On Thursday, Vermont Gas Systems filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction of its underground pipeline project, which has already collided with opposition from local residents who don’t like the route.
a fire damaged a cheese plant in Hinesburg four years ago, the Quebec-based
company decided not to rebuild. That left 80 people without jobs and a void in
the center of town. But
an effort to bring value-added agriculture businesses to the building has paid
off, as state and local officials will celebrate the opening of two businesses in
the building this weekend.
Town officials in Hinesburg are hoping to build a new fire, police and community park. Voters will ultimately determine if the project will go through during a public bond vote on Town Meeting Day in March.