Can you help us solve these mysteries?

Can you help us solve these mysteries?

By Rosalyn Graham The Shelburne Historical Society has recently received donations of items that inspire us to turn to the public for help in learning more about these items and their stories. The first item is this remarkable uniform (which is modeled here by a local boy, not by the original owner of the uniform).… Read More »

Charlie Tompkin carries on a family tradition

Charlie Tompkin carries on a family tradition

The Aske family has a rich history on the waters of Shelburne Bay and Charlie Tompkin is making sure he keeps that history alive. Tompkin grew up in Warren and lived there for five years after attending college and working in food services and photography in Boston, but when his grandfather Jerry Aske died and… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Reps. Jessica Brumstead and Kate Webb Our last article provides an update on some of the environmental actions this year. Up first: federal influence. President Trump’s recent refusal to remain in the Paris agreement sparked outrage from Sens. Leahy and Sanders and Rep. Welch. In Vermont, Gov. Scott’s announcement that he would join the… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Jessica Brumsted and Kate Webb Although a protracted debate over school employee health coverage dominated the airwaves over the last few weeks, a number of high-value economic development programs quietly passed to the governor’s desk for signature. The typically cranky Vermont Chamber gave the 2017 legislative session an “A” with the Lake Champlain Regional… Read More »

Natalie Tucker Miller: Enriching life for elders

Natalie Tucker Miller: Enriching life for elders

Natalie Tucker Miller had worked as a nursery school teacher for many years and was well-versed as a storyteller when she came up the with idea of visiting nursing homes and reading to the residents. “I really resist the temptation to make the comparison between children and elders,” she said, “but there is a similarity… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted A week ago, we passed both the budget and the property tax bill (H.518 and H.509) at about midnight. This action came after several days of trying to reach a compromise with the Governor over his teachers’ health care proposal. The FY 2018 budget was never in question; the House had… Read More »

The Butter Battles

By Odale Cress It all began with Emperor Louis Napoleon III’s search for a less expensive alternative to butter to provide his increasingly expensive military. The emperor offered a prize to whoever could come up with a viable substitute for butter. In 1869, French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès answered the challenge with a mix of beef… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Finding the sweet spot of agreement. No small task that. By the time this is in print, I assume a budget will be passed or near to it. I will do my best to explain how I see the controversy around health insurance for school employees and why it is holding up adjournment. The Vermont… Read More »

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