Jessie (Dow) Piper – Shelburne

Jessie passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014, at age 91. Jessie was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on May 9, 1923, to Malcolm and Jane Dow. She married her husband, William Piper, on June 19, 1946, in Kilsyth, where they started a family. In 1956, she and her young family immigrated to Detroit, Mich., and… Read More »

Hinesburg DRB examines three projects’ impact on town

By Gail Callahan At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 3, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) discussed large housing projects that will change the face of the town. Among the Trees, LLC The property, located on 213 Wood Run, is seeking a conditional use/camp conversion and expansion of a non-complying structure. The Board agreed… Read More »

Natacha Liuzzi: keeping her childhood passions alive

Natacha Liuzzi: keeping her childhood passions alive

By Phyl Newbeck Natacha Liuzzi was always a voracious reader, and long after she had grown up she kept the books she loved from her childhood. That love was the impetus for a fulfilling career surrounded by those books and others. Liuzzi started working as a pre-school teacher but eventually became a children’s librarian in… Read More »

Public Safety Log

Friday, May 30 Criminal Driving License Suspended: an officer made an enforcement stop on a vehicle. The 22- year-old male driver from Starksboro was determined to be driving with a criminally suspended operator’s license. The driver was arrested, taken to the station for processing and cited into court. Saturday, May 31 Driving While Intoxicated: an… Read More »

Town Meetings

Meetings in Charlotte Thursday, June 19 Library Board Meeting, 5:30pm, Library Planning Meeting, 7pm, Town Hall Monday, June 23 Selectboard Meeting, 7pm, Town Hall Meetings in Hinesburg Tuesday, June 17 DRB Meetin g, 7:30pm, Town Hall Thursday, June 19 Selectboard Meeting, 7pm, Town Hall Wednesday, June 25 Planning Meeting, 7:30pm, Town Hall

Charlotte Selectboard handles varied agenda

By Robin Reid Roadways Monday’s regular Charlotte Selectboard meeting included an update from Ken Upmal, the Route 7 project manager. The plan is to fully reconstruct three miles of highway north of the Ferrisburgh line to meet highway standards of two 12’ lanes with two 8’ shoulders. The proposed pedestrian underpass near the Charlotte Berry… Read More »

OM team discovers creative success at World Finals

OM team discovers creative success at World Finals

A huge and heartfelt thanks goes out to the Charlotte community for helping the Odyssey of the Mind team travel to Ames, Iowa, for the World Finals May 28-June 1. Out of over 836 teams, this crew of seven fourth graders represented Charlotte and Vermont on a world stage. They competed against the best teams… Read More »

Waldorf graduates 25 eighth graders

Waldorf graduates 25 eighth graders

In a ceremony marked by song and poetry, 25 eighth graders, two of them from Charlotte, graduated from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School on Thursday, June 5. In his remarks, Mr. Gregory Foster, who taught the graduates for all eight years of their grade school experience, urged the students to remember the three questions that… Read More »

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

The call for Makers is now open for this year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire. Makers can apply to participate in this year’s event with their DIY projects, presentations and/or workshops.  The third-annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire is a two-day event planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 am-4pm at… Read More »