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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.

Summer School: How To Pack For Backpacking

Summer School: How To Pack For Backpacking

By Erin Lucey

The thought of setting off into the woods with only the gear on your back can be a bit daunting. There's the danger of over-packing, which can lead to sore shoulders, or of forgetting

One Man's Quest To Preserve Abenaki Language

By Jane Lindholm and Erin Lucey

One of the few Abenaki speakers in the world is Jesse Bowman Bruchac of Saratoga Springs, New York, and he's worked for most of his adult life to teach and preserve Abenaki.  "Every

'Nature's Band-Aid': UVM Researchers Use Seaweed To Heal Lung Injuries

'Nature's Band-Aid': UVM Researchers Use Seaweed To Heal Lung Injuries

By Mitch Wertlieb and Kathleen Masterson

Injuries to the human lung can be life-threatening, and also very difficult to treat. When there's a hole that punctures the lung, some sealants exist to patch it, but breathing

Vermont's Successful Sexual Offender Program Is Undergoing Big Changes

Vermont's Successful Sexual Offender Program Is Undergoing Big Changes

By Charlotte Albright

There are changes afoot in the way Vermont's Corrections Department houses and treats sexual offenders. The program has most recently been located at facilities in Windsor and Springfield.

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'I Have No Idea What This Is.'

'I Have No Idea What This Is.'

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.

Vermont Furniture And Woodworking

By Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen

In 1839, Bennington cabinet-maker Hastings Kendrick placed an advertisement in the Vermont Gazette. His tagline? "Rich and tasty furniture." The Shelburne Museum used that phrase as the title for their big new exhibit:

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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,

Averyt: New Citizens

This July 4th, an early morning naturalization ceremony took place at Calvin Coolidge's birthplace in Plymouth. The setting was significant, since Coolidge

Homeyer: Heat

So here I am, on one of the warmest days of the year, stacking wood. But I started early, before the real heat of the day kicked in.And besides, I like

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