Fighting Climate Change with the Law

by Mike Dunphy “This is a fight,” says Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, as if on the stump, rather than the well-worn sofa in his office on the third floor of the Pavilion Building in Montpelier. At stake is Vermont’s legacy of placing environmental protection ahead of industrial profit, a value that is under increasing […]

Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Marketplace Offers New Choices for Getting Around

by Jake Brown You may have noticed a little bump over the past couple of years in the number of electric or plug-in electric cars (EVs) humming around town. Well, you are onto something. Across Vermont in the past year there has been a 50 percent jump in the number of registered EVs. As of […]

OP-ED: Montpelier’s Transportation Future

by Dan Jones What is the best use of our downtown? Is it found in that reality you can see in the red map showing the current commitment of our open space to warehousing commuter cars all day and then lying empty at night? Or could it be in the image of the winning entry […]

Playing Dr. Ruth

by Maura O’Brien On September 6, Lost Nation Theater premiers Becoming Dr. Ruth, about the life and times of Dr Ruth Westheimer, America’s most famous sex therapist. Playing the iconic role is Maura O’Brien. Taking on the role of Dr. Ruth has been the greatest challenge of my career and the greatest pleasure. I remember […]

Scrag Mountain Music Presents “The Intersection of Art and Music”

The Scrag Mountain Music season opens on September 22 with “The Intersection of Art and Music.” Drawing inspiration from the Kent Museum Fall 2018 exhibition, Backstory, Scrag Mountain Music co-artistic directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (double bass), together with celebrated Vermont cellist Emily Taubl, offer four intimate mini concerts within the art-filled walls […]

September 6–September 19

Will Climate Refugees Be Heading to Vermont in the Future?

by Phil Dodd If the global climate continues to warm, as many scientists expect, Vermont will face several challenges of its own during this century, including longer-lasting storms and consequent flooding. But some parts of the country, and many places on the globe, may become uninhabitable due to hotter temperatures, higher sea levels, and desertification. […]