Mount Philo’s ‘good problem’, plan seeks balance in recreation and sustainability

Mount Philo’s ‘good problem’, plan seeks balance in recreation and sustainability

The process started back in 2013 when concerns about overuse at Mount Philo State Park prompted the state of Vermont to begin looking at a long-term management plan. Over the past five years, two public meetings and two surveys informed the Rutland Stewardship Team – members of the departments of  Forests, Parks and Recreation, Fish… Read More »

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg on Saturday

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg on Saturday

NOTE: This post has been updated with Charlotte and Hinesburg Green Up information.  Vermont’s 48th annual Green Up Day is Saturday, May 5, and organizers across the state are preparing to distribute the trademark green bags and sign up volunteers. The day’s efforts are focused on picking up trash along roadsides, in neighborhoods, around parks,… Read More »

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

After nearly three years of trying to deal with health hazards at a home on Gilman Road, the Hinesburg town government has obtained an injunction from the Vermont Superior Court, authorizing the town to get the place cleaned up. As The Citizen reported last October, neighbors say the property at 477 Gilman Road is overrun… Read More »

Bad trip after a short hike

  By Chea Waters Evans Mt. Philo in Charlotte is usually a happy hike for local walkers and their pets. On any given morning, dozens of dogs and their owners hike up the mountain road or wooded trails. But last week, at least four dogs became violently ill after ingesting something near the road as… Read More »

Nordic Farms dairy auctioned

After months of financial struggle, Charlotte farmer Clark Hinsdale III has ended his dairy operation, auctioning off his animals and equipment, and is now considering whether a new agricultural venture might take hold on the 600 acres he still owns along Route 7. The auction came last week with 236 animals sold along with an… Read More »

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