Charlotte voters approve fire pumper purchase, re-elect Selectboard incumbent in Town Meeting voting

Charlotte voters approve fire pumper purchase, re-elect Selectboard incumbent in Town Meeting voting

During day-long voting, Charlotte voters approved the purchase of a new $625,000 fire pumper truck and related equipment. The vote to approve the bond was 581 to 249. In other races, Selectboard incumbent Fritz Tegatz won re-election to a three-year term, receiving 549 votes to  Ed Stone’s 219. Stone was successful in his bid to… Read More »

Hinesburg passes bond for new town highway garage

Hinesburg passes bond for new town highway garage

By a vote of 773 to 528, Hinesburg voters approved a $3,100,000 bond earmarked for construction of a new Town Highway Garage during Town Meeting daylong polling. Hinesburg voters also chose Merrily Lovell, ousting Selectboard incumbent Michael Bissonette for a three-year term. Lovell received 729 votes, while Bissonette earned 634 ballots. The other Selectboard race… Read More »

The word in the House…

Reduce, reuse, recycle bags by Rep. Mike Yantachka The last time I went grocery shopping I tried to observe how many shoppers brought their own reusable bags to the checkout counter and how many used the disposable bags provided by the store. Very few shoppers that I observed actually brought their own reusable bags. Many… Read More »

Zuckerman sits down for post-election Q and A

Zuckerman sits down for post-election Q and A

Fresh from his narrow victory over Republican challenger Randy Brock, Lieutenant Governor-Elect David Zuckerman answered questions on the election. He discusses his plans once he assumes office in Jan. and how the campaign affected both him and his family. GC: Congratulations on your victory, Lieutenant Governor-Elect Zuckerman. What is at the top of your agenda?… Read More »

Voter information for Charlotte and Hinesburg

Absentee/early ballots available You do not have to be absent from town to request an absentee ballot. The absentee/early ballots are available through Monday, Nov. 7 at 4pm. They need to be returned by the close of polls on Nov. 8 in order to be counted. You may call or e-mail the town clerk’s office… Read More »

Get out and vote: Primary Election Day is on August 9

Get out and vote: Primary Election Day is on August 9

By Eileen O’Grady Primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, August 9, which means that it is time to narrow down the candidates for some of Vermont’s top positions. On the ballot this year are candidates for U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, state representative, state treasurer, secretary of… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

By Tim Ashe I want to report on a few areas where ideas originating from constituent calls and e-mails passed into law in 2016. I’ve been contacted by many young Vermonters with a similar story. They graduate college, land a job, sow their oats, realize they want to plant roots and buy a home, then… Read More »