Outside Story: Turning the food chain upside down

Outside Story: Turning the food chain upside down

BRETT AMY THELEN As a kid, I was fascinated and terrified by the idea of carnivorous plants. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, my only exposure to this particular subset of the plant kingdom was the ravenous, larger-than-life Venus fly trap in “Little Shop of Horrors.” If I stumbled upon a carnivorous plant in real… Read More »

Premila Peters: Helping speed the way to diagnosis

Premila Peters: Helping speed the way to diagnosis

PHYL NEWBECK Three years ago, Shelburne’s Premila Peters became president of Data Innovations, a global company based in Bur-lington. The business automates the workflow in medical laboratories, mostly in hospitals, speeding up the process and cutting down the risk of human error. Their software is used in over 85 countries and more than 6,000 laboratories… Read More »

CVU soccer, golf teams notch wins

CVU soccer, golf teams notch wins

BOYS GOLF The Champlain Valley Union boys golf team traveled to Vermont National Country Club on Monday and came away with first place. The Redhawks earned 158 points, while Rice (171) came in second and South Burlington (172) was third. Nate Godbout shot a 37 to earn medalist honors. GIRLS SOCCER CVU 4, Mount Anthony… Read More »

CVU’s Mini Metro Basketball League seeking players

Calling all 5th- 8th-grade basketball players! CVU is in the Mini Metro League this winter. Mini Metro is a competitive basketball league with teams from area high school districts. The Mini Metro season runs from early November through mid-February, with one or two practices during the week and games on Sundays. Boys and girls teams… Read More »

Viewpoint: Enter when cued – An apology and a rebuttal

Editor’s note: Michael Dabroski directed the Vermont Mozart Festival from 2015 until he resigned from the organization this June when this summer’s concert series was canceled. The festival featured an orchestra of early-career musicians performing a number of concerts in Shelburne, Stowe, Charlotte and Burlington. The future of the nonprofit arts organization is unclear.  MICHAEL… Read More »

Police investigate recent break-ins

The string of area break-ins continues with recent incidents reported at the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge on Greenbush Road and at a business on Hinesburg Road in Charlotte, according to state police. Troopers from the Williston barracks on Saturday were called to the popular hiking spot around 3 p.m. to investigate two car break-ins.… Read More »

CVU Fall Sports Preview

CVU Fall Sports Preview

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent GIRLS GOLF Coach: Tammy Anthony (fifth season) Last year: Finished seventh at the Division I state tournament Key returnees: Taylor Hoar, senior; Courtney Vincent, senior; Chloe Landers, junior; Kate Sleeper, sophomore. Key newcomers: Elisa Ayer, freshman; Lindsay Beer, freshman; Kassidey Jay, sophomore; Megan Rexford, freshman. Outlook: With the top finisher from… Read More »

Redhawks notch early wins across the board

Redhawks notch early wins across the board

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent FOOTBALL Champlain Valley Union 27, Mount Mansfield 18: CVU’s second half surge led them past Mount Mansfield on Saturday, Sept. 7, to set up the first win of the season – and the first victory for head coach Rahn Fleming. Angelos Carroll scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the third… Read More »

In Musing: In the dirt – Dreams of gardening

CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY Once upon a time, I wanted to be a gardener. Tending rows of vegetables bursting off the vine and basking over beds of hydrangea, these were the stuff of dreams back when I thought chlamydia was a plant. I envisioned growing all my own vegetables, spending sunny days in the backyard, plotting… Read More »

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