Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As in much of Vermont, some farmers in Charlotte and Hinesburg may have tossed the dice, drawn to an inside straight, gone all in – maybe even have bet the farm – on growing hemp for CBD production. “It’s a modern-day agricultural gold rush,” said Heather Darby, UVM extension professor of… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Sometime in 1989, Mike Kline from the Vermont Department of Conservation found himself sitting in Andrea Morgante’s living room in Hinesburg talking with a fledgling watershed organization – the Lewis Creek Association. Thirty years later, at the end of the workday on Thursday, Aug. 29, he was talking to a reporter… Read More »

Planning commission works to define village boundaries

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Planning Commission did more work on the proposed changes to the East Charlotte Village District map, but still have more to do. Planning Commission Chair Peter Joslin started the conversation by saying that, in their last discussion, the commission concluded that “they would simplify and put together a proposed… Read More »

Ideas abound in village planning discussions

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A discussion by the Charlotte Planning Commission about changing the plan for East Charlotte Village is ongoing. The commission with take up the issue again at a meeting on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte Town Hall. At the Jan. 29 planning commission meeting, Vice Chair Charlie Pughe… Read More »