Retired and remembered

Retired and remembered

Chittenden County Superior Court Photo Three recently retired Chittenden Superior Court judges unveil their portraits in unison. They are from left to right: Judge Dennis Pearson of Jericho, Judge Michael Kupersmith of Hinesburg, and Judge James Crucitti of Essex.  The portraits were commissioned by the Chittenden County Bar Association in appreciation for the judges’ years… Read More »

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg Saturday

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg Saturday

Vermont Green Up Day is Saturday and local organizers hope many volunteers will fill the familiar green bags with roadside trash to spruce up communities all over Vermont for spring. CHARLOTTE Charlotte organizers have a website with details: CharlotteVTGreenUpDay.com. Bags are available in town at various businesses now. Volunteers may sign up for a route… Read More »

Survey shows increased awareness of stormwater runoff problem, solutions

A recent survey by the Castleton University Polling Institute indicates that the efforts of a Chittenden County program to educate the public about stormwater are working to raise awareness. The Rethink Runoff educational campaign has been under way for 15 years by nine municipalities and several organizations that are subject to the Environmental Protection Agency… Read More »

Stormwater discussion proves ‘Water Matters’

Stormwater discussion proves ‘Water Matters’

It’s better to plan ahead to avoid problems rather than solve them later, right? That’s what residents from Hinesburg and surrounding towns discussed recently at another Water Matters event. This particular session – the fifth in a series of public forums – focused on preventative measures to ensure that Hinesburg doesn’t experience what other neighboring communities,… Read More »

Court ruling favors pipeline

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org A drastic increase in the cost of building a 41-mile Vermont Gas Systems natural gas pipeline — from an initial estimate of $87 million to the actual cost of $165 million — did not amount to a “substantial change” in the project permit, the Vermont Supreme Court decided recently. The decision last… Read More »

Thunder Road postpones opening to May 5-6

Thunder Road postpones opening to May 5-6

Due to poor ground conditions, Thunder Road Speedbowl and American-Canadian Tour officials have announced the postponement of the Community Bank N.A. 150 to May 5-6. The opening weekend events were originally scheduled for this weekend. Thunder Road is still feeling the effects of a seemingly never-ending winter, course officials said in a statement Tuesday. Despite recent… Read More »

Getting fresh voices to the table

Getting fresh voices to the table

Some dairy farmers, an artist, a social worker and an apple farmer gathered around a table to write some laws. That’s not the beginning of a joke; rather, it’s an average day in the Vermont Statehouse, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, recalls from her days on the House Agriculture Committee. Something seemed off when… Read More »

First Night Burlington done after 35 years

The board of directors of First Night Burlington, Inc. has voted to disband the corporation. Burlington City Arts and other community organizations have begun to work collaboratively to re-imagine what a sustainable community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration could look like in the future. First Night Burlington started on New Year’s Eve 1983 and has been… Read More »

Open house on Mount Philo State Park draft plan

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a meeting to provide an opportunity for public input on the draft long-range management plan for Mt. Philo State Park. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Central School on Hinesburg Road. At 6 p.m., participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

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