People & Places

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

YWP: The Words

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Words” by Emily Foster, a 13-year-old middle school student from Shelburne.

New book spins unusual take on wind turbines

A novella by Peter Gould — half of Vermont’s self-described “clown jewels” duo Gould & Stearns — casts the current debate over the controversial energy generators in a comedic light.

Smuggler’s Notch: Trucks getting stuck after all these years

GPS devices send tractor trailers through the S curves of the notch and reversing out of the switchbacks is nigh on impossible.

YWP: Why I Need Feminism

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Why I Need Feminism,” by Emma Bauer, a 15-year-old student from Strafford.

Longtime public servant now needs help from others

Con Hogan, who has served Vermonters in myriad ways, needs a kidney, and thanks to Sister Janice Ryan, everybody now knows it.

Vermont State House celebrated in new history

The book “Intimate Grandeur” reveals the inside story of the making of the capitol — and the political change sparked by it.

Rokerthon stops in Brattleboro

NBC weatherman Al Roker drops in on Brattleboro to mark his Vermont stop on a 50-states in a week tour.

YWP: In the Woods

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “In the Woods” by Cassidy Martin, a 12-year-old middle school student from Brattleboro.

NPR pioneer on ‘Inspiring Women’

NPR journalist Susan Stamberg will be the featured speaker Thursday at the Vermont Women’s Fund annual event.

Vermont’s Poet Laureate writes for all

“I really want everyone to read my poems. I would like people to read my poetry and see that it is as an essential language for the everyday dramas in our lives,” new Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord says.

YWP: Bird’s nest

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Bird’s nest” by Olivia Holmes, a 14-year-old student from Essex Junction.

Bygone Vermont: 19th century serial killer hid in Burlington

The UVM medical school student found his way to Chicago where he murdered as many as 200 people.

YWP: Afflicted/ Breaking/ Broken

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “Afflicted/Breaking/Broken” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, a freshman at Burlington High School.

Pomerleau donates $500,000 for renovation of Burlington’s City Hall Park

The landscape design firm Wagner Hodgson has planned a new fountain, new pathways, a performance space, improved green space and more outdoor seating for the park.

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