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YWP: Unpredictable

Erin Lashway is a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Courtesy photo

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Unpredictable” by Erin Lashway, a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

Rumblestrip: A tribute to the inimitable Kendall Wild

Kendall Wild

-+*Wild was a legendary editor at the Rutland Herald where over the course of three decades he trained a generation of reporters in the art of fierce, uncompromising journalism. Audio reporter Erica Heilman invited some of those reporters to talk about what it was like to work for Wild in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Pfeiffer: Hillary and me

Hillary Clinton and Bryan Pfeiffer

-+*When Hillary Clinton came to the Woodstock Town Hall for a major policy address on health care in June 1993, I was determined to get an interview.

YWP: Mind Cream

Julian Greene

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Mind Cream” by Julian Greene, a junior at Thetford Academy.

Robert Todd Lincoln, harbinger of presidential doom

Robert Todd Lincoln

-+* “I am not going and they’d better not invite me,” Robert Todd Lincoln said late in life of an upcoming White House event, “because there is a certain fatality about presidential functions when I am present.”

YWP: Staircase of Dreams

Greta Hardy-Mittell

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project is “Staircase of Dreams” by Greta Hardy-Mittell, a freshman at Middlebury Union High School.

The back story: Two Vermonts at odds over state’s future

Paul Searls

-+*Uphillers viewed the status quo in a positive light, and they resisted Downhillers’ push for change.

YWP: Reality

Petra Bajuk

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Reality” by Petra Bajuk, a seventh-grader at Colchester Middle School.

YWP: Block Island

Molly Austin

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Block Island” by Molly Austin, a seventh-grader at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond.

Latin motto gets House backing

Angela Kubicke

-+*The Latin translation of ‘May the 14th star shine bright’ clears a House committee on its way to becoming official.

YWP: That’s When Everything Changed

Sophia Cannizzaro

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “That’s When Everything Changed” by Sophia Cannizzaro, a freshman who is home-schooled in West Glover.

YWP: Answer to a Son

Gabrielle Jarrett

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Answer to a Son” by Gabrielle Jarrett, an eighth-grader at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, N.H.

VPR correspondent Susan Keese dies at 67

Susan Keese

-+*Colleagues laud the work and kindness of longtime southern Vermont journalist, who died Saturday from illness triggered by the flu.

YWP: The Tree of Life

Sylvan Williams

-+*This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Tree of Life” by Sylvan Williams, a seventh-grader at U-32 Middle School.

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