A bill of sale showed that Vermonter Stephen Jacob had purchased the woman known as Dinah. But when she could no longer work, a squabble broke out over who was responsible for her.
People & Places
The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center’s “Seriously Funny” exhibit features works by The New Yorker’s Edward Koren curated by nationally syndicated peer Jeff Danziger.
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “We Don’t Care” by Lonna Neidig of St. Albans.
Six decades after a test run over Vermont’s priciest highway span, 82-year-old Lawrence Wright became the final motorist to cross Brattleboro’s aging bridge before its coming demolition.
“I’m not going to teach women and girls the wonders of the outdoors and then turn around and tell them, ‘You’re not good enough to join our club,’” said one supporter of the change.
Andrew Forsthoefel is author of the new book “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.”
With a stunt that featured perhaps the most dramatic 2-inch fall in history, Elisha Otis set in motion the transformation of the world’s cities.
Nancy Heydinger finished the 2013 race four minutes before its deadly bombing. Then, aiming to return for Monday’s 50th year of women’s participation, she discovered she had a brain tumor.
This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Happy Ballerina” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano of Burlington.
The question of how far to cede liberties in the face of terrorism is “exactly the same dilemma that the First World War generation had,” said one of the writers at an annual Norwich University event.
Four refugee families that have been cleared by federal officials will be resettling in Rutland before the end of the federal fiscal year, Sept. 30.
W. Patrick Murphy returned to his boyhood hometown of Brattleboro last week and fielded questions about the nation’s changing relationship with the world.
Drug abuse prevention and recovery workers stress the need for more open and frank discussions with young people – starting in elementary schools.