Work and Recognition

Clarity and accountability: 

Burlington Free Press: Shumlin to businesses: Be patient on payroll tax – Feb. 7, 2015

Burlington Free Press: Shumlin talks ‘tough’ on health care, education – Jan. 15, 2015

Burlington Free Press: Tumult at the top for Burlington schools – October 25, 2014
(Breaking news + use of public records)

Burlington Free Press: Buffer zone turns into harassment ban – October 10, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Weinberger: We kept campaign promises – October 4, 2014

Burlington Free Press: City weighs changes to North Avenue – September 12, 2014 (Article and map)

Burlington Free Press: Burlington Electric’s $2M billing blunder – September 5, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Home or hotel? Burlington puzzled by Airbnb rentals – August 16, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Developer: South Burlington school must go – July 16, 2014

Burlington Free Press: BTV airport neighbor: ‘Play by the rules’ – July 14, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Burlington voters’ guide to school budget vote – June 2, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Emails: IRS seeks $500,000 from Burlington – May 14, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Livable wage enforcement lags behind – April 25, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Another spring without a groundbreaking on Champlain College housing project – April 2, 2014

The Washington Examiner: Budget cuts lead to Smithsonian closures, park police furloughs – April 16, 2013

Christianity Today: Building Peace in the Heart of Darkness – May 24, 2013
Local Congolese Christians nurture new efforts to end chronic violence as UN adds new brigade.

The Washington Examiner: Questions raised over D.C. youth agency’s unspent millions – February 26, 2013

The Washington Examiner: D.C. ethics board says it can’t sanction members for pre-July 2012 conduct – February 22, 2013

The Wheaton Record: Obama administration proposes new rules on contraception – February 8, 2013

Breaking news: 

Burlington Free Press: Witness recalls fatal Burlington police shooting – November 7, 2013

Burlington Free Press: Mayor Weinberger to seek re-election – September 16, 2014

Burlington Free Press: ‘Everyone accounted for’ in Winooski fire – December 12, 2013

Feature writing: 

Burlington Free Press: Waiting for breath – November 9, 2013

Much of Tammy Shackett’s life has been on hold since her lungs started to fail. While she waits for a double transplant, she’s spreading the word about organ donation in Vermont, which has one of the lowest overall donor registration rates in the country.

Burlington Free Press: Burlington painting has a storied past and a bit of mystery around it – December 30, 2013

Behind a painting in a Burlington church: A childhood in Europe, an art career in Vermont and a letter from Einstein.

Burlington Free Press: Bolton cartoonist wins MacArthur genius award – September 17, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Home Grown: Global veggies, local gardens – September 3, 2014

Vermont gardeners raise hard-to-find vegetables from the Philippines, Burundi and more.

Burlington Free Press: Burlington’s odd laws apply to pigeons, ferrets – July 26, 2014

Burlington Free Press: Shumski becomes prominent School Board voice – June 9, 2014

Burlington Free Press: New leader of an old church – March 27, 2014

Mara Dowdall is the first female “settled” minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, a congregation with a 204-year history.

Burlington Free Press: Ski For Light brings visually impaired individuals, guides together – January 20, 2014 (Article and video)

Burlington Free Press: Rare synagogue mural reveals Jewish history in Burlington – November 6, 2013

Burlington Free Press: Bhutanese celebrate rice harvest in Vermont – September 18, 2013 (Article and video)

Christianity Today: The Hope Roaster – April 2013

How Pete Leonard’s coffee roasting startup could become the world’s largest employer of former convicts.

The Washington Examiner: National Zoo’s new $56 million elephant habitat opens  Saturday – March 21, 2013

The Washington Examiner: D.C. college students building house for Solar Decathlon – March 16, 2013

The Wheaton Record: One year after Wheaton, a ‘Jeopardy!’ champion – November 9, 2012

USA TODAY: Billy Graham welcomed Catholic Church’s call for dialogue – October 28, 2012

Other local news coverage: 

Burlington Free Press: Police: Young Vermonters trafficked in drug trade – Jan. 30, 2015

The Washington Examiner: Gov. Bob McDonnell asks Virginia universities to keep tuition hikes low – April 18, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Report: D.C. public schools get about $13k more per student than charters – April 17, 2013

The Washington Examiner: More Beltway drivers using Express Lanes – April 11, 2013

The Washington Examiner: D.C. hoping to flag more support from Congress – April 3, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Judge sets sentencing date for former Vincent Gray aide – March 28, 2013

The Washington Examiner: D.C. man fights ambulance fee after father’s death – March 27, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Man disappears day before daughter’s birth – March 26, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Medical marijuana dispensaries prepare to open in D.C. – March 20, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Engineers rip condition of D.C. roads, bridges – March 19, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Verizon pushed for fixes after 911 service failure – March 13, 2013

The Washington Examiner: George Washington University’s undergraduate costs top $58,000 per year – March 10, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Prince George’s County fire chief honors Pepco crew for battling blaze – March 9, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Forecasters all wet: D.C. gets mostly rain, not snow – March 6, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Winter storm bears down on D.C. area – March 6, 2013

The Washington Examiner: Transportation group gives tentative OK on narrower D.C. roads, widened Virginia roads – February 20, 2013

The Washington Examiner: D.C. Council wants FBI to keep its headquarters in District – February 5, 2013

Blogging: Can Churches Do What Government Can’t? – January 31, 2013 How PRX is Revolutionizing Public Radio by Making it (Really) Public – August 10, 2012 Why Open-Source Principles Are a Recipe For Innovation – July 25, 2012 FavorTree – New App Uses Gamification For Social Good – July 10, 2012 Nonprofits Have Customers, Too – June 28, 2012 How Ken Banks Built a Startup One Text Message at a Time – June 20, 2012 How Ellen Moir Revolutionized Teaching Through Mentoring – June 4, 2012 Turning a Societal Need Into a Business Niche – June 11, 2012


Named to list of best state political reporters by the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza (The Fix) – January 2015

Gannett scholarship to attend Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference – Summer 2014

Finalist for Chandler Student Religion Reporter of the Year Award – July 2012

Journalism Education Foundation of New England Scholarship – Spring 2012

James B. Jameson Critical Essay Contest, third place – April 2011


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