Ways of seeing: Migrant workers are essential

The summer I turned 13, a friend told me how she made a lot of money picking strawberries. It sounded like a relatively easy deal, so my sister and I decided to give it a try.Lunch sacks in hand, we ferried to a nearby island and were loaded in the back of a large farm truck. A stern woman met us at the worksite, gave us our orders, and containers to pick into. We were each assigned a long row to pick. Good, ripe berries should go into the containers, but we were to remove all berries that were overripe or … (read more)

Migrant workers will benefit from new grant

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-based Open Door Clinic (ODC) has received a $14,594 grant through the Northeast Dental Foundation, money that Addison County’s free clinic will use in support of a University of Vermont study of the oral health of migrant workers. … (read more)

Champlain Orchards reopens to the public

SHOREHAM — After closing down more than a week ago to manage an outbreak of COVID-19 among its staff, Champlain Orchards is open again for pick-your-own apples. “It’s been quite a week here at Champlain Orchards, but we’ve all persevered thanks to the lov … (read more)

Letter to the editor: County helps migrant workers

I am heartened by my Addison County neighbors and faith communities that have extended hospitality to agricultural workers from other countries. It can’t be easy being a stranger in a strange land, working 12 hours a day, far from family. That’s got to ta … (read more)

Addison man charged with hate crime, targeted Migrant Justice

ADDISON — An Addison man has been charged with a hate crime, stemming from allegations he deflated the tires of a vehicle belonging to an employee of the organization Migrant Justice and left a voicemail at that nonprofit asking its representatives to sta … (read more)