Hinesburg Police Log

March 24 10:52 a.m. An officer responded to Ballards Corner for a business burglary alarm. No problem was found. 12:30 p.m. Six emails were received on the department email account regarding a family issue in St. George. In looking up the person sending the emails, it was found that the Vermont State Police had responded… Read More »

End of Life Café talk

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1063 Prim Road, Colchester, hosts an End of Life Café Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. The free discussion, open to the public, will offer the opportunity to learn and talk about all aspects of death including medical and financial needs, legal issues, funeral arrangements, and more. In addition, the gathering provides… Read More »

Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf art show

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is excited to host the Creative Community Art Show throughout the month of April, featuring paintings, collages, and other artwork from local artists.The opening reception will take place on Monday, April 1 from 4-6 p.m. at Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, 228 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington and will mark the beginning of Fair… Read More »

Mahana Magic announces scholarship

The Mahana Magic Foundation, a local nonprofit that supports children who have or had a parent or caregiver with cancer, is now accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship. According to Monica Marshall, the foundation’s managing director, the organization will award five of the scholarships to any Vermont high school senior who has or had a… Read More »

Forest service to close cliffs for peregrine falcons

Forest Service officials in Vermont will continue with seasonal closures at two prominent cliff sites on the Green Mountain National Forest’s Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts. These areas will be temporarily closed in order to prevent disturbance to critical nesting habitat. Peregrine falcon populations suffered declines due to the use of DDT in the 1940s… Read More »

SCHIP Spring Grant application deadline

The spring deadline for SCHIP grant applications is Tuesday, April 30. Since SCHIP began making grants, many non-profits have used their awarded funds to continue their mission to improve the lives of our neighbors and strengthen our communities. Grants range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Grants may not exceed $3,000 per request… Read More »

It’s time to close the women’s prison

By BILL SCHUBART Editor’s note: This commentary is by Bill Schubart, a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio who lives in Hinesburg. This piece was first aired on VPR. As the Legislature and the Department of Corrections consider how to repatriate the Vermont prisoners housed in Mississippi, several legislators see the larger picture. We don’t… Read More »