Charlotte Selectboard avoids legal action in tree service controversy, low bidder withdraws

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A contentious and possibly expensive legal issue was averted when the lowest bidder for a contract withdrew his bid at Wednesday’s special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard. At least 50 people crowded into the Charlotte Town Hall for the special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard, called to get public input and… Read More »

Mountain biking from rogue to Rogue One: Fellowship of the Wheel adds legitimacy to the sport in Chittenden County

Mountain biking from rogue to Rogue One: Fellowship of the Wheel adds legitimacy to the sport in Chittenden County

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer When the Fellowship of the Wheel started, it was a loose association of friends who would mountain bike and build trails – unsanctioned, rogue trails. Now the organization is responsible for over 130 miles of mountain biking trails around Chittenden County. They were the one of the first mountain biking clubs… Read More »

Feeling appreciated

Feeling appreciated

The smell of lasagna, chili and the warm feelings of appreciation intermingled and wafted through the Hinesburg Town Hall Thursday night, April 18, during the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Around 70 people showed up, including from left, Abby Kelly, 7; Molly Kelly, 8; and Ruberta Donegan, 7. Ruberta is an avid volunteer for the town, a… Read More »

Charlotte residents voice speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A number of people are advocating lowering speed limits to increase pedestrian safety in Charlotte. Three residents brought their concerns to the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday night and much of the discussion was about lowering the speed limit from 50 to 35 miles per hour in some areas, such as… Read More »

School calendar approved despite Town Meeting Day concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After some discussion, the school board approved the same Champlain Valley School District calendar for next year that has been used for the past 15 years. At the school board meeting on April 16, Superintendent Elaine Pinckney said that they discussed three different scheduling options concerning Town Meeting Day, one of… Read More »

Hinesburg moves closer to new source for town water

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The water well that BlackRock Construction is working on at its Haystack Crossing development just north of Hinesburg appears to be as productive as advertised. At the Hinesburg Selectboard meeting April 17, chair Phil Pouech reported that they had heard from hydrogeologist Cindy Sprague that the well on the 75-acre project… Read More »

Charlotte confirms approval of budget

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Charlotte’s Town Budget vote April 9 was a bit underwhelming. The Australian ballot vote is required to approve the budget that passed by voice vote at Town Meeting on March 5. Town clerk Mary Mead said that the results of the vote were 122-42 in favor of the budget. The consensus… Read More »