People & Places

Then Again: Free or enslaved? Vermont court would decide

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.

Vermont cartoonists offer graphic take on world today

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.

YWP: ‘We Don’t Care’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “We Don’t Care” by Lonna Neidig of St. Albans.

Long-ago first driver over I-91 bridge is also the last

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.

Holdout among sportsmen’s clubs ends ban on women

“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.

Middlebury grad treks cross-country in search of meaning

Andrew Forsthoefel is author of the new book “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.”

Then Again: Cities rise thanks to a Vermonter

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.

UPDATED: Vermonter overcomes odds to rerun Boston Marathon

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.

YWP: ‘Happy Ballerina’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Happy Ballerina” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano of Burlington.

Historians look back to war ‘that created the world’ we live in

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.

More Syrian refugee families to come to Rutland

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.

Vermonter has diplomatic view of U.S. State Department

W. Patrick Murphy returned to his boyhood hometown of Brattleboro last week and fielded questions about the nation’s changing relationship with the world.

In fight against opiates, advocates endorse honesty

Drug abuse prevention and recovery workers stress the need for more open and frank discussions with young people – starting in elementary schools.

Then Again: A controversial voice for change

Anarchist Emma Goldman met support among many workers and women, but opposition from official quarters, when she spoke in Barre.