Earned Income Tax Credit, 3SquaresVT can help

This year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can help working families in Vermont make ends meet with a credit up to $6,431. In addition, any family with dependent children who receives the Vermont EITC is automatically income eligible for food benefits through 3SquaresVT – even if their income is over the limit. Each year,… Read More »

A rank of achievement

A rank of achievement

Aaron Dempsey of Shelburne, left, with Scoutmaster Randy Zuwallack. A member of Troop #692, Dempsey recently earned his Eagle Scout designation. With the help of fellow Scouts, Dempsey ripped out the unsafe brick path behind Williston’s Old Brick Church, leveled it and reinstalled the bricks, including sourcing original material to maintain the path’s historical integrity.… Read More »

Cammann finalist in Vermont Writers’ Prize

Cammann finalist in Vermont Writers’ Prize

“It’s the story of a man, a mink, some trout, a couple of bats, and too many mosquitos,” says Peter Cammann, a finalist in this year’s Vermont Writer’s Prize. Created to honor the literary legacy of the late Ralph Nading Hill Jr., a Vermont historian, writer, and long-time member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of… Read More »

Wall joins Pathways

Wall joins Pathways

Pathways Vermont announced that Tim Wall of Shelburne has joined their board of directors. He was recently appointed along with Brenda Frank, Janet Sisson, and Jedediah Popp. Pathways Vermont’s mission is to transform the lives of people experiencing mental health and other life challenges by supporting self-directed roads to recovery and wellness in an atmosphere… Read More »

Illick promoted to VP of business development

Illick promoted to VP of business development

ReArch Company, a development, construction management, and property management firm, has promoted John G. Illick to vice president of business development. He will work in tandem with chief operating officer Stephen Savell to identify, vet, and pursue new real estate development, construction, and property management opportunities. Additionally, Illick will manage the leasing of various development… Read More »

High profile sex offender released after 30 years: Gregory J. Gabert considered high-risk to re-offend, according to Vermont Corrections Department

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent One of the most dangerous sex offenders in Vermont history will be released from prison on Monday after spending more than 30 years behind bars for his crimes, officials said. Gregory J. Gabert, 50, planned to reside in South Burlington, according to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, but Gabert is reportedly… Read More »

Earth Hour celebration

Earth Hour celebration

The Shelburne Field House at 166 Athletic Drive hosts a concert Saturday, March 30, 8 to 11:30 p.m., in celebration of Earth Hour. The concert features two Shelburne-based bands, SWALE and The Nancy Druids, outdoors on the athletic field. Like an outdoor summer event, attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, and blankets, as well… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Forest Bathing: Learning to connect with nature “Forest Bathing” and “taking in the atmosphere of the forest” are both direct translations of Shinrin-Yoku, the scientifically-backed Japanese tradition of nature immersion for wellness that began in 1982 and is just now catching on in the United States. Occurring throughout the different seasons of Vermont, this series… Read More »

Empowering students through digital citizenship

How does a school that consciously limits technology teach its students to use the internet? At Lake Champlain Waldorf School, sixth grade teacher Rebekah Hopkinson has embarked on a new Cyber Civics curriculum in typical Waldorf fashion: an intentional, deep dive that teaches emotional intelligence as much as it does digital citizenship. Now, on April 11 from 7-8:30 p.m.,… Read More »

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