Undefeated: Girls soccer continues strong

By LAUREN READ With rain – and maybe some snow – pouring down, the temperatures dropping, and the always-questionable Champlain Valley Union soccer field deteriorating, the Division I girls quarterfinal match between No. 1 CVU and No. 8 Burlington was certainly not pretty. The Redhawks turned on the offense despite the weather emerging with the… Read More »

Boys volleyball on a roll to D-I title round

By LAUREN READ Three seasons of high school boys volleyball, three Division I state championship appearances for Champlain Valley Union. The undefeated Redhawks (15-0) beat No. 5 South Burlington 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19 on Monday to book a spot in the finals for the third straight year. “I have watched each one of the players… Read More »

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

BY LAUREN READ A rocking gym, a tight back-and-forth match and a Mount Mansfield team looking to knock off top-seeded Champlain Valley Union and you have all the ingredients for an exciting Division I girls volleyball semifinal. After the Cougars took the third set to extend the match Tuesday afternoon, CVU reasserted themselves in the… Read More »

CVU cross-country girls win state title

By LAUREN READ It would seem that the Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team has checked off every accomplishment and milestone in their years of dominance. On Saturday in Thetford, they proved that there were still heights that they hadn’t achieved. The Redhawks captured their 10th straight Division I state title – the 15th in… Read More »

Katelyn Marie Hotaling and Samuel Alexander Faris

Katelyn Marie Hotaling and Samuel Alexander Faris

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hotaling of New Holland, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Marie Hotaling, to Samuel Alexander Faris, son of Mrs. Christine A. Faris, currently of Paoli, Pa., and the late George T. Faris IV, formerly of Shelburne. Katelyn earned a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree… Read More »

Demers: Explaining the purple ribbons

By JAN DEMERS She was rocking back and forth in the chair: an adult holding a teddy bear weeping as she rocked. I was working as the director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in upstate New York. “I’ve lost everything,” she said. And she had. She was alone with no income having left a… Read More »

We should be proud of our Vermont elections

By JIM CONDOS Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from justice of the peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy in Vermont… Read More »

Holcombe: We need a new playbook

By REBECCA HOLCOMBE At the center of Gov. Phil Scott’s reelection campaign is his claim that because of his efforts, “Vermont has avoided about $71 million in forecasted property tax rate increases.” If we don’t understand why this claim is flawed, we are vulnerable to poor budgeting practices and ill-equipped to respond to demographic and… Read More »