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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: Beef Cow to Auction

Commentator Jill Vaughan sold her dairy cows a couple of years ago after a lifetime of milking. Beef cows still graze on her farm's pastures. It's still not easy to say goodbye.  Go to full article

Commentary: High Resolutions

Commentator Jill Vaughan has made her New Year's Resolutions, but they're not the 'eat less' or 'exercise more' variety. They're much grander, and if she keeps them, much more rewarding.  Go to full article

Commentary: Hunger & Obesity

More on the decades old 'war against hunger'. A report this week said more people are in need and food donations are down. Meanwhile, obesity is a growing problem among the poor. Commentator Jill Vaughan makes a connection.  Go to full article

Commentary: College 101

College freshman across the country are full of excitement and apprehension at this time of year. Commentator Jill Vaughan remembers lots of confusion in her introduction to...  Go to full article

Growth, Vegetable & Human

Tractors, gardeners, plant nurseries...a lot of energy goes into growing things in the North Country. Commentator Jill Vaughan sees correlations between two kinds of growth:...  Go to full article

Commentary: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Mother

Years ago, a book was published, called The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. Commentator Jill Vaughan never read the book, but in the week leading up to...  Go to full article

Commentary: Cars

Cars are a means of transportation and a form of self expression. Commentator Jill Vaughan's mechanically inclined family takes cars and trucks seriously.  Go to full article

Commentary: Tax Cuts and Hope

In Washington, lawmakers continue to wrangle over President Bush's proposed $726 billion in tax cuts. The senate voted to support half that amount as the country is at war...  Go to full article

Commentary: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is about romance. But for commentator Jill Vaughan, the holiday's always been more about craftiness than love.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ice Storm Anniversary

Where were you five years ago? Holding a flashlight, huddled around a heater? Commentator Jill Vaughan remembers the Ice Storm, and how the scars have healed.  Go to full article

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