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Maritime Museum launches new adventure for kids

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has just tested their newest on-water program, “Otter Creek Odyssey,” last week, with outstanding results.

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Midd faculty talent to be showcased on campus

GOT TALENT? — Affiliate artist faculty members will present an eclectic concert Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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“Little Mermaid” to headline VUHS

The students of Vergennes Union High School will be presenting the annual fall musical on Nov. 13-14, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated VUHS auditorium. VUHS will present Disney’s version of “The Little Mermaid,” written by Hans Christian Anderson. The stage musical is produced by Disney Theatrical and written by Doug Wright with music by Alan Menken.

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C-SPAN to broadcast Art Cohn's “Battle of Lake Champlain”

Cohn founded Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

According the C-SPAN 3 television network, the first four airings of Art Cohn's illustrated lecture on "The Battle of Lake Champlain" will be Sun., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 a.m..

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In the Military: Sampson completes training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Elizabeth S. Sampson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Vergennes man promoted to Navy captain

Brian A. Gebo has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy. The Navy's official announcement was made in June 2014.

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In the Military: Manning completes Air Guard training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler S. Manning graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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In the Military: Donahue completes basic training

Air Force Airman Paul W. Donahue graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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In the Military: Jacques completes graduate studies

Lt. Col. Michael A. Jacques has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies.

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CDC confirms first case of D68 virus in a Vermont child

The Vermont Department of Health today received the first confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is circulating in the state.

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Mary Hogan School is "bike central" in October

Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School is Addison County' bike capital this month.

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AFT Vermont union supports universal healthcare, endorses candidates

At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.

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From the Editor: Multitasking makes Jack a dull boy

This week I read a news report about a recent scientific study which demonstrates that multitasking makes your brain smaller: “Grey matter shrinks if we do too much at once,” the study’s researcher, Kep Kee Loh of the University of California, concluded.

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Middlebury's McKibben behind movement to divest from hydrocarbon firms

Vermont Watchdog Report

As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters, including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

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Jeb Spaulding appointed as Vermont State Colleges chancellor

Faculty "disappointed" by Board's action

During a Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees meeting at Lake Morey Resort Sept. 24, after an executive session, the board unanimously voted to appoint Jeb Spaulding permanent chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges. However, VSC faculty reacted negatively to the announcement.