome indeed. The influx of capital should be fel...