Hannaford store in limbo after court ruling

Plans to build a Hannaford’s grocery store in Hinesburg remain unclear despite a recent ruling in the case by the Vermont Supreme Court. Opponents hailed the decision that, in part, rejected a town zoning permit for the project. But the high court’s action also affirmed part of the case, and directed the lower state Environmental… Read More »

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills several piglets

Fire destroys Hinesburg barn, kills several piglets

Last Wednesday morning, fire destroyed a large tool shed and storage barn and killed several piglets on the Charlotte-Hinesburg Road. Firefighters and emergency services from four communities responded to the blaze at 6:05 a.m., according to the Hinesburg Fire Department. The structure was located at 2594 Charlotte Rd. While en route, Hinesburg units were updated… Read More »

Preliminary storm-damage assessment begins

State officials have begun their work to assess storm damage from last week’s high winds and rain in order to determine whether the state qualifies for federal assistance and a disaster declaration. Vermont Emergency Management, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other partners were to begin that evaluation Wednesday. Vermont… Read More »

Sen. Ingram charged with DUI after crash

Sen. Ingram charged with DUI after crash

State Sen. Deborah Ingram, D-Chittenden, says she is admitting fault for driving drunk and crashing her car in Williston last Thursday. “I accept full responsibility for the consequences of my actions,” Ingram said in a prepared statement issued through her attorney on Friday, the day after her arrest. Veteran defense lawyer Edward “Ted” Kenney said “it… Read More »

Secretary Moore, Chittenden Senators to hold forum on water issues Tuesday in Shelburne

Chittenden County’s six-member delegation to the Vermont Senate visits Shelburne Tuesday at a special public forum to discuss water quality and water issues facing the region and Vermont. Sen. Chris Pearson, P/D, said the group plans several meetings this fall around the county to meet with constituents on a variety of issues. Joining the conversation… Read More »

Vt. Supreme Court: Geprags Park and pipeline can coexist

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org Vermont Gas continued its undefeated streak Friday with a victory in the Supreme Court over several Hinesburg residents who challenged the company’s use of a public park for a controversial natural gas pipeline. In the process, the justices carved out an exception to a long-established law holding that public property dedicated… Read More »

CV School District to lose $778,000

VTDigger.org and The Citizen Champlain Valley School District is poised to lose more than $778,000 to the state over the next two fiscal years as part of the deal Gov. Phil Scott and the Legislature struck in June to settle the state budget negotiations. The state of Vermont expects to recapture nearly $13 million in… Read More »