Abenaki Chief Don Stevens appointed to state racial-justice panel

Abenaki Chief Don Stevens appointed to state racial-justice panel

Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation has been appointed by Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan to serve on the Racial Disparities in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Panel. According to the attorney general’s website, the panel’s goal is to “develop a strategy to address racial disparities within the State systems of… Read More »

This Storm is always welcome during a baseball game

This Storm is always welcome during a baseball game

Usually a walk-off win is the highlight of a high school baseball game. But on Thursday, Champlain Valley Union High School’s victory was just the cherry on top of an already great day. CVU sophomore Storm Rushford, who has battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the last 10 months, returned to the mound for the Redhawks… Read More »

UPDATE: EMT, cop, selectboard member denies prostitution and obstruction

A longtime rescue squad member and part-time police officer busted in Shelburne by police on charges of soliciting a male prostitute and obstruction of justice denied the criminal counts on Thursday. A lawyer for Lynn Doney, 57, entered not guilty pleas to the two charges during a brief arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.… Read More »

Officer charged with soliciting prostitute in Shelburne

A veteran rescue squad member and part-time police officer in central Vermont is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice in Shelburne, officials said Monday. Lynn Doney, 57, who also is a Northfield Selectboard member, is due in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for arraignment today on the two criminal charges, Shelburne police said. Shelburne police… Read More »

Selectboard gifting raises questions

In an attempt to create a nice surprise going-away gift for outgoing Town Manager Joe Colangelo, the Shelburne Selectboard recently voted to repay Selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker $700 for buying a pair of Red Sox-Yankees tickets for him. Colangelo, a Yankees fan, was Shelburne’s town manager for four years before leaving to become manager… Read More »

Library could quadruple donations

Last November, Shelburne voters approved a $6.5 million bond to build a new Pierson Library. Since then, volunteers have been working to fundraise to lower the amount for the bond. So far Shelburne residents have pledged $200,000 to the project, lowering the potential bond to $6.3 million. The push isn’t over yet. The library kicks… Read More »

Vermont to tally damage from May 4 storm

Vermont to tally damage from May 4 storm

Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann has requested a Preliminary Damage Assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if the state qualifies for a federal public assistance disaster declaration following severe storms on May 4. The request asks for assessments in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Washington counties.  Additional counties could… Read More »

Students connect with astronauts

Students connect with astronauts

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »