Every day is Children’s Environmental Health Day

The health of our children is at stake. That may sound hyperbolic, but the evidence is clear – despite many advancements in the field of children’s environmental health, today’s children face an epidemic of illness and chronic diseases linked to … Continued

Economic development in the local food economy

Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace. When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets, or CSAs. What … Continued

Cider Day Book Sale and Silent Auction Thank You

Dear Editor, A heartfelt thank you goes out to all those involved in helping make this Cider Day book sale and silent auction a success.  You braved the rain and wind to protect the books and worked hard on the … Continued

Vermont is not wavering on clean water

By Julie Moore Despite the Scott Administration’s commitment to restoring Vermont’s waterways and funding clean water initiatives, recent news stories have contained inaccurate information and given the false impression that we’re decelerating our efforts. This is simply not the case. … Continued

Be a good neighbor, please don’t dump

Dear Editor, When the Ludlow and Cavendish transfer stations recently increased their fees, our donation shed saw a steep increase in unusable donations we cannot resell – especially those made at night and on weekends when the store is closed. … Continued

Cavendish Snow Fleas thanks supporters

Dear editor, The Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas thank all who came out to our annual Pig Roast on Oct. 7. The clouds and rain did not stop folks from attending, as this year we served over 130 dinners! We … Continued

Rotary thanks everyone who made fall festival a success

Dear Editor, The Rotary Club of Chester thanks all who helped to make Fall Festival a successful weekend for Chester. The Festival drew good crowds into Chester on Sept. 16-17. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester village to celebrate … Continued

Mountainside House appreciative

Dear Editor, As our summer comes to a close we would like to send a very special thank you to the ladies from the GFWC Okemo Valley Women’s Club for planting annuals and perennials as well as some shrubs here … Continued

Just for the record …

By Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos Recently, Ethan Allen Institute President Rob Roper posted an op-ed with the inflammatory, sensational title, “So Second Home Owners Can Vote in Vermont?” Perhaps as intended, Mr. Roper’s attention-seeking commentary caused significant confusion … Continued

On the horns of a dilemma

The Harvard Forest has spoken: the pace of land conservation in New England must triple. The “Wildlands and Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities” report, released Sept. 19, hits the reader with a startling fact: “Development eliminated 24,000 acres of forest each … Continued

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