A 35-year military veteran elected Thursday to run the Vermont National Guard promised to win back the community’s trust and make the organization more welcoming to women after allegations the institution tolerated sexual harassment and other misconduct.
Vermont’s top election official said Tuesday that his office has been working hard to ensure next week’s vote is secure and the choices people make will be properly counted, a fundamental pillar of a functioning democracy.
The diary of Col. Edward Wigglesworth, the third in command of the American fleet during the Lake Champlain battle that began 242 years ago Thursday, was thought lost, but it was rediscovered earlier this year by an amateur historian.
A few days after two women became the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling Ranger School, a college junior in Vermont became a military pathfinder in her own right. And at first, she didn't even know it.
The final resting place of a little-remembered, but crucial hero of the War of 1812 lies near the waterfront in Burlington's Elmwood Cemetery, a grave that was dug up nearly a century after his death to settle a fight over where he was buried.