Charlotte town meeting shows a town largely united

Charlotte town meeting shows a town largely united

Town meeting was short and generally affable in Charlotte this year; the multi-purpose room at Charlotte Central School was noticeably absent of much tension, multiple hearty laughs punctuated even the more tense discussions, and with resounding ayes, and only one close call, all seven articles that were up for a vote passed on Tuesday, including… Read More »

Act 46 amendments complicated by state legislature

As school boards across the state forge ahead to complete their school budgets before Town Meeting Day, Act 46 woes in the Vermont legislature continue to complicate matters. This past week, lawmakers in the House and Senate worked on different changes to the allowable growth percentage portion of the bill; votes on these amendments were… Read More »

What’s the story behind those buses?

What’s the story behind those buses?

I’m careening in my car toward the beach around the curve on Lake Road in Charlotte, singing along with Adele at the top of my lungs, because I actually secretly am Adele, when … Hold on. Wait. I read Front Porch Forum, and I know speeding isn’t welcome here in the town of Charlotte, so… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Though we’ve come to the end of the holiday shopping season, shopping locally is a New Year’s resolution I can keep, since it doesn’t involve giving up sugar, bread, vodka, or spending money. We’re going to finish with a flourish with some books, last-minute panicking at the drug store, and in our hearts. Flying Pig… Read More »

Glycol leak causes evacuation at Charlotte Central School

Glycol leak causes evacuation at Charlotte Central School

Charlotte Central School was evacuated for the day Dec. 9. Students were brought by bus to the Charlotte Congregational Church after an initially unidentified smell, that was causing some students and staff members to become lightheaded, was discovered coming from the boiler room. In a recording sent to parents, Chittenden South Supervisory Union Chief of… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

We’re nearing the end of our shopping excursions for the year, but there are still so many people you need to buy for, and you’re losing steam … don’t worry. There’s lots of stuff right here in town, and you won’t have to fight for a parking spot. This week, sweets are sweet for anyone… Read More »