Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

Hinesburg’s July Fourth means community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer By 9 a.m. on the Fourth of July in Hinesburg, people had started staking out their favorite spots for viewing a parade that didn’t start for another two hours. Recreation Department Coordinator Jennifer McCuin, who oversees the parade, said that some people have been coming with their lawn chairs and blankets… Read More »

Changes to Town Meeting Day discussed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Town Meeting Day – how and when should Charlotte do it – was a major subject at the July 8 selectboard meeting. The board discussed whether or not to change Charlotte’s unique voting process. No decision was made at the meeting, but the discussion inspired plenty of suggestions. Town Meeting 2020… Read More »

CVSD approves teachers’ contract

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District Board approved a teachers’ contract at the final meeting before the summer break. CVSD Director of Human Resources Mark McDermott said that he couldn’t release a copy of the contract because they are awaiting signatures. “The contracts are ratified but not yet signed, so they can’t… Read More »

Charlotte zoning administrator leaving

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Charlotte zoning administrator and sewage control officer Aaron Brown is leaving this position to accept a position as zoning administrator and town administrator for New Haven. Although his official last day is July 8, he’s told the selectboard that he’ll work Fridays until they hire his replacement. Not only is the… Read More »

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For 45 years, Lyric Theatre Company has relied upon the kindness and efforts of volunteers. Having recently completed a $1.4 million capital campaign and purchased a permanent home, Lyric Theatre now is ready to fly – figuratively, and sometimes literally. New executive director Erin Evarts said last year that more than… Read More »

Rise n’ Shine plan unveiled for public

Rise n’ Shine plan unveiled for public

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Flood warnings may have canceled a Charlotte Planning Commission site visit to the corner of Route 7 and Church Hill Road last week, but a public event by Rise ‘n Shine Farms heralding plans for the property went on. A steady flow of visitors stopped in at the former gas station… Read More »

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