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 »

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 »

Selectboard advances library project, discusses vacant homes

Selectboard advances library project, discusses vacant homes

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Charlotte Selectboard took two more steps toward construction of an addition to the library on Monday night. The board unanimously approved the contract with ReArch Company for construction of the addition. Also approved was a memorandum of agreement with the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees and Friends of Charlotte Library… Read More »

Town Link Trail: A work-in-progress

Town Link Trail: A work-in-progress

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As it currently exits, the so-called Town Link Trail doesn’t have much “town” and very little “link.” It does have some beautiful “trail” that inspires dreams about what could be if the vision for the trail were to become reality. The Town Link Trail has become a frequent subject at recent… Read More »