Hinesburg adjusts July 4 festivities to include Fire Department’s anniversary

It may only be March, but planning for the Fourth of July is well under way in Hinesburg, where this year’s festivities recently were stretched to span five days in order to celebrate both the key summer holiday and the Hinesburg Volunteer Fire Department’s 75th anniversary. Independence Day in Hinesburg traditionally is a two-day affair… Read More »

CVU students march in DC

Click here for further student march coverage. By Peter Trombley After weeks of planning and fundraising, 43 members of the CVU community – 38 students and five chaperones – boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. last Friday night. Our mission was to send a message to Congress and the president that we would no longer… Read More »

CVU students leave class to decry gun violence

CVU students leave class to decry gun violence

About 800 students at Champlain Valley Union High School took part in a planned walkout Friday to mark one month since the Parkland, Fla. school shooting that killed 17 and to call for action from Vermont lawmakers to toughen gun laws. The demonstration had been scheduled for Wednesday, but classes were cancelled due to a… Read More »

Students walk out and talk it out, too

Students walk out and talk it out, too

Much like the national movement in the background, the scheduled walkouts that took place at local schools as part of National Walkout Day were student-driven. A snow day last Wednesday meant that students in the Champlain Valley School District couldn’t easily participate in the national March 14 walkout, but Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte… Read More »

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

A pilot walked away from his single-engine Cessna airplane that crash-landed Friday afternoon nose-down in a snow-covered front yard on Dorset Street. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. when the pilot was doing aerial land-surveying. “For some unknown reason, the engine suddenly quit,” said Shelburne Police Officer Brian Fox. The pilot was the only… Read More »

In the record books

In the record books

CVU girls basketball coach Ute Otley huddles with her team during Sunday’s Division I girls final playoff game against St. Johnsbury at UVM’s Patrick Gym. St. J. started strong and never relinquished its lead. CVU came up short 48-33, ending its five-year championship streak. See story on page 14.