Regulators say permit was required for glass used by CSWD

Regulators say permit was required for glass used by CSWD

ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VT Digger The Chittenden Solid Waste District should have sought Act 250 approval before putting thousands of cubic yards of crushed glass by their compost area and an old gravel and sand pit, state land use regulators say. But the district maintains that it was legally using the aggre-gate, which is too contaminated… Read More »

King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm

King Street Center kids ride at Merrymac Farm

EMMETT GARTNER Community News Service  As the sun set on a picture-perfect crisp autumn Saturday, horses neighed and excitement filled the air at Merrymac Farm in Charlotte ahead of a special open house.  Friends and family members of kids who attend Burlington’s King Street Center arrived to see firsthand what their youngsters have been up… Read More »

Slow Food: Good, clean and fair

Slow Food: Good, clean and fair

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A Slow Food potluck dinner and meeting was planned for Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Charlotte Senior Center. But then, a party broke out. Things started slowly, placid but purposeful, which is how things should start at a meeting about an organization that sports a snail as its mascot. The evening… Read More »

Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For host families and exchange students alike, the experience of spending a year in the United States is an exchange in more than just the word. It works both ways – the lives of both the foreign students and the families they live with are changed by the exchange experience. And… Read More »

Mount Philo State Park enjoys extended season

Mount Philo State Park enjoys extended season

CAROLINE SLACK Community News Service  Last Saturday was forecast to be a rainy day in Charlotte. Nevertheless, Mount Philo State Park’s parking lot was completely full that morning, and upwards of 300 visitors continued hiking undeterred when the rain started by early afternoon.   A plaque on the summit reminds visitors that Mount Philo is Vermont’s… Read More »

Hinesburg trash and recycling drop-off set to return

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Nearly two years after Hinesburg’s trash and recycling drop-off center closed to make way for town garage construction, a new facility is set to be built soon with an opening planned by year’s end. At its meeting last week, the Chittenden Solid Waste District Board of Commissioners voted to hire Stewart Construction… Read More »

Hinesburg festival celebrates fall’s glory

Hinesburg festival celebrates fall’s glory

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer It was full-tilt boogie at the Fall Festival in Hinesburg on Saturday, Sept. 28. More than 200 people celebrated the season with a day full of crafts, seasonal edibles, historical displays, baked goods, live music, and pumpkins (of course). There was also a huge pot hanging over an open fire where… Read More »