Questions arise over water supply: Recommended 2 cent tax rate increase and conflicting water pump opinions among Hinesburg Selectboard discussion items

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard got some good news and got some bad news at its July 11 meeting. The budget is in the black, but the water supply is still questionable. First the good news: Town Administrator Renae Marshall told the selectboard that town budget revenues were up and expenses were down.… Read More »

What I did this summer – put on a show!

What I did this summer – put on a show!

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Shea Dunlop of Hinesburg and Tommy Bergeron of Essex will have an impressive answer if someone asks them the timeworn question: What did you do on your summer vacation? They started a theater company and are starring in its first play – a musical called “35MM: A Musical Exhibition.” Dunlop and… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer By 9 a.m. on the Fourth of July in Hinesburg, people had started staking out their favorite spots for viewing a parade that didn’t start for another two hours. Recreation Department Coordinator Jennifer McCuin, who oversees the parade, said that some people have been coming with their lawn chairs and blankets… Read More »

CVSD approves teachers’ contract

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District Board approved a teachers’ contract at the final meeting before the summer break. CVSD Director of Human Resources Mark McDermott said that he couldn’t release a copy of the contract because they are awaiting signatures. “The contracts are ratified but not yet signed, so they can’t… Read More »

Changes to Town Meeting Day discussed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Town Meeting Day – how and when should Charlotte do it – was a major subject at the July 8 selectboard meeting. The board discussed whether or not to change Charlotte’s unique voting process. No decision was made at the meeting, but the discussion inspired plenty of suggestions. Town Meeting 2020… Read More »

Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to return a trash and recycling drop-off center to Hines-burg moved one important step forward last week when the Chittenden Solid Waste District board decided to advertise for construction bids on the project. The district that manages solid waste and recycling for Chit-tenden County currently operates six drop-off facilities and had… Read More »

The road taken: Police chief Anthony Cambridge

The road taken: Police chief Anthony Cambridge

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The idea of becoming a police officer occurred to Anthony Cambridge one day in 2005. This week, 14 years later, he will be sworn in as Hinesburg’s new chief of police on Independence Day. Cambridge’s journey to his new role has come with some fated twists and turns, which he recently… Read More »

Charlotte zoning administrator leaving

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Charlotte zoning administrator and sewage control officer Aaron Brown is leaving this position to accept a position as zoning administrator and town administrator for New Haven. Although his official last day is July 8, he’s told the selectboard that he’ll work Fridays until they hire his replacement. Not only is the… Read More »