Hinesburg holds public hearing on building code energy standards: Discussion continues on saving former police building

by Margery Sharp During a public hearing on Monday, 30 residents and the five Selectboard members discussed a proposal to adopt the “Energy Star” standards for Hinesburg’s building code. The town’s interim energy standards run out Dec. 11. “Some type of standards must be in the building code,” said Chair Jon Trefry. Planning Commission Chair… Read More »

Future of Hinesburg’s development in hands of citizens

Hinesburg’s Economic Development Commission is hosting a community-wide meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:30pm at Renewable NRG Systems. This is an important opportunity for residents to share their input regarding key economic goals for the town. The Hinesburg Economic Development Commission was created in 2013 to facilitate the development of an Economic Development Plan that will… Read More »

Steven Wisbaum: bringing recycling into the community

Steven Wisbaum: bringing recycling into the community

By Phyl Newbeck Steve Wisbaum first learned about composting at Sonoma State University where he managed a cooperative/market garden. After graduating in 1982, he began working as an environmental consultant in Northern California, and although he wanted to eventually start a compost business, at the time he wasn’t sure what form it would take or… Read More »

Charlotte Library News

As we strive to improve and enrich our services here at Charlotte Library, we need information from our community to inform our purchasing and planning decisions. In the next few months, the library will participate in the Edge Initiative, “helping libraries [with] …development of their public technology services.” To make the project successful, we need… Read More »

Charlotte Grange holds fall Rummage Sale

The Charlotte Grange will host a fall rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9am-7pm and will offer a Bulk Rate Day on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8am to noon. The Grange will accept donations of gently used clothing, small household items, shoes, boots, books, games, puzzles, and toys on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10am-2pm… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Please stop fireworks Recently our neighborhood has been subjected to sudden but consistent shooting of firecrackers that last approximately 15-20 minutes, which, according to the policeman I spoke with, is an illegal activity without a permit. While this might amuse the people who are doing it, the bombastic noise makes it sound like a war zone. No… Read More »

Short agenda seen by Hinesburg DRB

By Gail Callahan On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) considered, and later approved, an application submitted by Katharine Riley, who explained her project with assistance from architect John Linn. Riley asked the panel to approve a conditional use permit for replacement of a non-complying structure on Southwest Shore Road sitting in… Read More »

Take a hike at Rokeby Museum

Take a hike at Rokeby Museum

Join Addison County forester Chris Olsen on a hike on Rokeby Museum’s nature trail Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3pm as a salute to the nature-loving Robinson family. A former home to sheep and dairy cattle, Rokeby’s landscape reveals much of its historic past. Plan to attend and take a look at what’s growing here now,… Read More »

Rotary members lend a hand at community school compost project 

Rotary members lend a hand at community school compost project 

Members of Charlotte Shelburne Rotary pitched in to help build the new compost shed at Hinesburg Community School last Saturday, Aug. 30. In line with the Rotary motto “Service above Self,” the Rotarians (L-R: Doris Sage and Dennis Webster, both of Shelburne, along with Michael Clapp of Charlotte) were caught hard at work last weekend.