A conversation with Renae Marshall, town administrator

A conversation with Renae Marshall, town administrator

On October 9, Renae Marshall sat down at a familiar desk. Twice, the long-time Hinesburg resident had been a placeholder at that very desk, but now it was officially hers as the newly hired Hinesburg town administrator. We talked about what got her there and what she sees ahead. Q: What brought you to Hinesburg… Read More »

Community conversation looks to involve more people in reversing water pollution

By Roberta Nubile It’s happening more frequently: informational meetings about our water issues in Vermont to discuss local waterways and especially Lake Champlain with an eye toward finding ways citizens can help protect and preserve this critical resource. The latest gathering last week was organized by the outreach committee of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne;… Read More »

Five towns, six schools, one budget process begins

Five towns, six schools – the newly formed Champlain Valley School District is a $75 million enterprise. At its first budget meeting as a unified school board, school director representatives from each town, parents, educators, and community members from the five towns came to hear a presentation about the budget, then broke into smaller meetings… Read More »

CLF appeals wastewater permits as violating lake cleanup order

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org Evironmentalists are taking the state to court over four sewage-treatment plant permits they say would allow too much pollution into Lake Champlain. The Conservation Law Foundation filed an appeal last month with the state’s environmental court to block five-year permits the Agency of Natural Resources recently issued for facilities in South Burlington,… Read More »

UVM gets $598k grant to study algae

UVM gets $598k grant to study algae

The University of Vermont has received a $598,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate links between harmful algal blooms and human well-being, and to explore how a community along Lake Champlain works to take action based on scientific information about those links. In lakes and ponds worldwide and in Vermont, cyanobacteria blooms,… Read More »

Hinesburg property deemed a health hazard

Hinesburg property deemed a health hazard

On a recent afternoon, the sun shone on a property on Gilman Road in Hinesburg. From the roadway, at least three cars were visible behind a stand of trees and vegetation, and beyond them, a collapsed house was just in view. 477 Gilman Road has become a challenge for the Town, as neighbors contend the… Read More »

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