By LAUREN READ Rarely has 19th place felt so good. The Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team ran to their best ever finish – 19th place – at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., on Saturday. “I have been there with two other teams and three individuals, this was beyond anything we have ever… Read More »
STAFF REPORT Vermont Electric Coop will not seek a rate increase in January, marking the fifth consecutive year that the utility’s rates have remained flat, according to a recent company announcement. “It’s taken a great deal of creativity, negotiation, and careful budgeting and everyone has pitched in,” said Chief Financial Officer Michael Bursell. “That’s the… Read More »
Mt. Mansfield wears its first coat of snow while the Champlain Valley below hangs onto late autumn.
By SHELBURNE NEWS STAFF Most election years, the top of the ticket gets the most attention from Vermont voters. This year, that attention is muted. There’s a lively race for governor, between Republican incumbent Phil Scott and Democratic nominee Christine Hallquist, but the race for lieutenant governor hasn’t thrown off any sparks, and all the… Read More »
Board member Cathy Keim of Williston was misquoted in last week’s “Ramifications of marijuana legalization and CVU student use” story. In the school board meeting on Feb. 16, Keim said legalizing pot “will not be” a boon for Vermont’s economy. We published the opposite.
After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have… Read More »
Jessica Hella, Guest columnist As the plane descends, the romanticized visions of Barcelona that had been crowding my mind for months come to fruition. From the jet window, the water below resembles the pastel strokes of a Monet painting. My mind wanders to imaginary titles for the work of art unfolding below me. “Mediterranean Coast,”… Read More »
Michelle Holland’s career trajectory has been atypical. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she went from quality control at Toyota to interior design for customers across the country. Today, she is the owner of Michelle Holland Interiors as well as Patina, an antiques and home furnishings store in Shelburne. Holland’s parents were set designers and she… Read More »
Many Vermonters are familiar with Frog Hollow artist Stacie Mincher. Her quirky jewelry and unique designs have been a part of Frog Hollow for close to a decade. Mincher, often called “The Zipper Lady” by her friends and customers, is currently recovering from complications during a surgery she had in January. During surgery Mincher suffered… Read More »
Review by Deborah Straw When you hate to put a book down to go on a day trip, when you don’t like leaving the characters behind, you know you’re into a good read. Such was my experience with the novel, The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan. As I left for the day without book in… Read More »