Editorial

For the past few years, we’ve been reporting on a number of issues related to the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union and the school districts within it.  The union includes the towns and schools of Halifax, Readsboro, Stamford, Searsburg, and the Twin Valley district of Whitingham and Wilmington...
“Yes, one of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of it. There is only one thing certain about it, you are certain there is going to be plenty of weather.”
Mark Twain Remember back a month or so ago?  When Vermont was being pummeled with a number of...
The Vermont Senate did something rarely seen in this state. At a hearing Tuesday it voted down a gubernatorial appointee to a cabinet position.  In a 9-19 vote, the Senate denied Gov. Phil Scott’s appointment of Zoie Saunders as secretary of education (see story on page A????). 
That alone...
The Vermont Legislature is heading toward the finish line for 2024.  As is the case every spring, Vermonters have to  keep their heads on a swivel to follow all of the pending legislation and where it is going. There is a virtual tornado of bills swirling around at the Statehouse right now, as...
Recent reports about a federal appropriation of $2 million for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center comes as welcome news.  The money, secured by the efforts of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Peter Welch and their staffs, will be used to help the regional hospital system establish a rural medicine...
Last week’s edition had two different reports, one from Dover and one from Wilmington, about how  officials in those towns are trying to deal with short-term rentals.  They provide an interesting contrast in how neighboring towns hope to get their regulatory arms around the proliferation of STRs...
“It’s never overreacting 
to ask for what you want and need.” 
Amy Poehler  Sometimes life lessons are best learned outside of the classroom.   That may have been the case a week ago when two Twin Valley Middle High School student representatives asked for equal access to sports...
It was just two weeks ago we wrote about Sunshine Week, an initiative that points out the ongoing need for government transparency and accountability. 
It appears the Wilmington Selectboard missed the point of that editorial.  A report we published a week ago about a selectboard meeting...
Vermont is famous around the world for its seasons.  There’s ski season, when skiers, snowboarders, and other winter sports enthusiasts flock to the state.  Then there’s foliage season, when thousands visit the state for leaf-peeping, apple cider, craft fairs, and all the fall bounty Vermont...
This is Sunshine Week, an effort by news media and partners across the country to build awareness about open government and the importance of transparency.   According to its website, “Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and...

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