Six Champlain Valley Union High School students were named finalists in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ eighth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest asks Vermont high school students to describe issues they would prioritize if they were president. This year, 585 students from 47 Vermont high schools submitted essays, according to Sanders’ office.… Read More »
By MARK KOBZIK NOTE: This story was updated to reflect developments since the initial report Jan. 25. Hannaford supermarkets is not giving up on plans to someday open a store in Hinesburg. Company representatives filed paperwork last week to reapply for site-plan approval for the project it has tried to break ground on since… Read More »
Captain Al Wood remembers the exact date when Blizzard Stella hit last year: March 23. With its 7-foot waves and gusting, snowy winds, the winter storm brutalized the Northeast and left its mark aboard the Charlotte-Essex ferry. In the captain’s room, where he steers the ship on its 25-minute journey between Charlotte and Essex, N.Y.,… Read More »
A Charlotte woman whose SUV slid off an icy road and landed on its side was freed after being discovered by a passing Vermont State Police trooper on Spear Street last week, state police said. The accident happened in the early evening on Jan. 22. The weather was cold with a wintry mix of precipitation… Read More »
The filing deadline was Monday for candidates for local office in Vermont to file nominating petitions to get onto ballots for Town Meeting Day in March. In Charlotte and Hinesburg, none of the open offices sparked a contest. Town clerks Mary Mead in Charlotte and Melissa Ross in Hinesburg shared their candidate lists. Charlotte Candidates… Read More »
Katherine Knox at Hands and Heart Farm in Charlotte finds herself the center of attention when she visits with her flock carrying alfalfa cubes for treats. See Notable Neighbors, page 16.
Most local hikers think they know Mt. Philo as well as they know their own backyards. Judy Chaves, a North Ferrisburgh resident and avid hiker, knows it even better than that. For two decades, she has explored the mountain as a hiker, and now has written a guidebook about the popular destination. “Secrets of Mt.… Read More »
Sea smoke rises during a sunrise journey aboard the Charlotte-Essex ferry headed for Vermont. Conditions on Lake Champlain have been frigid and blustery recently. Today and Friday will be sunny and cold, but by the weekend we should see some warmer temperatures along with snow and rain on Sunday.
Plans to build a Maplefields gas station, restaurant and convenience store along Rt. 7 at Church Hill Road in Charlotte are moving through the permit process and drawing attention and concern from town residents. The project was scheduled to go before the Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment Wednesday night after The Citizen went to press.… Read More »
For the full Hennessey obituary here. By Kevin O’Connor VTDigger.org As John W. Hennessey Jr. approached his 80th birthday in 2005, he could boast of a full life, both professionally as former dean of Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and personally as a husband and father who traveled with his grandchildren to all 50 states.… Read More »