Christine Johnson: Vermont can turn the tide on opioids

By CHRISTINE JOHNSON When I tell people about the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance’s broad mission to reduce the impact of opioids on our communities, there is a predictable response: “Gosh, that sounds overwhelming.” It’s repeated often that Vermont and the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. And while that is indeed the… Read More »

Connie and Ron Lavallee: Sharing a passion for art

Connie and Ron Lavallee: Sharing a passion for art

By PHYL NEWBECK It was 1984 when Connie and Ron Lavallee opened Corporate Art Gallery, a company created to supply artwork and custom framing to offices and other businesses. Now in their 70s, the couple continues to provide these services to businesses and individuals through Blue Heron Gallery, which they operate out of their Hinesburg… Read More »

Local artist jazzes up ArtsRiot

Local artist jazzes up ArtsRiot

The doorway to ArtsRiot in Burlington got a facelift recently with some custom artwork by Shelburne resident Erin Bundock. A 2016 Champlain Valley Union  graduate, Bundock works at ArtsRiot and goes to the University of Vermont. She will have original works on exhibit at this week’s South End Art Hop and at the VCAM and… Read More »

Turner has a strong record of service

To the Editor: During my time in the House of Representatives, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great colleagues. Perhaps highest among them is Rep. Don Turner. But Don isn’t just a lawmaker. He’s also House minority leader, a 30-plus-year member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments (including more than a decade… Read More »

Recent events reveal two faces of Vermont

By REP. MIKE YANTACHKA I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who gave me a vote in the recent primary election. I do not take your support for granted and I appreciate the confidence you place in me to do a good job representing you in Montpelier. This election contained many surprises… Read More »

Little League at the big leagues

Little League at the big leagues

Little League season may be over but some Shelburne Little League players, coaches and family members managed to get in field trips in the final days of summer that were all about the big leagues. Top: The Shelburne Storm Little League baseball team on Aug. 26 visited the NESN TV studio as guests for “NESN Clubhouse,”… Read More »

Milne has questions for Sen. Leahy

By SCOTT MILNE Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken and, a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill. Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the U.S. Senate for… Read More »