David Moats: All speech is not created equal

By DAVID MOATS Long before author Charles Murray caused an uproar at Middlebury College, Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave and abolitionist leader, came to Middlebury and faced a similar reception. Murray, whose books have been denounced as racist, brought national attention to Middlebury last year when students shouted him down and refused to let him speak,… Read More »

Gov. Phil Scott: Let the campaign set a good example

By GOV. PHIL SCOTT  Editor’s note: The following is a statement Gov. Phil Scott released following last week’s primary election referring to the general election campaign with Democratic nominee Christine Hallquist, who is Vermont’s first transgender candidate for governor. I would like to thank everyone for their support and their vote in the primary election.… Read More »

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Art classes, fluoride treatments, and friendship with Honduran kids

Editor’s note: For 14 years, volunteers with Hands to Honduras Tela have traveled to Tela, Honduras, for service projects that have included constructing health centers, school classrooms and latrines; providing health brigades; leading educational and training seminars; delivering school, medical and athletic supplies, and more. The 2018 team had 46 volunteers, many from Shelburne and… Read More »

Shelburne Craft School hires new executive director

Shelburne Craft School hires new executive director

STAFF REPORT The Shelburne Craft School has hired a new executive director. An architect by training, Claire Gear comes to the school from Yestermorrow Design Build School in Waitsfield. She’s lived in Vermont for the past seven years, most recently moving to Shelburne from Charlotte. Gear studied at Syracuse University, the University of Maryland and… Read More »

Farewell, Lt. Fortin

Farewell, Lt. Fortin

The staff at the Shelburne town offices took time last week for a farewell lunch to toast Shelburne Police Lt. Allen Fortin who wrapped up his nearly 30-year career with the department last week. Sgt. Josh Flore presented Fortin with a gift from the department: a shadow box containing the emblems the law enforcement agencies… Read More »

Local swimmers buoy EDGE team to state victory

By LAUREN READ Paced by Shelburne’s Ella Miller, the EDGE swim team captured its fifth Division I state championship in the Vermont Swim Association championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartford, Vt., on Aug. 4 and 5. Miller won four events and set three state records in the 17-18 girls division, continuing her… Read More »

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