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 »

Happening at the Charlotte Grange

Happening at the Charlotte Grange

TRINA BIANCHI For years the Charlotte Grange Hall has sat rather stately but dormant at 2858 Spear Street in the East Charlotte Village. Last fall, the membership voted to keep the hall open over the winter and to host at least one event a month throughout the fall and winter. With the enthusiasm and help… 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 »

Charlotte fire fourth in two weeks

A sugar house burned to the ground on Spear Street Monday, and mutual aid was requested to help local firefighters. It was the fourth fire in Charlotte in less than two weeks. Early on the morning of March 25, Charlotte Fire and Rescue was alerted by a Charlotte firefighter to a building on fire in… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Story Time Tuesdays Baby Time at 9 a.m. Join us at the Charlotte Library to share and enjoy songs and stories for babies and their caregivers. Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in sessions with stories, crafts, songs and fun.  For ages 3 to 5. “Walking Each Other Home” book discussion Mondays, March 11, 18,… Read More »

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard looks to engage voters

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Selectboard unanimously chose Matt Krasnow as chair and Frank Tenney as vice chair at a short meeting on Thursday, March 7. They also decided that the regular time for selectboard meetings to start would be 6 p.m. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, they discussed ways to increase… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Library to Host Women’s History Month Public Art Show Submit your art! Deadline: March 20 We invite members of the community to submit a drawing or painting inspired by a woman or women you admire. Original paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media on canvas will be accepted. All subject matter must be appropriate for viewing by… Read More »