Father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest for rhino conservation

Father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest for rhino conservation

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer  Be quiet and walk downwind. That’s what Tara Hetz had to do as an armed ranger led her to see a rhinoceros up close and personal in Laikipia, Kenya. Rhinos, she said, have terrible vision but an incredibly strong sense of smell.   “It’s almost like a dinosaur. It’s just unbelievable, it’s jaw-dropping,… Read More »

Helping migrant children tell stories

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer Lena Ashooh doesn’t see age as an obstacle to activism. At 15, the Shelburne resident and Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore has written a grant application and was recently awarded funds to launch summer writing workshop that will help migrant youths share their stories. “It’s not something that you need… Read More »

GMT to raise bus fares with new service plan

MADELINE CLARK Staff Reporter Green Mountain Transit (GMT) will implement its NextGen Service Plan and will increase ride fares from $1.25 to $1.50 effective June 17, the board of commissioners decided last month. “We are excited to see the first phase of this plan move to implementation,” general manager Mark Sousa said in a press… Read More »