Pipeline Service Department

By Rebecca Foster In case you were wondering this far ahead what to give me for Christmas, I want An Answer: What does the Vermont Public Service Department do? A year and a half ago, when all this pipeline business got started, the Public Service Board (PSB) assured the public that its interests would be… Read More »

Partnership offers beer and food tasting event at Mt. Philo Aug. 10 Vermont State Parks, Switchback Brewery, Dakin Farms collaborate

Vermont State Parks has teamed up with Burlington’s Switchback Brewing Company to hold the first ever Switchback Sunday event at historic Mt. Philo State Park. The event will take place rain or shine on Sunday, Aug.10 from noon to 4pm at the picnic shelter on Mt. Philo summit. Mt. Philo is the oldest state park… Read More »

UVM soccer team welcomes two former CVU standouts

The University of Vermont men’s soccer program will add nine newcomers to the squad for the upcoming 2014 season. Among the nine freshmen are two former Champlain Valley Union soccer players, including the Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year, Zack Evans, and Joe Castano. Other native Vermonters include Burlington Free Press Player of the Year,… Read More »

Library News

July 28-31 – Sink or Float: What is buoyancy? Join us on the library porch this week, prepared to get wet as we experiment with different objects to determine what does sink or float. Tuesday, July 29 – Storytime: Children ages 3-5 Thursday, July 31 – Books & Fun: Ages 6 and up Monday, August… Read More »

Questions abound as Hinesburg DRB reviews project

By Gail Callahan Earlier this week, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) once again discussed the Haystack Crossing plan, slated for construction along the west side of Vermont 116. They held a closed door, private meeting to discuss the proposal, which includes a more than 90-acre lot subdivision with 225 residential units, about 50,000-square feet… Read More »

Orchard Observations: Vermont’s younger farmers

Orchard Observations: Vermont’s younger farmers

By Megan Humphrey Shelburne Orchards We’re heading in the right direction with regards to farming in Vermont. Between 2007 and 2012, the number of farms has risen by 5 percent, agricultural land has increased by 1 percent, and the market value of agricultural products has gone up 15 percent. However, with the average age of… Read More »

Bark for Life returns Aaug. 1

Bark for Life returns Aaug. 1

The American Cancer Society will host Bark For Life, an event that brings dog owners and their pets together in the fight against cancer, Friday, Aug. 1 and it’s not too late to get involved. This non-competitive 1.5 mile walkathon will raise vital funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating the special bond between… Read More »

Green up your pets

Green up your pets

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Now is a good time to consider some Earth friendly practices to help the environment when it comes to our furry companions. Plastic is everywhere, and only 27 percent of plastic is recycled. Landfills can only hold so much and even then it takes 450 years… Read More »

Pet nail cutting basics explained

Just like human fingernails, a dog and cat nails grow all the time, so regular manicures should be part of every pet owner’s routine. In fact, the Pet Food Warehouse website suggests that trimmed claws are also less likely to snag fabric and inadvertently scratch people. Nail trimming is much easier if your pet has… Read More »

Charlotte Planning releases Town Plan Volume I

The Charlotte Planning Commission is pleased to announce the release of ‘Volume I’ of the 2015 Town Plan for public comment. The plan has been reformatted by moving the recommended policies and strategies to the front of the document (Volume 1) while retaining the important historical context of the town and supporting data in Volume… Read More »