Hinesburg police officer at center of excessive force lawsuit resigns

Hinesburg police officer at center of excessive force lawsuit resigns

By Gail Callahan vtdigger.org A Hinesburg Community Police Officer who was sued in federal court for excessive force has resigned from the department. Officer Cameron Coltharp voluntarily resigned April 30. No announcement was made by town officials. The resignation was brought to light after VTDigger placed a public records request for the information. Coltharp resigned… Read More »

Young Life ministry finds base at CVU

Young Life ministry finds base at CVU

An international organization whose goal is for youth to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, is finding a foothold at Champlain Valley Union High School. Young Life, a nondenominational Christian ministry that got its start in the 1930s, established a presence in Chittenden County about two years ago. In addition to CVU, the organization… Read More »

Sheep may help keep cemetery tidy

Charlotte Selectboard Cemetery maintenance is difficult. In particular, it’s tough to be efficient mowing the cemetery grass around the gravestones. Might sheep be the solution? At Monday’s meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard, board member Matt Krasnow talked about an encounter he had with a local sheep farmer. Krasnow didn’t identify the farmer, but he said… Read More »

CVU graduation set for Friday

Champlain Valley Union High School is preparing to send the Class of 2017 off Friday during a graduation ceremony that features Sen. Bernie Sanders as the key speaker. The 1pm ceremony will take place at the Patrick Gymnasium on The University of Vermont campus. Principal Adam Bunting said 300 seniors are set to receive their… Read More »

U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project rolls on into second summer

It’s staggering to imagine that Route 7 carries nearly 14,000 vehicles daily through Charlotte. The roadway is undergoing major renovation work to reflect its function as a major north-south commuter artery. The project is a $20 million three-mile road reconstruction and shoulder-widening plan; construction is entering its second summer. The project is on time and… Read More »

Union, board announce tentative settlement

The Champlain Valley Union School District and the Chittenden South Education Association (CSEA) announced last Thursday they have reached a tentative agreement on teacher contracts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. A vote on the proposals could come as early as next week, according to the chief negotiator for the CSEA. Both parties still need… Read More »

Hinesburg hires zoning administrator

The Hinesburg Selectboard hired Suzanne Mantegna as the town’s new zoning administrator during the May 15 regular meeting. Mantegna of South Burlington will work 20 hours in Hinesburg and the same amount in Richmond. Mantegna, who has a background in historic preservation, is set to start a three-year term June 1. She will earn $18.50… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard reappoints Flore as town constable, discusses traffic enforcement

The Charlotte Selectboard reappointed Josh Flore as town constable during the board’s meeting last Monday. Flore’s appointment is for a two-year term ending June 2019. Following the confirmation vote, the board then entered into a lengthy discussion with Flore regarding traffic enforcement and speeding issues around town. Selectboard members agreed to address an array of… Read More »

Charlotte School Board, administration discuss looping

The Charlotte Central School Board and administrators discussed the pros and cons of looping last Tuesday. Looping is the practice in education that sees teachers remain with the same group of students for more than one academic year. The discussion took place during Principal Barbara-Anne Komons-Montroll’s rundown of her Principal’s Report. Komons-Montroll turned over the… Read More »

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