The babies who brunch: Hinesburg’s annual event welcomes town’s newest citizens

The babies who brunch: Hinesburg’s annual event welcomes town’s newest citizens

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On Sunday, Hinesburg held its annual Baby Brunch in the town hall and it was a cuddling, crawling, cooing, cute fest – with almost no crying. Hinesburg’s newest citizens seemed to enjoy each other’s company, the generosity of their community and all of the attention. For at least 15 years, Friends… Read More »

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she  created a… Read More »