People & Places

VTDigger has long featured In This State, a weekly column that celebrates Vermont culture and people.

YWP: Swing

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “Swing” By Erin Bundock, a 17-year-old high school senior from Shelburne.

Mobile replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial aims to heal Vermonters

Mobile replicas of the Vietnam memorial have helped Americans better understand and honor those that served, said one general, and brought a positive change in the sentiment toward veterans and those who wear the uniform.

Golfers raise money for vet groups in southern Vermont

Editor’s note: This article is by Edward Damon of the Berkshire Eagle. It was first published in the Bennington Banner on Oct. 1, 2015. MANCHESTER — Area programs that help veterans in southern Vermont have received some help from a recent golf tournament. The Vermont Wounded Warrior Committee’s fourth annual golf tournament raised $67,000 for […]

Dwyer agrees to tear down that wall in Thetford

Former gubernatorial candidate Ruth Dwyer settles with town officials on the removal of a 60-by-24 wall she built to block her view of a newly constructed home across the road.

Extreme Long Trail run is focus of new documentary

Vermont-raised ultramarathoner Nikki Kimball is set to share a documentary about her 273-mile quest to race the nation’s oldest hiking path in record time. It shows in Brattleboro, Rutland and Williston this week.

Vermont poet wins $625,000 ‘genius grant’

Ellen Bryant Voigt of Cabot is one of 24 MacArthur Fellows to receive a no-strings-attached award “to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society.”

YWP: Fall Fantasies

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Fall Fantasies” by Ella Staats. a 15-year-old writer from Burlington.

Video of lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lipton

More than 400 journalists, students and members of the public attended Lipton’s lecture entitled: “Lobbying in America: White Hats, State Troopers, Ski Resorts & Buckets of Money.”

Photo slideshow: Sen. Patrick Leahy records Pope Francis’ visit

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, an avid photographer, shared these photos of the papal visit to the White House.

Vermonter says halting global warming begins at home

Even the most committed environmentalist might consider a book titled “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis” to be “out there.” But its author is confident as he explains how it starts “in here.”

Vermont bishop to serve as pope’s U.S. media aide

The Very Rev. Christopher Coyne, leader of the state’s Roman Catholic Diocese, will assist Pope Francis on this week’s trip to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

CEO of Vermont Electric Co-op comes out as transgender

“What I used to experience as a burden, I now recognize as a gift. Being transgender has helped me recognize and be more compassionate toward those who are marginalized,” said Christine Hallquist.

YWP: Apples

This week’s Young Writers Project is “Apples” by Sophia Cannizarro, a 15-year-old home-schooler from West Glover.

Vermont veterans find event has unexpected payoff

The Vermont Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament raises money — and awareness of the challenges of local life after global military service.

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