Town Meeting, Part 2

Well, town meeting season has come and gone, and once again it was a great exercise in civil democracy. In my other life as a journalist, I got to cover several local town meetings and even got on statewide television, courtesy of the good folks at Vermont PBS, to...

Syrup time!

Ah, maple syrup. There may be a few more iconic symbols of Vermont, but right up there on the list has to be that sweet flowing stuff that fits so perfectly on top of waffles, pancakes or for that matter, any sort of breakfast-brunch comfort food. It tastes pretty...
Town Meeting

Town Meeting

The end of February and beginning of March signal the annual arrival of two important institutions in Vermont – the start of sugaring season and Town Meeting Day. Everybody who’s ever eaten a pancake knows something about maple syrup, even if you’ve...

President’s Day

It’s President’s Day weekend, and we’re back open. Throughout the rest of the winter and spring, we’ll be open Fridays through Mondays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. During our winter hiatus since Martin Luther King Day, we’ve been to a...

Building Towards the Future

While we’re still on our mid-winter hiatus, which come to an end on Friday, Feb. 16, when we reopen for President’s Weekend, it seems like a good time to ponder some longterm trends and local efforts by some of our area’s community leaders to adjust...