New face, new role at Hinesburg town offices

New face, new role at Hinesburg town offices

The town of Hinesburg has hired Joy Dubin Grossman as its new assistant town administrator. Renae Marshall, the current town administrator, formerly filled this role which was previously called special projects manager. The name change will more accurately reflect Grossman’s role. Marshall described the position as a jack-of-all-trades, with Grossman assisting Marshall in project management,… Read More »

Hinesburg adjusts July 4 festivities to include Fire Department’s anniversary

It may only be March, but planning for the Fourth of July is well under way in Hinesburg, where this year’s festivities recently were stretched to span five days in order to celebrate both the key summer holiday and the Hinesburg Volunteer Fire Department’s 75th anniversary. Independence Day in Hinesburg traditionally is a two-day affair… Read More »

CVU students leave class to decry gun violence

CVU students leave class to decry gun violence

About 800 students at Champlain Valley Union High School took part in a planned walkout Friday to mark one month since the Parkland, Fla. school shooting that killed 17 and to call for action from Vermont lawmakers to toughen gun laws. The demonstration had been scheduled for Wednesday, but classes were cancelled due to a… Read More »

Maplefields application withdrawn

The engineering firm representing R.L. Vallee Inc. in the design of a Maplefields store and gas station proposed for Charlotte has withdrawn the company’s permit application. In a letter to zoning officials last week, David Marshall of the South Burlington firm Civil Engineering Associates Inc., explained that a recent meeting with Vermont Agency of Transportation… Read More »

New co-principal picked for Hinesburg Community School

New co-principal picked for Hinesburg Community School

The Champlain Valley School District announced this week that Hinesburg Community School will welcome a new co-principal at the end of the school year. John Pontius will begin leadership duties in July. The new hire took place after Jeffrey O’Hara decided he would step down after this school year to pursue other educational interests. Currently… Read More »

Hannaford forges on with plans for Hinesburg store

By MARK KOBZIK   NOTE: This story was updated to reflect developments since the initial report Jan. 25.  Hannaford supermarkets is not giving up on plans to someday open a store in Hinesburg. Company representatives filed paperwork last week to reapply for site-plan approval for the project it has tried to break ground on since… Read More »

Steady hand steers Charlotte-Essex ferry

Steady hand steers Charlotte-Essex ferry

Captain Al Wood remembers the exact date when Blizzard Stella hit last year: March 23. With its 7-foot waves and gusting, snowy winds, the winter storm brutalized the Northeast and left its mark aboard the Charlotte-Essex ferry. In the captain’s room, where he steers the ship on its 25-minute journey between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y.,… Read More »