Maplefields development application withdrawn over traffic concerns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 »

Live music at The Old Lantern to benefit Bissonette Fields

Live music at The Old Lantern to benefit Bissonette Fields

In what has become a New Year tradition, the Old Lantern in Charlotte hosts the 5th annual fundraiser for Hinesburg’s Bissonette Recreation Fields project. Local band Quadra and The Growlers headline the community party sponsored in big part by Lantman’s Market. In addition to live music, the event will feature food from a variety of… Read More »

Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Adorned with artwork from Stowe painter Douglas Scribner, the slim-bound volume of Charlotte author Kathleen McKinley Harris’ equestrian poetry is making its way to independent bookstores in the community. Flying Pig and Hopkins bookstores in Shelburne are first, but the soft-spoken former school teacher beams at the challenge of getting her work into the hands… Read More »

UPDATED: Wake Robin resident held on federal poison charge; Facility limits public comments

By Mike Donoghue and Lisa Scagliotti A 70-year-old Wake Robin resident made her first appearance in federal court Friday after her arrest for making the deadly poison ricin at her home and attempting to give it to her neighbors at the upscale retirement center in Shelburne. Betty Miller is charged with possession of an unregistered… Read More »

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

Snowmobile club seeks new members (and snow)

The snow guns are going full tilt on Vermont’s ski hills and snowplows have already been working the interstates, but in Shelburne and Charlotte, there’s a handful of snow enthusiasts especially eager to see the landscape covered in white without the threat of an afternoon melt. Next Tuesday, the Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers… Read More »

Police on trail of door-to-door burglar

South Burlington Police are looking for help identifying an ax-wielding suspect in a recent chain of break-ins at businesses along Shelburne Road. According to Det. Sean Pope, police were called to check out a burglar alarm at Pauline’s Café at 1834 Shelburne Road at 4:32 a.m. on Nov. 10. Police discovered broken windows where someone… Read More »