CVU’s Kevin Riell remembered with scholarship

CVU’s Kevin Riell remembered with scholarship

By Sheri Duff The outpouring of support extended to Kevin Riell’s family after his unexpected death in December has resulted in a Champlain Valley Union (CVU) scholarship named for the school’s longtime director of co-curricular activity. “The Riell family is humbled by all the donations made in Kevin’s memory,” shared Linda Riell, Kevin’s wife. “We… Read More »

Redhawks earn third straight crown

Redhawks earn third straight crown

By Mal Boright For the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School girls basketball team, Tuesday night was just another early March evening at the office. Well, that is if you are in the annual state crown business. And coach Ute Otley’s Redhawks are very much in that business. The task before them Tuesday was putting… Read More »

CCS Board sets course for new budget

By Gail Callahan At a special meeting on Monday, March 9, the Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board went back to the school budget after voters rejected the proposed $7.6 million spending plan 595 to 548 on Town Meeting Day. The panel didn’t decide on a proposed budget amount during Monday’s meeting, but former School Board… Read More »

Ellie Baker sings National Anthem at CVU hockey game

Two hours before Champlain Valley Union’s (CVU) quarter final boys’ hockey game on Feb. 25, the Hinesburg Recreation Department was notified that their National Anthem singer was sick and couldn’t perform for the game. Rec Coordinator Jennifer McCuin promptly phoned up Sarita Baker to see if her daughter, Hinesburg Community School sixth grader Ellie, could… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting in Neverland Spear, Spell win Selectboard seats

Charlotte Town Meeting in Neverland Spear, Spell win Selectboard seats

By Robin Reid Charlotte Town Meeting 2015 was set against the backdrop of a Neverland stage-curtain painted by Tracy Vartenigian Burhans for the Charlotte Central School (CCS) eighth grade’s upcoming performance of “Peter Pan.” The dreamy effect may have assisted the quick passing of the budget, which was approved without a single “nay.” The meeting… Read More »

Hinesburg voters approve town budget in record time, Andrea Morgante retains Selectboard seat

Hinesburg voters approve town budget in record time, Andrea Morgante retains Selectboard seat

by Sheri Duff The $3,216,088 Hinesburg Town Budget was approved with little debate during Monday night’s Town Meeting, which took less than 90 minutes. The FY2016 budget showed an increase of 2.14 percent, not including reappraisal costs of $78,000, from the current fiscal year. The annual impact on the residential property taxpayer is 2.99 cents… Read More »

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