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Killington Mountain School grad heads to olympic qualifiers in Beijing

A new $25-million gift will help establish a new cancer research institute at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Reopening of unofficial border crossing draws asylum-seekers to Northern NY. Updated: 2 hours ago. Migrants are back at an unofficial North Country border crossing. Burlington redistricting effort focuses on Ward 8,...
BURLINGTON, VT
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Student notes

Irene Choi of Bar Harbor and Anna Trowbridge of Brooksville were named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
BROOKSVILLE, ME
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Beekmantown boys beat Plattsburgh; Eagle girls fall to Canton

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh boys opened the scoring, but Beekmantown surged back to take a decisive, 7-2 win in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference hockey, Tuesday. Drew Knowles scored in the opening period to give the Hornets their only lead in the game, but goals from Sam Bingel and Luke Moser gave the Eagles the 2-1 lead going into the second period.
PLATTSBURGH, NY
Colchester Sun

Congratulations to these 40 Essex students on their recent college accolades

Congratulations to these Essex students on their recent academic achievements!. Want to submit an academic accolade to the Reporter? Send an email to news@essexreporter.com. Liberty Page, a biology major from Essex, was named to the dean’s honor during the fall 2021 semester. She is a freshman at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.
ESSEX, VT

High school girls’ basketball (Jan. 24)

Rice Memorial dominated its cross-town for South Burlington on Monday night. The Green Knights opened the contest with a 20-4 lead after the first quarter of play, and RMHS coasted to a 55-33 over the Wolves on home court. Mt. Mansfield finished strong for a road win against Burlington. Both teams battled in a back-and-forth […]
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Students now responsible for contact tracing, UVM asks them to take it seriously

Editor’s note: This story was updated Jan. 26 at 12:46 p.m. to include comment from UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera that was received following the article’s publication. Students are responsible for contact tracing for COVID-19, as of Jan. 11 according to an email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior...
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Peace Corps Prep Program can lead to adventure, perspective

The Saint Michael’s Peace Corps Prep Program (PCP) provides students with the knowledge and preparation necessary for participating in the Peace Corps after graduation, leading to life skills that are valuable later in the working world. So has been the experience of Jacob Pelletier ’14, who recently started work...
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Dartmouth College president to step down next year

Sen. Bernie Sanders says a Russian invasion of Ukraine under the current global circumstances would be an act of insanity by President Vladimir Putin. Darren Perron spoke with Sanders about the current escalation. Vt. bill takes aim at controversial mascots and imagery in public schools. Updated: 3 hours ago. Controversial...
Press-Republican

Plattsburgh downs Franklin Academy, 75-51

PLATTSBURGH — Dylan Crowley-Williams notched a game-high 25 points en route to Plattsburgh High’s 75-51 win over Franklin Academy in non-league basketball action Monday. “He’s playing with a lot of confidence right now,” Hornets coach Christopher Hartmann said. Michael Phillips and Carter King each netted 11...
PLATTSBURGH, NY
smcvt.edu

Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Congratulations to students named to Saint Michael’s College Dean’s list for Fall 2021!. A student who has completed a minimum of twelve credits of classes with grades, not including classes with a grade “P”, and achieves a grade point average of at least 3.5 in a particular semester is cited on the Dean’s List for that semester. A student whose record includes the grade of I (Incomplete) in a particular semester is not eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List, either at the end of the semester or when the I is changed to a permanent letter grade.

School bus, schmool bus: Pass up a ride and take part in Winter Walk to School Day

Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? One local organization is urging Vermont students to head out into the cold and take part in a statewide Winter Walk to School Day. Adults are also being encouraged to walk to work or to run errands such as grocery shopping. Winter Walk to School Day, scheduled for Feb. 2, is being promoted by Local Motion, the Burlington-based nonprofit organization espousing biking and walking, and by the California-based group Pedal Love.
mychamplainvalley.com

Vermont schools running low on test kits and supplies

School districts across Vermont are shifting to rapid testing for students, however, schools are already running low on test kits, and some are completely out. Elizabeth Parris, school nurse and co-COVID coordinator for the Winooski School District says the district is currently just handing kits out to the students, and not the staff. Parris ordered five to six thousand test kits for the district for the next two weeks, but only got a shipment of 1,250 on Monday.
WINOOSKI, VT
mynbc5.com

Test for Tots at child care facilities

WILLISTON, Vt. — It’s a week and a half into Vermont’s Test for Tots initiative to test kids ages 2-5 years old for COVID-19, with the hopes of keeping them in the classroom. A COVID-19 outbreak at the beginning of January affected staffing levels at the Williston...
Addison Independent

Big first quarter propels VUHS boys’ basketball team past the Tigers

VERGENNES — For eight minutes on Friday night, the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team could do almost nothing wrong, and those eight minutes ultimately proved decisive. That was the first quarter of the Commodores’ Friday home game vs. Middlebury, during which they outrebounded MUHS, 13-4; forced...
VERGENNES, VT
Press-Republican

Local schools keep masking in place while appeal plays out

PLATTSBURGH — Citing state Education Department guidance and legal advice, local school districts continued to enforce masking Tuesday even after a Nassau County Supreme Court judge struck down the state's mask mandate for indoor public spaces the day prior. Later in the day, an appellate court judge granted state...
PLATTSBURGH, NY
St. Albans Messenger

MVSD proposes $2.3 million budget increase

SWANTON — School board members voted unanimously to send the sixth version of the district budget for FY 2023 to the voters in March. The proposed budget reflects an increase of over 6% over the previous budget. This year’s budget is $41,504,23, an increase of $2,396,497, or 6.2%, over...
St. Albans Messenger

Q&A with John Tague, Franklin West Supervisory Union’s new superintendent

FAIRFAX — After many years of fluctuation, the Franklin West Supervisory Union school has a new long-term leader. John Tague, who had been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the position permanently in a unanimous vote by the FWSU board on Jan. 19. The board deliberated about the matter beforehand in a 24-minute executive session.