Sunshine Week never needed more than now

It’s Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the citizens’ right to know about their government. In the past, we’ve groused about the hundreds of exemptions in Vermont’s public records law, mysterious firing of coaches, obvious conflicts of interest, and the fact that no one actually enforces state laws on open meetings and public records. That… Read More »

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

By LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Hello, I’m the new managing editor of this newspaper, and this is an occasional column you will see in Shelburne News and The Citizen from time to time. I come to you via Brandon, a town of roughly 5,000, of artists and families and farmers and woodworkers nestled between Middlebury… Read More »

Newspaper staff wins three dozen awards in New England contest

Staff writer Madeline Hughes shared a first-place award among weekly newspapers for a social-issues feature story she wrote with Caleigh Cross and Kayla Collier at the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association competition Feb. 16. “This piece rose to the top among all submissions thanks to its crisp writing style, wide engagement of sources,… Read More »

What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

What are  you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?

By Chea Waters Evans and Jessica Hella “I’m thankful that I have a family, and that I have food and a house!” -Libby Manning of Charlotte “I’m thankful for my friends and family, and for their unconditional love and support.” -John Gowland of Charlotte “I’m thankful to have a job! I’m thankful to be employed;… Read More »