Candace reported for the Providence, R.I. Journal and United Press International before returning to her home in Vermont and the Burlington Free Press. During her years at the Free Press she worked in every newsroom department except sports. She covered City Hall, served as Statehouse bureau chief, editorial page editor, assistant managing editor and managing editor.
Steve spent 16 years in the newspaper business as Managing Editor of the Rutland Herald from 1977 to 1985, as founding editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, and as a reporter covering Statehouse government and politics from 1965 to 1969 for the Vermont Press Bureau. From 1969 to 1975, Steve was the Legislative Assistant to former U. S. Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt. His writing includes two books The Essential Aiken, written with the late UVM Professor Samuel Hand and Philip Hoff : How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State with Professor Hand and Tony Marro.
A seventh-generation Vermonter, Howard Coffin is the author of four books on the Civil War: Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont; Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War;Nine Months to Gettysburg; and The Battered Stars, as well asGuns Over the Champlain Valley, a book on military sites along the Champlain Corridor.