Shelburne to provide school resource officer: Champlain Valley School District finalizing contract with police

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley School District board gave its approval Tuesday night for school administrators to contract with the Shelburne Police Department to hire a school resource officer for the district. The three-year contract will cost the district about $85,000 a year. During the summer, school administrators talked with officials from Hinesburg, Shelburne,… Read More »


Champlain Valley Union High School recently shared its honor roll from spring semester 2018. Here are the Charlotte and Hinesburg students who attained High Honors and A/B Honors last spring. High Honors Katherine E. Ashe, Maryn K. Askew, Gabriel R. Atkins, Ashton T. Barbeau, Evan G. Beal, William W. Berkowitz, Henry C. Bijur, Samantha K.… Read More »

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Editor’s note: For 14 years, volunteers with Hands to Honduras Tela have traveled to Tela, Honduras, for service projects that have included constructing health centers, school classrooms and latrines; providing health brigades; leading educational and training seminars; delivering school, medical and athletic supplies, and more. The 2018 team had 46 volunteers, many from Shelburne and… Read More »

Shelburne Craft School hires new executive director

Shelburne Craft School hires new executive director

STAFF REPORT The Shelburne Craft School has hired a new executive director. An architect by training, Claire Gear comes to the school from Yestermorrow Design Build School in Waitsfield. She’s lived in Vermont for the past seven years, most recently moving to Shelburne from Charlotte. Gear studied at Syracuse University, the University of Maryland and… Read More »

CVU summer thespians present ‘The Little Mermaid’ musical

Champlain Valley Union High School’s Summer Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid” hits the stage from Aug. 10-12. Rising freshmen and sophomores participated in a three-week theater camp that culminates in three performances. Father-son duo Ben Recchia, artistic director, and Carl Recchia, music director, along with older students and CVU theater alumni ran the camp… Read More »


• Some 3,055 students were awarded degrees during the University of Vermont’s 217th commencement ceremonies in May. Charlotte graduates: Rachel Baginski, B.S., psychological science; Jane Baker, B.S., public communication; Cassidy Derda, B.S., public communication; Avery Ekman, B.A., English; Evelyn Gray, B.S., middle level education; Lawrence Halvorson, B.S., business administration; Emily Luce, B.S., music education; William… Read More »

Rotary awards annual scholarships to four local high school students

Rotary awards annual scholarships  to four local high school students

by Rosalyn Graham Four local high school students recently were awarded scholarships from the Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary Club, a tradition of the club supporting local youth for many years. This year’s winners were: Peter Trombley of Shelburne, a Champlain Valley Union High School student who will be attending McGill University in the fall; Hana… Read More »

School board moves ahead with school resource officer plan

The Champlain Valley School District’s school board has preliminarily OK’d district administrators to begin searching for a school resource officer. It’s more involved than just posting the job. First, district administrators have to choose which law enforcement agency will provide the officer. Once they reach an agreement with a police department, the school board would… Read More »

UVM master gardeners are ready to take calls, emails

University of Vermont Extension master gardeners are available to help answer home gardening questions from gardeners in Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Call the helpline toll-free numbers, 800-639-2230 or 802-656-5421, between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday. Master Gardeners have completed a 13-week horticultural course and 40-hour internship. They can answer questions on a… Read More »

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