Charlotte hires zoning official, backs Thompson’s Point plan

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Daniel Morgan is Charlotte’s new zoning administrator. The selectboard voted Monday to hire Morgan to replace Aaron Brown, who’s now the town administrator — and zoning administrator — for New Haven. In Charlotte, Morgan will also be the sewage control officer, E911 coordinator and health officer. Carrie Spear made the motion… Read More »

New Vermont agriculture on display at Nordic Farms: Shrimp, bakery, malt operation replace the cows

New Vermont agriculture  on display at Nordic Farms: Shrimp, bakery, malt operation replace the cows

LUKE ZARZECKI Community News Service The red-roofed barns and buildings of Charlotte’s Nordic Farms stand out against the green landscape overlooking Lake Champlain — and they belie the level of innovation happening inside lately. Birds flutter across fields conspicuously missing cows. Against one long barn, new silver silos gleam in the sun. They don’t contain… Read More »

A coyote secret: Kill them, and they will spread

A coyote secret: Kill them, and they will spread

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer More than 100 people packed (pun intended) the Shelburne Town Hall on Friday, July 14, to hear about the Eastern coyote. Although coyote expert Chris Schadler had them howling (again intentional) with laughter, her presentation also had its more somber moments when she discussed attempts to eradicate them. Although the coyote… Read More »

Water supply outlook strong in Hinesburg, research indicates

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A conversation with Hinesburg’s consulting hydrogeologist Cindy Sprague has the selectboard feeling optimistic about the town’s water supply. At the selectboard meeting on July 18, board chair Phil Pouech reported that Sprague was not concerned about the town pumping water for 15 hours a day instead of 12. A week earlier,… Read More »

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

STAFF REPORT Neighbors are rattled and one resident has put the Hinesburg Selectboard on notice following a homicide last week. Police have not shared any new information one week after a man was shot to death in a trailhead parking lot in Hinesburg, but the shooting has prompted one resident to call for increased monitoring… Read More »

Questions arise over water supply: Recommended 2 cent tax rate increase and conflicting water pump opinions among Hinesburg Selectboard discussion items

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard got some good news and got some bad news at its July 11 meeting. The budget is in the black, but the water supply is still questionable. First the good news: Town Administrator Renae Marshall told the selectboard that town budget revenues were up and expenses were down.… Read More »

What I did this summer – put on a show!

What I did this summer – put on a show!

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Shea Dunlop of Hinesburg and Tommy Bergeron of Essex will have an impressive answer if someone asks them the timeworn question: What did you do on your summer vacation? They started a theater company and are starring in its first play – a musical called “35MM: A Musical Exhibition.” Dunlop and… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer By 9 a.m. on the Fourth of July in Hinesburg, people had started staking out their favorite spots for viewing a parade that didn’t start for another two hours. Recreation Department Coordinator Jennifer McCuin, who oversees the parade, said that some people have been coming with their lawn chairs and blankets… Read More »

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