Wind blown Monday

Wind blown Monday

Tree roots reaching skyward were an uncharacteristically common sight during Monday morning’s commute after an overnight storm blew through, toppling trees and knocking out power in much of the area and around Vermont as the workweek got underway. Local schools, Hinesburg Town Hall, and various businesses were closed Monday and even Tuesday as fallen tree… Read More »

Hinesburg property deemed a health hazard

Hinesburg property deemed a health hazard

On a recent afternoon, the sun shone on a property on Gilman Road in Hinesburg. From the roadway, at least three cars were visible behind a stand of trees and vegetation, and beyond them, a collapsed house was just in view. 477 Gilman Road has become a challenge for the Town, as neighbors contend the… Read More »

Rt. 7 work ends early

Rt. 7 work ends early

Commuters can breathe a sigh of relief when the Ferrisburgh-Charlotte stretch of U.S. Route 7 comes into view. As cooler weather finally makes an appearance in Vermont, roadwork is winding down along the busy stretch. VTrans Resident Engineer Bob Suckert estimates that the work in Charlotte, which has gone on for the past two summers,… Read More »

Bread and Butter Farm beef recalled over E-coli concerns

The Vermont Department of Health and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Friday a recall of about 133 pounds of ground beef sold by Bread and Butter Farm due to possible E. coli contamination, according to agency news releases. The recall was by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC of Ferrisburgh. The… Read More »

CVU presents Joseph musical next weekend

CVU presents Joseph musical next weekend

Next weekend, Oct. 27-29, the Champlain Valley Union High School Theatre Program presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The cast, crew, and orchestra includes 85 CVU students as well as a children’s choir featuring 19 pupils from neighboring middle schools. Performances: Fri.-Sat. Oct. 27-28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 29,… Read More »

Lots of questions, ideas on state water cleanup

Vermont has pressing water-quality and pollution concerns, plus a hugely ambitious cleanup plan, and a crowd packed into Shelburne’s Town Hall Tuesday night to ask questions about improving water quality in the state. Chittenden County’s six state senators and Julie Moore, secretary of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, listened to public comments, raised some… Read More »

Why are the snakes crossing the roads?

Why are the snakes crossing the roads?

As the leaves flash brilliant hues and the sun moves into the southern sky, other changes are happening quietly in the fields and on forest floors of Vermont. Reptiles and amphibians are beginning their yearly trek from the summer homes where they’ve fed since spring to the hidden nooks and deep pools where they’ll wait… Read More »

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