A keen-eyed reader from Ferrisburgh pointed out that a photograph in the Nov. 30 edition of The Citizen of snowmobilers likely misidentified the groomer and trail. Although the volunteer in the grooming machine was not visible, the individuals involved agreed it likely was a Ferrisburgh volunteer and machine at a spot farther south than initially… Read More »

Regional planners seek ideas for public projects

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is asking the public to weigh in on ideas for regional transportation and land use planning projects in Chittenden County. The commission is currently preparing next year’s work program and the public is invited to participate in a public forum scheduled as part of the commission’s regular board meeting… Read More »

Chittenden Family Court seeks volunteer guardians

Chittenden County Assistant Judge Connie Cain Ramsey is hoping local volunteers will consider joining an important program to support children in the court system. Guardians ad litem are trained, court-appointed community volunteers who look out for the best interest of a child going through the court process. Ramsey said these volunteers make a difference in the… Read More »

Severe weather prompts call for blood, platelet donations

January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types. Severe winter weather recently led to many cancellations for regular donations and blood drives. That, combined with seasonal illnesses and holiday schedules, has resulted in the local Red Cross receiving approximately… Read More »

Weighing in donations

Weighing in donations

Vermont Day School fifth and sixth graders recently paid a visit to the Shelburne Food Shelf to deliver 606 pounds of food and dental products they collected during a December “Healthy Food and Smiles” drive. Students made fliers, sent out reminders to families, graphed progress and weighed food donations before delivering their collection.

Live music at The Old Lantern to benefit Bissonette Fields

Live music at The Old Lantern to benefit Bissonette Fields

In what has become a New Year tradition, the Old Lantern in Charlotte hosts the 5th annual fundraiser for Hinesburg’s Bissonette Recreation Fields project. Local band Quadra and The Growlers headline the community party sponsored in big part by Lantman’s Market. In addition to live music, the event will feature food from a variety of… Read More »


In a story last week about holiday recycling, information about recycling string lights was incorrect. String lights can be recycled, but must be taken to a CSWD facility.

Carpenter Carse Library News

Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg has several events on the January calendar to share: • Live Music: Song Farmers of Hinesburg Gathering tonight at 6 p.m. If you play an acoustic instrument or just love to sing along to old time, blues, country, and folk music, join the Song Farmers during their monthly jam session. Free.… Read More »

Hinesburg Police Log

Dec. 24 4:04 a.m. An officer checked on a business burglar alarm. No problems found. 4:34 p.m. An officer responded to a barking-dog complaint on Mead Farm Road. 5:33 p.m. An officer responded to Shelburne to assist with traffic control at a structure fire. Dec. 26 4:11 p.m. Police took an accident report from a… Read More »

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