Foam Brewers expands retail sales to Hinesburg

By MADELINE HUGHES Foam Brewers will soon start selling kegs and cans from its Hinesburg warehouse on Friday afternoons. On Dec. 18, the Development Review Board unanimously approved the company’s November application for an accessory use at its cheese plant facility. The company is already permitted for brewing beer, which is considered light manufacturing. The… Read More »

A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

By MADELINE HUGHES Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members. The award is presented to emergency medical service professionals who perform “life-saving actions above and beyond the call… Read More »

Town asks court for more time on Lot 15: Ideas abound for Commerce Park site

By MADELINE HUGHES What to do with Lot 15 of Hinesburg’s Commerce Park? That’s the question on many residents’ minds as the Hinesburg Selectboard has been fielding various opinions, receiving 17 letters from concerned residents and hearing from the citizen group Responsible Growth Hinesburg at two recent Selectboard meetings. The number of responses are “helping… Read More »

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

By MADELINE HUGHES Business is good for Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne food producers as the local food movement continues to flourish. New businesses continue to crop up, adding flavor, and drawing locals and tourists alike. Combined, these often small businesses employ dozens of people, and it’s all part of a state trend. In November, Vermont… Read More »

Selectboard supports trail grant application

By MADELINE HUGHES Anxious to complete the Town Link Trail, the Trails Committee is working on a new grant application for the State Park Road portion of the trail. “We are all very excited,” committee co-chair Laurie Thompson said after meeting with the Selectboard on Monday. “It’s a significant section of the trail connecting Mt.… Read More »

Award-winning teacher

Award-winning teacher

Hinesburg Community School kindergarten teacher Miranda Johnson has won the Sanford Teacher Award for Vermont. The national award is given to one K-12 teacher in each state. Johnson grew up in Williston, attended Champlain Valley Union High School and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of New Hampshire. Now in her 14th… Read More »

Everything fits in new Hinesburg town garage

Everything fits in new Hinesburg town garage

By MADELINE HUGHES The sun shone down on the new six-bay town garage on Saturday morning. The parking lot was full as dozens of Hinesburg residents gathered to celebrate the garage’s grand opening. Inside, children and parents milled around looking at the gleaming highway equipment, and friends and neighbors chatted about the accomplishment. “We’d like… Read More »

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