Burke’s ski patrol has a lot of experience
It is a brisk clear day at the summit of Burke Mountain. The sky is robin egg blue, broken by wispy clouds. The sky and trees are the main view on this ride, as the passenger is lying on their back. Tiny shards of ice, kicked up by the sled guides skis, prick the skin and gather on the eyelashes. With views of Willoughby gap and heavily flocked treetops flash, the ride is surprisingly smooth and...
Playwright Gary Moore Raps the Great Emancipator
When the student is ready, the saying goes, the teacher will appear. Surely this was the case when author Gary Moore took a teaching job he didn’t particularly want on a campus full of students who didn’t particularly want to be there. The place was Shanghai. The year, 1988. Moore, armed with 100 copies of the Gettysburg address, taught his students to rap. They showed him the drama of freedom in...
Perform together March 8
Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin joins forces with famed Nickel Creek performer Sara Watkins and Vermont native Anaïs Mitchell in a spectacular celebration of traditional American songwriting and performance. The trio will perform on Tuesday, March 8 at Fuller Hall in St. Johnsbury as part of the KCP Presents Performing Arts Series. Show time is 7 p.m. This special “singers-in-the-round” event...
Performance set for March 2
Grammy Award-nominated blues rocker Beth Hart will perform Wednesday, March 8 at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall as part of the KCP Presents Performing Arts Series. Show time is 7 p.m. Known for her powerhouse vocals and emotionally raw performances, including a Kennedy Center Honors performance that earned her a standing ovation, Huffington Post says Hart has “talent with no ceiling.” Hart...
Has Burke finally found its footing?
“You know,” he tells me, “I did make one mistake.”  Ford Hubbard sits across from me in his living room, leaning back in a recliner that moves along with his personality, wiggling when he laughs. In jeans smudged with a hint of sawdust, a fitted green plaid shirt, and hip, black framed glasses, he looks smart, hardworking, and kind.  “Yep. One mistake.” He glances over at the recorder, suspicious...

Articles

Has Burke finally found its footing?
Playwright Gary Moore Raps the Great Emancipator
Performance set for March 2

Opinion

here are many thought processes that we commonly use to protect ourselves from the cruelties of reality. Skillful politicians, media moguls and slick...
In case anyone has forgotten it among all the holiday revelry, the New Year that’s upon us is an election year. So be forewarned, there may be a lot...

Columns

Medicaid was created in 1965 in federal legislation to provide a funding source to assist states in providing health care-related services to its...
We think we’re tough because we live and work in the coldest region in the northeast, and revel in the satisfaction of conquering, and even enjoying...
For some reason, there seems to be an unwritten rule in the Northeast Kingdom that before anyone sells a piece of woodland it must be logged, and...

The North Star was first established in 1807 by an expatriate from Connecticut. Ebenezer Eaton arrived in northern Vermont by ox sled, bringing his family and printing press to Danville, Vermont the newly settled seat of Caledonia County. A century later, the North Star has been re-established as a monthly community magazine, and its pages were devoted to the “reinforcement of the value of community” by publishing stories from a wide range of interests and writers. Committed to the people, places and institutions of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Published by Northstar Publishing LLC in Danville.

Partial funding for development of this website made possible by a Rural Business Enterprise Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corporation from USDA Rural Development.

North Star Publishing, LLC

29 Hill St ~ PO Box 319
Danville, VT 05828-0319
802-684-1056

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to North Star Monthly Newsletter feed