Charlotte students beam questions to space

Charlotte students beam questions to space

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »

Recreation funds will go to tennis court repair, savings account

Recreation officials in Charlotte say the $30,000 voters approved on Town Meeting Day for the Recreation Reserve Fund for the purpose of improvements to the three cracking town tennis courts this season. Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris said the recreation department’s funding is largely used for tennis court and beach maintenance. The public tennis courts… Read More »

Bad trip after a short hike

  By Chea Waters Evans Mt. Philo in Charlotte is usually a happy hike for local walkers and their pets. On any given morning, dozens of dogs and their owners hike up the mountain road or wooded trails. But last week, at least four dogs became violently ill after ingesting something near the road as… Read More »

Students walk out and talk it out, too

Students walk out and talk it out, too

Much like the national movement in the background, the scheduled walkouts that took place at local schools as part of National Walkout Day were student-driven. A snow day last Wednesday meant that students in the Champlain Valley School District couldn’t easily participate in the national March 14 walkout, but Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte… Read More »

CVU walkout rescheduled for Friday

UPDATE: The student walkout at CVU has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Friday, according to students and school officials.  Across the country on Wednesday, students participated in mid-morning walkouts to protest school shootings and raise awareness of the need to make changes to gun laws. At 10 a.m., students left their schools, congregated outside, and… Read More »

Meet the Candidates is a night of familiar faces

Meet the Candidates is a night of familiar faces

There are no contested races on the ballot for Town Meeting Day voting this year, but Meet the Candidates night at the Charlotte Senior Center still drew a crowd of over 20 citizens. Candidates introduced themselves and answered questions on an evening that was big on praise for jobs well-done and thoughtful consideration of what… Read More »

Bear takes mid-winter walk in Shelburne neighborhood

Bear takes mid-winter walk in Shelburne neighborhood

The wild weather this winter has brought an unusual cold-weather visitor to Shelburne. Last week, Kim Douglas noticed that the bark on a cedar tree in her backyard was shredded. She knew it wasn’t the work of an overly ambitious squirrel, so a call to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and some further investigation… Read More »