Welch touts Dreamer bill passed by House, headed to Senate

Welch touts Dreamer bill passed by House, headed to Senate

LUKE ZARZECKI Community News Service Legislation passed in the U.S. House last week to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamer immigrants deserves attention and a vote in the Senate, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch said on a visit home last week. At a news conference at the University of Vermont last Friday, Welch discussed the… Read More »

A commissioned officer

A commissioned officer

Shelburne volunteer firefighter Madison Slater graduated from the University of Vermont last weekend. Slater, left, is pictured here receiving her commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the commissioning ceremony held at Ira Allen Chapel on Saturday evening.

Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Not surprisingly, Bud Ockert was early for his interview. He was found on the wine side of Village Wine and Coffee, talking to owner Kevin Clayton about the state of affairs in Shelburne. “He’s a living legend,” Clayton said. “Not a legend, a living legend.” Ockert scoffed and waved his hand.… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she created a book… Read More »