Editorial: DeSantis, culture wars, and politics perpetuating grievance

It’s hard to ignore Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Republican firebrand and likely presidential candidate leading the nation’s third most populous state.

Climate Matters: Too late for business as usual

Do you remember when Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” came out? I saw it in a crowded movie theater almost 20 years ago. Recently I wondered how our local climate data in Vermont look now compared to then. Quick answer: things have gotten worse. 

Ways of Seeing: Bolivia trip offered thrilling sights

My family takes a trip together nearly every year. Once the trip is over we immediately look forward to the next one.

Jessie Raymond: Some never see my capable side

For the record, I am not incompetent. 

Letter to the editor: Kramer earns election support

Chris Kramer stands out to me because he has been deeply involved in board issues over the last four years.

Letter to the editor: Lawton launched water sampling

I am writing to thank the Addison Independent and Marin Howell on a generous article regarding my involvement and retirement from Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative. 

Letter to the editor: Migrant workers poorly depicted

I am disappointed at the Addison Independent’s decision to publish the Jan. 12 article “Local migrant worker cited for helping Mexicans cross border without papers” by Mike Donoghue, which struck me as dehumanizing in its portrayal of migrant workers from … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bridport woman announces run for ACSD seat

Bridport is a town many talk about around here, but not as many folks really know.

Faith Gong: How to be an undertaker

Our family said goodbye to two remarkable women this past December: My grandmother and my aunt died within two weeks of each other.

Editorial: Sheriff reform needed; not so easy to do it

A bill introduced last week to reform the way Vermont sheriffs operate is a step in the right direction, and sorely needed.

Ways of Seeing: Reflecting on Dr. King’s dream

Equality is not equity. Dr. King made this point repeatedly. He argued that while white Americans were acquiring free land in the American West, Black Americans, Asians, and Latinos were cultivating that land with zero or little compensation.

Building the library of the future: Libraries enhance our workforce

I’ve noticed that many politicians talk about the importance of preparing America’s labor force for the future, and I’m always a little surprised that they leave public libraries out of these conversations.

Editorial: Of Ukraine and budget deficits

If there is a silver lining among the thousands of individual tragedies, it’s that Ukraine has been thrust into world consciousness not as a country flawed by corrupt government officials, but for its bravery, resilience, pride of country and love of free … (read more)

Climate Matters: The Knoll is a place of nourishment and wellbeing

Founded by students in 2003, the Knoll, Middlebury College’s educational garden, has become a vitally important center of climate justice, resiliency, education and community nourishment.

Opinion: Working as a page at Ilsley Library

When I was little, my mom would take me to the library at least twice a week to pick out books, but as I grew up my time spent there became less and less. Until now. 

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