Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Demolition underway at Hinesburg property

Hinesburg-based Clark Excavating began court-ordered demolition of 477 Gilman Road last week and continued working at the site into this week. The demolition comes years after neighbors began complaining to the town of vermin running loose – particularly rats –  and trash, vehicles and other items piling up on the property. Four abandoned vehicles, a… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »

Hinesburg to raze problem house

The Hinesburg Selectboard has taken key steps to move forward with demolishing the home on Gilman Road that has posed serious health hazards in the past three years. Assistant Town Manager Joy Grossman told the board Monday evening that work to tear down the structures at 477 Gilman Road is scheduled for next week. At… Read More »

Selectboard gives summer events a thumb’s up

Charlotte’s beachfront summers are a treasure for the town and the Selectboard has approved multiple summer events already on the calendar. • This year the Charlotte Recreation Beach party is scheduled for July 14 at the town beach. • The Green Mountain Bicycle Club Time Trial Series on south Greenbush Road is set for June… Read More »

As merger dust settles, school district rearranges staffing to meet needs

The Champlain Valley School Board gave the district’s administrators a challenge when they were putting together the 2018-19 budget: Stick to a 2.3 percent increase. That really meant just a 1.2 percent increase after bonds for Shelburne and Williston schools were factored in. It was a puzzle; each school needed more resources in various areas.… Read More »

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

On Saturday Vermonters fanned out across the state with heavy-duty bright green trash bags, cleaning up trash along roadsides and sprucing up their communities. In Hinesburg, volunteers said they saw patterns to the trash litterbugs tend to toss. Coffee cups, beer cans and Gatorade bottles were the most picked-up items in Hinesburg. Volunteers talked about… Read More »