Nordic Farms dairy auctioned

After months of financial struggle, Charlotte farmer Clark Hinsdale III has ended his dairy operation, auctioning off his animals and equipment, and is now considering whether a new agricultural venture might take hold on the 600 acres he still owns along Route 7. The auction came last week with 236 animals sold along with an… Read More »

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

Pilot walks away after crash-landing in Dorset Street field

A pilot walked away from his single-engine Cessna airplane that crash-landed Friday afternoon nose-down in a snow-covered front yard on Dorset Street. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. when the pilot was doing aerial land-surveying. “For some unknown reason, the engine suddenly quit,” said Shelburne Police Officer Brian Fox. The pilot was the only… Read More »

Slippery ride home Friday

Slippery ride home Friday

Friday afternoon snow squalls kept local emergency crews busy responding to accidents on slippery roads. Shelburne Police, Fire and Rescue crews were at the scene of several including a single-vehicle crash just after 4:30 p.m. on Thomas Road that left a Nissan Xterra in the middle of the road on its roof. The driver, 57-year-old Philip Lassalle,… Read More »

Charlotte town meeting Tuesday and April 3

For the second year, Charlotte will turn Town Meeting Day into a two-part exercise, with a daytime meeting and all-day balloting on Tuesday and a second day of voting in April. Tuesday’s town meeting begins at 9 a.m. at Charlotte Central School. Tuesday’s ballot will have a list of town offices to fill, none of… Read More »

Maplefields development application withdrawn over traffic concerns

By MARK KOBZIK An engineering firm representing R.L. Vallee Inc. in the design of a proposed new Maplefields in Charlotte has told the town Zoning Board to withdraw the project’s permit application. In a letter to zoning officials Thursday, David Marshall of the South Burlington firm Civil Engineering Associates Inc., explained that a recent meeting… Read More »

Students: Send us your letters

A week ago, our country once again watched a horrific tragedy play out in a school — students murdered in a place they expect to be safe. In the days since the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., teenagers who dodged bullets have taken center stage in the public debate about guns.… Read More »