View from the Bench: How pro bono works

SUZANNE BROWN After 32 years as a practicing attorney handling various family issues, I now sit “behind the bench” serving as one of the two Chittenden Superior Court Assistant Judges. Thank you for electing me to this four-year term position. Family Court is a very busy court. I’m sure that you may have friends or… Read More »

Redhawks softball, baseball, tennis win

Redhawks softball, baseball, tennis win

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent SOFTBALL CVU 9, Colchester 4: Riley Canty went 2-for-4 from the plate and struck out nine batters over six innings of work to lead CVU to a win over Colchester on Monday. Kiley McClure and Leah Boget each had three hits for the Redhawks, who rebounded from a tough loss to… Read More »

Keep distance from fawns

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says fawns are being born this time of year and asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up.  Most fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to Vermont deer biologist Nick Fortin.  Fortin says it is best to keep your… Read More »

A tasty retirement for the Grants in Shelburne

A tasty retirement for the Grants in Shelburne

PHYL NEWBECK Although Kathleen and Doug Grant retired from their respective jobs last year, they weren’t ready to spend their time sitting on rocking chairs and watching the world go by. Kathleen had always known how good Doug’s cooking was, but watching the reaction of others when she brought his corn chowder to a Shelburne… Read More »

Former Senate candidate charged with domestic assault on her daughter

Former Senate candidate charged with domestic assault on her daughter

ELLIE FRENCH VT Digger A former longshot U.S. Senate candidate has been charged with domestic assault on a vulnerable adult following an incident last week at a Williston store. Folasade Theresa Adeluola was arrested for allegedly attempting to rip her 22-year-old daughter, Doyin Lasaki, from an electric wheelchair and striking her repeatedly before a bystander… Read More »

CVU grad sets singles record at Saint Michael’s College: Ivan Llona of Shelburne standing out at Saint Michael’s

CVU grad sets singles record at Saint Michael’s College: Ivan Llona of Shelburne standing out at Saint Michael’s

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent COLCHESTER – Ivan Llona came to Saint Michael’s College to be a spark for a men’s tennis team looking to rebuild. After his first year, the Shelburne native had set the record for singles victories in a season and the Purple Knights had finished with its highest win total since 2011-12.… Read More »

CVU Redhawks play ball, tennis

CVU Redhawks play ball, tennis

LAUREN READ SOFTBALL CVU 12, Rice 6: Champlain Valley Union scored five runs in the seventh inning to pull away for a win over Rice on Monday. Hailey Chase was 3-for-4, including a double in the fifth and three runs scored, for the Redhawks, who move to 4-2. Kiley McClure added three RBIs and Rayona… Read More »

Seatbelts, clean water and medications

Rep. MIKE YANTACHKA The end of the legislative session is getting closer, and in the last week the House passed several Senate bills with amendments. If the Senate does not concur with the House amendments to a bill, a conference committee will be appointed to resolve the differences. Then both chambers would have to vote… Read More »

Fish scales and the American shad

Fish scales and the American shad

TIM TRAVER It’s tempting to simply view fish scales as armor, but there’s more to them than that. They provide camouflage; they also play a role in locomotion. For scientists working on the recovery of American shad in the Connecticut River, scales provide a record of a fish’s life history and a way to measure… Read More »

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