Editorial

A little more than a week ago Vermont opened its primary and secondary school doors.
Well, some schools opened more than others, as it turns out. Given the current coronavirus pandemic and the assorted efforts to keep it under control, that shouldn’t have been too surprising. What we’ve...
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”...
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”
  -  Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is Labor Day. This year more than most is the time to stop and thank workers everywhere for their efforts during the past months. As the year began, who knew what kind of curve balls were going to be thrown...
There’s been quite a lot of discussion, and anger, around the country about police departments and their roles in the community. While the discussion is not new, it has been intensified this summer by a number of incidents that have gained national attention for how a police encounter can go...

Above, Cliff Duncan stands on a ladder while hanging a banner in 1982 in Wilmington. A planned KKK rally brought out many locals in opposition to the racist group. Below, another banner that was displayed by anti-KKK protestors. The banner points out some of the racial injustices are still flash points today. File photo
“Hate does not grow well in the rocky soil of Vermont.”
That slogan was first coined in 1982, as the Ku Klux Klan was readying for a rally in Wilmington. How the people around the valley responded to that rally, by counter-protesting the KKK with a large, peaceful showing of force, has...
Tuesday was primary day in Vermont. As election day results go in Vermont they were pretty much as expected. Most of the incumbents and favorites won statewide races, although there were some underdog wins, and it would appear that mail-in voting was a success and not the overwhelming disaster...
On Tuesday, voters in Readsboro will cast ballots in a special vote that will go a long way toward determining the future of how children are educated in two valley towns. The vote is not a referendum on the future of the school in Readsboro, at least not directly, but instead voters must decide...
Like so many things, voting in 2020 will be a completely different experience for many in the valley, across Vermont, and around the country. Driven in large part by the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a big shift across the country to move away from in-person voting and to voting by mail. ...
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve reported on how local school districts are planning to restart in-person attendance for the fall semester. We’re excited to see that most primary and secondary schools in southern Vermont will be open come late August. It’s a necessary step to make in...
With all the talk about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy, there’s an easy way for people to help out local businesses here in the valley, while saving a few bucks in the process.
The Shop Local Program is a joint promotion sponsored by the towns of Wilmington and...

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