Hinesburg Resource Center celebrates building donation

The Hinesburg Community Resource Center invites the community to a celebration and open house Jan. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 51 Ballards Corner Road. There will be soups, bread, desserts and celebration of community. The guest of honor will be Jan Blomstrann of Wind NRG Partners, LLC. The center is grateful to Blomstrann for housing… Read More »

Blood and platelet donors needed through the holidays

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make appointments now to give through the holiday season and winter months. A seasonal decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with family gatherings and travel. Winter weather can cause blood drive… Read More »

Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

Drivers urged to watch for birds of prey along highways

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging drivers to be alert for birds of prey that are seeking food along the highway this time of year due to snow-covered ground. Many species of hawks and owls are hit by motor vehicles on highways when they swoop down to catch small rodents crossing the open… Read More »

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Free Ice Fishing Day Jan. 26

Vermont’s sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Jan. 26 when people are invited to try ice fishing on any waterbody statewide without buying a fishing license. That day the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department hosts a free Ice Fishing Festival at Knight Point State Park in North Hero from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More »

A night out for Bissonette Recreation Area

To the Editor: Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual fundraiser for the multi-purpose fields in Hinesburg. This local party takes place on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte. You can purchase your tickets online by going to hinesburgrec.com, at the Rec office at the Hinesburg Town Hall, from Kristy at… Read More »

McClaughry: Climate change debatable

By JOHN MCCLAUGHRY Last month, the U.S. government’s Global Climate Research Program delivered a congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment report. “Grim” is too weak an adjective for the terrors that the report describes. Here’s an attempt to summarize the document: The earth is steadily getting hotter. “Human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the… Read More »

Sandra Levine: Picking up the pace on climate action

By SANDRA LEVINE Climate change is the biggest environmental and public health challenge of our generation. And fighting it just got tougher. Since 1990, climate-damaging emissions have increased 16 percent in Vermont. On top of that, the most recent report by more than 90 of the top climate scientists from 40 countries shows that the… Read More »

Charlotte Fire and Rescue Log

Dec. 1 2:20 p.m. Charlotte Rescue assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call on Armory Lane in Vergennes and took a patient to the hospital. 9:45 p.m. Charlotte Fire assisted Shelburne Fire at a call on LaPlatte Circle in Shelburne where there was a report of a gas smell in the area. Dec. 3 12:16… Read More »


Alissa A. Stone of Charlotte was recently inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society. A graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, Stone is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in chemistry. St. Lawrence is in Canton, N.Y. Jack Thibault of Charlotte… Read More »

Charlotte educator Frazer graduates from Snelling Center’s School Leadership Project

Edorah Frazer of Charlotte recently completed the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont School Leadership Project. Frazer is the principal at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro. She joined 24 other educators from across the state in the program that offers intensive professional development for superintendents, principals, curriculum and special education directors, as well as other education… Read More »