Hinesburg trash and recycling drop-off set to return

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Nearly two years after Hinesburg’s trash and recycling drop-off center closed to make way for town garage construction, a new facility is set to be built soon with an opening planned by year’s end. At its meeting last week, the Chittenden Solid Waste District Board of Commissioners voted to hire Stewart Construction… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival director responds: Dabroski claims he worked without pay for months, therefore ‘no pay, no play’

Vermont Mozart Festival director responds: Dabroski claims he worked without pay for months, therefore ‘no pay, no play’

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The former director of the Vermont Mozart Festival issued a statement Monday addressing his departure from the festival and the cancellation of all of its scheduled summer performances. In a two-page written statement indicating that he was writing from Havana, Cuba, Michael Dabroski said that he has “received no financial compensation for… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to return a trash and recycling drop-off center to Hines-burg moved one important step forward last week when the Chittenden Solid Waste District board decided to advertise for construction bids on the project. The district that manages solid waste and recycling for Chit-tenden County currently operates six drop-off facilities and had… Read More »

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

Sallie Thompson Soule: A Vermont trailblazer passes on

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent On June 10 in Montpelier, Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that protects abortion rights for Vermont women. The next day, more than 1,500 miles away in Fort Myers, Fla., lifelong Vermonter, lawmaker, activist and trailblazer Sallie Soule quietly passed away with her family at her side. “We whispered that… Read More »

Shelburne dairy farm gets a boost from online campaign

Shelburne dairy farm gets a boost from online campaign

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A Shelburne dairy farm that a few weeks ago was teetering on the financial edge has gotten a reprieve thanks to crowd sourcing that has pulled in more than $32,000 since mid-February. The Guillemette farm’s 300 or so Holsteins now should have enough to eat until springtime brings a fresh crop of… Read More »

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

HeART Show 2019 exhibit shows love to Outright

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Valentine’s Day may have been last week, but the celebration continues at Rustic Roots café in Shelburne where 94 unique heart-shaped of works of art deck the walls in a fundraising exhibition that runs through March. Colorful, whimsical and poignant, HeART Show 2019’s collection is up for auction with proceeds going… Read More »

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