Hinesburg recommends nanofiltration for water treatment

By Town Administrator Trevor Lashua The Hinesburg Selectboard is considering nanofiltration as the option for treating water from two new wells scheduled to come on-line later this year. Nanofiltration is a low-pressure reverse osmosis water treatment method that forces water through a membrane filter with very small pores. The water, from the new wells located… Read More »

Vermont’s new renewable energy policy

Vermont’s new renewable energy policy

Rep. Mike Yantachka What would lead to a 6 percent increase in Vermont’s electric utility rates? Doing nothing. For the last 10 years, Vermont has grown its renewable energy industry under a program called Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED). Under that program, Vermont became a leader not only of utility based Renewable Energy (RE)… Read More »

Margaret Woodruff: a lifetime love of books

Margaret Woodruff: a lifetime love of books

By Phyl Newbeck Fourteen years ago Margaret Woodruff moved to Charlotte, and during her first week in town she took her young children to the Charlotte Library. Two years later she decided to transition back into the working world by applying for a job as assistant to the Children’s Librarian. When the Children’s Librarian left,… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

To Andrea Morgante it is community Andrea has worked to maintain opportunities for a mix of small scale manufacturing, conserve land for ecological and agricultural values, enhance walkability of the village, and protect water quality of our lake, rivers, and streams. That’s the focus we need for Hinesburg. Please vote to keep her on the Selectboard. James Ross,… Read More »

Charlotte church screens documentary on growth Feb. 19, interactive discussion to follow

Charlotte church screens documentary on growth Feb. 19, interactive discussion to follow

The Charlotte Congregational Church will show the one-hour film “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” followed by a lively discussion of limits to growth as it pertains to Vermont on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 7-9pm in Charlotte. The documentary explores the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? Through growth problems experienced… Read More »