Letter to the editor: A look at migrant workers through a climate prism

As to “playing a vital role in the health of the state’s agricultural industry” let’s put sympathy momentarily aside and have a cold, hard look at an underlying problem. 

Mexican migrants share stories of their journey, life in Vt.

For many of Addison County’s Latin American migrant farmworkers, the road to Vermont is a difficult one. The journey is expensive, dangerous and often means leaving behind your family and community without the guarantee that you will return. 

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)

Local migrant worker cited for helping Mexicans cross border without papers

An undocumented immigrant from Addison County has been indicted by a federal grand jury for helping eight other undocumented Mexicans after they crossed the international boundary into Franklin County, federal court records show.

New Haven celebrates its migrant farm workers

Through a series of events this fall, New Haven residents have been making an effort to listen to and celebrate a part of the community that often goes unheard — migrant farm workers.

Editorial: New Haven’s promising path to embracing migrant workers

For the past several months the town of New Haven has embraced a program to connect with migrant farm workers in its community. It’s a model other Addison County communities might want to consider.

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 o … (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)