School resource officer contract closer to hire

By MADELINE HUGHES The Champlain Valley Union School District’s plans to hire its first school resource officer moved along Tuesday when the Shelburne Selectboard reviewed details of the contract that will put a Shelburne police officer in that role. The contract needs review by the town attorney before the police department will hire the individual.… Read More »

Link trail looks to connect the dots

Link trail looks  to connect the dots

By MADELINE HUGHES The Charlotte Trails Committee is designing one of the most high-profile sections of the Town Link Trail – the stretch in the shadow of Mt. Philo along State Park Road – and is seeking the input of residents. About 20 years in the making, the trail aims to span the breadth of… Read More »

Charlotte, Hinesburg voter turnout hits highs

Charlotte, Hinesburg voter turnout hits highs

By MADELINE HUGHES Vermont voters turned out in droves for the Nov. 7 midterm election and local turnout not only followed that trend, it exceeded it significantly in Charlotte. A whopping 73 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Charlotte. Hinesburg also beat the statewide trend with just over 58 percent of those on the… Read More »

Rep. Lippert wins Hinesburg seat: Incumbent easily defeats challenger

By MADELINE HUGHES With turnout reaching nearly 60 percent in Hinesburg, longtime incumbent state Rep. William Lippert handily won his 12th election to the Vermont House, edging out Republican challenger Sarah Toscano by more than an 2-1 margin. According to election results from Town Clerk Melissa Ross, Hinesburg saw 59 percent of registered voters turn… Read More »

Redhawks Boys Soccer headed to Division I final

Redhawks Boys Soccer headed to Division I final

By MADELINE HUGHES Fans braced the chilly October day Tuesday to watch the Champlain Valley Union boys soccer team win the Division 1 semifinal game. The team followed their post-season script, playing a strong defense and getting onto the scoreboard in the second half, beating Burlington High School 1-0. Despite the wind and muddy field,… Read More »

Hinesburg clamors for drop-off return

By MADELINE HUGHES It’s been a year since the trash and recycling drop-off closed at the Hinesburg town garage for a new garage to be built and townspeople are eagerly awaiting news of whether and when they may have their local waste collection spot back. The new town garage opened its doors late this summer.… Read More »

State rejects herbicide use on Lake Iroquois milfoil

By MADELINE HUGHES A popular herbicide will not be used on Lake Iroquois to control an influx of Eurasian milfoil after the state of Vermont recently rejected a request by the Lake Iroquois Association and the town of Williston. In a decision dated Oct. 8, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation rejected a permit for the… Read More »

Police recover body of missing man in Charlotte

By Madeline Hughes A Connecticut man drowned in Lake Champlain at a Charlotte marina last week. Vermont State Police last Thursday found the body later identified as George Ruhe, 67, of Wethersfield, Conn., and Brattleboro. The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday confirmed Ruhe’s identity and ruled the cause of his death an accidental… Read More »