Feelings, memories shared in wake of David Auclair killing: Stepson, longtime friend say Auclair was well-liked in community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer He is a stepson of Hinesburg shooting victim David Auclair. She is one of Auclair’s longest and closest friends. Both evoked the game of chess to explain their thoughts on the recent arrest of another of Auclair’s stepsons, Kory Lee George. George, 31, was charged on Sept. 4 with possession of… Read More »

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 »

Hinesburgh Public House shares profits

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Racial Alliance Committee at Champlain Valley Union High School is hoping that you’ll eat at the Hinesburgh Public House on at least one Sunday during September. And during November, the children’s programs at the Carpenter-Carse Library will most likely be hoping you’ll get your Sunday chow there as well. This… Read More »

Over 200 riders and walkers turn out for CMT

Over 200 riders and walkers turn out for CMT

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Ride 4 CMT event at the Old Lantern in Charlotte was a wonderful success. Chris Ouellette, an organizer of the event to raise money to fund work for a cure for CMT, said that they had roughly 200 riders and walkers. Many of them have been diagnosed with CMT. CMT… Read More »

Blue-green algae and ALS – connection or coincidence?

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer In early 2014, Glynda McKinnon of Charlotte noticed that her partner David Scheuer seemed to be slurring his words, but he didn’t notice it. By late summer, even he acknowledged that something wasn’t right. In September, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosi, or ALS. Despite leading an active, athletic lifestyle… Read More »

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