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 »

Halloween events abound this weekend

Halloween lands on a Tuesday this year but activities to celebrate abound this weekend. Here are some of the highlights. Old Lantern Inn and Barn’s 8th Annual Monster Bash: Friday from 7-11 p.m., grownups get decked out in costumes for a party with a cause. The annual Halloween party/fundraiser features a haunted house, snacks, cocktails,… Read More »

This is only a drill

This is only a drill

Captain Andrew Dickerson, a member of both Shelburne and Charlotte Volunteer Fire & Rescue, demonstrates use of an Amkus tool – commonly known as the ‘jaws of life’ – during an extrication demonstration. Charlotte Firefighters demonstrate the use of compressed air foam system as a more effective way to extinguish a simulated house fire than… Read More »

New administrator for Hinesburg

New administrator for Hinesburg

When Trevor Lashua stepped down as Hinesburg’s town administrator in May, Renae Marshall was tapped for the interim post. A special projects coordinator for the town previously, Marshall also stepped in to take on the administrator role in 2014 before Lashua was hired. A committee of town employees, residents and selectboard members conducted a search… Read More »

Marker commemorates Vermont’s trailblazing for marriage equality

Marker commemorates Vermont’s trailblazing for marriage equality

By Ivan Shadis VTDigger.org A new historic marker on the Statehouse lawn now celebrates Vermont’s role in advancing marriage equality in the United States. The green and gold aluminum sign installed Tuesday stands halfway between the Statehouse and the Vermont Supreme Court building. It honors the state law that allowed gay couples to form civil unions… Read More »

Charlotte physician provides hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Charlotte physician provides hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

By Jean Andersson-Swayze Jean Andersson-Swayze is a physician at Middlebury Family Health in Middlebury. She lives with her family in Charlotte. Last week, as a member of Heart to Heart International’s Disaster Response Team, I travelled to Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Heart to Heart, a non-governmental organization based in Kansas, has been sending medical volunteers to… Read More »

Sun shines on 17th annual Tractor Parade

Sun shines on 17th annual Tractor Parade

Walter and Katherine Welch of Shoreham have been driving their pink tractor in the East Charlotte Tractor Parade for over a decade. Their Ford was painted in honor of Katherine’s mother, Veta Anderson, who died from breast cancer in 2008.

Lots of questions, ideas on state water cleanup

Vermont has pressing water-quality and pollution concerns, plus a hugely ambitious cleanup plan, and a crowd packed into Shelburne’s Town Hall Tuesday night to ask questions about improving water quality in the state. Chittenden County’s six state senators and Julie Moore, secretary of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, listened to public comments, raised some… Read More »

Josh Panda Band headlines hurricane benefit at Old Lantern

Hurricane Irma’s devastation to the U.S. Virgin Islands was swift and severe. Weeks later, the residents of these popular vacation destinations and U.S. territories are still struggling to get clean water, food, medical care, and supplies to begin the slow rebuilding process. Friday night from 6 to 11, the Old Lantern Inn and Barn hosts… Read More »

Family questions suicide ruling

Family questions suicide ruling

The investigation into the shooting death of a 24-year-old St. George woman is officially closed, but her family members say they will pick up where police detectives left off. They plan an inquiry of their own to seek answers to questions they believe are unresolved. Pamela Price, 24, died July 4 at her home in St. George… Read More »