Finding fresh air and family

Finding fresh air and family

By MADELINE HUGHES In a tradition that dates back over 100 years, 160 youngsters from New York City visited Vermont this summer through the Fresh Air Fund. Since 1877, the program has given  children the chance to experience life outside the city every summer. This year, about 200 families hosted kids ages 8 to 18,… Read More »

Shelburne Farms’ cheddar wins

Shelburne Farms’ cheddar wins

By MADELINE HUGHES Maddy Born swaps her shoes for Crocs, puts on an apron and hairnet, scrubs her hands and then turns on some Beyonce tunes before she begins “cheddaring” Shelburne Farm’s award-winning cheese. The farm’s youngest cheddar won first prize for this year’s American Cheese Society’s Cheddar – Aged Up to 12 Months –… Read More »

Hannaford reps skip grocery project hearing

By MADELINE HUGHES Hannaford Brothers Co. began its quest to build a supermarket in Hinesburg in 2010. Eight years later, after a trip through the local permitting process that went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court, the Maine-based grocery chain is back before the town Development Review Board. But while the project was… Read More »

Old Lantern, neighbors settle longtime dispute

For years the owners of the Old Lantern Inn and Barn in Charlotte have been at odds with neighbors unhappy about noise from the popular party venue. The issues have spanned local regulatory hearings and decisions and spilled into civil court cases involving the business, its neighbors and town officials. Recently, however, Old Lantern owners… Read More »

Flynn Garden Tour strolls through Charlotte

Flynn Garden Tour strolls through Charlotte

Every year hundreds of people converge in one Vermont town to tour eight exceptional home gardens. Along the way, visitors use a guide written by tour organizers with the histories of the gardens, maps and every detail tour-goers may need. Participants often carry notebooks and cameras to chronicle plant varieties and settings, and record inspirations.… Read More »

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 »