Can neighborliness fight off pandemic polarization? Vermont says yes.

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2021
From The Center
Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff

If you’re heading home and get stuck in a snowbank in Vermont, chances are a neighbor with a truck will stop and help. And if you live nearby, you might be helping your neighbor out of a similar jam some day. 

In the Green Mountain State, that’s not just an act of kindness – it’s the way Vermonters live. 

“There’s a sense that patriotism isn’t just about national interest. It’s also about how you contribute to community and place,” says Paul Costello, former head of the Vermont Council on Rural...

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