The Montpelier Watchman warned, “Let no woman think she can stand too near the ‘dirty pool of politics’ and escape the contagion of its foul vapors.”
Category: Life & Culture
Young Writers Project: Somewhere presently
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Somewhere presently” by Emilia Williams, 16, of Thetford Center. Artwork is by Roma Vallabhaneni, 16, of Essex.
‘That’s the beauty of it’: Making a cemetery a more inclusive place
Brattleboro’s Morningside Cemetery, touted a century ago for what was once the state’s tallest monument, is moving into the present this Memorial Day by adding “green” and Muslim burial options.
In Calais, a dog attack launches a small town into unexpected territory
On Thursday evening, in the Town Hall that sits directly across the dirt road from the house where the dog owner lives, the Calais Selectboard heard two hours of testimony and debate over last week’s incident.
The Vermont Creemee Database: Vote for your favorite
Roughly 400 Vermont establishments hold licenses to sell creemees or soft serve ice cream. VTDigger obtained the data — and mapped it.
Mini golf, massive topics: Feminist course opens as teaching tool in Middlebury
For many of its creators, the course’s kitschy aesthetic paired with the injustice it depicts created a game that feels — especially in the context of recent anti-transgender legislation and the overturning of Roe v. Wade — even more accurately and eerily “American” than regular mini golf.
Young Writers Project: A toast
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “A toast” by Maddie Thibault, 18, of Duxbury. Artwork is by Isabella C. Doubleday, from the YWP Media Library.
‘They’re helping me save the rest of my life’: Rutland organization helps incarcerated people find sobriety and rebuild their lives
For years, the Turning Point Center of Rutland has offered recovery group meetings and individualized coaching at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility, the only community-based recovery coaching program within Vermont’s correctional facilities.
Longtime Vermont This Week moderator Stewart Ledbetter to step down
“I've been thinking that everything, everyone has its cycle,” Ledbetter said. “And I've had a great run for many years, but I thought it was time for someone else to have their shot.”
Paramedic’s 40-year legacy ‘beyond description’
Joe Thompson, an EMS stalwart for more than four decades, was posthumously honored for his service to emergency medicine at a Fenway Park ceremony.