Free clinic rolls out COVID vaccine to farmworkers

MIDDLEBURY — Most people see the COVID-19 vaccine as a ticket to freedom, travel and reconnecting with friends and loved ones after 14 months of pandemic-forced seclusion. Consequently, the vaccine tends to be its own best advertisement. For the most part, “if you offer it, they will come.” But not always. There are hundreds of arms to jab at farms throughout Addison County. Yet those farmworkers’ busy schedules, a lack of transportation, and a reluctance by some migrant laborers to step outside the shadows … (read more)

Farmworkers’ rights activists target Hannaford

MIDDLEBURY / BRANDON — Activists gathered at the Hannaford grocery stores around the region, including around 20 in Brandon and many more in Middlebury — on Saturday, Nov. 2 to campaign for farm workers’ human rights. The event was organized by Migrant Ju … (read more)

Police investigate possible hate crime in Bridport

BRIDPORT — An activist group alleges that a group of people recently surrounded farmworkers’ homes in Bridport, shouting insults and firing guns. The group Migrant Justice has called on police to investigate, which they are doing. Following publication of … (read more)