“PARADIGM SHIFT,” Mixed Media, 2019, 12”x 12” CR, by Victoria Blewer
MONTPELIER — Artist and Weybridge resident Victoria Blewer will have her work displayed at the Vermont Supreme Court Galley from April 1 to June 29 with an opening reception on Friday, April 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. The show, “At a Crossroads” is an exhibition of her mixed media photography.  As a photographer Blewer explores a variety of photographic mediums from silver-print black and white, hand-colored images with oil paint, to the use of Kodak’s 35mm infrared film. These traditional photographic processes create experiential visual effects that are represented in this exhibition. Even with...
MONTPELIER — No. 3 Montpelier defeated the visiting No. 6 Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team, 72-59, in a Division II quarterfinal. The Solons improved to 18-3, while the Tigers completed another winning season at 12-10.   Jonah Cattaneo led Montpelier with 26 points, and Ben Gambill added 15 points.  Tyler Buxton excelled in his last game for the Tigers with 21 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists. Karic Riche and Maxwell Alberts, the latter just back from an injury, contributed 10 points apiece. In a Wednesday first-round game the Tiger ousted No. 11 Lamoille...

VERGENNES UNION HIGH School seniors Adelaide Brooks (second from left) and Alder Donovan Cook stand with State Reps. Diane Lanpher (left) and Matt Birong outside a committee room in the Vermont Statehouse this past Thursday morning. Brooks and Donovan Cook testified before the committee on a bill that would create a Vermont State Youth Council.
Editor’s note: The writer, Alder Donovan Cook, is a senior at Vergennes Union High School and a student representative on the Addison Northwest School District Board. MONTPELIER — Though this past Thursday morning was a school day, I was not going to Vergennes Union High School. Adelaide Brooks and I, both seniors at VUHS, were traveling to the capitol in Montpelier to testify to the House Governance and Operations Committee. The bill that we were testifying on, H.775, would establish a State Youth Council. It was introduced and has been championed by our very own Rep. Diane Lanpher, a...

REP. MARI CORDES, D-Lincoln, was one of three Vermont legislators to receive the Vermont Conservation Voters Environmental Rising Star Award. Cordes, center, is pictured here with Vermont Conservation Voters Executive Director Lauren Hierl, left, and Shelden Goodwin, Political Outreach Associate at VCV. Photo courtesy of Lauren Hierl
MONTPELIER — Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) has presented this year’s Environmental Rising Star Award to Rep. Mari Cordes, D-Lincoln, and two other first-term legislators who have become leaders on environmental issues: Rep. Kathleen James, D-Manchester Center, and Sen. Andrew Perchlik, D/P-Montpelier. This year’s Environmental Rising Star Awards were presented at VCV’s 2020 Environmental Common Agenda Reception at the Statehouse last week, where VCV also revealed its guide to this year’s top legislative priorities for the environment. To view the agenda go to Rep....

Looking for an artist in Vermont? Easy, check any home studio, any shared collaborative space, look on the stages, and in the workshops and sheds that cluster in the “artsy areas” of Vermont towns, or out behind some bucolic farmhouse. They’re there — the violinmakers, dancers, painters, musicians, potters, thespians, glass blowers, metal workers… they’re everywhere. But when you stop to try and identify who a Vermont artist is, suddenly the task isn’t so easy. The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier is attempting to shed a little light on who artists in Vermont are these...
VERMONT — Hundreds of activists are descending on the Statehouse today to demand climate justice. This is the culmination to the Next Steps Climate Solutions Walk organized by 350 Vermont. Many of the walkers — including our reporter Christopher Ross — have been trekking along Vermont's roads since last Friday. They covered 65 miles from Middlebury to Montpelier, marching some days through wind, rain and hail. Here are some of Ross' dispatches from the road.   DAY ONE   Around 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, more than 100 activists left the Middlebury town green, headed on foot toward their...

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