Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

A new Vermont Rail System transfer station proposed for 19-acres west of Harbour Industries along Route 7 is being described by Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo as potentially the single most impactful event that Shelburne has ever seen. Vermont Rail System plans to move part of its Burlington operations out of the city and into… Read More »

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

Community Solar Array projects on the rise

SunCommon of Waterbury Center will build a one-acre solar array on Hinesburg resident Marilyn Brown’s property at 534 Fletcher Farm Road. The Hinesburg Planning Commission reviewed the project on Nov. 25 and voted 6-0 in support of the array that will serve about 30 Vermont households. “We feel the size and scale of the proposed… Read More »

Toxic toy law falls short of protecting children

Toxic toy law falls short of protecting children

By Cameron Kovach Community concern over chemicals in water had some investigating the safety of Hinesburg’s fluoridation program, but what about all of the other chemicals we encounter on a daily basis? A new law in Vermont plans to limit children’s exposure to toxic chemicals, but some local toy manufacturers have their doubts. According to… Read More »

Redhawks girls basketball update

Redhawks girls basketball update

Submitted by the CVU Girls Basketball Team Returning three-time champions, the Champlain Valley Union High School Girls Basketball Team, has hit the court running. With eight returning seniors, and an equally deep underclass, the program is in the hunt for a successful 2015-2016 season. After a short but intense pre-season, the program kicked off with… Read More »

Eat and move in the right direction

Eat and move in the right direction

By Marcia Bristow Photo by Craig Thomas Are nutrition and health related? In other words, is healthy eating important? Of course! Like finely tuned machines, our bodies need the right fuel (food) and regular maintenance (movement, lifestyle and mental attitude) to maximize health and achieve their full potential. Each of your food and exercise choices… Read More »

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash did not grow up with horses but that did not stop her from finding ways to ride. She would search for excuses to visit a friend in Nantucket who had horses and later worked 15 hours a week in order to get an hour-long group lesson. “Loving horses is a mutant gene,” she… Read More »

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Shelburne filmmaker Colin Thompson releases It’s Us

Vermont’s Green Mountains set the scene for a new film about a married couple who seeks refuge in living a simpler life. In It’s Us, written and directed by Shelburne native Colin Thompson, the couple moves to Vermont to save their marriage, in what is known as a geographic fix. Thompson, 32, now lives in… Read More »

Trump stumps in Burlington

Trump stumps in Burlington

Billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is slated to speak at 7pm at the Flynn Center in Burlington on Jan. 7. Tickets were free and are sold out. Vermont Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Bartley sent out a statement that said they did not invite Trump. “Like all presidential candidates, he is welcome… Read More »