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Folks of a certain age may remember a number of “end-of-the-world” events that were sure to cause massive disruption of life as we knew it at the time.  In each instance, prognosticators said major chaos was inevitable and likely unavoidable. 
Who can forget the Y2K computer glitch?...
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 
“The New Colossus” -  Emma Lazarus, 1883. “We cannot...
The school year is coming to an end, as local public schools wrap up this week. When students come back in the fall there will be some noticeable changes and, we hope, some not-so-noticeable changes.
The  noticeable changes will be the usual, numerous things that happen every year....
Last week we reported on the Wilmington Selectboard setting priorities for municipal improvement projects. They include expanding the town sewer line east to the SVMC Deerfield Valley health center, sidewalk improvement along East Main Street, improving digital connectivity, and revisiting plans...
Regular readers no doubt have followed the news about the financial woes of the Hermitage Club. From staff layoffs and unpaid vendors to bank foreclosures and lawsuits, the cash-flow difficulties faced by the club have been well documented.
But what hasn’t really been talked about is the...
Are Vermont schools a good deal or are taxpayers ponying up too much to fund a bloated system?  That is the dilemma many in this state grapple with on a constant basis.  Legislators spend hours debating what to do to make the state’s public schools at the primary and secondary levels more...
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row.
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.”
Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the start of the summer season, is...
On Saturday, the Vermont Legislature adjourned its 2018 session. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott sent a letter to legislative leaders calling the House and Senate back to Montpelier next week for a special session. Scott is calling that session to try and hammer out a budget deal more to his liking....
Here we are, in the first week of May. That means the end to Vermont’s annual legislative session is near. The closing date is scheduled for May 12 this year. By then, legislators should have bills wrapped up, final votes should be taken, and any bills that are passed should be on their way to...
“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it” 
Hunter S. Thompson As regular readers of The Deerfield Valley News will likely know, the Hermitage Club and owner Jim Barnes have been walking a tightrope at Haystack Mountain for...

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