The Readers Write

Public housing agencies crack down on lighting up I have lung disease and am a non-smoker. All of my life I have been exposed to second hand smoke. I have lived in two previous “smoke-free” properties and now am in my third public housing project that toots its horn about being “smoke-free.” I assumed that “smoke-free”… Read More »

Notable neighbors: Mike Lynch

Notable neighbors: Mike Lynch

By Sadie Williams Mike Lynch was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on April 7, 1943. His father, a Warrant Officer in the Navy Seabees in WWII, died when Lynch was 6, leaving behind his wife and three sons. Although Lynch didn’t know his father growing up, he later learned just how similar their career paths were… Read More »

PARKS and REC NEWS

Bolton Valley After School Ski & Snowboard Program 2015 Registration Information: Registration is now open for 7th and 8th graders at the Recreation Office. Registration opens for 5th & 6th graders on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30am for any remaining open spots. If you are unable to drop off your registration in person, please feel… Read More »

CVHS Board tackles busy agenda

The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School Board heard from a team of educational professionals who outlined accomplishments of staff and students while pursuing a timeline for upcoming budget season on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Board listened to a presentation about a CVU alternative program, the Life Program and Essential & Fundamentals, serving needs of… Read More »

CSWD hosts backyard composting workshop

Learn the joy of home composting with a free hour-long backyard composting workshop, the last of the year, on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho. Participants will discover the benefits of “closing the loop” with their own household food scraps in this interactive, hands-on demonstration of… Read More »

The board’s corner: budget season

By Dave Connery, SCS Board Chair It is budget season again at Shelburne Community School. The development and presentation of the budget with the school administration is the biggest task and responsibility of the School Board. The process starts well in advance of Town Meeting Day in March. First, baseline budget assumptions are developed in… Read More »

Kudos

SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y. The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded a scholarship to Quincy Chandler of Shelburne whose major is Music Performance. Chandler was awarded the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship. Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Castleton student-athlete Daniel Hogan of Shelburne was recently named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men’s… Read More »

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Tobacco usage is the most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.  Each year approximately 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 8.6 million live with a genuine illness caused by smoking. Retail stores are the primary place where tobacco companies recruit new tobacco users, and… Read More »

Electric vehicles, solutions from the past

Electric vehicles, solutions from the past

By Kali Adams. SCS 8th grader The way we look at cars is changing. When the first automobile arrived on the road, we were only thinking of how long it would last—if it did at all. Now that cars have survived the first “what if” onslaught, there is a new problem the automotive industry is… Read More »

Nature writer visits Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne

Nature writer visits Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne

By Hannah Sebby, Oliver Halberg, and Andrew Everett On Tuesday, Oct. 14 Sean Prentiss, a nature writer and Assistant Professor of English at Norwich University, visited the Endeavour Middle School Nature Writing Elective Class. He read numerous pieces of his writing and teacher Andrew Everett shared two chapters of Prentiss’s upcoming book “Finding Abbey” (spring… Read More »