People & Places

Special report: Rutland, refugees and lessons from Limerick

The Irish city is implementing the same 100-person Syrian resettlement that is proposed for Vermont — with a few key differences.

Then Again: A Vermont politician faces the ‘birthers’

The ploy dates back at least as far as 1880 to Vermont’s own Chester Arthur. Or perhaps, if you believe the rumors about the man who would become the 21st president, he was actually Canada’s own.

YWP: ‘Another Poem About Fall’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Another Poem About Fall” by Greta Hardy-Mittell, 15, of East Middlebury.

Vermont-based book offers novel take on Thoreau

Sheila Post’s “The Road to Walden North” aims to transmit lessons of simple living to today’s wired world.

Public official Con Hogan’s personal ordeal leads to new kidney

The transplant opportunity arose out of a surprise public appeal on Hogan’s behalf last year.

Attorney’s report details steps that led to refugee plan

The document, the result of an investigation into Mayor Chris Louras’ actions, has been made public. The city attorney says the issue isn’t a legal one, but rather political.

Then Again: State was early battleground for women’s rights

By 19th-century standards, a Vermont woman enjoyed a fair number of liberties that many women elsewhere did not. Still, once married, her husband became her legal guardian. And she could not vote or hold elected office.

As need expands, so do escape routes from domestic violence

In Rutland County, the number of nights spent in motels by victims of domestic violence through the voucher program increased by more than 2,000 from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal 2016.

Joanna Macy advocates ‘work that reconnects’ in Vermont visit

The 87-year-old globetrotting activist and author spoke to a capacity crowd in Brattleboro on the themes of her book “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy.”

Vermont poet Leland Kinsey dies at age 66

The seventh-generation native, deemed the “unofficial poet laureate of the Northeast Kingdom,” succumbed this week to lymphoma.

YWP: ‘Who Will You Be?’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Who Will You Be?” by Maisie Newbury, 15, of Weybridge.

No foul play suspected in St. Michael’s student’s death

COLCHESTER — A St. Michael’s College student was found dead early Wednesday in the Gilbrook Natural Area near the campus, school officials said. They identified the student as senior business major Jeremiah Collins, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Winooski police were called and Collins’ death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, according to a […]

Brattleboro Baconfest social media campaign gets response from Kevin Bacon

The social media campaign included entreaties from such notables as Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, as well as hundreds of tweets and messages from ordinary people in and around Brattleboro, with pictures of them holding a cardboard cutout of Bacon.

Guest speaker for Rutland group stokes worries about refugees

Philip Haney’s claims about Muslim threats to the country have been widely circulated on conservative websites.