CVU grad, ski legend makes Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

Hillary Engisch-Klein, a Champlain Valley Union High School graduate, was among 11 Vermont athletes named as inductees to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame during an announcement on Tuesday at Saint Michael’s College. Engisch-Klein, a native of Williston, was “the dominant force in emerging sport of women’s mogul skiing” according to press release from the… Read More »

Charlotte Rescue helps free trapped teens after car hits tree, rolls, lands on ice

A Charlotte Rescue assisted at a one-car nighttime accident in Ferrisburgh that left two injured Addison County teenagers trapped in a Subaru on ice, according to state police. The accident happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, near the fishing access on Hawkins Road in Ferrisburgh, state police Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc of the New… Read More »

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 »