Planning Commission approves horse farm subdivision

The Charlotte Planning Commission has approved a Connecticut couple’s request to subdivide 54 acres near Mt. Philo to build three homes and an equestrian therapy center. The proposal attracted attention this spring as it went through local permitting hearings where residents and other town committee members raised concerns about the impact the development might have… Read More »

What’s old is new

What’s old is new

Hinesburg Fire Department celebrates 75, members dig deeper into their past Over 50 fire trucks rumbled through Hinesburg Saturday. No, they weren’t rushing to a major fire. Instead, firefighters from all over Chittenden and Addison counties came to celebrate 75 years of the Hinesburg Fire Department. People gathered on sidewalks to watch trucks, floats and… Read More »

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

Rains last Wednesday evening couldn’t dampen the mood of dozens of people gathered at Shelburne Vineyards for a Hope in 2018 event organized by Shelburne Democrats. After all, the speaker was the nationally acclaimed writer and activist Amy Siskind. “It’s appropriate given the past 48 hours,” said Siskind, referring to President Trump’s upcoming visit with… Read More »

School board moves ahead with school resource officer plan

The Champlain Valley School District’s school board has preliminarily OK’d district administrators to begin searching for a school resource officer. It’s more involved than just posting the job. First, district administrators have to choose which law enforcement agency will provide the officer. Once they reach an agreement with a police department, the school board would… Read More »

Four do’s and don’ts for fireworks

See list of fireworks, July 4 events, page 12 Professionals and amateurs alike are going to be igniting fireworks in the coming week. Here are a few tips: There are two types of fireworks – consumer and commercial. Fireworks for sale in stores such as Roman candles, skyrockets and sparklers are classified as consumer fireworks.… Read More »

Local resources for suicide prevention

In the past few months, Chittenden County’s Howard Center has been working with local municipalities to put more mental health resources within easy reach of the people who need them most. The new Community Outreach Program involves South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex and Shelburne. It pairs social workers with police officers to help de-escalate… Read More »

Charlotte Central School graduates 38 students

Charlotte Central School graduates 38 students

The 38 eighth-graders at Charlotte Central School were giddy with excitement as they filed into the gym last Thursday night for their graduation. The room was full with friends and family gathered in the gym bleachers awaiting the ceremony. The theme of the evening was the changing of seasons. It was the graduates’ time to… Read More »

Fourth state title win for CVU girls tennis

Fourth state title win for CVU girls tennis

For the fourth year in a row, Champlain Valley Union High School girls tennis won against sixth-seeded South Burlington in the Division I championship. Friday’s showdown was the sixth year the two teams were head-to-head in the championship, and CVU won big at 7-0. All five Redhawks singles players and both doubles teams won their… Read More »