Celebrate our migrant neighbors at a new fall festival in New Haven

Have fun in the fall and get to know more about migrant farmworkers in Addison County at this Oct. 1 festival.

In tick country, take care when raking lawns

There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing leaf litter at this time of year. Some people believe in leaving leaf litter as natural mulch on perennial beds and to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Others believe in removing dead leave … (read more)

Judith’s Garden: The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is surely Vermont’s most beloved season.  For me, the early morning view across the misty valley to nearby Mount Moosalamoo, alive with the colors of fall — reds, yellows and oranges — is a sight I will treasure all winter.  And, as I walk through … (read more)

Fall high school sports are delayed

MONTPELIER — As a measure to protect high school athletes from COVID-19, the Vermont Principals’ Association has floated a proposal to wait until the state’s public schools open in late August or early September before fall sports practices begin. The Ver … (read more)

College reopening prompts mixed reactions

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s initial plan for reopening its campus this fall, which was released on Monday (read the story here), has so far garnered mixed reviews. “It’s tricky because things are in flux and the picture is still coming into focus,” … (read more)

ACSD schools prep for in-person classes

MIDDLEURY — While the 2019–2020 academic year ended for most Vermont students just last week, Addison Central School District officials are already busy studying how in-person classes could be reconvened in ACSD buildings this fall. Gov. Phil Scott ordere … (read more)

Eric Davis: Colleges should go online this fall

Should colleges and universities resume in-person, on-campus instruction this fall? Leaders of most higher education institutions say they plan to do so, while adding that their decisions will be largely driven by public health considerations.  A few inst … (read more)

Lessons in listening: Gratitude for fall opportunities

As a native Vermonter, I am no stranger to the beauty of fall. Just as I delight in the opening of an early spring flower or the first dusting of light snow, I continue to be awestruck by the autumnal display of our tree friends. Each year they gift us wi … (read more)

Autumn adds a touch of drama to Lemon Fair Sculpture Park

SHOREHAM — Every July, when the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park in Shoreham opens for public use, the fine summer light seems to clarify every detail of the large-scale artwork gathered there. Colors pop. Reflective surfaces sparkle. Dark shadows emphasize dens … (read more)

Guest editorial: Fall foliage is worth millions to Vt. economy

From mid-September to mid-October, Vermont’s Green Mountains transform into a vibrant landscape of gold, red, yellow and orange. It’s the ultimate fall foliage destination, with over one million visitors traveling to Vermont in the month of October alone. … (read more)