editorial
Change of seasons brings many changes with it
Monday is the first day of summer. While that day, June 20, marks the physical and chronological change of season, there are also some emotional and metaphysical transformations that take place wit...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A problem of capacity
This week’s article about the Hermitage Club and its issues with permit delays points to an ongoing problem in government that receives scant attention, except from anyone trying to obtain those pe...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old school opinions
One thing that’s great about living in a small town is that people who have strong opinions often get the opportunity to express them and often have them taken seriously. Take the former high schoo...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor all who served
“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For ...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget cuts cause concern
Last week’s front page story about senior meals in Jacksonville being in jeopardy of cutbacks or outright elimination should be unsettling for a number of reasons. First and foremost because a deca...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature goes home
For anyone who pays attention to such things, history will likely recall the 2016 edition of the Vermont legislative session as one known more for the things it didn’t do, rather than what it did d...
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debt problems are real
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has scored a lot of political points in his run for the Oval Office by talking about the overwhelming financial burden students loans have ...
No shotgun weddings
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Act 46 may drive many communities across the state into shotgun marriages with other towns, by forcing them to consider merging school districts. The idea of the law is that by merging, larger dist...
EB-5 scandal causes some local apprehension
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Old school solution vital for long-term plans
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
No more tolerance for trolls on our website
Apr 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Committee a good option for Wilmington
Mar 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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...