No to eminent domain: Development of Lot 15 will continue through legal process

By MADELINE HUGHES In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard met to discuss… Read More »

Time is ticking on Lot 15

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The Hinesburg Selectboard has until Feb. 14 to decide whether to acquire Lot 15. That process – called eminent domain – is where government may buy private property for public use.  The timeline is based on an October development review board decision regarding the Hannaford Brother’s Co. proposed development, which the review board said did not comply with the town map.   In 2010,… Read More »

Energy conversation begins: Hinesburg Selectboard schedules Lot 15 public comment; plans Town Meeting Day energy discussion

By MADELINE HUGHES As the Selectboard wrapped up the Town Meeting Day warning for voters, board members debated whether an energy resolution drafted by the town’s Energy Committee should be put to voters on March 5. The resolution asks the town to halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and transition to renewable energy. Board… Read More »

Shelburne eyes new market, fire station

By MADELINE HUGHES The biggest grocery store between South Burlington and Vergennes could be coming to Route 7 in Shelburne alongside a brand new fire station. Shelburne’s Selectboard announced Tuesday night that the town is looking to partner with Healthy Living Market and Café for a real estate development that would include a new market… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard juggles costs, upkeep

By MADELINE HUGHES The Hinesburg Selectboard met Monday night for its third meeting this month to discuss the budget and capital improvement plan. Board members hashed out the details line by line, fine tuning the budget for approval at the next meeting Jan. 28. “The board is trying to prioritize taking care of what we… Read More »