Charlotte berry farmers looking to sell

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Berry Farm is for sale. The 56-acre farm at 4702 Ethan Allen Highway is listed for $749,900. Although the property is listed commercial by real estate websites, it is under a conservation easement that would mean any commercial use would probably have to be agricultural, said Tyler Miller,… Read More »

Ideas abound in village planning discussions

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A discussion by the Charlotte Planning Commission about changing the plan for East Charlotte Village is ongoing. The commission with take up the issue again at a meeting on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Charlotte Town Hall. At the Jan. 29 planning commission meeting, Vice Chair Charlie Pughe… Read More »

Charlotte well woes

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Just before Christmas, Ronda Moore’s well went dry. And she wasn’t alone. Hers was one of nine wells on Greenbush Road in Charlotte to run dry last December. And while Moore said she was attending Planning Commission meetings long before she lost the water supply to her home, she and her neighbor… Read More »

Charlotte prepares bond vote questions

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Charlotte Selectboard unanimously passed resolutions approving the bond votes for $275,000 for an ambulance and $700,000 for an addition to the Charlotte Library on Monday, Jan. 28. During the public comment section of the Selectboard meeting, chair Lane Morrison said that former board member (2007-14) Winslow Ladue had passed away. Morrison… Read More »

Care, preservation in Hinesburg Town Forest

Care, preservation in Hinesburg Town Forest

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN In a cold that mere mittens could not keep out, 15 people gathered in the snowy woods of the Hinesburg Town Forest on Saturday to hear about the management plan for the 837- acre wood. Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper was joined by Harris Roen, who wrote the Town Forest’s current management… Read More »

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN A group of students from Champlain Valley Union High may or may not see their shadow on Groundhog Day, but they will definitely see their splash. That’s because at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, they will be jumping into the waters of Lake Champlain to support the Special Olympics Vermont in the… Read More »

School board recommends $78.9 million 2019-20 budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The school board of the Champlain Valley School District finished its work on the 2019-20 budget that voters will consider on Town Meeting Day with tax rates kept tightly in check to support the $78.9 million spending plan. Earlier this month, board members used one calculation that was revised by this week’s… Read More »