Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Voters approved all three articles concerning the Champlain Valley School District budget by relatively large margins on Town Meeting Day. However, voter turnout was low, with less than 21 percent of the more than 23,000 registered voters in the district casting ballots. Voters approved Article VII, the $78.9 million budget… Read More »

Racial inclusion takes center stage at CVU

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Inclusion, exclusion, and how to make every student feel safe and embraced by Champlain Valley Union Schools dominated the discussion at the school board meeting Tuesday night. Roughly 10 parents and students were on hand to share their concerns with the school board about racial inclusion. Black Lives Matter flag… Read More »

‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town where Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard… Read More »

Coin dealer admits guilt in record-keeping

By MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent A well-known South Burlington coin and jewelry businessman — who police say accepted valuable stolen property from burglars and thieves — has pleaded guilty to failing to keep proper anti-theft records for precious metals and other treasures received at his store, court records show. Stephen J. Edwards, 71, of Nicklaus Circle… Read More »

No to eminent domain: Development of Lot 15 will continue through legal process

By MADELINE HUGHES In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard met to discuss… Read More »

Energy conversation begins: Hinesburg Selectboard schedules Lot 15 public comment; plans Town Meeting Day energy discussion

By MADELINE HUGHES As the Selectboard wrapped up the Town Meeting Day warning for voters, board members debated whether an energy resolution drafted by the town’s Energy Committee should be put to voters on March 5. The resolution asks the town to halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and transition to renewable energy. Board… Read More »

Shelburne eyes new market, fire station

By MADELINE HUGHES The biggest grocery store between South Burlington and Vergennes could be coming to Route 7 in Shelburne alongside a brand new fire station. Shelburne’s Selectboard announced Tuesday night that the town is looking to partner with Healthy Living Market and Café for a real estate development that would include a new market… Read More »