Editorial

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...
Just in case readers haven’t noticed, it’s an election year. Of course, there is much focus on the presidential election. Understandably so given all that is a stake with the future of the country and everything.
But there are also statewide elections on the horizon, and those elections...
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their...
On Tuesday evening the combined selectboards of Wilmington and Dover signed off on a marketing plan crafted by the bi-town economic development marketing committee and the chamber of commerce (see story on page A1). While not new, as this is the third year the two towns have funded a joint...
“We’re in denial of the African holocaust. Most times, people don’t want to talk about it. One is often restless or termed a racist just for having compassion for the African experience, for speaking truth to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trades, for speaking truth to the significant omission...
Vermont is slowly returning to a more normal world, or at least a world that is more open than what we have experienced during the past three months. Gov. Phil Scott continues to “turn the spigot” on the economy, as he likes to say. More and more business sectors are being allowed to reopen....

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