The Hardwick Gazette

OSSU Town School District Meetings

All the towns in the OSSU have published warnings for their budget votes.    Some have informational meetings. Only Craftsbury continues to vote on their budget from the floor of town meeting. The Craftsbury Town School District Annual Meeting is on Tuesday, March 5. It begins at 9 a.m. in[Read More…]

Barr Hill Bar Honored

MONTPELIER — Bar Hill Cocktail Bar in Montpelier has been named an Outstanding Bar as a 2024 James Beard Award semifinalist. The bar at the Caledonia Spirits headquarters and distillery features the company’s Barr Hill gin and Barr Hill vodka.    Founder and Head Distiller Ryan Christiansen, has said, “It’s[Read More…]

Reassurances Offered For School Budget Uncertainty As Annual Meetings Loom

HARDWICK – Responding to reports that the Vermont Legislature is rethinking caps on property taxes that fund school budgets, one Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (OSSU) school board member commented, “It’s real money and it affects the schools. We’re waiting for more information that we hope will be available soon. I’m[Read More…]

Local Students Graduate from Clarkson University

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Students from Clarkson University were awarded bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees this winter on December 16, 2023. Local students who graduated included Metta Trautmann of East Calais and Ernesto Sola-Thomas of Plainfield.

Hardwick Police Media Log

February 5: Alarm, Depot St.; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Accident – LSA, Hazen Union Drive; VIN Verification, High St. February 6: Alarm, Wolcott St.; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, W. Church St.; Citizen Dispute, Brook St.; Fingerprints, High St.; Directed Patrol, Ward Hill Road; Sex Offense. February[Read More…]

A Tale of Two Grosbeaks

by Susan Shea BROOKFIELD – Last February, several evening grosbeaks, which we rarely see here, visited our feeder. About the size of robins, the males were yellow with black and white wings, a black tail, and a bright yellow band above the eyes. The females were silver-gray with tinges of[Read More…]

Hardwick Police Report

On February 9, at 10:30 p.m., someone drove into the parking lot at Aubuchon in a pickup and stole 35 bags of pellets and then left. Anyone with information, contact the Hardwick Police Department at (802) 472-5475. On February 4 at 7:58 p.m., the Hardwick Police Department responded to a[Read More…]

AWARE Report

HARDWICK – AWARE served 13 people from February 4 through February 11. AWARE is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984, dedicated to resolving the causes and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in the greater Hardwick area.The 24-hour hotline is 802-472-6463.

Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

On February 1, Deputy Gonyaw responded to a motor vehicle accident into a telephone pole on Craftsbury Road in Greensboro. After investigation, the operator, Kathryn Knuth of Stannard, was arrested and processed for Driving Under the Influence. On February 4, at 9:10 p.m., Deputy Mark Hinton observed Adam Sykes, of[Read More…]

Check Trees for Signs of ALB

by Ginger Nickerson, Extension Forest Pest Education Coordinator, University of Vermont BURLINGTON – When working in their sugarbush this winter, maple producers are encouraged to be on the lookout for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). This wood-boring insect, native to southeast Asia, will kill many hardwood trees. However,[Read More…]