EB-5 scandal causes some local apprehension
The news out of the Northeast Kingdom during the past two weeks hasn’t been very good. Two ski area operators, Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros, have been charged with blatant misuse of EB-5 investor ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old school solution vital for long-term plans
Taxpayers and town officials in Wilmington have a bit of a conundrum to deal with. It centers around what to do with the former Twin Valley High School building and how to meet the goals of the pla...
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more tolerance for trolls on our website
Well, it finally happened. The camel’s back has broken. The Deerfield Valley News has removed the ability to post anonymous comments on our website. This wasn’t something we did in haste, or took l...
Apr 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee a good option for Wilmington
Wilmington’s selectboard is considering forming a committee to advise the board on what to do with the revenues from the town’s 1% option tax. The tax generates significant revenue for the town and...
Mar 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lack of high speed keeps this kingdom forgotten
Last week’s front page article about uncertainty surrounding concerns over Vermont Telephone Company’s wireless Internet service had a familiar feel to it. Once again, rural Vermont communities are...
Mar 24, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nothing worse than a death by a thousand cuts
While it is not unusual for school budgets to be voted down at Town Meeting, this year saw only a handful across the state. Readsboro was one of only 11 towns or school districts in Vermont, and th...
Mar 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A loss for the valley
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The announcement this week by Ann Manwaring that she will not be running for a sixth term in the Vermont House is a loss for the valley (see story on page 1). Not only for the people of the towns s...
Presidential possibilities?
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuesday was Town Meeting day for most communities in the state. Voters across Vermont had their say not only about local issues, but also had their chance to weight in on national politics. By hold...
Democracy at its best
Feb 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Town Meeting and Vermont’s presidential primary are just around the corner on Tuesday. While to some it may just mean a day of no school or tiresome political advertising on the airwaves, the day t...
Area population decline is a continuing concern
Feb 18, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a single paragraph in the middle of last week’s article about the upcoming Town Meeting in Wilmington that bears closer scrutiny. In discussing the town’s move of the meeting to the Twin ...
Primary results no joke
Feb 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you hear the one about two guys from New York who head up to New Hampshire? One’s a Jewish social Democrat who made his name in Vermont politics, and the other is a rich real estate developer w...
Celebrating 25 years
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
It was 25 years ago this week that the Valley News had its last change of ownership. On February 1, 1991, Vermont Media Publishing Co. Ltd, run by Randy Capitani and his partner Bob Edwards, took o...