School board hears about aliens, vaping

By MADELINE HUGHES Do aliens exist? That’s the question at the heart of middle school humanities and science this fall, taught by special educators Ashley Sutton and Matt Glass at Williston Central School. The teachers have noticed a difference in student behavior and learning in the classroom. The curriculum has “really shifted student engagement,” Sutton… Read More »

Election-related Letters to the Editor

The Citizen will run final Letters to the Editor ahead of the November general election in the Oct. 25 edition. Letter writers are asked to keep their pieces to 250 words or fewer. Please sign your letter and note your hometown. Include a phone number (not for publication). Email submissions by 9 a.m. Monday, Oct.… Read More »

Hinsdale project aims to grow East Charlotte village

By Madeline Hughes With a very rough sketch plan he drew himself, Clark Hinsdale approached the Charlotte Planning Commission with a project that he has been contemplating for years. Hinsdale wants to develop housing and expand the village boundaries in East Charlotte. “I would like to be instrumental in affordable and senior housing in East… Read More »

Parkland survivors come to Burlington

Staff Report On Friday, Oct. 19 three student writers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida will visit Vermont on a tour for their new book, “Glimmer Of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement.” Phoenix Books is sponsoring the question-and-answer session with three of the March for Our Lives founders, Emma Gonzalez, Alex… Read More »

Gov. Kunin pens personal, poetic new memoir

Gov. Kunin pens personal, poetic new memoir

By Madeline Hughes Boisterous laughter roared from the secluded Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms on a recent Tuesday evening as Madeleine Kunin read excerpts from her new book “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Kunin’s reading also at times evoked solemn “mmmm-hmmmms” from the audience. At the launch of her fourth book Oct.… Read More »

Federal judge gives Berino another chance for recovery

By MIKE DONOGHUE A federal judge is giving one more chance to a former Hinesburg resident arrested multiple times for building illegal methamphetamine labs and testing positive for drugs. Jacob A. Berino, 25, now of South Burlington, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss on Friday and admitted violating the terms of his supervised… Read More »

CVU principal, two district teachers honored

CVU principal, two district teachers honored

By MADELINE HUGHES Last week Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting visited Washington D.C. as a perk that came with being honored as the Vermont Principal of the Year. Bunting quietly accepted the award in August at the Vermont Principals Association meeting, where he was recognized for his work in personalized and proficiency-based… Read More »

Early voting for November general election has begun

Town clerks across Vermont are already mailing out absentee ballots and voters are casting votes at town halls as early voting has begun for the November general election. • Hinesburg and Charlotte Town Clerks Melissa Ross and Mary Mead said they received ballots last week and had already mailed ballots to people who made requests.… Read More »

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