September 20, 2018

Burlington City Council calls for cancellation of F-35s

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The Air Force’s F-35 plane is scheduled for basing at Burlington International Airport.

By Kelsey Neubauer

For VTDigger

The Burlington City Council voted 9-3 Monday in support of a resolution requesting the cancellation of a planned F-35 fighter jet basing at the Burlington International Airport in favor of an aircraft that is quieter and has a proven safety record.

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How to get cash for your life insurance policy

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have a life insurance policy that I’ve been paying on for years that I really don’t need any longer. I’ve heard that I can actually sell it for a nice payout. What can you tell me about this? [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Minestrone Soup

Soon spring vegetables will be in abundance both at the market and in my garden. In Vermont, we seem to go from a foot of snow to a surplus of peas, green leafy veggies, fiddleheads and ramps. Once the growing season has started, the possibilities grow exponentially, and you can introduce produce into practically every meal. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Family Programs

Fairy House Building

Come join artist and outdoor enthusiast Susan Lepple for a morning of creative and whimsical house building with naturally found objects. We will use items such as sticks, leaves, barks, mosses, stones, shells, grasses, dried flowers and feathers to build these magical, miniature homes. This program is for all ages. Saturday, April 7 [Read more…]

Youth hockey title for CSB girls

The Under 12 girls Chittenden South Burlington Youth Hockey Association team — which serves Williston Hinesburg, St. George, South Burlington, Shelburne and Charlotte — won a state championship earlier this month with a 4-3 victory over Middlebury in St. Albans.
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Induction set for Vermont Sports Hall of Fame class

The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will induct its class of 2018 at a ceremony in South Burlington on April 21.

The class includes Williston native and World Cup mogul ski champion Hilary Engisch Klein.

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Local ballers help North to all-star wins

A trio of Champlain Valley basketball players represented the North during Saturday’s Vermont Basketball Coaches Association annual senior all-star games at Windsor High School. [Read more…]

CVU skiers meet and ski with Olympians

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(from left) Celia Cote , Lila Carleton, Kate Zoller, Jessie Diggins, Emma Strack, Geneva Cote, Sadie Holmes and Emma Hawko.

Members of the U.S. Olympic and U.S. National Nordic ski teams met with student skiers from across the state last week at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. [Read more…]

Fifth annual Vermont Kids Day set for Saturday, March 31

The fifth annual Vermont Kids Day will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly called the Sheraton) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. All activities will be held indoors. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Not done yet

To (mis)quote Mark Twain, the report of my leaving the legislature has been exaggerated in Guy Page’s March 22 column (“Legislative check-in as we turn toward spring”). I have made no firm decision to leave the legislature. I still love the work, and knowing I will have my hands directly on the issue that matters to me — a clean, healthy environment — and knowing I have a chance to work toward that goal, still gives me a great feeling when I wake up every morning. [Read more…]