In March of 2020, our world was turned upside down with the global pandemic. A microscopic virus spread around the earth, making people very sick, and sadly, too many friends and family members were lost. The global pandemic shut down entire economies, kept children at home and changed lifes… Read More ⇒

How wonderful are the warm days where the sun shines and you can go outside wearing a light jacket instead of your arctic parka. There are still cold nights that crust up the puddles until the sun breaks the ice again in the morning. Red-winged blackbirds can be heard making their familiar “… Read More ⇒

Goodbye, and good riddance to 2020.  You have cost us much economically, socially, and personally.  Most of us lost or knew of someone we loved or knew fondly during your 365 days. Those we lost may not have died directly because of the virus unleashed around our tiny planet, but our ability… Read More ⇒

This article presents a brief overview of how the economy is reportedly doing in this uncertain “recovery” from COVID, and how national trends are echoed in our north country area. As of time of this writing, the first week in October, the economy is starting to grow again, slowly, with a lo… Read More ⇒

You may hear new terms applied to agriculture and farming, “regenerative” or “restorative” agriculture. These terms are cropping up, describing new thought processes on farming methods that have been around many decades and the importance of soil to our environment. It is important to think … Read More ⇒

It is always important to have estate planning documents in place to face the unknown that the future holds. During a pandemic like the one the world is facing now, it is even more important, one may argue essential, to have the proper estate planning documents in place. Generally speaking, … Read More ⇒

Each year, the United Way throughout the world runs a fundraising campaign to highlight problems and inequities in communities and proposes programs and plans to address the challenges that we face. This year is much different. The circumstances that have brought us to this point in time hav… Read More ⇒

Environmental law matters frequently involve an overlap and interplay between legal, scientific, and business concerns. Translating science into policy and policy into law and the resulting enforcement or interpretation of the law by government agencies and the courts can leave people and bu… Read More ⇒