March 20–April 2, 2019

Craftsbury Filmmakers Produce a Gem

Craftsbury Filmmakers Produce a Gem

Farmer of the Year Sets Stage for Future Projects By Irene Racz The late writer and director Nora Ephron famously said that “everything is copy.” Kathy Swanson, a Craftsbury resident who hails from Minnesota, appears to have come by that notion intuitively. For as long as she can remember, she has written down anything that […]

Town Meeting Day Roundup—Energy Efficiency Charter Change Narrowly Passes

Town Meeting Day Roundup—Energy Efficiency Charter Change Narrowly Passes

By Tom Brown Mayor Anne Watson said voters got their message across with the narrow victory on Town Meeting Day of a city charter change proposal. Residents were almost equally divided on granting the City Council the authority to set and enforce energy efficiency standards in homes and businesses, approving the charter change proposal by […]

Fresh Greens Grow in Barre Warehouse

Fresh Greens Grow in Barre Warehouse

By Carl Etnier At a time when most Vermont gardeners are perusing catalogs,   or maybe planting some starts, Jake Isham and Greg Kelly are harvesting and selling basil, romaine lettuce, and a salad mix. And they’ve been doing it all winter, inside a former granite shed in Barre. The goal for their company, Ceres […]

Smart Plastic Strategies in Farming

By Patrick Sullivan Plastic use on most farms and gardens across Vermont is ubiquitous. Because caring for the environment is one of our core principles at Ananda Gardens in Montpelier, it is a complex and contradictory issue. We have been exploring caring for the environment since we started growing food more than a decade ago, […]

U-32 Claims Two State Crowns—Boys and Girls Nordic Teams Dominate

U-32 Claims Two State Crowns—Boys and Girls Nordic Teams Dominate

By J. Gregory Gerdel When Dan Voisin volunteered to step in as a one-season coach for the U-32 Raiders’ Nordic ski team, he was aware of the team’s talent and appreciative of the coaches who have nurtured that talent through several years and multiple sports at the school. That development was realized this year when […]

A STATE OF MIND: The Golden or Gilded Years

By Larry Floersch When my mother in law retired in her mid 60s, she sent my wife a letter (yes, she was that old-fashioned) in which she proclaimed it was the best time of her life. About 10 years later she sent my wife another letter that began, “Remember when I sent you that letter […]

LETTERS: 3.20.19

To the Editor, As a girl in the ’80s and ’90s, I grew up with a strong sense that my body was my own and that I could make decisions and choices about when and how my life as a mother would begin. This right to freedom and control over my body and life have […]

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