Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

Hazardous Hinesburg house to be cleaned up

After nearly three years of trying to deal with health hazards at a home on Gilman Road, the Hinesburg town government has obtained an injunction from the Vermont Superior Court, authorizing the town to get the place cleaned up. As The Citizen reported last October, neighbors say the property at 477 Gilman Road is overrun… Read More »

Getting fresh voices to the table

Getting fresh voices to the table

Some dairy farmers, an artist, a social worker and an apple farmer gathered around a table to write some laws. That’s not the beginning of a joke; rather, it’s an average day in the Vermont Statehouse, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, recalls from her days on the House Agriculture Committee. Something seemed off when… Read More »

First Night Burlington done after 35 years

The board of directors of First Night Burlington, Inc. has voted to disband the corporation. Burlington City Arts and other community organizations have begun to work collaboratively to re-imagine what a sustainable community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration could look like in the future. First Night Burlington started on New Year’s Eve 1983 and has been… Read More »

New town staffer wears several hats

New town staffer wears several hats

About a month into his job Charlotte’s new zoning administrator Aaron Brown has “started right on the ball,” said Dean Bloch, Charlotte town administrator. Brown now serves as the zoning administrator, E-911 coordinator, sewage control officer and public health officer. Wearing all four hats, Brown says he is “here to help walk people through the… Read More »

School board reorganizes, targets school buildings for upgrades

On town meeting day Champlain Valley School District voters approved the $76.8 million budget. Voters also agreed to allocate $819,665 that was unspent from a bond to update the Shelburne Community school. Previously Shelburne voters approved a $9.25 million construction bond used to renovate Shelburne Community School in 2016-17. Work was completed last fall with… Read More »

Recreation funds will go to tennis court repair, savings account

Recreation officials in Charlotte say the $30,000 voters approved on Town Meeting Day for the Recreation Reserve Fund for the purpose of improvements to the three cracking town tennis courts this season. Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris said the recreation department’s funding is largely used for tennis court and beach maintenance. The public tennis courts… Read More »

‘Bursting at the seams,’ library considers expansion project

By Madeline Hughes After 20 years, the well-used Charlotte Library has outgrown its space and plans are under way for a possible expansion. The library is “bursting at the seams with programming and collections,” Margaret Woodruff, library director, said. Completed in 1998, the library was built with $350,000 raised by The Friends of the Charlotte… Read More »

Water Matters tonight in Hinesburg

The Lewis Creek Association hosts its fifth forum in the Water Matters series tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hinesburg Town Hall. Tonight’s topic: “The Cost of Clean Water and Who Pays When Rivers and Streams Become Impaired?” This discussion will focus on how prevention is less costly than remediation and how towns and… Read More »

Shelburne town manager leaving for new job in Mass.

Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo has been hired to be the next municipal manager in Hanover, Mass. starting May 1. Colangelo, 37, has worked as Shelburne’s municipal manager since April 2014 after being the town administrator in Hinesburg for three years. He also served as an assistant town manager in Middlebury for three and a… Read More »

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