Students walk out and talk it out, too

Students walk out and talk it out, too

Much like the national movement in the background, the scheduled walkouts that took place at local schools as part of National Walkout Day were student-driven. A snow day last Wednesday meant that students in the Champlain Valley School District couldn’t easily participate in the national March 14 walkout, but Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte… Read More »

CVU walkout rescheduled for Friday

UPDATE: The student walkout at CVU has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Friday, according to students and school officials.  Across the country on Wednesday, students participated in mid-morning walkouts to protest school shootings and raise awareness of the need to make changes to gun laws. At 10 a.m., students left their schools, congregated outside, and… Read More »

Meet the Candidates is a night of familiar faces

Meet the Candidates is a night of familiar faces

There are no contested races on the ballot for Town Meeting Day voting this year, but Meet the Candidates night at the Charlotte Senior Center still drew a crowd of over 20 citizens. Candidates introduced themselves and answered questions on an evening that was big on praise for jobs well-done and thoughtful consideration of what… Read More »

Bear takes mid-winter walk in Shelburne neighborhood

Bear takes mid-winter walk in Shelburne neighborhood

The wild weather this winter has brought an unusual cold-weather visitor to Shelburne. Last week, Kim Douglas noticed that the bark on a cedar tree in her backyard was shredded. She knew it wasn’t the work of an overly ambitious squirrel, so a call to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and some further investigation… Read More »

CVU students named finalists in State of the Union essay contest

Six Champlain Valley Union High School students were named finalists in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ eighth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest asks Vermont high school students to describe issues they would prioritize if they were president. This year, 585 students from 47 Vermont high schools submitted essays, according to Sanders’ office.… Read More »

Charlotte school day disrupted by threats

Charlotte school day disrupted by threats

Charlotte Central School parents got a call this week from Lead Principal Stephanie Sumner on the school’s phone alert system, informing them that lockout steps were taken after a “possible threat to one of our staff members.” Sumner’s call came at 12:18 p.m., though the lockout began at 8:30 that morning. Vermont State Police reported… Read More »

Local ballots taking shape ahead of Town Meeting Day

Town meeting is Tuesday, March 6, and candidates for local town and school board offices have until Monday at 5 p.m. to file petitions with their town clerks to get on the ballot. Candidates must collect 30 signatures from registered voters in their town to complete their petition according to state law. As of Tuesday… Read More »

Students tackle tough topic

Students tackle tough topic

The topic of sexual assault and harassment has dominated the news over the last few months, involving everyone from the president down to local high school students. Although the subject isn’t always comfortable for teens or adults to discuss, a group of Champlain Valley Union High School students is working toward eliminating issues of sexual… Read More »