February 22, 2021 Many Vermont towns are torn between the financial imperative to consolidate their shrinking student populations into larger nearby educational facilities and their deep desire to retain the cohesive value that these small community schools provide in their communities. The latter is not a function of privilege but rather of equity, as rich…
Author: Bill Schubart
Building a regional food supply system out of the pandemic
Opportunities lurk in every downturn. To recover and move forward, we must do more than scramble back to the past, we must ferret out and explore better and more secure ways to live and thrive.
Brave new world
The pandemic we’re muddling through confronts each of us both with life-threatening risk and prospective opportunities for renewal.
Death by cop
The last person Vermont executed
was Donald Demag on December
8, 1954. Demag committed two
robberies and killed two people while
Imagine a volleyball court with three
sides, a triangular net with equilateral
sides, three teams, and multiple balls being thrown back and forth between the three sides. This may help you see how the government, nonprofit and for-profit sectors juggle society’s needs.
Greta in Winter
This fall for only the second time in my life, I bought a new car. It’s an emission free Nissan Leaf. I named it Greta.
Winter driving: Are you ready?
I was hurt. I always thought of him as my friend. He couldn’t stop laughing long enough to utter a word.
Imagine if Vermont got immigration right
In a recent conversation with Governor Scott, one of his principle economic concerns was the gap between job openings and applicants.