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Construction continues along U.S. 7 (Shelburne Road, Shelburne Street, South Willard Street) to the intersection with U.S. 2 and Alt. U.S. 7 (North/South Winooski Ave, St. Paul Street) to the intersection with Riverside Avenue.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board are accepting public comment and will hold three public hearings on new proposed regulations for trapping and for hunting coyotes with dogs.

Vermont track and field teams descended on Burlington High School for the 50th Burlington Invittional on Saturday and South Burlington had a few standout performances.

Join the South Burlington Recreation and Parks Department for a Touch-a-Truck event Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. behind city hall in the Central School parking lot.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a reception for the state’s business leaders to honor the career of Sen. Patrick Leahy on Thursday, June 8, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the University of Vermont’s Dudley H. Davis Center.

We’ve all heard the idiom, “The early bird gets the worm.” When it comes to invasive jumping worms, unfortunately, there are more than enough to go around.

The Lake Champlain Basin Program and Peregrine Productions has launched “Meet the Scientist,” a new video series that spotlights scientists who are working to better understand the water quality, ecology and history of Lake Champlain and its watershed.

State and federal officials will hold a special bait drop this month to address a local wildlife rabies outbreak in Chittenden County.

Vermont Federal Credit Union, sponsor of both the Empty Bowl Dinner and Sleep Out fundraising events at Spectrum Youth and Family Services, has donated $15,000 to the organization.

On May 12, the Senate and House adjourned after a productive legislative session. We provided solutions to many of Vermont’s important problems. Issues such as investing in child care, affordable housing, opioid addiction and response to climate change received significant media attention.

The comprehensive pain program at University of Vermont Medical Center offers an innovative 16-week program for those grappling with debilitating chronic pain. I am currently a participant. It is quite a wondrous paradigm of care and well-being.

SoBu is neither hip nor cool. As a 70-year-old second generation resident of South Burlington I find the term SoBu to be an ill-advised attempt at relevance and branding.

Recent articles and letters in The Other Paper have addressed the concern of recent city councils being comprised of primarily citizens from the southeast quadrant.

Last year, the South Burlington School District could not participate in the summer meal program. Trinity Educational Center Inc. stepped in and prepared over 300 meals weekly.

Wildlife advocates were excited at the prospect of two wildlife-protection bills during the 2022 legislative session: S.201, a ban on leghold traps, and S.281, a ban on coyote hounding.

During the week week of April 17-21 neighbors individually spent up to 40 hours each in the Vermont Superior Court’s environmental division.

One of the most important roles of the school board is to negotiate contracts with the three bargaining units in the district: the South Burlington Educators Association (teachers), SBEA Support Professional Unit (support staff) and the South Burlington Administrators Association (principals and activities director).

By the time you read this, the 2023 session will likely have adjourned. In my last session editorial, I will try to touch on a few topics of interest and importance, including S.5 and the beginning of an impeachment process for two county-level elected officials in Franklin County that my committee will be starting to address.

On April 13, my husband and I were overjoyed to welcome a baby girl into the world. She is our first child, and this is the first time a legislator has been pregnant or given birth during the legislative session in nearly 20 years.

I write as a South Burlington resident concerned about the traffic on Dorset Street and a proposal recently aired to create an additional exit from Route 89, possibly at this venue or at Patchen Road.