People & Places

Muslim Girls Making Change bring slam poetry to Rutland

Their poems range from the personal to political and historical. “Wake Up America” chronicles a series of crimes committed against Muslim Americans since 9/11.

YWP: ‘Philosophies’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Philosophies” by Fiona Goodman, 13, of Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Literary Festival offers a read on the times

The weekend event’s 80 novelists, poets and nonfiction writers addressed everything from presidential politics to climate change to Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for literature.

Then again: An unpolished public speaker brought a long losing streak to an end

Theory became reality in 1958, when the almost unimaginable happened and the Democrats finally retook a statewide office with the election of a political novice, William Meyer.

Rutland supporters of refugees rally

The public debate over resettlement may be over, but divisions within the community remain.

YWP: ‘Graveyards Are For The Living’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Graveyards Are For The Living” by Amy Plambeck, a student at St. Johnsbury Academy who lives in Waterford.

A Vermonter’s ‘Greek Epic’ on the American dream

Nationally known garden writer Gordon Hayward’s new book looks at the legacy one immigrant family built in the Green Mountain State.

New organization hopes to spark hut-to-hut skiing in Vermont

Two men behind the effort say it could provide an economic boost, not to mention a great time.

Burlington bike path ballot item targets rail crossings

The question raises the possibility of using eminent domain or another legal mechanism to run the path across private land.

Then Again: A Senate race that took a bitter turn

In 1826, two candidates squared off in the most intense campaign Vermont had seen, and still ranks among the most rancorous in state history.

Interest in drones surges in Bennington

Relatively inexpensive “off the shelf” drone models have camera, flight programming and monitoring capability.

YWP: ‘Prayers’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Prayers” by Ella Staats of Burlington.

Former Catholic Bishop Kenneth Angell dies at age 86

The onetime leader of the state’s largest religious denomination kept the faith even after losing his brother in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and facing a decade of headlines about diocesan scandal and consolidation.

Then Again: A trailblazer’s journey to the top of Vermont, and beyond

Back in 1818, announcing your intention to climb one great big mountain was weird enough. But two great big mountains? You’ve got to be kidding. Alden Partridge was serious.