• UVM graduates preparing for next steps; ceremony brings thousands to Burlington

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    Updated: 9:39 AM EDT May 22, 2023

    On Sunday thousands gathered in Burlington to commemorate the University of Vermont’s class of 2023.

    For some, it was an early start after a weekend of celebrating.


    Surrounded by friends and family, hundreds grads crossed the stage in the ceremony for UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences and entered a new chapter in their lives.

  • A Promising but Controversial New Depression Treatment Is Now More Accessible in Vermont 

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    Published May 10, 2023

    A primary care doctor at the University of Vermont Health Network will soon start treating depression with a mind-altering drug that’s shown promise in helping people who don’t respond to traditional medicine.


    The medication — known as esketamine and sold by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Spravato — is chemically similar to ketamine, a substance that’s been used in medical settings as an anesthetic, on the streets as a party drug and, more recently, as an off-label treatment for mood disorders.



  • Police Arrest Teen Suspect in Downtown Burlington Shooting

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    Published May 9, 2023 at 9:51 a.m.

  • Russian Photojournalist Dmitri Beliakov Brings His Images of War in Ukraine to Vermont Copy

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    Published February 24, 2023 at 11:23 a.m.

    For 25 years, Dmitri Beliakov covered armed conflicts and photographed countless soldiers, refugees, casualties and atrocities. His searing battlefield images, often shot in the reflections of windows and through holes in mortar-scarred buildings, have appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious publications, including the New York Times, the Washington PostForbesDer Spiegel and the Sunday Times of London. Yet Beliakov bristles at the label “war photographer.”


    “I’m an anti-war photographer,” he said. “I hate war because I’ve seen what war does.”

    For the Russian-born photojournalist, the capacity of fanatics to inflict suffering on innocent civilians was forever burned into his memory beginning on September 1, 2004. That morning, Beliakov had just dropped off his son at school for the first time when he heard from a source within the Russian military. Counterterrorism units were deploying to Russia’s North Caucasus region to a school hostage crisis in the town of Beslan. Beliakov immediately joined them.


  • Andrew Tripp Is an All-Star Union Organizer — and a Kick-Ass Cross-Country Coach, Too

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    Published February 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. | Updated February 23, 2023 at 10:33 a.m.

    Running coach Andrew Tripp greeted the high schoolers who trickled into Norwich University‘s field house with a hearty warning: A brutal workout was in store, starting with three laps around the indoor track — 600 meters at full speed.

    Referring to the final turn, the U-32 coach said, “It’s going to hurt very badly, but only for 15 seconds, OK?”


    Normally, Tripp, who is 52, would have been running with them. But he had a cold, so he reverted to his race-day role of sideline encouragement, which he delivers in an emotional register that will stay imprinted in their amygdalae into adulthood.

    “Amy, let’s go, girl! Faster!”


  • After Alburgh Brawl, School District Bans Fans From Basketball Games

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    Published February 2, 2023 at 5:21 p.m.


  • Peter Edelmann is Transforming an Essex Mall Into a Town Center and Vermont 'Experience'

    Published February 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. | Updated February 2, 2023 at 10:22 a.m.

    Saturday night was all right for the 400-plus music fans in the Double E Performance Center in Essex listening to the band Get Together play the music of Elton John and Queen. While front person Josh Panda belted out a powerhouse version of “Rocket Man,” images of stars and galaxies drifted behind him on a 60-foot-wide movie screen.


    During the slower tunes, the crowd of people mostly in their forties, fifties and older stayed in their cushy stadium seats — that is, until pianist Tyler Mast launched into a raucous rendition of “Crocodile Rock.” As Mast pounded the keys of the theater’s Steinway grand piano, audience members rose to their feet, many dancing in the aisles with cocktails in hand.

    Theater owner Peter Edelmann, 70, danced energetically by the stage, his frizzy, salt-and-pepper ponytail bobbing to the music.

    “You think people needed this?” he asked, surveying the crowd with a smile. “I feel like a kid in a candy store.”