Craft School fills role in community

The Webb family’s stamp is on the Shelburne Craft School. Aileen Osborn Webb, family matriarch, supplied funding and professional support during the organization’s founding. Webb died about four decades ago. She was a patron of the arts, creating works in ceramics, and toiled as a sculptor. Her Shelburne summer home had a studio, as did… Read More »

Shelburne School Board holds reorganizational meeting

The Shelburne Community School school board selected officers last week during a reorganizational portion of its regular meeting. The meeting started when Chittenden South Supervisory Union Director of Learning and Innovation Jeff Evans called for nominations for school board chairman. Following Evans’ appeal, board member Tim Williams nominated Dave Connery, calling him “board chairman extraordinaire”… Read More »

CVU board names new officers; appoints members to committees

As the March 21 Champlain Valley Union school board meeting opened, Chittenden South Supervisory Union Superintendent of Schools Elaine Pinckney called for nominations for board chairman. Pinckney then received a nomination for Polly Malik of Williston. Malik’s name was the only one to be put forward for the post, and she won unanimous support to… Read More »

CVSD meeting unveils budget

Champlain Valley School District Board members offered a detailed explanation of the proposed $75,144,759 million budget last Thursday at Champlain Valley Union High School. Before the Board dug into the proposed budget, Tony Lamb was elected as meeting moderator.  Joan Lenes of Shelburne received the nod for board clerk, while Shelburne resident Jed Graef is… Read More »

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 »