People & Places

Heir who gave away a fortune aims to end the class war

Chuck Collins is author of the new Vermont-published book “Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.”

Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium tenants moving out, final concert at 242 Main Saturday

BURLINGTON — The city’s premiere all-ages venue, 242 Main, will host its last concert Saturday as tenants must vacate Memorial Auditorium on Main Street because of structural deficiencies. The concert will feature 21 bands and 11 hours of music stretching from noon to 11 p.m. The show will be free and open to the public, […]

YWP: ‘Road’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Road” by Julia Remillard of St. Albans.

Windham County foster care numbers cause worry

The number of area children in state custody has jumped dramatically over the past year. Legislators, educators and social workers are trying to understand the issue and deal with its impacts.

A Vermont Buddhist’s take on Black Lives Matter

Brattleboro teacher Claire Stanley is sharing a unique view of race relations in one of the nation’s whitest states.

Then Again: A strange kidnapping and a stranger rescue

When a woman turned to locals in Newport to help her escape the law during a custody dispute, it set in motion an elaborate shell game involving disguises and a trick with a pail of cold water.

Vermont children’s book aims to tear down walls

“Ralph Flies the Coop: A Tail of Transformation” offers a worldly message at a time of divisive debate over immigration.

YWP: ‘Beautiful’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Beautiful” by Elizabeth Magnan, 16, of Fairfield.

Then Again: Turkey drives were 1800s version of ‘farm to table’

In an era before trains, the turkeys had to arrive at market alive, in places as far away as Boston, and the only way to get them there en masse was to make them walk.

YWP: ‘Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Cry’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Cry” by Greta Hardy-Mittell, 15, of East Middlebury.

Presidential politics color Governor’s Arts Awards

This week’s event featured several speeches critical of the newly elected Donald Trump. But “art is a uniting force,” said one recipient.

Under Trump, Rutland refugee program’s future unclear

Presidents have broad authority over the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. and where they come from. But some people close to the issue say it may not play out as Trump has predicted.

Providers prep for refugees amid post-election uncertainties

A network of Rutland area educators, health care providers and others will meet for the first time this month. Their work is shadowed by questions about what the election of Donald Trump means for plans to resettle Syrians and Iraqis.

The life and death of Worcester’s druid king

Ivan McBeth built megalithic stone circles and guided students’ training in druidry. And after he died this fall, he was given a farewell just as singular as the life he lived.