Letters to the Editor

We support Ed Cafferty for Sheriff Ed is our brother-in-law, friend, and next door neighbor (married to Susan Krasnow), but we support his bid to become Chittenden County Sheriff for many, more important reasons. Well qualified, he will be proactive in modernizing the office, hiring women Deputies (currently none), effectively advocate for more community drug… Read More »

Rules for sharing the road

In an effort to shed light on the conversation regarding bike and vehicle transportation, here are two lists detailing pertinent information for each respective party. We hope this information is useful in your travels. For drivers: Cyclists have the legal right to ride on the road. Leave at least four feet of passing space. Cyclists… Read More »

Covert operations on Mount Philo

Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife is a nonprofit dedicated to educating landowners and citizens as to how to “maintain and enhance diverse wildlife habitats and healthy ecosystems.”  On Saturday, Aug. 16 Vermont Coverts guides Kate Lampton and Larry Hamilton will be leading a guided walk of Mt. Philo.  Along the one-hour walk participants will learn… Read More »

CVU grad earns Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

Carly Brown, a June 2014 graduate of Champlain College’s Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP), has received the 2014 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship. She was selected from a pool of more than 180 applicants, and is one of 32 exceptionally talented, early career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers to be awarded a fellowship.… Read More »

Local educator selected as a facilitator for NEA GPS Network

Kelly Bouteiller, a teacher at Charlotte Central School, was recently selected as a facilitator for the National Education Association (NEA) Great Public Schools (GPS) Network.  The GPS Network is an online community where teachers, parents, education support professionals, and other community stakeholders can share ideas and resources aimed at improving student success. Currently, the Network… Read More »

Local runners complete season at state track meet

From left: Hinesburg residents Jacob Ashe, Ashton Barbeau, Quinten Barbeau, Patrick Bilodeau, Henry Frost, Cole Glover, Miles Glover, Ali Drew, Julia Grant, Ava McDonald, and Jasmine Nails participated in the Champlain Valley Track & Field program at the Vermont State Meet in St. Johnsbury Saturday, July 26. Thanks to outstanding coaches Nora Kaszubowski and Tova… Read More »

Hinesburg launches youth Ultimate Frisbee

The Hinesburg Recreation Dept. will offer Ultimate Frisbee to 5-8 graders for the first time this fall. Hinesburg is proud to be among the first towns in Vermont to be formally offering Ultimate at the middle school level. This fast-paced field sport was developed in 1968 by a group of New Jersey high school students.… Read More »

Social Band celebrates summertime in song

Join Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of singers, for a program that celebrates everything feathered, buzzing, and verdant in these delightful months of summer. This 20-member group, known for its thoughtful mixture of genres, will sing a program encompassing the ancient, modern, classical, and “folksy” on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:30pm at the Old Round… Read More »

Ethan Allen Homestead hosts fundraiser Aug. 2

Vermont hasn’t always been a peaceful state, at least it wasn’t in the early nineteenth century.  Gary Shattuck brings the era alive with his recently released book “Insurrection, Corruption, and Murder in Early Vermont: Life on the Wild Northern Frontier”, in which he chronicles the Black Snake Affair and the War of 1812.  As a… Read More »