Charlotte Selectboard chooses design/build

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Many of the comments from the small audience were contentious and at times heated, but in the end the Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously Monday to issue a request for bids for a design/build proposal for a new addition to the Charlotte Library. Some members of the audience questioned the feasibility and… Read More »

School board gets lesson in proficiency-based learning

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Champlain Valley School District School Board on Tuesday saw a final presentation of proficiency-based instruction and how it works. Teachers from Shelburne Community School and Champlain Valley Union High School demonstrated how the technique works better than traditional testing and grading. Jeff Badillo and Sam Nelson talked about a unit… Read More »

Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Although he’s only been on the job as school resource officer for a month, as Matt Collins walks the halls of Champlain Valley Union High School, he sees many students and faculty that he greets like old friends. “The position of school resource officer is multi-faceted,” Collins said. “I’m not just… Read More »

Out of this world: Charlotte Central School students speak with NASA’s Ricky Arnold

Out of this world: Charlotte Central School students speak with NASA’s Ricky Arnold

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Students entered the Charlotte Central School library in a sort of quiet roil on Monday. Emotions were simmering, but it was a controlled and well-behaved excitement, amazing considering that these fourth, fifth and sixth-graders were about to talk to an astronaut.  Maybe they were so well-behaved because this is old hat… Read More »

Energy concerns bring pause to library addition process

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Energy Committee came before the Charlotte Selectboard Monday to request a delay in the search for a company to build the new addition to the library. John Quinney, a member of the energy committee, said that the committee just learned on Saturday that the selectboard was planning on issuing… Read More »

Charlotte produces state GeoBee champ

Charlotte produces state GeoBee champ

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Every parent knows that their child is one in a million, but in May, Vega Tariyal’s parents might have the added thrill of knowing that their child is one in 2.5 million. That’s because Vega is one of 54 state champions who will compete for the national title in the National… Read More »

Planning commission works to define village boundaries

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Planning Commission did more work on the proposed changes to the East Charlotte Village District map, but still have more to do. Planning Commission Chair Peter Joslin started the conversation by saying that, in their last discussion, the commission concluded that “they would simplify and put together a proposed… Read More »

Swapping and rummaging in Charlotte and Hinesburg

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter This is a great time for swapping and rummaging in Hinesburg and Charlotte. That’s because the Hinesburg Community Resource Center is holding its spring Children’s Clothing and Book Swap and the Charlotte Grange is holding its spring Rummage Sale. Hinesburg clothing and book swap The Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg has a… Read More »