Viewpoint: “Shut out and disrespected”

FRANK KOSS After 12 years with the town of Hinesburg, I was excited about my retirement as police chief. Despite 25 years with the California Highway Patrol and 23 years with the Air National Guard, this was to be my first actual “don’t need to work” retirement. When I announced my retirement last January, I… Read More »

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer By 9 a.m. on the Fourth of July in Hinesburg, people had started staking out their favorite spots for viewing a parade that didn’t start for another two hours. Recreation Department Coordinator Jennifer McCuin, who oversees the parade, said that some people have been coming with their lawn chairs and blankets… Read More »

Cambridge to replace Koss as Hinesburg Police Chief 

Cambridge to replace Koss as Hinesburg Police Chief 

By MIKE DONOGHUE Officer Anthony Cambridge, a six-year veteran of the Hinesburg Community Police, will become the department’s next chief. Hinesburg Town Administrator Renae Marshall said Friday evening Cambridge was the final pick from seven original candidates. Cambridge told The Citizen he is honored by the selection and enjoyed going through what he called “a… Read More »

Board chooses new police chief: Name of prospect withheld pending contract talks

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard has chosen the town’s next police chief to replace retiring Frank Koss, but that person won’t be named until the board has negotiated a contract. “We’ve gone through a long process, a very good process led by a committee. Then the selectboard got involved, and we’re ready to… Read More »

Blackrock seeks to solidify water agreement with town: Pouech re-elected selectboard chair, town officers appointed

JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent As a Vermont construction company seeks approval to begin construction of a Hinesburg development, questions remain over how the project will source its water. The selectboard Monday night heard from Ben Avery, vice president of development at Blackrock Construction LLC. The company has built a well on the property that will increase… Read More »

Talking tolerance: CVU confronts racist graffiti

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Champlain Valley Union High School officials were alerted last Wednesday afternoon to graffiti at the school with racial undertones. A swastika was found written on a library desk Wednesday afternoon. About 10 days prior, the N-word was drawn on a bathroom wall. Because of the incidents,  the school hosted a… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard juggles costs, upkeep

By MADELINE HUGHES The Hinesburg Selectboard met Monday night for its third meeting this month to discuss the budget and capital improvement plan. Board members hashed out the details line by line, fine tuning the budget for approval at the next meeting Jan. 28. “The board is trying to prioritize taking care of what we… Read More »