Fresh voices: Women show path to leadership

Fresh voices: Women show path to leadership

Some dairy farmers, an artist, a social worker and an apple farmer gathered around a table to write some laws. That’s not the beginning of a joke; rather, it’s an average day in the Vermont Statehouse, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, recalls from her days on the House Agriculture Committee. Something seemed off when… Read More »

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

After nearly three years of trying to deal with health hazards at a home on Gilman Road, the Hinesburg town government has obtained an injunction from the Vermont Superior Court, authorizing the town to get the place cleaned up. As The Citizen reported last October, neighbors say the property at 477 Gilman Road is overrun… Read More »

Collision shuts down Route 7 for hours

Collision shuts down Route 7 for hours

An overturned tractor-trailer truck blocked Route 7 after it collided with a car in Ferrisburgh Wednesday, April 11. Traffic was blocked in both directions and police had to set up a detour for drivers between 12:50 p.m., when the crash occurred, and 5 p.m. The accident happened as the tractor-trailer truck was headed north, Vermont… Read More »

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

After school Monday afternoon, the art room at Shelburne Community School was abuzz with activity. Paint and glue, iPads and string. Hearing that the googly-eye supply was gone, art teacher Pete Boardman asked what else could be used for eyes? He suggested paint. “It’s truly mixed media,” Boardman said as fifth graders swirled around his… Read More »

School board reorganizes, targets school buildings for upgrades

On town meeting day Champlain Valley School District voters approved the $76.8 million budget. Voters also agreed to allocate $819,665 that was unspent from a bond to update the Shelburne Community school. Previously Shelburne voters approved a $9.25 million construction bond used to renovate Shelburne Community School in 2016-17. Work was completed last fall with… Read More »