Arlington Aims for Renewal

In my other life I work for a local community access television station based Рhandily for me Рjust a mile or so up the road from Christmas Days. GNAT-TV Рshort for GREATER NORTHSHIRE ACCESS TELEVISION Рis one of about 25 so-called...

Decorating ideas for Christmas

OK, OK, we know – it just turned Spring last week. And not a moment too soon. It’s been a long winter here in Vermont, at least if you’re not a skier or snowshoe enthusiast. Or maybe your thing is shoveling snow. Whatever. For the rest of us,...

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...