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YWP: Salt and Pepper

Isaac Jenemann is an eighth-grade student at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Salt and Pepper” by Isaac Jenemann, an eighth-grader at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington.

Poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87

Pulitzer-prize winning poet Galway Kinnell died of leukemia at home in Sheffield on Wednesday. He was 87. Kinnell was famous for his lyrical style and unflinching, direct examination of the unpleasant and the profound. He won the National Book Award, according to his New York Times obituary, “for a body of poetry that pushed deep […]

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell to visit Norwich University Nov. 11

Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star U.S. Army general Colin L. Powell will give a a presentation at Norwich University on Veterans Day, on Nov. 11. Powell will deliver remarks for the Todd Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in Shapiro Field House. Powell has served four presidents as a military and diplomatic expert […]

In This State: Son of a slave became an orchardist, a legislator and more

William John Anderson started his orchard in 1911 on his father's farm behind Shoreham's St. Genevieve's Catholic Church. By the late 1920s Anderson's Diamond A Orchard had expanded along Route 22A and was one of the most highly regarded in the state. At one time Anderson was cultivating 3,500 trees. In 1935 he was elected president of the Vermont Horticultural Society. He had his own packaging plant, and in 1943 he harvested 40,000 bushels of apples from his orchard. Photograph courtesy of Shoreham Historical Society

Earlier this fall, the Shoreham Historical Society received a copy of a letter William John Anderson wrote in 1944 to a former teacher, a note of thanks that enriches our understanding of the African-American experience in one of the whitest states in the country.

YWP: Gone Spacewalking

Zoe Riell is a senior who is homeschooled in Poultney. Courtesy photo

This week’s entry from the Young Writers Project is “Gone Spacewalking” by Zoe Riell, a home-schooled senior from Poultney.

In This State: Progressive publisher Chelsea Green has found a novel way to success

Chelsea Green started out with one unlikely book back in 1984, an eco-fable called "The Man Who Planted Trees." Now co-founder Margo Baldwin has some 250 titles that cram the bookshelves at the publishing office in White River Junction. Photo by Andrew Nemethy

Vermont publisher Chelsea Green has been putting out books with a progressive view for 30 years now. After years of struggle to survive in its niche, today its books, practical to political, hot-button to how-to, are thriving and finding an eager audience.

YWP: Misunderstood

Fiona Sweeney is an eighth- grade student at Crossroads Academy. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Misunderstood” by Fiona Sweeney, an eighth-grade student at Crossroads Academy.

In This State: Quimby Country reflects a century of changes in fishing in the North Country

Vermont Gov. George Aiken, right, fishes with his friend Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, left, in this photo, circa the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Quimby Country archive

Quimby Country, the oldest operating sportsman’s camp in Vermont, is getting ready to close the doors on its 118th season.

YWP: Ophidiophobia

Ella Woodruff is an eighth-grader at Charlotte Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Ophidiophobia” by Ella Woodruff, an eighth-grader from Charlotte.

Book Review: ‘My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within’

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There are many poignant parallels for me in Jon Derek Croteau’s beautifully crafted memoir of surviving an abusive father and overcoming his own anorexia and internalized homophobia.

In This State: Zebedee Wetland — a place of serenity and study

Jason Berard, left, and Joanna Waldman and Connie Snyder tour the Zabedee Wetland in Thetford, an area preserved by the Upper Valley Land Trust and used by students at Thetford Elementary School. Photo by Dirk Van Susteren

Five years ago, the town of Thetford almost lost this resource that its schoolchildren have studied for some 20 years.

YWP: Turquoise

Mianda Wood is a high school junior from Craftsbury. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Turquoise” by Mianda Wood, a high school junior from Craftsbury.

In This State: Artist Charlie Hunter’s ‘murky paintings of decaying American infrastructure’

Charlie Hunter finds poignant subject matter in the neighborhood around his studio, which is located in Bellows Falls' former industrial center. His T-shirt, which he designed, reads: “Bellows Falls, Vermont: Not Nearly As Bad As You Thought." Photo by Mark Bushnell

Drawing a darker vision of the world hasn’t hurt Charlie Hunter’s career. He has been receiving national recognition as a painter with a unique viewpoint.

YWP: Dog’s Perspective

Finnian Abbey is a seventh-grader at Browns River Middle School in Jericho. Courtesy photo

This week’s entry in the Young Writers Project is “Dog’s Perspective,” by Finnian Abbey, a seventh-grader at Browns River Middle School in Jericho.

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