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 »
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
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 »
PHYL NEWBECK For the last eight years, Michael Ashooh has been a member of the Shelburne Ethics Committee. That assignment suited him well since his day job as a philosophy professor at the University of Vermont includes teaching classes in ethics. This year, he ran for an open seat on the selectboard. “The past few… Read More »
STAFF REPORT The Nature Conservancy is aiming to raise an additional $170,000 to successfully close on the purchase of a 48-acre parcel of land near Shelburne Pond that spans the City of South Burlington and the Town of Shelburne. The land belonged to the family of the late John Ewing, former chairman of Vermont Housing… Read More »
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 »