Pensions and fossil fuels

Recently there has been a push for the Vermont Treasurer and the Vermont Pension Investment Committee (VPIC) to divest itself of its fossil fuel holdings. While I believe most Vermonters support our state’s move away from its dependence on such fuel sources and embrace a clean energy portfolio, divestiture is not a prudent fiscal strategy… Read More »

Soccer Goals Stolen

Sometime around the second week of May, shortly after the nets were installed, two portable soccer goals disappeared from the Town Hall soccer field. The goals are six feet high and eight feet wide (two feet thick). It’s hard to believe these could have been taken without someone noticing a truck being loaded with them,… Read More »

CSWD new cost to you

$5.46. That’s about how much the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) would charge your household if you were to bring all the recyclables you generate in an entire year to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, once the July 1 fee increase goes into effect. The MRF is where we process recyclables that trash… Read More »

Compost sale appreciation

Excellent sale this year! Huge thanks go to Steven Wisbaum from Champlain Valley Compost Co., who supplied 10 cubic yards of his Charlotte “black gold,” and to all of the people who supported Charlotte Central School and their gardens by purchasing the compost. Even with a greater quantity of compost for sale, we had to… Read More »

Charlotte paramedic under attack: Demand fair treatment for Stewie

The Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services (CVFRS) Corporate Board abruptly decided to remove Charlotte Rescue Paramedic David “Stewie” Stewart at an emergency meeting held at the Charlotte Senior Center on Saturday, April 30. The meeting had been called in order to address an unrelated issue concerning the resignation of the newly appointed Rescue Director.… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Happy Birthday Zach This would’ve been our happy refrain on the 14th of this month, had our son and brother Zachary not left us two Decembers ago. In honor of Zach’s birthday, the Wells family would like to let you know that the Zachary James Wells Dedicated Fund has been established at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Morgante thanks town for continued support Thank you friends and neighbors for the opportunity to continue to serve as a member of the Hinesburg Selectboard. It is a privilege to participate in local government in a community that enthusiastically and seriously engages in the democratic process. I will continue to encourage community participation and welcome… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Vote for Laberge Please support Judy Laberge for a seat on the Hinesburg Selectboard. Her recent statement in The Citizen that she is “willing to listen to your thoughts and concerns, as all voices in Hinesburg deserve to be heard” speaks to what many feel is a needed change of attitude on the Selectboard. Over… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

To Andrea Morgante it is community Andrea has worked to maintain opportunities for a mix of small scale manufacturing, conserve land for ecological and agricultural values, enhance walkability of the village, and protect water quality of our lake, rivers, and streams. That’s the focus we need for Hinesburg. Please vote to keep her on the Selectboard. James Ross,… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

The Axe Man cometh If any of you are like me, you are filled with dread by the annual and inevitable event of opening your copy of The Citizen, The Charlotte News, or Front Porch Forum, and getting hit head on by campaign mud-slinging. Rumor has it, the Axe Man is busily sharpening his blade,… Read More »