Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

Krohn stays as interim town manager

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne is set to have an interim town manager in place through the end of the year while a committee searches for a permanent candidate to fill the position. The Town Manager Search Committee previously reported that the process to fill the position is likely to take longer than Nov. 1, which… Read More »

Kwiniaska work is in full swing

Kwiniaska work is in full swing

By Madeline Hughes Nearly three weeks into construction, Shelburne’s Kwiniaska Golf Club is getting up to par. Drive past the club on Spear Street and you will notice lots of construction equipment and dirt on the course where green grass typically is. As of Monday, three new tee boxes were constructed and two fairways were… Read More »

Bissonette Fields vandalized, causing frustration and heartbreak

Bissonette Fields vandalized, causing frustration and heartbreak

By CHEA WATERS EVANS Hinesburg Police Chief Frank Koss and Frank Twarog, chair of the Hinesburg Recreation Commission, used the same word to describe how they felt after a vehicle damaged the Bissonette Recreation Fields last week: frustrated. Last Friday, Aug. 10, the person who mows the fields alerted a recreation commission board member that… Read More »

UVM nurses cut ties with credit union to pressure hospital

UVM nurses cut ties with credit union to pressure hospital

By MIKE FAHER  VTDigger.ORG Frustrated by the lack of a new contract, University of Vermont Medical Center’s unionized nurses are trying a different tactic – applying financial pressure. The union announced last week that its parent organization, AFT Vermont, is divesting its funds from New England Federal Credit Union because two hospital trustees also are… Read More »

Triage for the trees: Removing trees for construction

Triage for the trees: Removing trees for construction

By MADELINE HUGHES At the end of July, state officials confirmed that the emerald ash borer, an invasive species from Asia, was found in Bennington County, the fourth Vermont county where the tree-killing insect has been found since February. “Once infested, ash trees rapidly decline and are killed in 3-5 years,” according to the Vermont… Read More »

Water department summer work in home stretch

Water department summer work in home stretch

By MADELINE HUGHES Since the final bell rang signaling summer vacation at Shelburne Community School, the contractors from S.D. Ireland have been busy working along Harbor Road, which remains torn up between the intersection with U.S. Route 7 to Turtle Lane. Workers have been replacing sewer lines and manholes all summer and the project is… Read More »

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