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  • CVU Celebrate The Arts Night: Tuesday January 10

    Posted by Posted on Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 08:43 PM

    CVU Celebrate The Arts Night: Tuesday January 10

    Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg will be hosting its ninth annual Celebrate The Arts Night on Tuesday, January 10th! From 6-7:30 p.m. you can enjoy a visual arts show of over 450 pieces created by students currently enrolled in CVU arts courses and from around the district with work on display from Williston Central, Shelburne Community School, Hinesburg Elementary and Charlotte Central School.

  • Commentary: Consensus or Democratic Stasis?

    Posted by Posted on Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 07:34 PM


    Vermont has a “consensus” problem. We don’t understand the concept. This confusion manifests itself especially when leadership is weak.

    For example, there’s broad agreement that we need more affordable and market-rate housing that’s environmentally efficient, affordable, and more compact than last century’s housing.

    But ask housing officials what impediments they confront when planning new projects and they’ll tell you about the tens of thousands of dollars in approval and regulatory costs and the years that accrue prior to any construction. If housing is indeed a priority, we need to revisit the consensus process that finally allows us to put shovel to earth.

  • Hinesburg is Open for Business - Revolving Loan Funds Available

    Posted by Posted on Saturday, 26 Nov 2016 05:43 PM


    Hinesburg is open for business. The Hinesburg Revolving Loan Fund is ready to start considering loan applications from businesses that are located or interested in locating in Hinesburg. The funds for the loan fund came from a Vermont Community Development Program loan to Vermont Smoke and Cure in the wake of the Saputo Cheese Plant fire. This funding has allowed Vermont Smoke and Cure to locate and expand in Hinesburg. The former cheese plant is home to other businesses that have decided to make Hinesburg home, including tech company Senix, Green Mountain Organic Creamery, and the Hinesburgh Public House.

  • Paul Emmons – 50 Years of Service

    Posted by Posted on Friday, 25 Nov 2016 07:46 PM

    Paul Emmons – 50 Years of Service

    At the Annual Fire Department banquet, held on October 15th at Cedar Knoll Golf Course, Paul Emmons was recognized for 50 Years of Service to the Hinesburg Fire Department. Paul joined the Department in January 1966, after asking a friend who was on the Department to submit his name for membership. Paul was approved and started his volunteer career. 

    When Paul joined, the fire station was located at the corner of 116 and Mechanicsville Road. The apparatus consisted of (old) Engine 1, a 1945 pumper which many times had to be pushed down the street to get started, and a tanker. The department only responded to fire calls.

  • Students at Hinesburg Community School Learning and Giving with their Gardens

    Posted by Posted on Friday, 25 Nov 2016 07:33 PM

    Students at Hinesburg Community School Learning and Giving with their Gardens

    In 2011 students at the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) started a new experience – gardening. The gardens were inspired by the ideas of Kelly Brown, a parent of children at the school. Her initial goal was to have more nutritious food served in the school cafeteria and classrooms. After a few sparsely attended meetings, a plan was put in place to build a garden in an underused courtyard ideal for outdoor growing and learning. A Nutrition Committee was formed and action items were put in place. A team that included a school administrator, the cafeteria supervisor, a teacher representative, and a parent volunteer attended the Farm to School Institute presented by Vermont FEED. Susan Lepple, an initial member of the planning committee supported the need for more nutritious local foods while also wanting to share the valuable learning that can happen in the garden. From the seeds of ideas and with community support they began to build the garden beds and sow the seeds.

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