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 »

Hinesburg’s 10th Annual Fall Festival is Saturday

Hinesburg’s 10th Annual Fall Festival is Saturday

Another exciting day is in store for visitors to Hinesburg’s 2015 Fall Festival, with traditional attractions and new features. The grounds around Town Hall will bustle with a farmers’ market featuring delicious food, baked goods and produce, locally made crafts, kids’ activities, puppet show and musical entertainment. All activities are free and open to the… Read More »

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Teal ribbons for ovarian cancer awareness decorate town

Large teal ribbons hug utility poles at the center of town. Melody Danaher of Hinesburg said the towns of Shelburne, Hinesburg, Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol and Williston are decorated with about 400 bows total. What started in Hinesburg and Charlotte in 2013 as an awareness campaign for ovarian cancer in honor of a dear friend, has… Read More »

Back to School Night at Charlotte Central School

Back to School Night at Charlotte Central School

By Chea Waters Evans Traditionally, every fall, parents head to Charlotte Central School to sit on tiny chairs and listen attentively while their children’s teachers explain what happens in the classroom. This year, though, school principal Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll and Curriculum Lead Stephanie Sumner, along with the PTO, decided to leave those tiny chairs to… Read More »

New family-friendly hair salon opens in Hinesburg

New family-friendly hair salon opens in Hinesburg

A new family-friendly hair salon opened in Hinesburg in August. The salon is co-owned by Scott Shumway and Laura Bowditch, both of Hinesburg. Cuts, hair color services, facial waxing, hair styling, and other services are offered. Hinesburg Hair Studio has three styling chairs, hair wash stations, and a dedicated facial waxing corner. The space is… Read More »

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