Patton sets her final goals at the college

As Middlebury College President Laurie Patton prepares to step down from her post at the end of this year, there are a few things she’s hoping to tackle over the next several months — from advancing fundraising efforts to ensuring the continuity of various initiatives she’s overseen during her nine years leading the institution. 

Rooney leaves MAUSD school board

A longtime Starksboro representative on the Mount Abraham Unified School Board has resigned. 

Letter to the editor: Parent group deserves thanks

On behalf of the entire staff at Mary Hogan, I would like to express our deep appreciation to MESA for all they do on behalf of the Mary Hogan Community.

New book: CCV instills hope in higher ed

Many young people today are deterred from higher education by the rising cost of college, and they choose to stay out or drop out, observed an article published in January in The New York Times. And the college degree that might have raised young citizens … (read more)

MUHS grad takes journey from Ukrainian conflict to Yale University

Diana Herasim’s young life has surged like a comet, blazing a path from the rubble-strewn cities of war-torn Ukraine to the sprawling green farmland of a sedate Champlain Valley.

Four VUHS juniors to attend Boys State

Grey Fearon, Spencer Gebo, Brody McGuire and Reese Paquette were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, scholarship, character, and loyalty and service to their school.

VUHS juniors chosen for Girls State

The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 will sponsor Megan Mentzer, Tryphene Miguel, Sophia Johnson and Jing Williams when they attend Girls’ State  from June 23-28 at the Randolph Campus of Vermont Tech.

Wendy Baker off to fast start as new ACSD chief

While Wendy Baker is new to the Addison Central School District, her recent hire as the ACSD’s new superintendent is somewhat of a homecoming.

Amy Johnston helped build community at Robinson School

Over the past three decades, Amy Johnston has become a key part of the Robinson Elementary School community. 

Voters OK Otter Valley budget on third vote

The third vote was the charm when it came to an Otter Valley Unified Union School District spending plan.

Wren’s Nest Preschool build progresses

The Willowell Foundation is making headway on efforts to relocate the organization’s Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool to a new, permanent home. 

Students make new sign for Brandon Police

Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union students from Devon Karpak’s woodworking class at Otter Valley Union Middle and High School crafted a new sign for the Brandon Police Department. They presented the sign to Chief of Police David Kachajian on June 5.

MUHS graduation celebrates resilience

You’d be hard pressed to find one word to describe the Middlebury Union High School Class of 2024, a group of students who’ve left their mark on the school in numerous ways, from academic achievements to athletic accomplishments, through performances on s … (read more)

VUHS commencement encourages grads to ‘Believe’

The 58 graduates recognized at the Vergennes Union High School commencement ceremony last week weren’t all athletes. Nonetheless, they all received a game-day-worthy locker room speech along with their diplomas at graduation this past Friday. 

Mt. Abe graduation: From a pandemic to an eclipse

For almost 50 years now, the maroon gowns, black caps and diplomas have remained a constant for graduating classes at Mount Abraham Union High School.