Kunin’s legacy

Kunin’s legacy

The Vermont Natural Resources Council presented the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to former governor of Vermont Madeleine Kunin Sept. 12 at Shelburne Farms. During her tenure as governor (1985-1991), Kunin established the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, founded the Commission on Vermont’s Future and mentored countless environmental leaders. “We can thank Gov. Kunin… Read More »

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent On June 10 in Montpelier, Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that protects abortion rights for Vermont women. The next day, more than 1,500 miles away in Fort Myers, Fla., lifelong Vermonter, lawmaker, activist and trailblazer Sallie Soule quietly passed away with her family at her side. “We whispered that… Read More »

It’s her party: Joan Lenes honored

It’s her party: Joan Lenes honored

STAFF REPORT Former longtime Shelburne state representative and town leader Joan G. Lenes was honored with the Hoff-Curtis Leadership Award at the Vermont Democratic Party annual dinner in Burlington on April 13. Lenes was nominated by Shelbrune Rep. Jessica Brumsted. The following is the text of her nomination letter for Lenes: I would like to… Read More »