After providing Lyndon students school bus transportation for the final time, Don Chamberlain was recently honored by school officials and passengers alike for 18 years of exemplary service.
Facing a serious budget crunch, the Lyndon School Board chose a cheaper bus contract by awarding the business to a New Hampshire firm. This effectively put Mr. Chamberlain out of business. Yet to quote Don Chamberlain: "It was a privilege to have worked for the Lyndon Town School District. It was a great ride."
We know the Lyndon School Board had to cut costs. And we know it's difficult for small businesspeople in any field to compete with larger operators. But despite these grim economic facts, we're glad Don Chamberlain has still received some well-deserved recognition for many years of excellent, dedicated service on behalf of Lyndon families.