CV School District to lose $778,000

VTDigger.org and The Citizen Champlain Valley School District is poised to lose more than $778,000 to the state over the next two fiscal years as part of the deal Gov. Phil Scott and the Legislature struck in June to settle the state budget negotiations. The state of Vermont expects to recapture nearly $13 million in… Read More »

So. Burlington wants other towns to help manage Airport

By Eileen O’Grady and Mike Donoghue The Shelburne Selectboard is reviewing a proposal from the City of South Burlington asking the Town of Shelburne along with six other nearby municipalities share governance of Burlington International Airport. Mounting tensions between the cities of Burlington and South Burlington regarding responsibility for the airport – owned by Burlington… Read More »

State police seek help from public in recent car theft and car break-in on Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte

State police seek help from public in recent car theft and car break-in on Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte

Vermont State Police are investigating multiple thefts in a neighborhood along Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte where one car is missing and another had items stolen from it. Police also have released security-camera photos from several retail stores in Bennington that show a person of interest in the case and they are asking for the… Read More »

Railway asks federal court to block new ordinance

Vermont Railway Inc. is asking a federal judge in Burlington to block the Shelburne town government from enforcing a new ordinance approved last month for regulating storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances. “The town hurriedly passed two new municipal ordinances” on Aug. 8 and now wants to effectively prohibit the railroad from storing road… Read More »

Beach house vandalized overnight; closes early

Beach house vandalized overnight; closes early

Vermont State Police are investigating an act of vandalism and burglary that occurred at Charlotte Beach sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday night and 10 a.m. Monday morning, leaving the beach house damaged and $50 in cash gone. Summer beach attendant Brandon Tieso discovered the vandalism when he arrived at work on Monday morning.  “I walked… Read More »

Hops farm neighbors vent concerns to town

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Selectboard’s meeting this week was fraught with emotion as Mt. Philo Hops owner Peter Briggs and manager Julian Post defended their planned project to neighbors, while promising to work hard and manage the project well. The two-hour session gave residents of the neighborhood near the hops farm site along Palmer Lane and East Thompson’s Point Road… Read More »

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

It’s a place where rare birds and fish congregate, people paddle in search of new sights, pollutants stop short of Lake Champlain, and lake floodwaters halt their march toward land. Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands are a unique place, and a rare one in Chittenden County and in Vermont. On Aug. 30, the Vermont Agency… Read More »

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »