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 »

Tending fields of memories at CVU

Tending fields of memories at CVU

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter When head groundskeeper Nathan Miner looks back over the athletic fields he tends at Champlain Valley Union High School, he’s sees a big part of his fami-ly’s history. The fields where CVU students now run, play, and practice sports were once part of his grandparents’ farm. Hector and Mildred Aube’s farmhours… Read More »

East Village District discussion continued

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter How much development the Charlotte Planning Commission will recommend for Clark Hinsdale’s property off Hinesburg Road will continue to be discussed until at least June 6. The planning commission voted unanimously at a meeting Thursday to continue discussion regarding the property at 1824 Hinesburg Road to the first regularly scheduled… Read More »

Family effort helps bring ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Flynn Center

Family effort helps bring ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Flynn Center

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The musical may be “Mamma Mia!” but for at least one Shelburne family, it’s mamma, papa and daughter. For the Friedrichsens – Heather, Peter and Emily – the Lyric Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” is a family affair. Emily, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, plays the lead –… Read More »

Women who make a difference in Hinesburg

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, the Carpenter-Carse Library is holding a panel discussion with seven women who have made a difference in Hinesburg. The discussion, “Women Making a Difference”, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the Community Room. Hinesburg has a history… Read More »

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their… Read More »

Black Lives Matter flag will fly: CVSD Board approves student-led request by vote of 11-1

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Black Lives Matter flag will fly at Champlain Valley Union High School. The Champlain Valley School District School Board voted 11-1 in favor of flying the flag Monday night with Russ Caffry of Shelburne casting the lone dissenting vote. After extensive discussion, board member Dave Connery made the motion… Read More »