A world traveler lands in Shelburne

A world traveler lands in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Her career with multinational company Unilever took her around the world – the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Nigeria, United States and the United Kingdom – but Hanneke Willenborgs chose to come back to Vermont when the company had a job opening in the state. “I’ve been in the company for 23… Read More »

Erasing hate in dramatic fashion at Champlain Valley Union: CVU students present “The Laramie Project”

Erasing hate in dramatic fashion at Champlain Valley Union: CVU students present “The Laramie Project”

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Engrossed in the fall musical last October, director Candy Padula wasn’t paying much attention to the news. She often listened to the “Legally Blonde” soundtrack on repeat as she commuted to Champlain Valley Union High School. However, one day she listened to the news, right around the 20th anniversary of… Read More »

Talking tolerance: Taking the race conversation beyond CVU

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Race and privilege have been at the forefront of Champlain Valley School District’s thoughts. This year, students created the Racial Alliance Committee, which meets in the library on Wednesday mornings. At the past few school board meetings, students from the committee have asked the board to allow the group to… Read More »

Shelburne man hit by car

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The second car vs. pedestrian accident on Shelburne Road in just over two weeks occurred Sunday night. At 7:35 p.m., Shelburne police, fire and rescue responded to a report of a man hit by a car going southbound on Shelburne Road near Harbor Place. Police said Joseph Ask, 50, of… Read More »

Shelburne mobile home park goes co-op

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne’s Lakeview Mobile Home Park went co-op in February. The 7.39-acre mobile home park, which sits along the west side of Shelburne Road at Penny Lane, contains 64 homes owned by 54 people. Lakeview Cooperative, Inc. bought the property from Lake Champlain Transportation Company for $1.84 million on Feb. 22.… Read More »

What’s on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Debt and other fixed costs drove up the proposed Shelburne municipal FY2019-20 budget before the selectboard heard from departments about their fiscal needs. “We came in at roughly a 4 percent increase, and that was driven by fixed costs – debt and employee contracts,” Town Manager Lee Krohn said. The… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she created a book… Read More »

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