Health exchange: not your father’s Ford, or is it?
Anyone attempting to access the Vermont Health Connect website this week was greeted with the following message: “VermontHealthConnect.gov is unavailable for a period of extended maintenance. If yo...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor needs to lead, not wait on the sidelines
On Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin stood near the shore of Lake Champlain and declared he was launching his campaign for reelection. Huh? We thought the governor was already running for reelection. Aft...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irene given little fanfare, but storm not forgotten
Last week, an anniversary of sorts passed by with little fanfare. We’re not sure how many readers noticed, certainly more than a few did. We’re talking, of course, about the third anniversary of Tr...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fruits of labor not sweet
Monday is Labor Day, a holiday that has its roots in the labor struggles of the 19th century. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland declared the first Monday in September as Labor Day, to pay tribute...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote in the primary
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin While we don’t necessarily a...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New name for an old school
There’s been a lot of focus recently on the newly-renovated Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham, for obvious reasons. What was once named Whitingham School, then renamed Whitingham Element...
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No reason for groups to paper over history
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes those of us in the world of journalism become our own worst enemies. There are some in our industry who feel the need to fabricate news, or at the least go searching for stories that aren...
Completion of school projects fulfills a promise
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Major construction at Twin Valley Middle/High School will be wrapping up over the next month. When it’s finished students from Whitingham and Wilmington, as well as tuition students from around the...
Festival a testament to collective effort
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
What do you get when you cross a grass-roots effort to organize events with a small, delectable fruit that only grows for a short period in the summer? The easy answer, and the correct one, is the ...
Grega suit was expected
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
New this week that John Grega has filed a civil suit claiming wrongful imprisonment shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone who follows such things. As Mike Eldred’s article on page 1 explains, ...
Generosity a core principle of valley residents, guests
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week we ran a front page story about a fundraiser for a local woman who is recovering from brain cancer surgery. The basic thread of the story was that her friends rallied in support of her, a...
Keep the momentum
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Over the years, The Deerfield Valley News has been a pretty strong cheerleader for economic development around the valley. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, in our opinion, and supporting good devel...