April 26, 2017

Around Town

Turf fields Bond hearing set for Oct. 28

A public hearing in advance of the bond vote for turf fields at Champlain Valley Union High School is set for Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at the school.

Champlain Valley Union High School district voters—Williston, St. George, Hinesburg, Shelburne and Charlotte residents—are being asked for a $1.5 million bond issue, which would help fund artificial turf on two athletic fields, as well as seating and lights at one of the fields.

The CVU board voted unanimously to ask voters to approve the bond for turf fields, after looking at several other options to refurbish the clay-based fields, which become unusable after heavy rains.

The remainder of funds needed for the fields is being raised by a committee.

The vote is set for Nov. 5.



The Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association held a falls prevention session at Whitney Hill Homestead in Williston Tuesday. Physical therapists from Cornerstone Physical Therapy volunteered at the association’s Stay Steady Program, which helps older residents learn ways to avoid falls and provides individual balance screenings.

Another session is set for Oct. 30 at the Pines Senior Living Community in South Burlington from 1 to 3 p.m.


HVPR issues warning about 2005 artist mug

Vermont Public Radio has issued a warning regarding “unacceptable” levels of lead in its 2005 artist mug, one of 34 mugs produced in the series in the past decade.

VPR tested all 34 mugs in the series and found lead in 11 of the mugs, but only the 2005 mug was found to be above the FDA standards.

VPR advises that anyone who has this mug should discontinue its use.

The broadcaster is in the process of contacting all members who received the mug.

More tests are underway.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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