Voters to consider Champlain Valley School District budget

Voters in the five towns that comprise the newly formed Champlain Valley School District will vote by Australian ballot March 7 on a $75.1 million proposed budget and will also consider two additional articles. If the proposed budget is approved by voters, the school district estimates the education spending per equalized pupil will be $15,409.… Read More »

Scott’s call to freeze education spending likely won’t impact town meeting

Gov. Phil Scott’s proposals for education spending, resulting in a change in when communities vote on school spending plans, won’t likely impact the March Town Meeting vote on the proposed $75.1 million Champlain Valley School District Budget, according to state, local school district, and town officials. On Jan. 17, the Champlain Valley School District Board… Read More »

New unified school board proposes $75 million budget

The Champlain Valley School District school board approved a $75.1 million budget last Tuesday. Because the five towns that comprise the Chittenden South Supervisory Union chose last June to merge into one unified school district, the newly-formed 12-member school board prepared one spending plan. The board adopted a final spending plan of $75,144,759. Residents will… Read More »

Charlotte-Essex, N.Y. ferry crossing closes for construction

Charlotte-Essex, N.Y. ferry crossing closes for construction

The Charlotte-Essex, N.Y. Lake Champlain Ferry crossing will be closed for nearly two weeks while the company performs maintenance. The work began Jan. 9 on the Essex, N.Y. ramp and is set to run until Jan. 21, according to Lake Champlain Ferries Operations Manager Heather Stewart, who said the Essex crossing’s ramp and surrounding area… Read More »

Champlain Valley School District discusses communication plan

The Champlain Valley School District Communications Committee wants to get the word out to constituents about how the board is working. Formed earlier this year, the 12-member panel is comprised of elected representatives from the towns that form the current Chittenden South Supervisory Union district. In June, voters in Williston, St. George, Hinesburg, Shelburne, and… Read More »

Shelburne’s Food Shelf sees an increase in traffic

Shelburne’s Food Shelf sees an increase in traffic

  Editor’s note: Gail Callahan emailed a series of questions to Tom Zenaty, the Board Chair of the Shelburne Food Shelf, to talk about the organization, the services it provides, and how it is meeting the needs of Shelburne’s residents. Longtime Shelburne resident Val Martel and her husband ran the Shelburne Food Shelf for decades.… Read More »

CVU senior class awarded privileges

Champlain Valley Union High School’s Class of 2017 received senior privileges after school directors voted to approve the plan. During a presentation by Senior Class President Max Pudvar during last Tuesday’s CVU School Board meeting, Pudvar noted that 83 percent of the Class of 2017 handed in the signed form, informing the high school that… Read More »

Local man killed in crash on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

Local man killed in crash on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

A crash between a car and a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte last Thursday claimed the life of a Ferrisburgh man. Police identified the operator of the Hyundai Sonata as Andrew Godaire, 22. The tractor-trailer, driven by Jose Nunez, 50, of Cazenovia, N.Y., was traveling northbound and Godaire’s car was southbound, according to… Read More »

Dee Physical Therapy aids COTS with diaper drive

Dee Physical Therapy aids COTS with diaper drive

Jason Fitzgerald is known as The Diaper Guy. It’s a nickname the exercise physiologist and clinical coordinator for Dee Physical Therapy wears well. Fitzgerald is spearheading the Dee PT Great Diaper Drive that runs from Oct. 17 through Dec. 19. The beneficiary of the donations is the Committee on Temporary Shelter, with community members dropping… Read More »

CVU students support Harwood Union in wake of tragedy

Champlain Valley Union High School students are reaching out to their counterparts at Harwood Union High School in the wake of a crash that killed five teenagers. Elora Buscher, a student representative to the school board, told school commissioners during the Oct. 18 school board meeting that CVU students donned black and gold ribbons, Harwood… Read More »

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