As the COVID-19 pandemic forces many businesses to shut down temporarily or, in
some cases, for good, more out-of-work Vermonters are turning to food shelves and food banks to help nourish themselves and their families.
About two weeks ago, eight members of the Hinesburg Fire Department were inadvertently exposed to an individual with the COVID-19 virus during a call for assistance, according to Hinesburg Fire Chief Al Barber.
Hinesburg town offices closed to the public on March 16 and since then all essential services have continued to operate including the police and fire departments, water and wastewater management, and the highway department, with adjustments to staffing and daily routines to follow social distancing guidelines put forth by Gov. Phil Scott.
In this unprecedented time of social distancing and an order for Vermonters to stay home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many businesses have closed.
Hinesburg’s Town Meeting Day election stretched to the end of last week when local elections officials conducted a recount in a Select Board race where challenger Jeff Tobrocke narrowly defeated incumbent Tom Ayer, 888 to 883, in the initial count on election day.
The Champlain Valley School District reported that voters on Town Meeting Day approved all of the school articles on the ballot in the member communities of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston.
When Hinesburg voters go to the polls on Town Meeting Day, March 3, they will have the job of deciding who will hold three of the town’s five Select Board seats.
Hinesburg voters will convene at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Champlain Valley Union High School auditorium to vote on the proposed 2021 budget and a plan to create a town-wide ambulance service.
On Town Meeting Day, March 3, voters in the five communities of the Champlain Valley School District will consider a budget of $82.4 million and a $6 million school construction bond.
A week into this year’s legislative session, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman announced his 2020 campaign for governor.