Barbara and Shawn Thompson-Snow used to think they could live out the American Dream.
With good jobs and college educations, in their early 50s they seemed set for a happy ending. Ahead of them stretched a few more years of full-time work — then the chance to cut back to part-time, to travel and enjoy life.
Five college loans later and with a second kid still in college, that now seems like a laughable fantasy. They might as well try flapping their arms and flying from their Lincoln home to the top of Mt. Abe.
The Addison County Relocalization Network and the Addison Independent present our second annual Guide to Local Food and Farms, featuring a producer directory, profiles, features and more.
You can read it here, or pick up a print copy in various locations throughout town.
As part of an ongoing discussion on education reform between Addison County residents and Middlebury College, we're providing community members with a platform to discuss this intricate issue. This week's discussion revolves around the following questions:
Do Addison County and the rest of the US need to reform their education systems? If so, why? And, how might education reform proceed?