Hinesburg taps the brakes on ordinances

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard is tightening up a few local ordinances that should mean more money going to town coffers. The changes will also make it safer getting to and from Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU). At the Sept. 4 meeting, the selectboard decided to wait two weeks to confirm an… Read More »

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 »

Injunction threatened after trailhead murder

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Despite the threat of an injunction to close the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest trailhead parking lot, the Hinesburg Selectboard continues to wait for an outcome in the murder investigation of the shooting death there before increasing security. David Auclair, 45, of Williston, was killed on July 11 after being shot multiple… Read More »

Water supply outlook strong in Hinesburg, research indicates

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A conversation with Hinesburg’s consulting hydrogeologist Cindy Sprague has the selectboard feeling optimistic about the town’s water supply. At the selectboard meeting on July 18, board chair Phil Pouech reported that Sprague was not concerned about the town pumping water for 15 hours a day instead of 12. A week earlier,… Read More »

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

Neighbor fearful in shooting aftermath

STAFF REPORT Neighbors are rattled and one resident has put the Hinesburg Selectboard on notice following a homicide last week. Police have not shared any new information one week after a man was shot to death in a trailhead parking lot in Hinesburg, but the shooting has prompted one resident to call for increased monitoring… 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 »