Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

After nearly three years of trying to deal with health hazards at a home on Gilman Road, the Hinesburg town government has obtained an injunction from the Vermont Superior Court, authorizing the town to get the place cleaned up. As The Citizen reported last October, neighbors say the property at 477 Gilman Road is overrun… Read More »

Getting fresh voices to the table

Getting fresh voices to the table

Some dairy farmers, an artist, a social worker and an apple farmer gathered around a table to write some laws. That’s not the beginning of a joke; rather, it’s an average day in the Vermont Statehouse, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, recalls from her days on the House Agriculture Committee. Something seemed off when… Read More »

New town staffer wears several hats

New town staffer wears several hats

About a month into his job Charlotte’s new zoning administrator Aaron Brown has “started right on the ball,” said Dean Bloch, Charlotte town administrator. Brown now serves as the zoning administrator, E-911 coordinator, sewage control officer and public health officer. Wearing all four hats, Brown says he is “here to help walk people through the… Read More »

School board reorganizes, targets school buildings for upgrades

On town meeting day Champlain Valley School District voters approved the $76.8 million budget. Voters also agreed to allocate $819,665 that was unspent from a bond to update the Shelburne Community school. Previously Shelburne voters approved a $9.25 million construction bond used to renovate Shelburne Community School in 2016-17. Work was completed last fall with… Read More »

‘Bursting at the seams,’ library considers expansion project

By Madeline Hughes After 20 years, the well-used Charlotte Library has outgrown its space and plans are under way for a possible expansion. The library is “bursting at the seams with programming and collections,” Margaret Woodruff, library director, said. Completed in 1998, the library was built with $350,000 raised by The Friends of the Charlotte… Read More »