People & Places

With old words, Vermont translator mines new wonder

David Hinton, one of the most lauded current English translators of classical Chinese works, marks Monday’s Lunar New Year by revealing the relevance of his latest title, “I Ching: The Book of Change.”

YWP: ‘Self-portrait as a Butterfly’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Self-portrait as a Butterfly” by Luna Isham, a student at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury.

Rumble Strip Vermont: Inside DCF

Three DCF caseworkers talk about what it’s like to have a job where the lives of children and families are at stake.

Kim Elizabeth Gale obituary

The beloved wife of Jeff Danziger, passed away quietly early January 26 morning, after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Windham County historic sites get state support

Vermont Historic Preservation Grants have been awarded to 12 projects including three in Windham County, where funding will support renovation of a nearly 200-year-old meeting house, an African American homestead, and a former station on the West River Railroad.

YWP: ‘The Bird that Dared to Sing’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Bird that Dared to Sing” by Katherine Duan, an eighth-grader at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Rod Clarke, longtime Vermont journalist, dies at 77

The stalwart of United Press International’s Montpelier bureau in the 1970s and 1980s lived a life as colorful as the news he covered.

Vermont bookstore finds its ‘New Voices’ echo nationally

Chester’s Misty Valley Books, set to host its annual day of debut authors Saturday, has introduced readers to dozens of onetime up-and-comers ranging from National Book Award recipient Colum McCann to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout.

Photo gallery: U.S. Paralympic Nationals at Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Twenty athletes from the U.S. and Canada participated in four days of racing at the Northeast Kingdom cross-country ski center.

YWP: ‘Noises at Night and Their Effect on Children’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Noises at Night and Their Effect On Children” by Hannah Frasure, an eighth-grader at Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne.

Is Vermont the whitest state in the union?

Diversity experts say it’s more multicultural than stereotypes would suggest. The census shows the number of black Vermonters has doubled in the past 15 years.

Q & A with groundbreaking folk artist Janis Ian

John Killacky, executive director of the Flynn, interviews Ian about her life, work and audio performance of the novel “Patience and Sarah” about two women who fall in love in 19th century New England.

YWP: ‘China Doll’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “China Doll” by Olivia Howe, a 10th-grade student in Brattleboro.

Chief justice who made Vermont history now writes it

Jeffrey Amestoy, author of the historic 1999 Vermont Supreme Court ruling that granted marriage rights to same-sex couples, has penned his first book — about a swashbuckling fighter for the common man.

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