Planning never done
“Six years ago, Vermont faced one of its most impactful natural disasters when Tropical Storm Irene caused major flooding across the state. Our response and recovery – from the state and local gove...
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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EB-5 needs a fresh start
News this week that the federal government is shutting down Vermont’s EB-5 regional center shouldn’t have been shocking to anyone who has followed the ups and downs of the state’s program during th...
Aug 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education reboot needed
While many readers with children of school age may be giddy with anticipation, and most children of the same age certainly don’t want to acknowledge it, school is just around the corner. With the i...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch a way of looking out for one another
In last week’s issue we reported on a group of Whitingham residents who are forming a neighborhood watch. This is being done in response to a string of burglaries that have taken place along Merrif...
Aug 10, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating the sweet goodness of blueberries
It’s blueberry festival time here in the Deerfield Valley. The time when many things in the valley turn a lovely shade of blue, when people come together to celebrate that little berry with the dee...
Jul 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unable to bear reality
“We give (bears) the reason to come around homes, which is a fundamental reality that absolutely needs to change. The primary challenge that remains is getting the message out to a broader audience...
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New manager, strong leader
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Wilmington is in the middle of the hiring process for a new town manager. Nothing would make us happier that to see that person be a strong leader who can carry out the directives set by voters and...
Only a matter of time
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Saturday evening saw torrential rain come down around the region. While there was little damage done locally, save for high water in lakes and streams, there were roads washed out around the larger...
Act 60 at 20: Where does Vermont go from here?
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Act 60. The law was signed by then-Gov. Howard Dean at a ceremony in Whiting, the hometown of Amanda Brigham. It was her name that was attached to the landma...
Valley rallies to help
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Every now and again we’re reminded about some of the reasons why living here in the Deerfield Valley is such a great experience. That happened once more this week following a terrible fire in Jacks...
Tough Mudder still relevant
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Speaking of stepping up, a few thousand athletes will be stepping up, jumping down, getting soaked, crawling around, and basically abusing themselves in the name of a good cause at Mount Snow. This...
Club needs to rebuild the confidence of community
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
In last week’s issue and again this week, we’ve been reporting on some financial woes that have beset the Hermitage Club. Basically, the club has fallen behind on property tax payments to the towns...