Hinesburg welcomes new zoning administrator

Hinesburg welcomes new zoning administrator

By Gail Callahan Three months after Zoning Administrator Peter Erb left Hinesburg Town Hall, members of the zoning office welcome Mitchel Cypes as Hinesburg’s new zoning enforcement officer. Cypes, of South Burlington, started his 20-hour a week job on Sept. 28. Unlike Erb, Cypes will only work as the zoning enforcement officer, and not review… Read More »

The 15th annual Tractor Parade

The 15th annual Tractor Parade

The green in front of Spear’s Corner Store in Charlotte was packed with people, food, games and music as 133 tractors made their way down Spear Street in the 15th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade on Oct. 11.

Local, first-hand account of harrowing derailment

Local, first-hand account of harrowing derailment

The coach car began to shake like the conductor had slammed on the brakes and the train was readjusting on the track, Shelburne native Jacob Grasso said. Dust engulfed the train so he couldn’t see out of the windows. He could only hear and feel the train crashing along and hope he and his fellow… Read More »

Where’s the beef?

Where’s the beef?

By Lettie Stratton Cows at Trillium Hill Farm in Hinesburg live a good life. They’re born outside and raised by mother for the first year of life. With thirty acres to graze, their only corral is a single line of electric fence. “When you buy from us, you’re buying the healthiest possible meat out there,”… Read More »

Fall shopping at SCHIPs

Fall shopping at SCHIPs

Like-new jeans, hounds tooth jackets, cashmere sweaters and barely-worn shoes in all sizes line the walls of a small Shelburne boutique. SCHIP’s Treasure Retail Shop, in the bright yellow historical building, has new fall items ready for the picking. The second-hand store is organized and nicely priced, Mary Candon said. “I’m not one to shop… Read More »

Arrest made after string of burglaries

Arrest made after string of burglaries

As part of the ongoing investigation related to the burglaries that occurred in July and August, Hinesburg Police have announced another arrest. Wendell Russell, 29, of Hinesburg was charged with burglary last week. His arraignment was Oct. 1.

Locals sue Volkswagen over emissions debacle

Locals sue Volkswagen over emissions debacle

By Keith Morrill A Charlotte resident is suing Volkswagen after the automaker admitted to manufacturing and selling cars programmed to bypass emission standards. The Burlington-based law firm Downs Rachlin Martin announced on Wednesday of last week that it had a filed a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen companies in Germany and the United States on behalf… Read More »

Pope Francis House built for local family

Pope Francis House built for local family

By Lynn Monty A well-worn path beneath a maple tree, perfect for climbing, told a tale of energetic children who lived inside the aged mobile home. Purple morning glories covered an old shed. Potted plants lined tattered lattice. A pitched picnic table rested in the shade. These symbols of love and hope dotted the 45-year-old… Read More »

Kelley’s Field senior housing renovations to be complete in November

Kelley’s Field senior housing renovations to be complete in November

Kelley’s Field was constructed 36 years ago as a 24-unit affordable housing community in the center of Hinesburg. When the Alliance property went up for sale, Housing Vermont and Cathedral Square partnered to purchase it and make needed capital improvements. Those improvements were celebrated on Sept. 17. Housing Vermont’s Kenn Sassorossi said in the world… Read More »

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