Charlotte neighbors want action on rentals

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer At least three residents of Hills Point Road, which is just north of the Town Beach, came to the Charlotte Selectboard on Monday seeking a solution to problems with short-term rentals. Resident Mike Wool said among the problems are speeding cars to the rentals while his grandchildren are playing in the… Read More »

Feelings, memories shared in wake of David Auclair killing: Stepson, longtime friend say Auclair was well-liked in community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer He is a stepson of Hinesburg shooting victim David Auclair. She is one of Auclair’s longest and closest friends. Both evoked the game of chess to explain their thoughts on the recent arrest of another of Auclair’s stepsons, Kory Lee George. George, 31, was charged on Sept. 4 with possession of… Read More »

Business project next to NRG withdrawn

Business project next to NRG withdrawn

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The plug has been pulled on an 80,000 square foot commercial project next to NRG Systems in Hinesburg. On Aug. 27, town officials learned that Jan Blomstrann had decided to withdraw her application for a commercial development that would have leased office or light industrial business space. The project didn’t have… Read More »

Hinesburgh Public House shares profits

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Racial Alliance Committee at Champlain Valley Union High School is hoping that you’ll eat at the Hinesburgh Public House on at least one Sunday during September. And during November, the children’s programs at the Carpenter-Carse Library will most likely be hoping you’ll get your Sunday chow there as well. This… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Sometime in 1989, Mike Kline from the Vermont Department of Conservation found himself sitting in Andrea Morgante’s living room in Hinesburg talking with a fledgling watershed organization – the Lewis Creek Association. Thirty years later, at the end of the workday on Thursday, Aug. 29, he was talking to a reporter… Read More »

In its hayday

In its hayday

A view from hay fields in the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge of clouds that gathered on the western side of Lake Champlain prior to sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 3, giving way for storms on Wednesday.

Selectboard approves vote on Town Plan Nov. 5

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously to schedule a special election on Nov. 5 for a vote to approve an amended Town Plan. The proposed amendment to the Town Plan would be the only item on the ballot. However, Town Administrator Dean Bloch said there is speculation that if the selectboard also… Read More »

A congregation of creatures blessed

A congregation of creatures blessed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer  The Charlotte Congregational Church started its sixth Blessing of the Animals service Sunday with Senior Pastor Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen welcoming everyone. Everyone. “Greetings to all of you – no matter how many legs you have, no matter how moist your nose,” he said. Goldenbogen and Assistant Pastor Rev. Susan Cooke Kittridge… Read More »

Stemming the tide: Fighting invasive plants in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest

Stemming the tide: Fighting invasive plants in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer You might say that Will Dunkley is a personal trainer for forests because he enjoys helping forests get healthy and in shape. At least that’s what he’s working toward in Hinesburg’s LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest, where he is treating invasive plant species. Dunkley’s Trout Lily Forestry Services was awarded a $7,000… Read More »