People & Places

YWP: ‘Fears’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Fears” by Megan Smith, of Hanover, New Hampshire.

Rutland says it will take in Syrian refugees

The city will start to welcome 100 refugees — mostly families with children, and many of them from Syria — by as early as October.

YWP: ‘The Flower Thief’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Flower Thief” by Hannah Freedner of Vergennes.

YWP: ‘Wired’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Wired” by Madeline Evans, of Burlington.

YWP: ‘A little bird looks from its nest’

Amelia Canney, 14, of Milton, an eighth grade student at Saint Francis Xavier School in Winooski, writes about the bravery of a bullied boy who stands before an auditorium of his classmates and reads a poem that astonishes them. The Little Bird By Amelia Canney He shuffled across the stage to the mic. He could […]

Southern Vermont theaters play up historic partnership

The Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse and White River Junction’s Northern Stage hope their collaborative presentation of “The Norman Conquests” will be a model for other Vermont outfits seeking to build creativity, customer bases and the bottom line.

Colby Symposium: Norwich Cadets hear the consequences of war

Authors and experts spoke about post-traumatic stress, overcoming catastrophic injury, and the importance of the 1947 partition of India during the two-day event.

Caretakers give sneak peek into Rudyard Kipling’s private world

Most Vermont students think “The Jungle Book” is a Disney movie. That’s why caretakers of the late author’s Green Mountain hideaway invited select youth inside last week for a rare look.

Vermont poet’s query sparks feminist social media firestorm

Guilford writer Verandah Porche asked best-selling author Gay Talese which female scribes inspired him, not knowing that the 84-year-old’s answer (“none”) would spur feedback from the likes of Tina Fey.

YWP: ‘Tasting Alive’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Tasting Alive” by Erin Lashway, a student at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

Valley News: Hartford woman takes new turn as Mrs. Vermont

Alanna Mayer is hoping to bring attention to marriage equality by becoming the first woman in a same-sex marriage to represent a state at the Mrs. America pageant.

‘Maybe that is what we’re here for’

David Payne lost his livelihood, his Vermont home, his happy marriage. Then, between blinks in a rearview mirror, seemingly everything else ended — and began anew.

YWP: ‘It’s What I Left Behind’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “It’s What I Left Behind” by Erin Zubarik, a student at Champlain Valley Union High School.

Mal Boright, longtime Vermont journalist, dies at 81

“He was a man for all seasons,” recalls a colleague. “Not just sports seasons, but political and mud seasons, too.”