Aboard Ticonderoga, Vermonters become new American citizens

By MADELINE HUGHES A sunny, breezy Monday and Lake Champlain provided an idyllic backdrop as 15 new Americans celebrated Constitution Day by taking the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens on board Shelburne Museum’s Steamboat Ticonderoga. Family and friends stood by to watch as 15 Vermonters from 12 different countries became U.S. citizens in the… Read More »

Shelburne to provide school resource officer: Champlain Valley School District finalizing contract with police

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District board gave its approval Tuesday night for school administrators to contract with the Shelburne Police Department to hire a school resource officer for the district. The three-year contract will cost the district about $85,000 a year. During the summer, school administrators talked with officials from Hinesburg, Shelburne,… Read More »

Fatal crash involves teenagers

By MADELINE HUGHES and LISA SCAGLIOTTI A car crash in Williston last week took the life of a 16-year-old Montpelier boy and involved a teenage driver who is a student at Champlain Valley Union High School. Solomon Jenkins, 16, was trapped in a vehicle that crashed on River Cove Road in Williston just before 2… Read More »

It’s legal now: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

It’s legal now: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES There’s a new storefront at the corner of Shelburne and Hullcrest roads. The front window is decked with a neon “open” sign and a hand-drawn poster. Inside, Bob Marley tunes play in the background and art hangs on the walls. South Burlington artist and entrepreneur Jordan Holstein sits behind a counter in… Read More »

State grant helps Lake Iroquois watershed

State grant helps Lake Iroquois watershed

By MADELINE HUGHES The Lake Iroquois Association is wrapping up a summer project aimed at improving a stream flowing into the lake near Pine Shore Drive in Hinesburg. Pine Shore Drive is a gravel road that leads from Pond Road downhill to a lakeside neighborhood. The runoff from the road and nearby retention pond needed… Read More »

Arts director scores state award

Arts director scores state award

By MADELINE HUGHES Allison Coyne Carroll’s work comes with many rewards. Sometimes the reward is seeing students and faculty from China overjoyed as they hear live music from their homeland played in Vermont, on the other side of the world. Another time, it might be when a Lithuanian student gets to speak in her native… Read More »

Deliberation begins on Hannaford project

By MADELINE HUGHES The Hinesburg Town Hall’s parking lot was nearly full Tuesday night – a measure of local interest in the final Development Review Board public hearing on the Hannaford Brothers Co. grocery store project. Hannaford began its quest to build a supermarket in Hinesburg in 2010 with plans for a 36,000-square-foot store and 128… Read More »

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