Electric co-op to get $1.7 million from FEMA for utility repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that the Vermont Electric Cooperative will receive $1,743,876 for the repair of 54 transformers and 2,887 miles of transmission and distribution electric conductor line poles damaged in a storm and flooding at the end of October 2017. The grant represents the federal share of the total project cost… Read More »

Rebecca Towne named VEC chief executive officer

Rebecca Towne named VEC chief executive officer

By XANDER LANDEN VTDIGGER.ORG The Vermont Electric Cooperative has hired its next CEO. Rebecca Towne, the current vice president of organizational strategy at Vermont Gas Systems, will be taking the reins at Vermont’s second largest electric utility at the beginning of October, the cooperative announced. The company’s last full-time CEO was Christine Hallquist, who stepped… Read More »

Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Shelburne Museum Sept. 16

The annual Champlain Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Sept. 16 with its start and finish at Shelburne Museum. Along with many local community members involved, Charlotte resident Kelly Devine is the event’s volunteer chair this year. The two-mile walk through Shelburne Museum attracts hundreds of participants who raise awareness and money to… Read More »

Obituary – Florence Moran

Obituary – Florence Moran

CHARLOTTE – Florence Moran (Marie Lucienne Florence Laramee), our beloved mother passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at home in her signature pink bedroom. Florence was born in Burlington on Hayward Street on November 4, 1926. Her parents, Elphege and Eugenie (Duhaime) Laramee, came from Canada to raise their big French family including… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

New library hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday. After-school snacks on Tuesdays The library has teamed up with Hinesburg Community Resource Center to offer snacks for everyone after school on Tuesdays starting Sept. 4. Students may drop by the library after early release from… Read More »

Facing blank ballot, Republicans pick five nominees in state races

By Xander Landen VTDIGGER.ORG Facing a largely empty ballot just days away from this year’s general election candidate deadline, the Vermont Republican Party selected five nominees last week for statewide and federal offices. Before this year’s primary on Aug. 14, Republicans struggled to find a slate of candidates to take on incumbent Democrats in top offices.… Read More »

Grand opening to celebrate Charlotte path underpass

Built during the U.S. Route 7 reconstruction last summer, the Charlotte Town Link Trail underpass will have a formal grand opening ceremony Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ribbon-cutting is planned for noon and people are invited to gather along the Town Link Trail on the east side of the underpass near Rt. 7… Read More »

Feet afire

Feet afire

CVU football players kick up the dust during agility drills last week, ahead of the fall regular season.

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

New library hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday. After-school snacks on Tuesdays The library has teamed up with Hinesburg Community Resource Center to offer snacks for everyone after school on Tuesdays starting Sept. 4. Students may drop by the library after early release from… Read More »

Milestones — Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden

Milestones — Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden

Kenneth Wooden and Martha (Braun) Wooden of Shelburne observe their 60th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 30. A family celebration was held earlier this month. Kenneth and Martha met in 1954 while Martha was a student at Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and Ken was a mason apprentice. They exchanged letters while Ken proudly served… Read More »

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