Tracey Brown: Walking to remember those who can’t

Tracey Brown: Walking to remember those who can’t

It was back in 2010 when Tracey Brown of Charlotte first noticed that her father, Levi Brown, was exhibiting some unusual symptoms. “He’d always been a really healthy guy,” Brown said. Living in upstate New York where there was no dedicated memory care center, Levi was initially misdiagnosed. In 2012 he went to the hospital… Read More »

Starlings Aren’t Darling: The history of America’s least-loved bird

Starlings Aren’t Darling: The history of America’s least-loved bird

By Joe Rankin It’s a classic story of unintended consequences. In 1890, Eugene Schieffelin, a drug manufacturer and member of the New York Zoological Society, released 60 starlings in New York’s Central Park with the hope of establishing a breeding population. Worried that the experiment wasn’t successful, he released another 40 the next year. Schieffelin… Read More »

Terry Wilson: Helping ugly (and beautiful) dogs hunt

Terry Wilson: Helping ugly (and beautiful) dogs hunt

Terry Wilson and his wife, Nancy Anisfield, have always enjoyed bird hunting. Seventeen years ago, they got a German Wirehaired Pointer named Scrub for his bristly facial hair. “They’re called ugly dogs,” Wilson said of the breed, not without affection. “I had just sold a manufacturing business and I decided to start a mail order… Read More »

Mary Catherine Jones: The woman behind the voice

Mary Catherine Jones: The woman behind the voice

By her own admission, Mary Catherine Jones spends a lot of time talking to herself in a small padded room. The good news is she gets paid for doing it. Jones’ business, Voice Over Vermont, provides commercial voice-overs and video narration for clients across the state and beyond. Growing up in Washington D.C., Jones acquired… Read More »

The word in the House…

The word in the House…

This report was submitted by six area Democratic state representatives: Jessica Brumsted and Kate Webb, Shelburne; Mike Yantachka, Charlotte; Bill Lippert, Hinesburg; and Terry Macaig and Jim McCullough, Williston. The Legislature met last week in a veto session to address the statewide budget and education property tax bills. Although these bills are essential to fund… Read More »

Charlie Tompkin carries on a family tradition

Charlie Tompkin carries on a family tradition

The Aske family has a rich history on the waters of Shelburne Bay and Charlie Tompkin is making sure he keeps that history alive. Tompkin grew up in Warren and lived there for five years after attending college and working in food services and photography in Boston, but when his grandfather Jerry Aske died and… Read More »

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