CVU students named finalists in State of the Union essay contest

Six Champlain Valley Union High School students were named finalists in U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ eighth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest asks Vermont high school students to describe issues they would prioritize if they were president. This year, 585 students from 47 Vermont high schools submitted essays, according to Sanders’ office.… Read More »

Charlotte school day disrupted by threats

Charlotte school day disrupted by threats

Charlotte Central School parents got a call this week from Lead Principal Stephanie Sumner on the school’s phone alert system, informing them that lockout steps were taken after a “possible threat to one of our staff members.” Sumner’s call came at 12:18 p.m., though the lockout began at 8:30 that morning. Vermont State Police reported… Read More »

Local ballots taking shape ahead of Town Meeting Day

Town meeting is Tuesday, March 6, and candidates for local town and school board offices have until Monday at 5 p.m. to file petitions with their town clerks to get on the ballot. Candidates must collect 30 signatures from registered voters in their town to complete their petition according to state law. As of Tuesday… Read More »

Students tackle tough topic

Students tackle tough topic

The topic of sexual assault and harassment has dominated the news over the last few months, involving everyone from the president down to local high school students. Although the subject isn’t always comfortable for teens or adults to discuss, a group of Champlain Valley Union High School students is working toward eliminating issues of sexual… Read More »

Pipes burst: Vacation continues at Charlotte school

Charlotte Central School families got a surprising message from the school’s automated update system on Tuesday night: burst pipes in the building would delay students’ return to the classroom for at least another day after a lengthy winter break. Co-principal Stephanie Sumner, who spent much of Tuesday evening at the school with responders from Charlotte… Read More »

Working on it: Ice nearly perfect

Working on it: Ice nearly perfect

The temperamental winter weather of late hasn’t done much good for the Charlotte public ice skating rink, but Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris is optimistic that upcoming chilly temperatures will set a good foundation for some solid skating over the days and weeks to come. The skating rink, located west of Charlotte Central School on… Read More »

Recycling post-holidays: Regift, reuse, recycle

The holidays are over, and after the flurry of present-opening is complete and the last drop of spiked eggnog has disappeared with auld lang syne, many a household is left with a pile of wrapping paper, dead batteries, bum string lights, and broken toys. Regift what you can but most of it needs to go.… Read More »