Charlotte Albright


Charlotte Albright moved to Vermont from Maine in 2006, after more than a decade of reporting and producing for Maine Public Broadcasting Network. She has also contributed  many  stories to NPR. Her first project for Vermont Public Radio was a series on farming, followed by frequent free-lancing. In January 2012 she joined the VPR staff and now covers the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom.

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A student from Dartmouth College who came to the United States without citizenship documents says he is both relieved and a little disappointed in the speech President Barack Obama gave on Thursday evening about changes in immigration policy.

An educational foundation aims to triple the number of middle schools in Vermont that provide students with their own  iPads or other similar devices.  The new grant will train teachers to make sure the devices are engaging — not distracting — young learners.

A state-owned shooting range in Hartland is itself under fire. Most of the complaints about noise are coming from Plainfield, New Hampshire. The sound travels just over 300 yards from Hartland across the Connecticut River, and residents in this small, rural town say they've heard enough.

One hundred voices in the Upper Valley will soon sing the harrowing tale of the teenager who went into hiding with her family during the Holocaust.  The Handel Society of Dartmouth College will perform Annelies, by James Whitbourn, on Nov. 18.

This oratorio based on The Diary of Anne Frank shines a light on a dark time. Yet, Conductor Robert Duff noted before a rehearsal, it also brings us inside the shining mind of a young girl immortalized by the strong emotions in her diary.

Recently,  NPR has been exploring the concept of color and the impact that rich hues have in our day-to-day lives.

That's a topic that's near and dear to one Northeast Kingdom artist. Graham Keegan makes fabric dye from plants that he harvests near his Kirby home — plants like wild sumac and home-grown indigo. His natural dyes attracted the attention of a clothing line that pays homage to Janis Joplin. The late singer's niece, Malyn Joplin, has launched a clothing line called "Made for Pearl," and she’s hired Keegan to design and produce fabric.

According to a 2010 AARP survey, nearly 90 percent of those over age 65 want to stay in their residence for as long as possible. But to do that, or move into apartments, many need help with health, meals, exercise, transportation, and socialization.

One of the oldest Vermonters to illustrate this trend in independent living is a dynamic centenarian named Lida Surridge. She just turned 101, and she lives in her own apartment in Lyndonville's historic Darling Inn.

Dozens of students at Dartmouth College are being investigated for allegedly cheating on an exam in a Sports, Ethics and Religion class.

According to an article in the student newspaper, The Dartmouth:

For Veterans Day the VA Medical Center in White River Junction officials honored members of the armed services by laying a memorial wreath near a war monument. Following that remembrance outdoors, the ceremony moved into an auditorium for a keynote speech by Col. Mark Pomeroy.

A doctor whose cancer clinic was closed by Newport’s North Country Hospital three years ago has set up a private practice that is rapidly expanding.

In fact, Leslie Lockridge’s clinic is not treating only oncology patients. He’s adding other services that have been dropped by the hospital, and there are plans for further expansion in the future.

For about a week now, students at North Country High School in Newport have been up in the air.


For a musical production of Tarzan opening November 7 they’ve been swinging onto the stage from the back of the auditorium. They’re relying on ropes and pulleys installed by a company that also designed the apparatus used in the original Broadway production of Tarzan.