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Jill Vaughan is a writer, educator, and dairy farmer. She lives on her farm in the Franklin County town of Moira.

Commentary: invisible people

The tumbling economy is forcing more people to learn what it means to be poor. But there are many North Country residents who live in perpetual poverty. Commentator Jill Vaughan has spent a career working closely, intimately, with those people. But she doesn't see them much anymore.  Go to full article

Commentary: accidental conservationists

Sometimes things just don't turn out the way you planned. And sometimes that's not a bad thing. Jill Vaughan finds beauty in a far corner of the farm.  Go to full article

Commentary: Jill Vaughan Undocumented

Commentator Jill Vaughan didn't know whether she was an undocumented alien, or an illegal immigrant. What she did know was that she didn't have proof of citizenship. And the consequences echoed through the small and large passages of her life. This spring, chance allowed her to claim citizenship, and identity.  Go to full article

Commentary: Stretching Out

Commentator Jill Vaughan is stretching out - literally and figuratively.  Go to full article

Summer Morning Commute

No traffic jam...but a crowd of cows. It makes for a peaceful drive for commentator Jill Vaughan.  Go to full article

Commentary: Quilt Girl

Amish quilts are geometric pefecton...most of them. Commentator Jill Vaughan has an appreciation for one that doesn't quite measure up.  Go to full article

Commentary: Jill Vaughan

This summer, our commentator Jill Vaughan was invited to a month-long residency for writers and artists. She says most of her colleagues there thought of themselves as poor...  Go to full article

Commentary: Jill Vaughan

A story of commitment and renewal in the barnyard from commentator Jill Vaughan.  Go to full article

Commentary: Jill Vaughan on rural homelessness

We get up in the morning, know where the coffee cups are, shrug into a robe, and find our favorite chair to wake up in. We have a routine...and security. There's a whole...  Go to full article

Commentary: Who's to Blame?

Commentator Jill Vaughan acknowledges that we all hunger for closure and disclosure. She just wants to look forward as well as back.  Go to full article

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