People & Places

Repeating the past in hopes of changing the present

More than 20 Vermont communities are set to host public readings of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Independence Day oration to shed light on current issues and inequalities.

YWP: ‘Accidentally Losing My Identity’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Accidentally Losing My Identity” by Fiona Goodman, 13, of Brattleboro.

Rainbow Family begins arriving at Green Mountain National Forest

This is the 45th gathering and upwards of 20,000 people are expected to come to the Green Mountain National Forest. Traffic will peak toward the end of June and beginning of July.

Homebrew Festival to return to Bennington for second year

Editor’s note: This article is by Derek Carson, of the Bennington Banner, in which it was first published June 22, 2016. BENNINGTON — The second annual Four Corners North Homebrew Festival will return to Bennington the first weekend in August, bringing with it 60 different beers to taste, live music, and entertainment appropriate for the […]

Debating over a different sort of gun show

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s “Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns” exhibit, in the planning for almost two years, sparks questions as it arrives two weeks after the nation’s deadliest mass shooting.

Winooski city manager steps down

Winooski city manager Katherine Decarreau announced Monday that she will be resigning to take a job with the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union.

Weston celebrates its big small-town cornerstones

The community of 566 residents, joined by a gaggle of state political candidates, hosted a weekend anniversary party for the Weston Playhouse and Vermont Country Store.

YWP: ‘Dear Senator Leahy’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry by Ella Staats of Burlington is about the Orlando shootings.

Vermont film on same-sex unions marks success, ongoing struggle

The documentary “The State of Marriage” is debuting on national cable, satellite and on-demand venues just as the country’s worst mass shooting confirms the fight for equality isn’t over.

Thousands attend vigil in Burlington for Orlando victims

Leaders of Vermont’s LGBTQ community, faith leaders and politicians addressed a crowd that Burlington Police estimated was close to 2,000 from the steps of City Hall, during a vigil organized by the Pride Center of Vermont.

Rumble Strip Vermont: Six parents. Six DCF stories

This podcast offers a close look at what it’s like to be a parent inside the DCF system. To have your choices, your lifestyle, your living circumstances under the microscope of a state agency that’s capable of taking away your children.

YWP: ‘Furious’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Furious” by Dan Gregory, 16, of St. Albans.

Featured Readers

An auditor and a treasurer. Meet Doug Hoffer and Wendy Wilton.

Sign of the times makes a statement

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center hopes to send a message by installing a billboard in the first state in the nation to ban them.