Charlotte budget comes into focus: Selectboard to hear proposal Monday for $1.4 million library project

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Charlotte Selectboard continued its work on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that it will wrap up later this month in preparation for Town Meeting Day March 5. The discussion of the next year’s spending plan will continue next on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Charlotte Town Hall when the board… Read More »

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

By MARY ANN LICKTEIG Need a last-minute Christmas gift? How about a cashmere sweater for $30, Bruno Magli slingbacks for $10 or a $4 tie? At SCHIP’s Treasure in Shelburne, you can even pick up a Hermès silk scarf – a Parisian luxury – for $275. Rather donate to charity in lieu of buying gifts?… Read More »

Town asks court for more time on Lot 15: Ideas abound for Commerce Park site

By MADELINE HUGHES What to do with Lot 15 of Hinesburg’s Commerce Park? That’s the question on many residents’ minds as the Hinesburg Selectboard has been fielding various opinions, receiving 17 letters from concerned residents and hearing from the citizen group Responsible Growth Hinesburg at two recent Selectboard meetings. The number of responses are “helping… Read More »

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

Small town food producers are thriving — From cheese to gin: Locally made foods put Vermont taste on the holiday table

By MADELINE HUGHES Business is good for Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne food producers as the local food movement continues to flourish. New businesses continue to crop up, adding flavor, and drawing locals and tourists alike. Combined, these often small businesses employ dozens of people, and it’s all part of a state trend. In November, Vermont… Read More »

Petitions available for local offices on Town Meeting Day ballots

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI With the 2018 general election just barely in the rear-view mirror, petitions are now available for candidates interested in running for local office in the March Town Meeting Day elections. Candidates can get blank petitions at their town clerk’s office. Candidates also fill out a consent form to indicate how they would… Read More »

Selectboard supports trail grant application

By MADELINE HUGHES Anxious to complete the Town Link Trail, the Trails Committee is working on a new grant application for the State Park Road portion of the trail. “We are all very excited,” committee co-chair Laurie Thompson said after meeting with the Selectboard on Monday. “It’s a significant section of the trail connecting Mt.… Read More »

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