Charlotte, Hinesburg voter turnout hits highs

Charlotte, Hinesburg voter turnout hits highs

By MADELINE HUGHES Vermont voters turned out in droves for the Nov. 7 midterm election and local turnout not only followed that trend, it exceeded it significantly in Charlotte. A whopping 73 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Charlotte. Hinesburg also beat the statewide trend with just over 58 percent of those on the… Read More »

Rep. Lippert wins Hinesburg seat: Incumbent easily defeats challenger

By MADELINE HUGHES With turnout reaching nearly 60 percent in Hinesburg, longtime incumbent state Rep. William Lippert handily won his 12th election to the Vermont House, edging out Republican challenger Sarah Toscano by more than an 2-1 margin. According to election results from Town Clerk Melissa Ross, Hinesburg saw 59 percent of registered voters turn… Read More »

Popular office: 13 compete for six senate seats

By THE CITIZEN STAFF One of the most crowded sections on Tuesday’s ballot is the spot listing candidates for Chittenden County’s state Senate seats. All six incumbents are seeking re-election and seven challengers are vying to unseat them. The senate district is comprised of most of Chittenden County with the exception of Colchester, Huntington, and Buels… Read More »

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 »