Vermont Gas ordered to show whether engineer signed off

By ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont Gas, owner of the 41-mile natural gas pipeline between Colchester and Middlebury, has to show the state’s utility regulator whether a professional engineer signed off on construction plans. The Vermont Public Utility Commission issued an order last Thursday upholding a request by opponents from Hinesburg and Monkton to further expand… Read More »

School Board hammers out $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Champlain Valley School District School Board is contemplating a budget for 2020 that bumps up spending more than $2 million for the 2019-20 school year. If given final approval by the school board and the public, the proposed budget would increase spending by 2.7 percent from $76.8 million this year to… Read More »

Charlotte budget comes into focus: Selectboard to hear proposal Monday for $1.4 million library project

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Charlotte Selectboard continued its work on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that it will wrap up later this month in preparation for Town Meeting Day March 5. The discussion of the next year’s spending plan will continue next on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Charlotte Town Hall when the board… Read More »

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

SCHIP’s has one-of-a-kind treasures

By MARY ANN LICKTEIG Need a last-minute Christmas gift? How about a cashmere sweater for $30, Bruno Magli slingbacks for $10 or a $4 tie? At SCHIP’s Treasure in Shelburne, you can even pick up a Hermès silk scarf – a Parisian luxury – for $275. Rather donate to charity in lieu of buying gifts?… Read More »

Town asks court for more time on Lot 15: Ideas abound for Commerce Park site

By MADELINE HUGHES What to do with Lot 15 of Hinesburg’s Commerce Park? That’s the question on many residents’ minds as the Hinesburg Selectboard has been fielding various opinions, receiving 17 letters from concerned residents and hearing from the citizen group Responsible Growth Hinesburg at two recent Selectboard meetings. The number of responses are “helping… Read More »

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