Long Before Stealth Helicopters
Thoughts on a rare book published in the 1500's, held in Norwich University's Special Collections, concerning bizarre, high-tech military technology of the day.
Before GMP, 91-year Old Houghton Cate Has His Own "Smart Metering"
Before electricity even came to the area in the 1930's, a Calais, Vermont, native built his own hydro-electric plant.
Despite One Dam Thing or Another, Small Hydro-power Slowly Resurges
What's working for and against redevelopment of Vermont's old dam sites.
Electrical Power Plays of the 1930's, and a Miracle
An anonymous diarist of the 1930's describes citizen activism that brought the Washington Electric Co-op into existence, and the alleged corporate skullduggery that tried to prevent it.
Nuclear Fallout Jitters
After Japan's nuclear meltdown; a look back at how Vermont officials responded to Chernobyl.
FARMING, LAND USE, FOOD
Farmers of The ForestARTS
An overview of the business of logging in Vermont.
Montpelier's Jeff Roberts
Why Vermont's small artisan cheesemakers are proving to be some of the best in the world.
From Industrial Boneyard to Recreational Boon
A look at how historic granite quarry infrastructure became the Millstone Hill trail system in Barre Town, VT.
The Morning Repast Seeks a Future
What's happening to Plainfield, Vermont's storied breakfast spots? River Run's successor? And Maple Valley's pending transition.
A Debt to Dinosaurs
The artistic evolution, so far, of Owen Bissex, and his feel for
biological forms and their ancient origins.
Capture and Release
A profile of award-winning nature photographer and environmentalist Kurt Budliger, whose work has been chosen for the cover of Vermont Life Magazine and others.
Senator Edgar May, Author of Change
Long before he became better known to some people as the brother of Vermont's first woman Governor, Madelene Kunin, Edgar May put on a disguise, won the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, and got a surprising phone call.
Hope Begins in the Dark
A Montpelier, Vermont, woman speaks out about her struggles with her daughter's rare disease, and her new role in the race for the cure.
Cornelius "Con" Hogan has been an author, candidate for governor of Vermont, an international child welfare advocate/consultant, a health care reform activist, a fine banjo player, and more. Here's the backstory on his "Met Along the Way" books.
Heavy Rescue: Eye on the Sky
A specially-trained corps of firefighters provides rescue services to Burlington International Airport, the Air National Guard's Green Mountain Boys and their elite fighting F-16's.
Unmasking the Team (Link coming)
A record year of accidental drownings in Vermont sheds light on what State Police divers do, the training it takes, and a "class graduation" held --where else -- underwater.
Got Earthquake Insurance?
How to Compare All Those Baffling Credit Card Offers (Link coming)
Tips for people who don't find financial tips very fascinating.
New Choices, New Perils for Borrowers (Link coming)
Don't be a victim of predatory lending.
Less Fear and Loathing, More Truth and FairnessOTHER
A community paper asked a group of locals to write a July-4th-themed commentary. Mine was a ramble about...well, you decide.
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