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‘My Way Of Giving Back’: Artist Survives 9/11 & Paints Two Towers Of People

September 8, 2021

I’m Schandra Singh. I’m a painter. And right now we are in my new studio, which is in Bridgewater, Vermont, in an old mill. I lived across the street from World Trade Tower 2, I had a small loft there. I woke up, my phone kept ringing, and it was before cell phones for me.…

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For These Local 20-Year-Olds, There Was Never A ‘Before 9/11’

September 8, 2021

The young adults born in 2001 are too young to remember the 9/11 attacks or their immediate aftermath first hand. But it’s still an event that has shaped nearly every aspect of their lives. “I’ve never known a world without terrorism or a war on terror,” said Emily Childs, a Tufts University student from Somerville…

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‘The Ripple Effects’: Growing Up In Pakistan On 9/11

September 8, 2021

I’m Sam Nelis and I live in Winooski, Vermont. On September 11, I was in seventh grade. And at the time, I was living in Islamabad, Pakistan, with my family. My dad’s originally from Belgium, my mom’s originally from Montreal, and they’re international teachers. So they were teaching at an international English-speaking school in Pakistan.…

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9/11 Survivor: Victim Compensation Fund Helps More Than First Responders

September 7, 2021

Dana Nelson experienced a pivotal year in 2020. The 34-year-old teacher gave birth to her son in January as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. “Then this past December of 2020, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer,” Nelson said. It’s a rare form of cancer that can be aggressive and difficult to treat. “I have…

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‘It Was Time To Get Out’: Escaping The World Trade Center, And Remembering Those Who Didn’t

September 7, 2021

My name is Stuart Crawford Hult. On Sept. 11, I was at my desk, at my office at 5 World Trade Center, eighth floor, working as the vice president of information technology for Credit Suisse First Boston. I was a Williston, Vermont, resident, commuting weekly back and forth to New York City. I had been…

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20 Years After 9/11 – Voices Of Young People

August 23, 2021

As we approach this year’s anniversary of Sept. 11, we wanted to hear from young people with little or no memory of the attacks; those for whom 9/11 is a part of history beyond memory. Here are the voices of four state residents recorded at Connecticut’s 9/11 Living Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park in…

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