Hinesburg Police Log

June 28 11:25 a.m. Officers responded to Buck Hill West for the report of a residential alarm. Alarm was determined to be accidental. 11:54 a.m. An officer responded to Rogers Way to take a report of a verbal dispute. 5:45 p.m.  An officer responded to the area of Richmond Road between North Road and Magee Hill… Read More »

Viewpoint: An existential crisis

WILL PATTEN It feels like Vermont is facing an existential crisis. Can our 250 small towns survive a world that is managed by algorithms and spreadsheets? These small communities are the heart and soul of our state. Can we still afford them? I think the answer is an emphatic “Yes” if we have the courage… Read More »

Early summer nights great for luna moth watching

Early summer nights great for luna moth watching

SUSAN SHEA On early summer nights I sometimes see large, pale green moths with long, twisted tails fluttering near our porch light. Later, I often find them dead on the ground. These beautiful moths are luna moths, named for the Roman goddess of the moon. Each of their four wings has a transparent, moon-shaped eyespot.… Read More »

Democracy is our responsibility

MIKE YANTACHKA Celebrating our nation’s birthday on July 4th reminds us how lucky we are to live in a country built on democracy. We must also remember that our democracy was formed and is maintained by active participation of the governed – namely, us. When we see that our government is taking us in a… Read More »

SD Ireland goes 1-2 on three-game run

LAUREN READ Correspondent SD Ireland capped off a three-game run with a win over South Burlington, 8-0, on Monday afternoon. SD Ireland scored all eight of its runs in the second inning, behind a two-hit, two-RBI performance from Calvin Wuthrich and Baker Angstman. Collin Vincent earned the win on the mound, pitching seven innings, striking… Read More »

All in the family at High Hedge Farm

All in the family at High Hedge Farm

PHYL NEWBECK Farming isn’t new to Bruno and Tara Murphy. The couple used to have a small farm in Charlotte but they had to sell it in 2013 when Green Mountain Coffee Roasters transferred Tara to Massachusetts. When she landed a new job as the CEO of Vermont Smoke and Cure in 2016, the couple… Read More »

Champlain Valley Union Girls’ Basketball Camp awards

Champlain Valley Union Girls’ Basketball Camp awards

Ninety-one students entering grades fourth through ninth participated in the 2019 CVU Girls’ Basket-ball Camp, June 24-28. Director Ute Otley, CVU varsity girls’ coach and former Dartmouth point guard, reported the winning results. The award winners from the morning session, grades fourth through sixth are: Free Throw Champ: Rowan Howe, Charlotte GO Award: Sarah Skaflestad,… Read More »

Get fit at CVU fitness center

The Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Fitness Center is open to the public for the summer through Friday, Aug. 9. Hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. The Fitness Center is closed on weekends. All are welcome, though children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by a… Read More »

Lovely lupines: Not native to New England

Lovely lupines: Not native to New England

LAURIE D. MORRISSEY Lupine is one of the most spectacular flowers of early summer, painting long stretches of roadside with shades of purple and blue. Thanks to this tall, showy plant, even a stop-and-go drive to Boston’s Logan Airport has its moments of beauty (as I recently had occasion to observe). Full sun and dry,… Read More »

CVU athletes play at all-state level

LAUREN READ Correspondent Girls Lacrosse The Vermont Lacrosse Coaches Association released its annual all-state high school girls lacrosse team, honoring the top players in the state. Champlain Valley Union High School’s (CVU) Tedi Simons was named to the first team on defense to represent the Redhawks. Mia Brumsted, Sophia Cresta, Maggie Gannon, Petra Kapsalis and… Read More »

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