A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

A call close to home: Hinesburg Fire Department honored for lifesaving

By MADELINE HUGHES Members of the Hinesburg Fire Department received the Vermont EMS Star of Life Award last week for their efforts in the early morning hours on Halloween that saved one of their own family members. The award is presented to emergency medical service professionals who perform “life-saving actions above and beyond the call… 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 »

Hinesburg residents eager for waste district to reopen drop-off center

By JOEY WALDINGER As Chittenden County’s municipal waste agency prepares to resurrect a drop-off center in Hinesburg, officials met Tuesday night with residents to get feedback on what services townspeople most want from the drop-off. The Chittenden County Solid Waste District operates trash and recycling collection centers and other waste services county-wide. The district a… Read More »

Health officials investigating Wake Robin illness outbreak

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The Vermont Department of Health and officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant bacterial illness at Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne. As of Tuesday, 22 cases of Shigella sonnei infections had been confirmed by health officials and another 44 probable cases had… 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 »

Newly minted Republican takes on longtime incumbent in Hinesburg House race

By MADELINE HUGHES While this year’s midterm elections have been dubbed the “year of the woman” because so many Democratic women are running for office across the country, the political newcomer in Hinesburg’s House race is Republican Sarah Toscano, a recent defector from the Democratic Party. As a gun-rights advocate, Toscano originally wanted to support a… Read More »

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