Mount Philo’s ‘good problem’, plan seeks balance in recreation and sustainability

Mount Philo’s ‘good problem’, plan seeks balance in recreation and sustainability

The process started back in 2013 when concerns about overuse at Mount Philo State Park prompted the state of Vermont to begin looking at a long-term management plan. Over the past five years, two public meetings and two surveys informed the Rutland Stewardship Team – members of the departments of  Forests, Parks and Recreation, Fish… Read More »

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg on Saturday

Green Up Charlotte and Hinesburg on Saturday

NOTE: This post has been updated with Charlotte and Hinesburg Green Up information.  Vermont’s 48th annual Green Up Day is Saturday, May 5, and organizers across the state are preparing to distribute the trademark green bags and sign up volunteers. The day’s efforts are focused on picking up trash along roadsides, in neighborhoods, around parks,… Read More »

Charlotte Rescue and Fire Log

April 7 2:36 p.m. Charlotte Rescue paramedic assisted Bristol Rescue with a medical call on Hewitt Road in Bristol.  The Bristol crew transported the patient to the hospital. April 8 5:19 p.m. Rescue responded to a medical emergency on Greenbush Road. The patient refused transport to the hospital. April 9 12:15 a.m. Charlotte Rescue assisted… Read More »

CCS scene stealers

CCS scene stealers

Chloe Silverman (Lily), Jacob Russell (Rooster) and Finnegan Mittlestadt (Miss Hannigan) belt out “Easy Street” during the Charlotte Central School production of Annie Jr., directed by Alison Talis. Middle school students performed the play five times over the course of the April 12 weekend.

Open house on Mount Philo State Park draft plan

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a meeting to provide an opportunity for public input on the draft long-range management plan for Mt. Philo State Park. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Central School on Hinesburg Road. At 6 p.m., participants will have the opportunity… Read More »

New town staffer wears several hats

New town staffer wears several hats

About a month into his job Charlotte’s new zoning administrator Aaron Brown has “started right on the ball,” said Dean Bloch, Charlotte town administrator. Brown now serves as the zoning administrator, E-911 coordinator, sewage control officer and public health officer. Wearing all four hats, Brown says he is “here to help walk people through the… Read More »

Recreation funds will go to tennis court repair, savings account

Recreation officials in Charlotte say the $30,000 voters approved on Town Meeting Day for the Recreation Reserve Fund for the purpose of improvements to the three cracking town tennis courts this season. Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris said the recreation department’s funding is largely used for tennis court and beach maintenance. The public tennis courts… Read More »

‘Bursting at the seams,’ library considers expansion project

By Madeline Hughes After 20 years, the well-used Charlotte Library has outgrown its space and plans are under way for a possible expansion. The library is “bursting at the seams with programming and collections,” Margaret Woodruff, library director, said. Completed in 1998, the library was built with $350,000 raised by The Friends of the Charlotte… Read More »

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