People & Places

Hartland man seeking to rename Mount Ascutney

Robert Hutchins wants to more accurately honor the traditional Abenaki. But there’s question as to what the mountain, which spans Windsor, West Windsor and Weathersfield, was originally called.

Turning a new page after hell and high water

Five years ago, Vermont bookseller Lisa Sullivan lost one business to a spring fire and another to a summer flood caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Today, in the Green Mountain town hardest hit by the 2011 deluge, she offers a true story of resilience.

YWP: ‘I Love You Sally’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “I Love You Sally” by Emily Smyth, of Craftsbury.

Newport man journeys across Vermont for social justice

Danny Perry is traveling more than 70 miles by wheelchair to protest opiate addiction and other issues.

YWP: ‘Race card discarded’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Race card discarded” by Nina Lam of Huntington.

Feeling the pull of history in a Kingdom spectacle

Nearly two dozen teams of oxen took the former Orleans County Grammar School back to its previous site, where it will be refurbished as part of the Old Stone House Museum collection.

Back-to-the-land secrets unearthed in new book

Vermont native Kate Daloz’s “We Are As Gods” weaves national history with local stories of wildlife and free love. So why is the press more interested in the Bernie Sanders revelation on page 146?

YWP: No more you

Elizabeth Martell, a freshman at Essex High School, writes about the sadness she feels after her grandfather’s death.

Green Mountains racial history isn’t black and white

Vermont may pride itself on being the first state to outlaw slavery, but the past is more complicated — and contributing to present-day tensions, scholars said this weekend at the Bookstock literary festival in Woodstock.

Rumble Strip Vermont: Life’s last chapter

In 2015, Bill Morancy elected to use Vermont’s Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act, or Act 39, to end his life, and he asked his best friend to help him. This is their story.

YWP: ‘Used To’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Used To” by Megan Smith of Hanover, New Hampshire.

Rutland area resident seeks to charter local NAACP chapter

Plans for a southern Vermont offshoot of the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization come after recent allegations of racism in the city Police Department and division over a proposal to host an estimated 100 Syrian refugees.

A portrait of a Vermont artist as a young man

Musician Gregory Douglass turns the challenges of a shifting economic and electronic landscape into the stuff of a new album — “an ode to being a creative person in the age of information.”

YWP: ‘A Word From a Proud Luddite’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “A Word From a Proud Luddite (Or Why I Don’t Like the Internet)” by Hannah Frasure, 14, of Shelburne.