Letters to the Editor

SCHIP thanks communities for 10th year celebration As the new year begins, SCHIP wants to thank all who helped make our 10th anniversary year a celebration to remember. We started off the year with a great community dinner fundraiser that realized over $1,200 at the Hinesburgh Public House. Many people attended and enjoyed great food,… Read More »

DRB hears specifics of large subdivision, fields public concerns

By Gail Callahan Hinesburg’s Development Review Board (DRB) continued its review of the Haystack Crossing LLC project during its Tuesday, Jan. 6 meeting. Ben Avery and Dave Marshall told the board they are now supporting a design that eliminates an undetermined number of buildings; it would decrease density numbers and bring the proposal into compliance… Read More »

RGH sponsors benefit concert featuring notable musicians

RGH sponsors benefit concert featuring notable musicians

Responsible Growth Hinesburg (RGH) brings together a collection of outstanding local musicians who have made significant contributions to the musical landscape, as well as one stunning new voice, in “Local Legends, an Evening of Acoustic Music.” The concert will be held at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School auditorium in Hinesburg on Friday, Jan. 23… Read More »

The word in the House…

The word  in the House…

My vote for governor The following statement was released on Wednesday, Jan. 7 as the legislative session began. On Thursday, Governor Peter Shumlin was elected back into office with 110 votes to Scott Milne’s 69. Dan Feliciano received none of the votes. The start of the 2015 session of the Vermont Legislature began Wednesday, Jan.… Read More »

Town Meeting Day approaches: A helpful guide to the big day

Charlotte        Nomination forms for elected town office may be obtained from the Charlotte Town Clerk Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. Prospective candidates must fill out the petition and file it by Monday, Jan 26 at 5pm with at least 30 signatures. Please be sure that voters print legibly so that their names can be verified.… Read More »


Shirley S. Whitney – South Burlington Shirley S. Whitney, 88, of South Burlington died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in the Vermont Respite House. She was born in Sharon, Mass., on March 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Arthur and Doris O’Brien Scott. She graduated from Sharon High School. She was married to… Read More »

Warnings and Wage Classification make work for Charlotte Selectboard

By Robin Reid The 6pm presentation on the Ferry Road stormwater management/pedestrian accessibility and on-street parking was postponed and the regular meeting began at 7pm. The Wage Classification Plan and Policy received final tweaks on Monday both at a morning meeting and during the regular meeting. Robert Mack inquired about the cost of implementation. Presently,… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard continues budget discussion

By Sheri Duff Hinesburg Selectboard members met with committee and department heads on Monday, Jan. 5 to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 town budget. The Carpenter Carse Library was the first department to address the Selectboard. Representatives Sue Barden and Katherine Kjelleren presented the library budget noting that programs, books, and media budgets have… Read More »

CCS Board continues budget process

By Gail Callahan Gearing up for the final push, the Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board met for the second time Dec. 16 to discuss and receive input on the proposed 2015-16 budget. The group’s final budget meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6pm in the CCS library. The proposed 2015-16 baseline budget is… Read More »

Networking opportunity for gifted community planned for Jan. 15

The Vermont Council for Gifted Education (VCGE) will host an informal networking opportunity for parents, professionals, and educators who would like to make connections with the local gifted community, share resources and information on subjects related to giftedness, and offer community support and advice. Interested community members may join VCGE in the back of New… Read More »