State recognizes life-saving call

State recognizes life-saving call

By MADELINE HUGHES Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members. The award is presented to emergency medical service professionals who perform “life-saving actions above and beyond the call… Read More »

Controlled burn in Charlotte

Controlled burn in Charlotte

By MADELINE HUGHES Five fire stations came together Saturday for an eight-hour live-burn of the old Vermont Wildflower building on Ethan Allen Highway. “The guy wanted to burn it down and we were looking to do a live burn,” said Rob Mullin, Assistant Chief for Charlotte Fire and Rescue Services, adding that the burn was… Read More »

Nothing like a little fresh air…

Nothing like a little fresh air…

Above: Scouts helped prep and load trees last weekend. Customers stopped by with an interesting variety of vehicles to haul home their trees. Scout leaders reported one convertible, a typical mix of pickups, SUVs and sedans, along with one military tank and one armored personnel carrier. Left: Scouts will be back at their temporary tree… Read More »

CVU starts off winter season strong

CVU starts off winter season strong

By LAUREN READ WRESTLING The Champlain Valley Union wrestling team headed to the Londonderry (N.H.) Holiday Invitation on Saturday and came back with some hardware. Justin Bissonette earned the top spot in the 170 lb. weight class and Jared Forsythe was first in the 182 lb. weight class. It was the second win a row… Read More »

Special Olympics Vermont holds Holiday Games

Special Olympics Vermont holds Holiday Games

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Special Olympics Vermont hosted its Holiday Games at St. Michael’s College Dec. 9. Dozens of athletes from around Vermont participated in swimming, floorball and bowling competitions. Local athletes who took part were Shelburne swimmers Jesse Campbell, Olivia Lamothe and Terry Taylor; Toni Duba and Scott Krueger from Hinesburg in singles bowling; Carrie… Read More »

Schools celebrate the arts

Schools celebrate the arts

Nearly four months into the school year and students have a lot to show for their efforts. Last week, students at Champlain Valley Union High School organized an extensive visual and performing arts show to showcase their best work to date. Celebrate the Arts Night Arts Night also included student work from the district’s K-8… Read More »

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