Meal donors needed for Winter Warming Shelter

More meal donors are needed to help supply daily dinners into April at Burlington’s only Winter Warming Shelter for the homeless. Run by the Community Health Centers of Burlington, this is the warming shelter’s second year in operation. “If you are looking for a feel-good activity to fill part of a long winter day, please… Read More »

Tips to stretch the woodpile through spring

This week’s warm spell might have given the winter woodpile a break, but earlier cold blasts may have some wood supplies running a littler lower than expected by now. It can be nearly impossible to find dry or seasoned wood in winter and approximately 38 percent of Vermonters heat in full or in part with… Read More »

Charlotte, Shelburne plan candidate forums Feb. 20

Although there are few contests on the March Town Meeting Day ballots in Charlotte and Shelburne, both communities will host candidate forums Feb. 20 for voters. • In Charlotte, the Grange is organizing a Candidate’s Night forum at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center. • In Shelburne, the three main political party committees –… Read More »

Scholar to delve into local role in historic Lake Champlain battle

Scholar to delve into local role in historic Lake Champlain battle

By Rosalyn Graham In his most recent book, “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution,” historian and author Willard Sterne Randall contends that the American Revolution, commonly thought to have ended in 1783, actually ended in 1814 with a decisive battle on Lake Champlain. Randall will explain his reasoning and… Read More »

Hinesburg Police Log

Feb. 5 7:25 p.m. Police assisted Hinesburg First Response with a medical call at Champlain Valley Union High School. Feb. 6 12:15 p.m. Police assisted Williston Police Department with contacting a resident on Beecher Hill Road. 3:40 p.m. An officer responded to the intersection of Mechanicsville Road and Vermont Rt. 116 for a two-vehicle crash… Read More »

Carpenter-Carse Library News

Peaceful Practical Parenting Class with Maris Rose This is tonight and Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and understanding, parents will learn techniques (and the concepts behind their effectiveness) to bring peace, connection, simplicity, and respectful cooperation to family life. The first class focuses on building a strong… Read More »


Jessica Utter, Hinesburg, was named to the dean’s list at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Co. for the fall 2017 semester. Erica Rosner, Hinesburg, was named to the dean’s honor list at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio for the fall 2017 semester. Jessie Johnson, Hinesburg, was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Virginia Tech… Read More »

Bobcat sees man

Bobcat sees man

On his way home to Hinesburg last Wednesday, carpenter Dan Johnson spotted this bobcat on Falls Road in Shelburne. He caught a shot using his phone camera, and the feline cooperated. He called it a surprise. Johnson, 37, who grew up in Williston, said it was only the second bobcat he has ever seen in… Read More »