We need to be able to debate respectfully

We’ve been critical of Gov. Phil Scott’s performance during this legislative session, but he was magnificent last week as he explained why he signed three gun bills into law. First, he explained why a foiled school shooting in Fair Haven shocked him and forced him to rethink his conviction that Vermont was immune to that… Read More »

Op-Ed: Taking a stand can take courage

by State Rep. Jessica Brumsted Last week, I was incredibly humbled and proud to watch Gov. Scott follow through on his promise to sign three important gun safety bills, S.221, H.422 and S.55.These bills expand law enforcement’s ability to seize guns when responding to domestic violence and other “extreme risk” situations; they raise the age… Read More »

Op-Ed: Striking a balance between freedoms and a need for safety

by State Rep. Kate Webb Last week, Vermont witnessed the signing of three historic bills related to firearm safety. One bill provides extreme risk protection orders to reduce gun-related murder or suicide. A second gives added protection to victims of domestic violence. The third and most controversial increases gun safety provisions related to background checks,… Read More »

School board tackles questions on proficiency-based learning

Dear Champlain Valley School District Community, In this letter, we want to explain Vermont’s Act 77, a far-reaching legislation that mandates that we put student learning at the center of curriculum, instruction and assessment. At CVSD, we are in full implementation of Act 77, and are finding that it holds great promise for our students… Read More »

Op-Ed: Scott showed courage at bill-signing

By State Rep. Mike Yantachka I was privileged to witness the bill-signing ceremony on the front steps of the Vermont Statehouse on Wednesday, April 11, for three pieces of legislation: S.55, a universal background check bill; H.422, a domestic violence bill; and S.221, a “red flag” bill. These bills impose regulations on gun sales, prohibit… Read More »

Boys, girls lacrosse teams get off to a fast start

Boys, girls lacrosse teams get off to a fast start

The wacky April weather is wreaking havoc on the schedule for spring sports at Champlain Valley Union High School. Here’s a rundown on games that were able to be played. GIRLS LACROSSE Champlain Valley 16, Burr and Burton 6 April 13 Champlain Valley scored 10 goals in the first half against visiting Burr and Burton.… Read More »

6th grader competes at Snowboard Nationals

6th grader competes at Snowboard Nationals

Kate Boehmcke, a 6th grader at the Shelburne Community School, competed at the USASA Snowboard Nationals at Copper, Colo. during the week of April 2. She was invited to compete in the Menehune girls division, for athletes 10-11 years old, in slopestyle and boardercross. She placed 26 out of 35 in both events. Kate trains… Read More »

Snowmobile season comes to an end

Vermont’s snowmobile season ended on the Green Mountain National Forest lands April 15. “This has been a wonderful season for snowmobile enthusiasts. Trail conditions throughout the season have been great and use of the trail system has been heavy,” said John Sinclair, forest supervisor for the Green Mountain Forest. The national forest system and Vermont… Read More »

What does the Lyrid meteor shower bring to us?

What does the Lyrid meteor shower bring to us?

By Carolyn Lorié In the pre-dawn hours of April 22, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak. About 15 to 20 meteors will be visible each hour, which really is not very many. By comparison, the Perseid meteor shower in August averages 60 to 70 an hour, and the Geminid in December can top 120. But… Read More »