Editorial

The country was once again sent reeling this past weekend, following the horrific shootings at a Buffalo, NY, grocery store. Ten innocent people were murdered during the rampage of an 18-year-old young man who embraced hatred and white supremacy, much of which he allegedly found online during the...
Well, that settles it.
On Tuesday, voters in Wilmington went to the polls to vote, again, on allowing retail cannabis sales in town.  Voters once again approved the sale of cannabis, by a bigger margin than the first vote in March. 
For anyone who had their doubts that the March...
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness … the great enemy of clear language is insincerity. Where there is a gap between one’s real and one’s...
It’s Town Meeting season! Again!
This week kicked off round two of the 2022 Town Meeting season. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the Vermont Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that, as in 2021, that allowed municipalities and school districts across the state to postpone their...
Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. This is the 52nd iteration of the day, which was christened in 1970. It is billed as the birth of the modern environmental movement and was at the beginning seen as a way to raise awareness of the negative impacts of pollution mankind has imposed on the Earth....
Based on available data of transmission, severity, reinfection, diagnostics, therapeutics and impacts of vaccines, the group reinforced that the BA.2 sub-lineage should continue to be considered a variant of concern and that it should remain classified as Omicron. The group emphasized that BA.2...
A week ago we reported on the successful petition for a reconsideration vote on Wilmington’s Town Meeting approval of retail cannabis sales. For those who missed it, voters approved the broad concept of cannabis retail sales by an Australian ballot vote in March. That vote had 173 in favor and 85...
Friday is the first of April, also known as April Fools’ Day.  As regular readers of The Deerfield Valley News know, it’s also the time for us to publish the annual “Deerfield Valley Snooze” edition.  We hope you have as much fun with the finished product as we do putting it together. It’s an...
“Poor March. It is the homeliest month of the year. Most of it is mud, every imaginable form of mud, and what isn’t mud in March is ugly late-season snow falling onto the ground in filthy muddy heaps that look like piles of dirty laundry.” Author and blogger Vivian Swift may have hit on the...
The late British prime minister, Winston Churchill, once wrote “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  
Churchill, as much as any politician and leader of the 20th century, knew the ramifications of not paying attention to history. His own personal story included...

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