Hinesburg Fire Dept. trains at burning house

Hinesburg Fire Dept. trains at burning house

Several months of preparation and training culminated Sunday as the Hinesburg Fire Department burned down a house outside the village. Signs stood along the roadway, volunteers took turns directing traffic, and smoke billowed across Route 116 as firefighters practiced their skills in a real fire. Both fire and EMS trainings have been underway at the… Read More »

Big Truck Day draws a crowd

Big Truck Day draws a crowd

Saturday was the 19th annual Big Truck Day at Hinesburg Community School. Hosted by Hinesburg Nursery School, the event drew crowds of kids to the fields behind the school, where they found an array of vehicles just waiting to be climbed on and explored. Kids, many with faces painted, tugged parents from tractor to truck,… Read More »

NRG Systems sold to St. Louis company

NRG Systems sold to St. Louis company

Hinesburg’s Renewable NRG Systems was sold to a St. Louis company last week. NRG Content Marketing Specialist Brittany Good declined to disclose the purchase price, and said that the company, founded in 1982, with annual sales of about $45 million, is remaining in town. “We’re staying right where we are, and the employees are staying… Read More »

Grant helps keep Charlotte stormwater in check

Grant helps keep Charlotte stormwater in check

The Town of Charlotte will have a cleaner creek, and Lake Champlain will see a little less stormwater runoff, thanks to a 2017 Watershed Grant from Vermont Fish and Wildlife to the Charlotte Town Park Oversight Committee. At the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge, a ditch was excavated in 2006 to capture runoff and prevent… Read More »

Pitch in for Green Up Day weekend in Charlotte

General Information for  Green Up Day weekend: 9am-3pm on Saturday, May 6 9am-12pm on Sunday, May 7 Two days of cleaning up roadsides Bags are available now at businesses around town Sign up for a route and find information on the website Volunteers will be at the Quonset Hut at Charlotte Central School on Charlotte-Hinesburg… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association wins federal award

Lewis Creek Association wins federal award

The Lewis Creek Association, together with the Monkton Conservation Commission, recently won the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2017 Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes the organizations’ work to bring environmental stewardship into the planning of the Monkton Wildlife Underpasses on Monkton-Vergennes Road. The application for the FHWA award required a discussion of the project, its… Read More »

Green Up Vermont – Community in action

Green Up Vermont – Community in action

By Phil Pouech Saturday, May 6 is Green Up Day. It is the 46th annual day set aside to care for our beautiful state. Since 1970, Green Up exemplifies community volunteerism and care for our environment; most importantly, Green Up is a day when everyone of all ages comes together for a common cause. We… Read More »

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

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