Early mornings find me at Windswept Farm in Williston, where I board my Shetland pony, along with 24 horses. Social distancing requires tight scheduling so that only two or three mask-wearing boarders are there at any one time and no visitors are allowed.
April is a funny month. And, not just because it begins with April Fool’s Day and ends on National Hairball Awareness Day. It’s no laughing matter, people. Just ask Cat Benatar, who’s curled u…
As a female small business owner of a Vermont handcrafted creative business, every day is unpredictable, but 2020 gave “unpredictable” a new meaning. The year started out better than I could h…
The Pierson Library, under the direction of Kevin Unrath, surveyed registered borrowers about their satisfaction of the library during this difficult year.
As faith leaders from diverse theological backgrounds and denominations, we represent a variety of beliefs and viewpoints on complicated, moral issues. We write today as one religious communit…
The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity welcomes the news that the state will be vaccinating people experiencing homelessness beginning next week.
It has been a busy week in the “virtual” Vermont State House as it was the last week for bills to pass the House so that they can be considered by the Senate in the second half of this session.
Native pollinator plants have long been ignored in our landscapes, but that’s changing. They are by nature, hardier, better adapted to climate change and provide critical habitat for wildlife.
A lot has already been said about the recent shootings of six Asian women and others at spas in Atlanta — that it was shocking but not surprising, that it was the predictable result of a year of hate spewed by political leaders, that it doesn’t have to be totally racially motivated to be a hate crime and can in fact be the product of racism and misogyny and fetishization all at the same time, that it was the result of lax gun laws that allow the violent to act on their worst impulses.
In the wake of the fatal shooting in Atlanta on March 16, in which six of the eight victims were Asian women, I was devastated and shocked by the appalling violence against people of Asian heritage.
We, the undersigned Vermont students, wish to convey the urgency for the passage of S.53, an act relating to exempting menstrual products from the Vermont sales and use tax.
I climbed to the top of Mt. Philo to see the magnificent view of the Champlain Valley from the top of the cliff face—the pastoral farmland in the foreground, the beautiful lake stretching north and south, and the Adirondacks on the horizon.
Aunt Sadie held my left hand tight. She knew the secret entrance. Walking briskly past the man in dark blue pants with the Ringling Brothers logo on his shirt she stuffed a wad of bills into his hand and kept walking.
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