Old home movies are increasingly valuable to historians and film experts.Despite their choppy black and white images, they’re a rich source of family memories. On Saturday at Burlington College, some people will be trying to change that as part of the worldwide “Home Movie Day.”
Ray Phillips, a prime force behind public broadcasting in Vermont, died Sunday night at his home in Essex. He was the founding chairman of Vermont Public Radio and a founder of Vermont Public Television.
Earlier this summer, a notice on the obituary page in the newspaper reported the death of Kyle Stone. The account was one of a vibrant and interesting teenager and it stood out for its openness. At 16, he had taken his own life. As they cope with this tragedy, the Stone family talked to Vermont Public Radio to help others understand teenage suicide. (Story includes related links and resources.)
Most mornings in homes and coffee shops around southwestern Vermont, the locals peruse the columns of the Bennington Banner. They’re looking for a reflection of sorts, and a thorough discussion of important community issues.
Many Vermonters find ways to help others, especially at this time of year. One volunteer is Marguerite Holden, who’s a native of Middlebury. She’s worked in the Christmas Shop at the Addison County Community Action Group for many years.
State officials say that more than 9,000 Vermonters have no place to call home. Some stay in shelters or with friends. Others live in cars, and even in tents. Homelessness in Vermont wears many faces and has many causes.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has restored Vermont’s limits on campaign contributions and campaign spending. The judges sent the case back to the federal court in Vermont to decide when to put the provisions into place.