‘Bursting at the seams,’ library considers expansion project

By Madeline Hughes After 20 years, the well-used Charlotte Library has outgrown its space and plans are under way for a possible expansion. The library is “bursting at the seams with programming and collections,” Margaret Woodruff, library director, said. Completed in 1998, the library was built with $350,000 raised by The Friends of the Charlotte… Read More »

Water Matters tonight in Hinesburg

The Lewis Creek Association hosts its fifth forum in the Water Matters series tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hinesburg Town Hall. Tonight’s topic: “The Cost of Clean Water and Who Pays When Rivers and Streams Become Impaired?” This discussion will focus on how prevention is less costly than remediation and how towns and… Read More »

Shelburne town manager leaving for new job in Mass.

Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo has been hired to be the next municipal manager in Hanover, Mass. starting May 1. Colangelo, 37, has worked as Shelburne’s municipal manager since April 2014 after being the town administrator in Hinesburg for three years. He also served as an assistant town manager in Middlebury for three and a… Read More »

Mike Donoghue: 50 years of local journalism

Mike Donoghue: 50 years of local journalism

By Rosalyn Graham Veteran Vermont journalist Mike Donoghue has been delving into the stories behind the stories in Vermont for 50 years. So when Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary invited him to the April 4 meeting to talk about some of his favorites, he brought some big ones, from unsolved murders to political intrigue.   When… Read More »

Former Shelburne police chief to get award

Former Shelburne police chief to get award

Retired Shelburne Police Chief Jim Warden has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Colleen Haag Award for public service in Shelburne. The Shelburne Selectboard voted 5-0 to select Warden, who completed 30 years of service with the town in January. A date and time to present the award has not been set yet.… Read More »

Agencies seek expanded probe into Vermont Gas pipeline

By Mike Polhamus VTDIGGER.ORG Two state agencies have asked for an expanded investigation into Vermont Gas Systems’ recently completed 41-mile gas pipeline, which passes through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park, to determine whether the utility failed to install devices on the pipeline meant to prevent it from draining wetlands. The pipeline is 12 inches in diameter and… Read More »