Hinesburg clamors for drop-off return

By MADELINE HUGHES It’s been a year since the trash and recycling drop-off closed at the Hinesburg town garage for a new garage to be built and townspeople are eagerly awaiting news of whether and when they may have their local waste collection spot back. The new town garage opened its doors late this summer.… Read More »

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

The fall season means there’s no literal guarantee that the sun will come out tomorrow, but figuratively, local theater can make good on that promise: two productions, “Annie the Musical” and “Annie, Jr.,” are coming to local stages. Lyric Theatre in Burlington presents its third decennial production of the classic musical “Annie” at the Flynn… Read More »

State rejects herbicide use on Lake Iroquois milfoil

By MADELINE HUGHES A popular herbicide will not be used on Lake Iroquois to control an influx of Eurasian milfoil after the state of Vermont recently rejected a request by the Lake Iroquois Association and the town of Williston. In a decision dated Oct. 8, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation rejected a permit for the… Read More »

Shelburne News, The Citizen, The Other Paper combine offices

The offices of the Shelburne News, The Citizen and The Other Paper of South Burlington are being combined. “It makes sense for our teams to get together,” said Greg Popa, publisher of the three newspapers. “Our staff gains flexibility and the ability to bounce ideas off one another, and we’re able to consolidate computer systems… Read More »

School board hears about aliens, vaping

By MADELINE HUGHES Do aliens exist? That’s the question at the heart of middle school humanities and science this fall, taught by special educators Ashley Sutton and Matt Glass at Williston Central School. The teachers have noticed a difference in student behavior and learning in the classroom. The curriculum has “really shifted student engagement,” Sutton… Read More »

Election-related Letters to the Editor

The Citizen will run final Letters to the Editor ahead of the November general election in the Oct. 25 edition. Letter writers are asked to keep their pieces to 250 words or fewer. Please sign your letter and note your hometown. Include a phone number (not for publication). Email submissions by 9 a.m. Monday, Oct.… Read More »

Hinsdale project aims to grow East Charlotte village

By Madeline Hughes With a very rough sketch plan he drew himself, Clark Hinsdale approached the Charlotte Planning Commission with a project that he has been contemplating for years. Hinsdale wants to develop housing and expand the village boundaries in East Charlotte. “I would like to be instrumental in affordable and senior housing in East… Read More »

Parkland survivors come to Burlington

Staff Report On Friday, Oct. 19 three student writers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida will visit Vermont on a tour for their new book, “Glimmer Of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement.” Phoenix Books is sponsoring the question-and-answer session with three of the March for Our Lives founders, Emma Gonzalez, Alex… Read More »

Gov. Kunin pens personal, poetic new memoir

Gov. Kunin pens personal, poetic new memoir

By Madeline Hughes Boisterous laughter roared from the secluded Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms on a recent Tuesday evening as Madeleine Kunin read excerpts from her new book “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Kunin’s reading also at times evoked solemn “mmmm-hmmmms” from the audience. At the launch of her fourth book Oct.… Read More »

Federal judge gives Berino another chance for recovery

By MIKE DONOGHUE A federal judge is giving one more chance to a former Hinesburg resident arrested multiple times for building illegal methamphetamine labs and testing positive for drugs. Jacob A. Berino, 25, now of South Burlington, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss on Friday and admitted violating the terms of his supervised… Read More »