Lampricide plan for LaPlatte moves ahead

Lampricide plan for LaPlatte moves ahead

This year, for the first time, the LaPlatte River is slated to be treated with the pesticide TFM, to reduce populations of larval sea lampreys in the LaPlatte before they reach Lake Champlain. US Fish and Wildlife Service Sea Lamprey Control Program Manager Bradley Young explains that adult sea lamprey live in the lake, but… Read More »

Latest decision approves VGS work in Geprags Park

Latest decision approves VGS work in Geprags Park

On Tuesday, a Public Service Board (PSB) Order was entered regarding the ongoing dispute over Vermont Gas’s plan to run a gas pipeline through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park. Tuesday’s order approved the pipeline’s passage through the park. According to the order, available on the PSB website, the portion of the pipeline in Geprags Park will be… Read More »

Folklorist to give talk on rural Vermont farm culture

Folklorist to give talk on rural Vermont farm culture

Folklorist Gregory Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center is giving a talk for Vermont Archaeology Month, taking place this September. Sharrow won’t be discussing a dig or artifacts, however. “I’m not talking about buildings or foundations or roadways or anything like that.” Instead, he says, the focus will be on “above-ground archaeology.” Sharrow will discuss… Read More »

Rotary Club plans annual Hands to Honduras trip

Rotary Club plans annual Hands to Honduras trip

This February, volunteers for Hands to Honduras – Tela (H2HT) will travel to the Central American Republic of Honduras to team with local people in projects to benefit Honduran communities. Each year, volunteers travel to Honduras to work on a variety of projects. According to the H2HT website, past projects have included constructing a center… Read More »

Creative dance for kids this fall

Creative dance for kids this fall

This fall, Charlotte Central School will host a series of children’s creative dance classes. According to dance teacher Nicole Dagesse, various elements of dance, such as time, space, and energy are important components of this style of dance. For example, she explains, children in a class whose theme is Time might consider fast- and slow-moving… Read More »

Green Street Apartments welcome new residents

On a recent sunny morning, a leaf or two had begun to change colors on a tree outside 166 Green Street in Hinesburg. This building and a few others nearby comprise the Green Street apartments, a new complex of affordable housing through the Champlain Housing Trust. The apartments are located just south of Charlotte Road… Read More »

Truck, bicycle involved in accident in Hinesburg

At 9:26am on Tuesday, Hinesburg Police and Fire and First Response were dispatched to an accident on Silver Street in Hinesburg involving a bicycle and a GMC pickup truck, according to a press release from Hinesburg Community Police Chief Frank Koss. Cyclist Jodie Casarico, 40, of Shelburne, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to UVM… Read More »

Hinesburg lawyer builds a career in a changing legal landscape

Hinesburg lawyer builds a career in a changing legal landscape

Hinesburg lawyer Ellen Mercer Fallon, a partner at Langrock Sperry and Wool LLP, is approaching 40 years in her profession, and it’s a profession she greatly enjoys. “There’s always something more to learn. The law is always changing, so it’s very intellectually stimulating,” Fallon notes. Having grown up in a small town outside Syracuse, N.Y.,… Read More »

Science curriculum being rolled out at Hinesburg Community School

Science curriculum being rolled out at Hinesburg Community School

As students and families approach the new school year at Hinesburg Community School, educators are working to implement Next Generation Science Standards, adopted in 2013. These standards, notes co-principal Suzan Locke, incorporate a focus on “engineering practices” – encouraging students to ask questions, problem solve, and use evidence to support their reasoning. These are “just… Read More »

Hinesburg Community School welcomes new teachers

Hinesburg Community School welcomes new teachers

Ericka Bickford, fourth grade teacher, has previously taught second and third grade. She is looking forward to this new challenge, working with an age group that is very capable of learning the interesting topics she’ll get to teach. Before becoming a teacher, Bickford worked in human resources, and notes that teaching is “the most challenging,… Read More »

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