School board moves ahead with school resource officer plan

The Champlain Valley School District’s school board has preliminarily OK’d district administrators to begin searching for a school resource officer. It’s more involved than just posting the job. First, district administrators have to choose which law enforcement agency will provide the officer. Once they reach an agreement with a police department, the school board would… Read More »

Four do’s and don’ts for fireworks

See list of fireworks, July 4 events, page 12 Professionals and amateurs alike are going to be igniting fireworks in the coming week. Here are a few tips: There are two types of fireworks – consumer and commercial. Fireworks for sale in stores such as Roman candles, skyrockets and sparklers are classified as consumer fireworks.… Read More »

Local resources for suicide prevention

In the past few months, Chittenden County’s Howard Center has been working with local municipalities to put more mental health resources within easy reach of the people who need them most. The new Community Outreach Program involves South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex and Shelburne. It pairs social workers with police officers to help de-escalate… Read More »

Charlotte Central School graduates 38 students

Charlotte Central School graduates 38 students

The 38 eighth-graders at Charlotte Central School were giddy with excitement as they filed into the gym last Thursday night for their graduation. The room was full with friends and family gathered in the gym bleachers awaiting the ceremony. The theme of the evening was the changing of seasons. It was the graduates’ time to… Read More »

Fourth state title win for CVU girls tennis

Fourth state title win for CVU girls tennis

For the fourth year in a row, Champlain Valley Union High School girls tennis won against sixth-seeded South Burlington in the Division I championship. Friday’s showdown was the sixth year the two teams were head-to-head in the championship, and CVU won big at 7-0. All five Redhawks singles players and both doubles teams won their… Read More »

Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Hinesburg-based Clark Excavating began court-ordered demolition of 477 Gilman Road last week and continued working at the site into this week. The demolition comes years after neighbors began complaining to the town of vermin running loose – particularly rats –  and trash, vehicles and other items piling up on the property. Four abandoned vehicles, a… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »