Local school students have been rehearsing for weeks for a variety of theatrical and musical productions. Here are a few highlights. Top: Rice Memorial High School freshman students in the 2017 Stunt Nite performance at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. A school tradition for 89 years, 2018 Stunt Nite is Tuesday,… Read More »
The LaPlatte Crossing footbridge officially opens this weekend with a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring a live band and refreshments. Years of planning and the help of nearly a 100 contributors and volunteers have gone into the construction of a footbridge over the LaPlatte River. The bridge creates a shortcut through the LaPlatte Nature… Read More »
By MADELINE HUGHES Voter turnout in last week’s general election in Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne was higher than the state average.Voters chose incumbents over newcomers, but still turned out at high rates compared to midterm elections past. “There’s a lot of work that goes into it behind the scenes,” said Judy Frazer, a Shelburne resident… Read More »
By MADELINE HUGHES As Shelburne’s interim town manager is poised to take the job permanently, the high-profile municipal construction project underway is facing unexpected costs that are pushing the limits of its budget. The Shelburne Selectboard last Thursday offered the town manager position to Lee Krohn, who has been in the post as interim manager… Read More »
By LAUREN READ Fewer than three minutes into the Division I boys soccer state championship game on Saturday at Burlington’s Buck Hard Field, Champlain Valley Union found itself in an unfamiliar position. The top-seeded Redhawks surrendered an early goal to the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers and, for the first time all season, trailed in a game.… Read More »
By LAUREN READ For 45 minutes in relentless cold rain on Saturday, Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley Union defense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get through the Lakers’ brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “As soon as I saw Olivia cross the… Read More »
Mt. Mansfield wears its first coat of snow while the Champlain Valley below hangs onto late autumn.
By MADELINE HUGHES Sounds from the choreographed dance of construction equipment at Shelburne’s Historic Town Hall compete with Route 7 traffic these days. About a dozen construction workers are building the $6.5 million library and town center project. “Who knew what we were getting into?” Interim Town Manager Lee Krohn joked with one of the… Read More »
Falls Road construction continues, and the road will be opened for night traffic starting Friday, tentatively, said Chris Robinson Shelburne water quality superintendent. The road will remain closed during the day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.
By PHYL NEWBECK This past April, Kristopher and Sarah Kerr Larson took a big step and purchased Otter Creek Awnings in Williston. Kris had worked for the company for five years but before they bought the company, Sarah had never worked in retail. Today, the Charlotte couple is enjoying running a business together. “One of… Read More »