Nordic Farms in Charlotte declares bankruptcy

Nordic Farms in Charlotte declares bankruptcy

Known as one of Vermont’s most prominent dairy farms, the future of Nordic Farm’s dairy enterprise in Charlotte is uncertain as Michael LaClair filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Aug. 17. LaClair, who owns the cattle and machinery but not the farm property, listed $2.1 million in debts and assets just below $1 million, according to… Read More »

Hops farm neighbors vent concerns to town

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Selectboard’s meeting this week was fraught with emotion as Mt. Philo Hops owner Peter Briggs and manager Julian Post defended their planned project to neighbors, while promising to work hard and manage the project well. The two-hour session gave residents of the neighborhood near the hops farm site along Palmer Lane and East Thompson’s Point Road… Read More »

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 »

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