Inspection report indicates spill while drilling

Inspection report indicates spill while drilling

By Gail Callahan An inspector’s report to the Town of Hinesburg revealed last week that an “inadvertent return” or spill of drilling mud occurred last week in town near the site where Vermont Gas Systems is installing its pipeline, per a press release issued from local citizens opposed to the project. Under the agreement between… Read More »

Geprags Park supporters stage rally outside of Vt. Gas

Geprags Park supporters stage rally outside of Vt. Gas

About three dozen protesters opposed to the construction of the Addison Natural Gas Pipeline demonstrated outside Vermont Gas headquarters in South Burlington last Thursday. People at the rally held signs and banners protesting the pipeline project. They are seeking a halt on construction on the project and asked that the park be protected. They walked… Read More »

Cake auction helps UVM Children’s Hospital

Cake auction helps UVM Children’s Hospital

Friday night was a good night for dessert connoisseurs in Hinesburg. The sixth annual UVM Children’s Hospital Cake Auction took place at St. Jude. The auction benefits the Big Change Round Up, supporting the hospital through an annual campaign, said event organizer Jamie Cudney. The cake auction was started by scout mom Eileen Ashe at… Read More »

Town Meeting takes shape in Charlotte

March Town Meeting in Charlotte is heading in a new direction this year. Because of the adoption of the town charter last year, residents won’t vote from the floor, but will use Australian ballot on April 11 to pass or reject the proposed town budget. An article that proposes adding $40,000, to be raised by… Read More »

Vermont Gas on target to wrap up pipeline in spring

Vermont Gas on target to wrap up pipeline in spring

Vermont Gas Systems said last week that it is on schedule to complete a 41-mile natural gas pipeline that stretches from Colchester to Middlebury. The pipeline’s path will pass through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park, where horizontal drilling is slated to take place. Last week, a group of concern citizens who have a lawsuit before the Vermont… Read More »

Hinesburg firefighters to train in local house

Hinesburg firefighters to train in local house

For weeks now, firefighters from the Hinesburg Fire Department have been going out to the same house on Route 116. Firefighters donn their protective equipment and go into the house, encountering smoke, furniture, and other challenges one might expect during an active house fire – minus the flames. The firefighters are learning how to fight… Read More »

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