Get help filing your taxes

By JAN DEMERS An IRS-certified intern from the University of Vermont who works with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program said, “As a local anti-poverty agency, CVOEO (the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity) acts as an incredible resource for Vermonters with low income. Having the ability to work with members of the local… Read More »

Free Ice Fishing Day, Jan. 26

Free Ice Fishing Day, Jan. 26

Saturday is Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. It’s also when the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

Special Olympics Vermont names Siner Shea as new president, CEO

Special Olympics Vermont names Siner Shea as new president, CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Vermont announced the appointment of Melissa Siner Shea as the organization’s new president and chief executive effective Feb. 1. Shea joins Special Olympics Vermont after four years as the executive director of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association where she was responsible for developing and leading the organization with… Read More »

CVU basketball: Hoops on fire

CVU basketball: Hoops on fire

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL CVU 61, South Burlington 20: Champlain Valley Union girls basketball has had a big week with two big wins as they kept their streak going. On Monday night, they scored 23 points in the third quarter to pull away for a win over South Burlington. Catherine Gilwee led the way… Read More »

Free CPR clinic in Hinesburg

The Hinesburg Fire Department is challenging the community to learn CPR to be prepared in a life-threatening emergency and on Feb. 2, the department will hold a drop-in CPR clinic all day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. hourly, volunteers will conduct free training sessions at the fire station on Vermont 116. The event is… Read More »

Special Olympics Vermont names Siner Shea as new president, CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Vermont announced the appointment of Melissa Siner Shea as the organization’s new president and chief executive effective Feb. 1. Shea joins Special Olympics Vermont after four years as the executive director of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association where she was responsible for developing and leading the organization with… Read More »

Ice, life and the humble, mighty water molecule

By DECLAN MCCABE Come mid-January, when I’m acclimatized to Vermont’s winter, I enjoy an occasional stroll on the icy surface of Lake Champlain. I favor bays sheltered from the brunt of winter winds where the ice has had ample time to thicken. I pull microspikes on over my boots and off I go. There’s room… Read More »

State college student: Education essential but unaffordable

By ADRIANA ELDRED My name is Adriana, and I’m a first-generation college student from a low-income household. Because of this I was not only encouraged to go to college, I was expected to. My parents had seen the struggles associated with not having a degree first hand. They taught me that through hard work and… Read More »