U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project rolls on into second summer

It’s staggering to imagine that Route 7 carries nearly 14,000 vehicles daily through Charlotte. The roadway is undergoing major renovation work to reflect its function as a major north-south commuter artery. The project is a $20 million three-mile road reconstruction and shoulder-widening plan; construction is entering its second summer. The project is on time and… Read More »

Union, board announce tentative settlement

The Champlain Valley Union School District and the Chittenden South Education Association (CSEA) announced last Thursday they have reached a tentative agreement on teacher contracts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. A vote on the proposals could come as early as next week, according to the chief negotiator for the CSEA. Both parties still need… Read More »

Hinesburg hires zoning administrator

The Hinesburg Selectboard hired Suzanne Mantegna as the town’s new zoning administrator during the May 15 regular meeting. Mantegna of South Burlington will work 20 hours in Hinesburg and the same amount in Richmond. Mantegna, who has a background in historic preservation, is set to start a three-year term June 1. She will earn $18.50… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard reappoints Flore as town constable, discusses traffic enforcement

The Charlotte Selectboard reappointed Josh Flore as town constable during the board’s meeting last Monday. Flore’s appointment is for a two-year term ending June 2019. Following the confirmation vote, the board then entered into a lengthy discussion with Flore regarding traffic enforcement and speeding issues around town. Selectboard members agreed to address an array of… Read More »

Charlotte School Board, administration discuss looping

The Charlotte Central School Board and administrators discussed the pros and cons of looping last Tuesday. Looping is the practice in education that sees teachers remain with the same group of students for more than one academic year. The discussion took place during Principal Barbara-Anne Komons-Montroll’s rundown of her Principal’s Report. Komons-Montroll turned over the… Read More »

CVU board discusses school district consolidation

As the school year wraps up, the Champlain Valley Union School Board discussed the upcoming transition to the Champlain Valley School District. The discussion took place during the May 16 regular school board meeting where CVU Board members provided input to Charlotte CVSD Board member Mark McDermott, who attended the hearing. He noted he welcomed… Read More »

Hinesburg School Board gets PiE update

The Hinesburg Community School Board got an update about the Partnership in Education during the May 16 meeting. Board member Bill Baker is the panel’s representative to PiE, but he told fellow board members he didn’t attend April 20 meeting due to a scheduling conflict with another meeting. Board member Stacy Riley, who formerly represented… Read More »

NRG Systems sold to St. Louis company

NRG Systems sold to St. Louis company

Hinesburg’s Renewable NRG Systems was sold to a St. Louis company last week. NRG Content Marketing Specialist Brittany Good declined to disclose the purchase price, and said that the company, founded in 1982, with annual sales of about $45 million, is remaining in town. “We’re staying right where we are, and the employees are staying… Read More »

Development Review Board mentions Hannaford Supreme Court appeal

The Hannaford appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court was briefly mentioned during a town Development Review Board meeting earlier this month. The quick discussion took place May 2. The supermarket giant is appealing to the state’s highest court whether the proposal follows local zoning regulations and Act 250, the state’s land-use law. The Environmental Court… Read More »