Electric co-op to get $1.7 million from FEMA for utility repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that the Vermont Electric Cooperative will receive $1,743,876 for the repair of 54 transformers and 2,887 miles of transmission and distribution electric conductor line poles damaged in a storm and flooding at the end of October 2017. The grant represents the federal share of the total project cost… Read More »

Rebecca Towne named VEC chief executive officer

Rebecca Towne named VEC chief executive officer

By XANDER LANDEN VTDIGGER.ORG The Vermont Electric Cooperative has hired its next CEO. Rebecca Towne, the current vice president of organizational strategy at Vermont Gas Systems, will be taking the reins at Vermont’s second largest electric utility at the beginning of October, the cooperative announced. The company’s last full-time CEO was Christine Hallquist, who stepped… Read More »

CVU field hockey, x-c, soccer teams start strong

CVU field hockey, x-c, soccer teams start strong

By LAUREN READ FIELD HOCKEY CVU 6, Burlington 0: Champlain Valley Union field hockey started the fall season on the right note last weekend. The Redhawks defense did not allow a shot on goal to earn the shutout and Flynn Hall paced the offense in a 6-0 win over Burlington on Friday in Hinesburg. Hall had three… Read More »

Feet afire

Feet afire

CVU football players kick up the dust during agility drills last week, ahead of the fall regular season.

Two sports, one season, one athlete

Two sports, one season, one athlete

By LAUREN READ Last year, Nate Godbout was disappointed with his performance in the Vermont golf state championships. This year, the Champlain Valley Union junior has a plan to improve his play for the post season: play more golf. “I hadn’t played enough weekday matches in golf to prepare myself,” Godbout said. “Making sure I… Read More »

CVU 2018 Fall Sports Preview

CVU 2018 Fall Sports Preview

By LAUREN READ • Photos by AL FREY CHEERLEADING Coach: Courtney Troescher Key returnees: Shayla Lawrence, senior; Deona Proulx, junior; Binny Patton, junior; Lily Michalek, junior; Annalise Kramer, junior. Key newcomers: Abby Willis, freshman; Hannah Fuller, junior; Alexis Stillwell, freshman. Outlook: After coming back from a four-day camp, the CVU cheerleading team is hard at… Read More »

Milestones — Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden

Milestones — Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden

Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden of Shelburne observe their 60th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 30. A family celebration was held earlier this month. Kenneth and Martha met in 1954 while Martha was a student at Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and Ken was a mason apprentice. They exchanged letters while Ken proudly served… Read More »

Gov. Scott’s primary win proves support in Vt. for gun-safety measures

By CLAI LASHER-SOMMERS Gov. Scott’s victory in the recent Republican primary shows that the vast majority of Vermonters – including those in the Republican party – are supportive of his courageous actions to pass gun safety measures. The governor’s win sends a clear message and politicians and political pundits nationwide should pay attention: Republicans can… Read More »