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As The Dorset Quarry Gains Internet Renown, Private Owners Struggle With Crowds

As The Dorset Quarry Gains Internet Renown, Private Owners Struggle With Crowds

By Nina Keck

Write ups in USA Today, The New York Times and several travel guides have made the Dorset Quarry one of the most popular swimming holes in Vermont. YouTube videos and Facebook posts have meant even more

What A 'Couple Hundred Votes' Can Do: New Group Looks to Promote Progressive Candidates

What A 'Couple Hundred Votes' Can Do: New Group Looks to Promote Progressive Candidates

By Peter Hirschfeld

The newest arrival to electoral politics in Vermont is looking to boost the prospects of progressive candidates in 2016, and it wants to leave its mark on the Democratic gubernatorial

Mount Independence: The Sometimes Forgotten Fort

Mount Independence: The Sometimes Forgotten Fort

By Ric Cengeri

When it comes to Revolutionary-era forts on Lake Champlain, Mount Independence seems to get short shrift behind others, like Fort Ticonderoga. Actually, the two were connected by a

Canada Vs. The United States: A History Of Secret Battle Plans

Canada Vs. The United States: A History Of Secret Battle Plans

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

There is a long history of military engagements between the United States and Canada, including secret full-scale invasion plans from as recent as the '20s and '30s.

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All Aboard? Vermont's Western Rail Corridor

All Aboard? Vermont's Western Rail Corridor

By Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri

Interstate-89 and the Vermonter passenger train link Burlington with the eastern side of the state and beyond. The Ethan Allen passenger line ends at Rutland. But when it comes to tying Rutland, Bennington and the western

'I Have No Idea What This Is': The Bug Show

By Patti Daniels and Jane Lindholm

How many times has the sight of long antennae, a shiny exoskeleton or a frenetically flying insect prompted the phrase, "What is that?!"

Sorting Out Solar

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

Vermont's solar boom is here, and it's only getting bigger. The state's push for renewable energy means more solar projects, of many different scales, coming down the line. And there's a lot left to work out, on many fronts.

Legal And Ethical Questions Abound In Big Game Trophy Hunting

By Jane Lindholm and Patti Daniels

The killing of Cecil the lion by an American big game hunter in Zimbabwe has enraged many people on social media. It also raises questions about the legal protections and social norms around hunting and poaching wild animals.

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Coffin: Randolph

I wonder if the new visitors have looked right and down as they passed above South Royalton to see a classic Vermont village in miniature. Surely they

Schubart: Castleton University

I’m not one to spoil a party but I remain puzzled by Castleton’s decision to become a university. It’s a fine school and President Wolk deserves

Gilbert: Nautical Inspiration

I recently learned of two real events that reportedly inspired the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s masterpiece “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,”

Labun: Vacation Perspective

Whenever I go on vacation, my perspective on everyday life shifts... to an angle that lets me believe many implausible, yet optimistic, things. On vacation,

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