Editorial

“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
Martin Luther King Jr.   Much of the country and the world has been struck by lightning over the past two weeks. When Minneapolis police detained and eventually killed George Floyd, that incident became the lightning strike that ignited...
Vermont has passed an important milestone in its attempts to return to some semblance of normal.
The Memorial Day weekend, always seen as the kickoff to the summer season, this year also serves as a significant mile marker along the pandemic highway. It was the first major holiday weekend...
Memorial Day is a day for honoring the men and women who have given their all in service for our country. This year we think it appropriate to honor not only those who have served in the armed forces, but those who have been in the front lines during the current response to the coronavirus...
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”
Sun-Tzu, “The Art of War” Towns in the area that rely on summer events as key components of their local economies face some difficult decisions in the coming weeks. One example, as reported a week ago, is Wilmington. The selectboard will...
This week top officials noted how important it is to have the entire state of Vermont wired for high speed internet access.
Hoo, boy, we’ve heard that one before.
Again, a leader is calling for the buildout across Vermont. This time it was Congressman Peter Welch. From politicians...
It takes a shocker of a news story to cut through the buzz about all things coronavirus. But that’s exactly what happened a couple of Fridays ago when Vermont State Colleges chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced the four-school, multiple-campus system was in dire financial straights.
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Lisa Loomis is editor of the Valley Reporter in Waitsfield and president of the Vermont Press Association In the midst of this time of self-isolation and social distancing during COVID-19 our lives have changed in so many ways that it’s hard to keep up.
A lot of these changes have been...
“We’re not declaring victory, and we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are seeing some daylight. We’ll only continue to see these positive numbers if Vermonters remain committed to social distancing, staying six feet away from others, wearing masks, and washing hands a lot. If we continue to do...
Earlier this week we were asked why we would run a controversial letter to the editor. We ran one last week, and found out rather quickly that it was upsetting to many readers. That letter, about the current coronavirus pandemic and its origins, generated a number of letters in response.
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If there was any hope the shutdown in Vermont and around the country was going to end sooner rather than later, that has effectively been put to rest by the events and decrees of the past week.  
It wasn’t very long ago that President Donald Trump said he was “hopeful” the worst of the...

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