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…

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.

It was March 19, a Friday. When I finished dinner, my mom walked over to ask me to watch the news with her. It was about the mass shooting in Atlanta.

The year is 2021. We are emerging from months of social dormancy. All of a sudden, online dating has become “virtually” the only way to meet people.

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.

When we plant a seed, we create a direct link between our ancestral past and our potential future.


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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