Watts up? Power is on at new Magee Hill solar array in Hinesburg

Watts up? Power is on at new Magee Hill solar array in Hinesburg

By EILEEN O’GRADY Vermont Electric Cooperative’s new co-op community solar project is up and running on Magee Hill in Hinesburg. Construction on the project, which consists of a 4,914-panel solar array, was finished at the end of 2017. The system became operational around the start of the new year, according to Andrea Cohen, Vermont Electric… Read More »

Fire destroys Hinesburg home; 5 pets perish

Fire destroys Hinesburg home; 5 pets perish

Braving near-zero temperatures, firefighters from seven communities battled a late morning fire in Hinesburg last Friday that destroyed an apartment and garage and killed five pets. According to a fire department statement, firefighters were called at 10:40 a.m. and as they were mobilizing, additional calls came in prompting dispatchers to contact more departments for help.… Read More »

Pipes burst: Vacation continues at Charlotte school

Charlotte Central School families got a surprising message from the school’s automated update system on Tuesday night: burst pipes in the building would delay students’ return to the classroom for at least another day after a lengthy winter break. Co-principal Stephanie Sumner, who spent much of Tuesday evening at the school with responders from Charlotte… Read More »

Working on it: Ice nearly perfect

Working on it: Ice nearly perfect

The temperamental winter weather of late hasn’t done much good for the Charlotte public ice skating rink, but Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris is optimistic that upcoming chilly temperatures will set a good foundation for some solid skating over the days and weeks to come. The skating rink, located west of Charlotte Central School on… Read More »

Police: Botched drug deal leads CVU students to court

A half dozen Champlain Valley Union High School students are facing criminal court after a bungled drug deal turned into an armed robbery, with one student shot with a pellet gun, Shelburne Police said. Francis “Frankie” Berard, 17; Kenneth Reynolds, 17; Keeygan Cardinal, 15; all of Shelburne and Lucas St. Cyr, 17, of Hinesburg, have been ordered… Read More »

Wake Robin resident indicted

A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident is due for arraignment in U.S. District Court on Friday on a felony charge that she possessed the poison ricin at the upscale retirement community in Shelburne. Betty Miller was named in a one-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last Thursday, according to federal court records. The indictment… Read More »

Arrests made in ferry robbery

Arrests made  in ferry robbery

Two suspects were arrested Dec. 1 in connection with an armed robbery back in November 2016 at the Charlotte ferry dock. Richard West, 22, and Tiera Herron, 21, both of South Burlington, have been charged with assault and robbery. Police say a third suspect is still being sought. The assault and robbery happened Nov. 11,… Read More »