CVU boasts five finalists in State of the Union essay contest

CVU boasts five finalists in State of the Union essay contest

Champlain Valley Union High School had five finalists in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ annual State of the Union essay contest, which gave Vermont high school students the opportunity to write about the challenges facing the United States.  Late last week, Phil Fiermonte (far right), the senator’s state director, recognized their efforts. Fiermonte led a class discussion, highlighting… Read More »

Tail docking sparks heated debate

A group of animal advocates is fighting to urge Vermont lawmakers to pass bill S.22 that would prohibit the docking of cow tails. Tail docking removes a cow’s tail and is often practiced by conventional dairy farmers. Jenny Joczik, a member of the board of directors for the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, describes docking as… Read More »

Electronic device search provision tabled

Bryan O’Keefe, Political correspondent The House has set aside a controversial provision that would allow police officers to search through drivers’ electronic devices without a warrant. H.527, introduced by Rep. Martin LaLonde, D-South Burlington, would expand on Vermont’s 2014 law that banned the use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. The new… Read More »