editorial
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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja Vu all over again
When it comes to digital access, Southern Vermont is still the “Forgotten Kingdom”
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Independence for many
“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...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park problem raises concerns, bigger issues
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, ...
Jun 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Way to go, graduates
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...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thoughts on what a "21st Century education" entails
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...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run, Bernie, Run
Jun 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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...
H.361 doesn’t fill the bill
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin will sign the new education reform bill, H.361. The bill became the most controversial bill passed by the Legislature this year, in part because it has the potential ...
Vietnam vets deserve respect this year, always
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Memorial Day marks a special milestone in history. Last month saw the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Given that marker in time, now more than ever is the time to pay respect to...
“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”
May 14, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Twin Valley School District has a communication problem. Board members and administrators acknowledge as much, and have made improving communication a top priority. District leaders deserve credit ...
Bill has too many flaws
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Vermont Senate is about to pass a seriously flawed piece of legislation. And rural communities, small schools, and property tax payers across the state will pay the price for those flaws if, or...
The greatest atrocity may be forgetting about Dachau
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then the...