Black Lives Matter flag will fly: CVSD Board approves student-led request by vote of 11-1

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Black Lives Matter flag will fly at Champlain Valley Union High School. The Champlain Valley School District School Board voted 11-1 in favor of flying the flag Monday night with Russ Caffry of Shelburne casting the lone dissenting vote. After extensive discussion, board member Dave Connery made the motion… Read More »

Hinesburg says “Aye” to town budget

Hinesburg says “Aye” to town budget

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Over 100 Hinesburg voters came out to Champlain Valley Union High School Monday night to vote on the annual town budget. Residents voted from the floor and approved the majority of the items but were wary of a $50,000 ballot item proposed help fix the Vermont Route 116 and Charlotte… Read More »

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter For a second year, the town of Charlotte defeated by voice vote a Town Meeting Day amendment from town clerk and treasurer Mary Mead to decrease the Charlotte Selectboard’s proposed budget. During the Town Meeting Day portion of the election proceedings, Mead proposed cutting $157,500 from the $3,264,779 proposed budget.… Read More »

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Voters approved all three articles concerning the Champlain Valley School District budget by relatively large margins on Town Meeting Day. However, voter turnout was low, with less than 21 percent of the more than 23,000 registered voters in the district casting ballots. Voters approved Article VII, the $78.9 million budget… Read More »

Racial inclusion takes center stage at CVU

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Inclusion, exclusion, and how to make every student feel safe and embraced by Champlain Valley Union Schools dominated the discussion at the school board meeting Tuesday night. Roughly 10 parents and students were on hand to share their concerns with the school board about racial inclusion. Black Lives Matter flag… Read More »

‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town where Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard… Read More »

Coin dealer admits guilt in record-keeping

By MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent A well-known South Burlington coin and jewelry businessman — who police say accepted valuable stolen property from burglars and thieves — has pleaded guilty to failing to keep proper anti-theft records for precious metals and other treasures received at his store, court records show. Stephen J. Edwards, 71, of Nicklaus Circle… Read More »

No to eminent domain: Development of Lot 15 will continue through legal process

By MADELINE HUGHES In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard met to discuss… Read More »

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