Local eighth grader selected to serve as a legislative page

Local eighth grader selected to serve as a legislative page

By Joanne LaFreniere Sam Thompson, an eighth grader at the Mater Christi School, is excited to spend time in Montpelier working with the state’s senators and representatives. He will serve as a page in the spring session of the Vermont legislature. Each year, 30 young Vermonters are selected to work as legislative pages in the […]

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at […]

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town […]

January is Radon Awareness Month, Boy Scout project saves lives

January is Radon Awareness Month, Boy Scout project saves lives

Jeff Giroux, 17, of Hinesburg, as part of his Boy Scout project to become an Eagle Scout, enlisted 15 volunteers and worked for a year to distribute as many free radon detection kits as possible. Giroux and his team hosted four events in Hinesburg, and made nearly 1,500 phone calls that resulted in the distribution […]

Patriots’ Pen Youth Essay winners announced

Burlington VFW 782 Howard Plant Post announced its winners of the Patriots’ Pen Youth Essay Contest on Jan. 6. The theme this year was “What Freedom Means to Me.” Commander Robert Colby presented Lucy Woodward, a 7th grade student at Shelburne Community School, an Honorable Mention Award. Hannah Julia Woodward, a 6th grade Shelburne Community School […]

Author Howard Coffin to speak in Shelburne

Howard Coffin, a seventh-generation Vermonter with six ancestors who served in Vermont Civil War regiments, has immersed himself in the history of the war and the stories of Vermonters’ roles in it, authoring four books on the subject, leading tours of the battlefields, and sharing his knowledge with audiences around the state and beyond. Coffin […]

Vermont turkey hunters had a successful year

Vermont turkey hunters had a successful year

Vermont wild turkey hunters had safe and successful spring and fall hunting seasons in 2015, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. A total of 5,874 turkeys were taken by hunters during Vermont’s three hunting seasons: the spring youth hunt, the regular May spring season, and the fall hunt. Young turkey hunters mentored by […]

NOFA Vermont’s 34th annual Winter Conference

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA) Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for Vermont’s local food growers and eaters on Feb. 13, 14, and 15, at the University of Vermont in Burlington. It is an annual opportunity to bring together farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and food enthusiasts for three days of […]

GospelFest to hit Burlington

The musical and cultural celebration known as GospelFest will make its return to Burlington at 5pm at the Ira Allen Chapel at The University of Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 27. GospelFest originated more than 25 years ago as a celebration of Black History Month and now has become a tradition in the greater Burlington community. […]

Shelburne’s Sokolowski in Beauty Tribe on next season of Survivor

Shelburne’s Sokolowski in Beauty Tribe on next season of Survivor

When the 32nd season of Survivor premieres Wednesday, Feb. 17 on CBS, Shelburne native Julia Sokolowski, 19, will be front and center in the Beauty Tribe. The Emmy Award-winning series theme this time around is Brains, Brawn and Beauty. Sokolowski, the youngest female player in the show’s history, will join 18 castaways, separated into three […]