Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

MIRANDA JONSWOLD Correspondent MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! The F-35 has got to go!” “Bernie, Leahy, Welch, and Miro: don’t make Burlington Ground Zero!” Wielding their shields and donning their capes, the self-proclaimed “Guardians of Peace and Planet” cast the power of protest in a demonstration Sunday against the F-35 fighter jets.… Read More »

City kids find greener grass in Vermont for the summer

City kids find greener grass in Vermont for the summer

MARIA MERCIECA Correspondent “The bus should be pulling in any minute!” Several dozen families gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington on Friday to welcome a bus full of New York City children, sending parents, siblings and dogs to the parking lot with their welcome signs held high. The kids are participating in the… Read More »

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 »

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students today for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both are… Read More »

Get tough together at The Edge

Get tough together at The Edge

By Lynn Monty Mack truck tires, an ax and ropes are part of a weekly workout routine for Shelburne couple David and Julie Hollenbeck. They were prepared to get sweaty and dust-covered in an outdoor workout with personal trainer Norm Granger at The Edge Sports and Fitness in South Burlington on Sept. 15. “The sweat… Read More »