SpIN to celebrate 25 years with a walk and award

The Spirit In Nature Interfaith Paths organization will celebrate its 25th Anniversary May 12 by giving its Eco-Spirit Award to the Pollinator Pathways founders.

Letter to the editor: Questions on Snake Mt. work

I was appalled to read the letter from J. Beamish about the destruction on the east side of Snake Mountain due to what looks like unwise logging that has already occurred and is ongoing, so I decided to have a look this morning.

Letter to the editor: Proper autumn garden care can help pollinators

Fall is the time of year we generally begin to put our gardens to bed. I have recently changed my garden practices considerably since learning that our gardens can be important havens for pollinating insects and other wildlife during every season of the y … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Managing invasives crucial to pollinator habitat

Here in Addison County, people are celebrating National Pollinator Week June 19-25 with garden tours, book displays at libraries, and more. 

Letter to the editor: McGill will work hard for Addison-5

Does it matter if someone running for the Vermont State Legislature states publicly that the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen?

Letter to the editor: There are easy ways to help pollinators

Pollinators have become the new “buzz” word in the last several months.  We now have National Pollinator Week, June 20-26!

Letter to the editor: Doria, McCallum social justice vision vital to ACSD

In addition to being local parents and educators, Joanna and Jamie are committed to a vision for a just, multiracial democracy that works for all.

Letter to the editor: CO2 an issue with city burn?

I have one question about the plan by the Vergennes City Fire Department to conduct a planned burn of the building at 40 North Street (“City Firefighters Plan Training Burn,” Addison Independent, May 6, 2021).Has anyone considered how much carbon dioxide, … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Kramer supported in quest for ACSD board seat

I support Cornwall resident Chris Kramer for the At-Large School Board seat in the upcoming Addison County School District election on Town Meeting Day March 2. His name will be on the ballot in every town and citizens in all member towns can vote for him … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Departure from ACSD difficult but necessary choice

There are many things that trouble me about the ACSD consolidation plans. Recent coverage in the Addison Independent addresses many of the issues that concern me as a resident of Weybridge and a member of the ACSD community. By contrast with the ACSD proc … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Climate change is another reason to back McGill

This election cycle, I plan to vote for Jubilee McGill for the Vermont House seat to represent the towns of Bridport, New Haven, and Weybridge. Here’s why: Jubilee’s opponent is Harvey Smith, my current state representative. He has shown this session that … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Global Warming Solutions Act should be passed

I am writing to thank Senators Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy for their vote earlier this year for the Vermont Global Warming Solution Act (GWSA). I am wondering where my Representative, Harvey Smith, stands on this bill since he was absent the day of the vote … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Helpful resources available for avid gardeners

Thank you for the recent feature article on gardening. As a long-time backyard vegetable gardener, I have also noticed the increased interest in gardening during this time of staying close to home during the pandemic.  Gardening in Vermont is not for the … (read more)

Opinion: Climate action would help all

Listening to Gov. Phil Scott on Vermont Public Radio recently as he mounted objection after objection to proposals to combat climate change, I kept thinking, “He’s missing something!” For every proposed climate solution suggested to him by callers and the … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Methane leaks are a real menace

Many of us have a tendency to pretend that what we don’t see can’t hurt us. This is unfortunately not the case with methane leaks coming from natural gas and oil refineries. This harmful, invisible gas is flowing freely into our atmosphere. The New York T … (read more)