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And a Podium at Home for Jessie Diggins

The Swedes Jonna Sundling and Frida Karlsson ruled the day on the race course, but not really because Jessie Diggins fought her way onto the podium. The result was a flood of emotion from Jessie […]

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Win in Minn for Gus Schumacher

What a day for US cross country ski racing! Alaska’s Gus Schumacher becomes the first US man to win a World Cup race in more than 40 years. And then Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins reaches the […]

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World Cup Sprint in the USA

Scenes from today’s FIS World Cup cross country ski races in Wirth Park in Minneapolis. And what a scene it was, for Minneapolis’s Jessie Diggins and for American nordic skiing in general.

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Minneapolis, Day 2; the Day Before

Anticipation built Friday, the day before the World Cup sprints at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. A beautiful sunny day with athletes cruising around the hilly, rolling, curving tracks. The surface is firm and fast and […]

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Warming Up for a USA World Cup

The best cross country ski racers in the world have arrived at Wirth Park in Minneapolis ahead of the sprint races on Saturday and the 10-K on Sunday, the first time FIS World Cup nordic […]

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Music for a Musician

Musicians Mark LeGrand and Sarah Munro at home in Montpelier. Their soulful singing and songwriting have been part of the Vermont music scene for years, but they face a daunting challenge due to Mark’s recent […]

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Cross Country Skier Photos

I was happy to have some wide-ranging photos in the new issue of Cross Country Skier magazine. Above, the fantastically beautiful Pokljuka plateau and the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The others: northern lights in Rauhala, Finland, […]

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A Couple Awards

I received two regional awards in 2023 in the National Press Photographers Association’s monthly clips contest for New England: First place for spot news in July for a group of photos from the flooding that […]

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What Post Office?

Montpelier, VT, is known as the only state capital without a McDonald’s. But now it is apparently also the only state capital without a post office. Montpelier’s federal building, including the PO and the federal […]

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Green Mountain Nutcracker

Happy Holidays to all! And in that spirit, some photos from the Moving Light Dance company’s annual Green Mountain Nutcracker performance at the Barre, VT, Opera House last week. Be merry, safe, and grateful.

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Just a Smallish Flood …

Montpelier had to get the sandbags out again on Monday, Dec.18, as pouring rain and melting snow brought the Winooski and the North Branch rivers to flood stage for the second time in five months. […]

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December Snow

Snow’s not unusual in December in Vermont, of course, but late November and early December turned out to be snowier than we’ve come to expect in these days of climate uncertainty. It looked good on […]

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Ken Squier Signs Off

Condolences to the WDEV family, all Vermonters, and the motorsports world on the passing of Kenley Dean Squier (April 10, 1935–November 15, 2023). It is often said of a generation of Vermonters that “They Don’t […]

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Just When You Thought It was Over

Montpelier firefighter Leon Eggleston tilts his helmet to deflect the water reaching him from a ladder truck hose as he steps back from the rk Miles fire. Below a firefighter on the deck of Hunger […]

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Montpelier’s Halloween Arises from the Flood

Montpelier did Halloween 2023 in a big way, despite last summer’s flood and a fire last week that destroyed a newly repaired restaurant. Click here for a terrifying gallery.  

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Wheels for Warmth 2023

A volunteer carries tires to a buyer’s vehicle during the 2023 Wheels for Warmth event at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, VT, Saturday, October 28. Since 2005, Wheels for Warmth has been recycling tires […]

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