King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm

King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm

EMMETT GARTNER Community News Service  As the sun set on a picture-perfect crisp autumn Saturday, horses neighed and excitement filled the air at Merrymac Farm in Charlotte ahead of a special open house.  Friends and family members of kids who attend Burlington’s King Street Center arrived to see firsthand what their youngsters have been up… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Sometime in 1989, Mike Kline from the Vermont Department of Conservation found himself sitting in Andrea Morgante’s living room in Hinesburg talking with a fledgling watershed organization – the Lewis Creek Association. Thirty years later, at the end of the workday on Thursday, Aug. 29, he was talking to a reporter… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Century-old trees reach new heights as tables, bowls

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Century-old trees reach new heights as tables, bowls

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

Whitcomb promoted to commander

Whitcomb promoted to commander

Vermont State Police Director Col. Matthew T. Birmingham has announced that Capt. James Whitcomb has been promoted to major/Field Force Division Commander at headquarters. He assumed sole command of the division effective Monday, April 29.  Whitcomb, who had been Staff Operations Commander has served for more than 20 years in all three of the Vermont… Read More »

Sunshine Week never needed more than now

It’s Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the citizens’ right to know about their government. In the past, we’ve groused about the hundreds of exemptions in Vermont’s public records law, mysterious firing of coaches, obvious conflicts of interest, and the fact that no one actually enforces state laws on open meetings and public records. That… Read More »

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Valentine’s Day may have been last week, but the celebration continues at Rustic Roots café in Shelburne where 94 unique heart-shaped of works of art deck the walls in a fundraising exhibition that runs through March. Colorful, whimsical and poignant, HeART Show 2019’s collection is up for auction with proceeds going… Read More »

Barn fire

Barn fire

More than 35 firefighters from four departments battled a barn fire on Tom Cabot’s property at 2100 Harbor Road in Shelburne on Tuesday. No people or animals were harmed, however the building was a total loss.

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