Posts filed under: Essential Elements

Last July, shortly after president Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate accord, I wrote a piece for The News bemoaning the slow progress that has been made...
In the early evening, the five of us gathered in the still steamy plaza to enjoy a last dinner together. Our table was littered with plates of sautéed peppers, vinegary...
I would not describe my childhood as uniform, it was uniformed, beginning when I entered 1st grade at St. Bernard’s Grammar School for Girls. At first I was excited to...
Our readers share their thoughts on school, giving and construction. ...
Sandi Detwiler, Contributor Editor’s note: This column features a different guest writer each month who writes about comical musings, quirky happenings and other essential elements of getting through this thing called...
Beth Phillips, Contributor Editor’s note: This column features a different guest writer each month who writes about comical musings, quirky happenings and other essential elements of getting through this thing called...
Carol Alfred, Contributor With April’s Earth Day and May’s Green-Up Day fast approaching, I find myself more and more puzzled by a phenomenon I witness every time I leave my house....
Editor’s note: This column features a different guest writer each month who writes about comical musings, quirky happenings and other essential elements of getting through this thing called life. Care...
Susan Crockenberg | Contributor Always on the lookout for exceptional local food in an effort to support the Vermont economy and reduce transportation-associated carbon, Linda Hamilton introduced me to John...
Mary Van Vleck | Contributor Editor’s note: Please welcome Essential Elements, our new addition to The News! This column will feature a different guest writer each month who will write...