Hinesburg Fire Dept. trains at burning house

Hinesburg Fire Dept. trains at burning house

Several months of preparation and training culminated Sunday as the Hinesburg Fire Department burned down a house outside the village. Signs stood along the roadway, volunteers took turns directing traffic, and smoke billowed across Route 116 as firefighters practiced their skills in a real fire. Both fire and EMS trainings have been underway at the… Read More »

Big Truck Day draws a crowd

Big Truck Day draws a crowd

Saturday was the 19th annual Big Truck Day at Hinesburg Community School. Hosted by Hinesburg Nursery School, the event drew crowds of kids to the fields behind the school, where they found an array of vehicles just waiting to be climbed on and explored. Kids, many with faces painted, tugged parents from tractor to truck,… Read More »

Police charge driver in March U.S. Route 7 accident

On Friday, March 31, an accident on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte led to two people entrapped in vehicles and four sent to the hospital. In a statement released this Saturday, Vermont State Police noted that in relation to this accident, driver Edward Woodruff, 70, of Westport, N.Y., was “cited to appear in Chittenden Superior… Read More »

Lake Iroquois meeting draws support, concerns

Lake Iroquois meeting draws support, concerns

Last Thursday night at Hinesburg Town Hall, every seat was taken and some folks stood in the back. Plenty of people, when signing in, checked “yes” in the column asking whether they wished to speak. The public information meeting, regarding the use of an herbicide in Lake Iroquois, drew concerns, support, and questions from an… Read More »

Grant helps keep Charlotte stormwater in check

Grant helps keep Charlotte stormwater in check

The Town of Charlotte will have a cleaner creek, and Lake Champlain will see a little less stormwater runoff, thanks to a 2017 Watershed Grant from Vermont Fish and Wildlife to the Charlotte Town Park Oversight Committee. At the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge, a ditch was excavated in 2006 to capture runoff and prevent… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association wins federal award

Lewis Creek Association wins federal award

The Lewis Creek Association, together with the Monkton Conservation Commission, recently won the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2017 Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes the organizations’ work to bring environmental stewardship into the planning of the Monkton Wildlife Underpasses on Monkton-Vergennes Road. The application for the FHWA award required a discussion of the project, its… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard reaches plan for Geprags money

Hinesburg Selectboard reaches plan for Geprags money

April 17’s Hinesburg Selectboard meeting included a discussion and decision regarding what to do with the funds the town anticipates receiving from Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for an easement for drilling that took place in Hinesburg’s Geprags Park. The Feb. 20 and March 20 Selectboard meetings both hosted passionate board and public discussion of how… Read More »

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

Editor’s Note: Last week, we featured a story about The Vermont Natural Resource Council’s petition to reclassify Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands as class I wetlands, a status that would provide greater environmental protection than this area currently has. This week, we provide a more in-depth discussion of this area’s ecology. The LaPlatte River Marsh,… Read More »

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