Unemployment rate unchanged for November

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.9 percent, reflecting no change from the revised October rate. The national rate in November was 4.1 percent. Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the sixth-lowest in the country for the time period. And as of the prior month’s… Read More »

Ballet Vermont recruits dancers for 2018 season

Ballet Vermont recruits dancers for 2018 season

Dancers interested in summer and fall productions by Ballet Vermont – including the popular Farm to Ballet – can learn more at a dancer interest session Saturday ahead of February auditions, the company announced this week. Ballet Vermont brings dancers, musicians, and composers to Vermont to collaborate on original works of ballet. The professional dance… Read More »

Shelburne firm invests in craft spirits

Shelburne-based venture capital fund FreshTracks Capital announced recently that it will be invest in Caledonia Spirits, a rapidly growing Vermont distillery that produces Barr Hill Gin, Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka. “The craft spirits trend is still early in its development, similar to where craft beer was 10 or 20 years ago,” said… Read More »

School District 2018-19 budget process continues

The budget process for the 2018-19 school year continues. Administrators and school board members in the Champlain Valley School District have been conducting meetings to get public input for the first budget under the new consolidated school district. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Shelburne Community School library to… Read More »

Trail report: snow-covered, bumpy

Trail report: snow-covered, bumpy

The weather outside has been frightful but some have braved the cold in small doses to get in a run or ski or even a bike ride. Fat tires are a plus for trail conditions. This scene is in a field off O’Neil Road in Hinesburg. The forecast for the weekend calls for some of… Read More »

Transfer students can check out Johnson Jan. 8

Students interested in transferring to Northern Vermont University-Johnson are invited to a free information day on Monday, Jan. 8, on campus. Students may choose to attend from 9 a.m. to noon or from noon to 3 p.m. Those who attend will have a campus tour and lunch and will be able to talk to admissions… Read More »