King of the road

King of the road

After a 65-lap test on Sunday, Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien and his FastOne Motorsports team celebrate winning the 2017 “King of the Road” title. Therrien became the first driver in Thunder Road’s modern era to win championships in three different divisions. The new Thunder Road Late Model Champion previously won titles in the Lenny’s Shoe &… Read More »

Not just apples: Bumper peach crop a sweet surprise

Not just apples: Bumper peach crop a sweet surprise

The Shelburne Orchards web site declares in large cheerful type: “There is an obscene amount of peaches this year!” Branches on the peach trees at the orchard are so heavy with fruit that they are skimming the ground. The fuzzy fruits have been missing from the Vermont fruit scene for years, but they made a… Read More »

Neighbors question suggested change to LaPlatte River wetlands classification

A roomful of Shelburne neighbors turned out to ask questions and voice concerns last Wednesday night as a petition to reclassify the LaPlatte River wetlands winds its way through the approval process. The LaPlatte wetlands, at the river’s entry into Lake Champlain, have long served as “a soup-to-nuts training ground for young biologists, ecologists, scientists,”… Read More »

CVU to focus on childhood trauma

Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the hour-long documentary film “Resilience,” and discuss the effects of childhood trauma. The reason for this unique get-together was to discuss a growing consensus in the… Read More »

New school year, new co-principal Jen Roth joins team

New school year, new co-principal  Jen Roth joins team

School starts at Charlotte Central School next Wednesday, and Jen Roth is stepping into her new role as co-principal there with confidence and enthusiasm. She was hired last week as previous co-principal Stephanie Sumner steps into the position of lead principal, recently vacated by Barbara Anne Komons Montroll, who moved into a communications job within… Read More »

Look! Up in the sky! (Safely)

Look! Up in the sky! (Safely)

The Charlotte Library hosted an eclipse viewing party on Monday, with activities for kids and plenty of eclipse viewing glasses to go around. Over 150 people gathered on the library lawn to watch the moon pass over the sun. There were supplies on hand to make paper plate eclipse viewers or solar bracelets out of… Read More »

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

It’s a place where rare birds and fish congregate, people paddle in search of new sights, pollutants stop short of Lake Champlain, and lake floodwaters halt their march toward land. Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands are a unique place, and a rare one in Chittenden County and in Vermont. On Aug. 30, the Vermont Agency… Read More »

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

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