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FEMA to Cover December Flood Costs

GREENSBORO – Town projects from December’s flood recovery, to road work, a Breezy Avenue sidewalk scoping study and the proposed wastewater treatment plant filled the select board’s June 12 meeting agenda, Select Board Clerk and FEMA Coordinator Josh Karp provided a FEMA update, stating all Greensboro’s road damage from the[Read More…]

Greensboro’s Housing Crisis isn’t New or Unique

Recent conversations about potential development of Greensboro’s Town Hall by RuralEdge to create 20 residential rental apartments has drawn both strong support and criticism. It’s an issue that is becoming divisive in a small town where people with differing opinions generally coexist peacefully. This is not a new problem, either[Read More…]

House and Senate Override Neonicotinoid Ban Veto

MONTPELIER — House and Senate votes on June 17 overturned Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of H.706, allowing the bill banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to become law. The newly-passed bill will prohibit all neonicotinoid treated soybean and cereal grain seeds from being sold, distributed, or offered for sale in[Read More…]

Library Begins Summer Activities

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Public Library, in partnership with the J.W. Simpson Library, will host a craft table at the Craftsbury Block Party, July 3 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and offer a weekly story time on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., with stories, songs and hands-on activities[Read More…]

New Summer Exhibit Opens June 30

GREENSBORO – The Greensboro Historical Society (GHS) has opened a new summer exhibit, “Rails to Trails,” exploring the arrival and departure of the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County railroad in Greensboro Bend, as well as the rail line’s transition to the 93-mile Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Greensboro Bend, colloquially called[Read More…]

LYNNE STEVENS BELL

BURLINGTON – Following a brief illness, Lynne Stevens Bell, 69, wife, mother and sister, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2024 at University of Vermont Medical Center.  She was surrounded by her loving family. Lynne was born on February 27,1955, to Almont and Marilyn (Wheeler) Stevens in Hardwick. She attended school[Read More…]

Local Students on Dean’s List

BURLINGTON – The following students have been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the Spring 2024 semester. They include Casee Fowler, majoring in education and Julia Light majoring in computer networking and cybersecurity, both of Plainfield; and Kasey[Read More…]

Fowler Named to Trustees’ List

BURLINGTON – Caleb Fowler of Plainfield, was named to the Champlain College Trustees’ List for the Spring 2024 semester. Students on the Trustees’ List have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for two or more consecutive semesters. Fowler is majoring in communication.

Peach Leaf Curl Common Disease

BURLINGTON – Peach leaf curl has been a common disease of peach trees this spring in Vermont. The disease often occurs in wet cool springs following mild winters. The fungus (Taphrina deformans) causes the foliage to become stunted, puckered and deformed with a reddish to purple tinge, often causing alarm[Read More…]

Heat Wave Resources

Heat Wave Resources Katherine Sims • State Representative, Orleans-4 House District The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Vermont from Tuesday to Thursday. Heat index values are expected to reach 105°F in some locations, causing increased health risks during outdoor activities and for anyone without access[Read More…]