Charlotte fields supply Burlington with greens

Charlotte fields supply Burlington with greens

By Emily Greenberg VTDigger.org Rain or shine three days a week in East Charlotte, farmer Dave Quickel and his crew at Stony Loam harvest their lettuce crop for Burlington’s salad eaters. “There’s nothing I’d rather do than harvest lettuce in the morning,” explained farm manager Neil Dominieckl. “It’s like meditation.” The farm grows seven varieties… Read More »

Mass. man drowns at Point Bay Marina

A 64-year-old man was found dead in the water at Point Bay Marina on Thompson’s Point in Charlotte Saturday night, according to Vermont State Police. David Clement of Pittsfield, Mass. was returning his boat to its slip at the marina when officials say he fell into the water and drowned. State Police from the Williston… Read More »

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Shelburne resident Marty Illick was recognized yesterday for her dedication to local watersheds with the eighth annual Green Mountain Power Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Illick and the Lewis Creek Association, of which she is the executive director, were honored at a ceremony at the Vermont State Fish and Wildlife Fishing Access in Shelburne. The award is… Read More »

WNRCD seeking small farms in need of nutrient management plans

The Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, in conjunction with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, UVM Extension, and USDA-National Resource Conservation Service, is offering a program to help small farms write nutrient management plans to meet the new required agricultural practices. There is no cost for services offered by the WNRCD. Small farms that spread manure… Read More »

Shortcake and economic opportunity: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

By Jan F. Demers Fresh, firm, red strawberries spooned over a warm, flaky, homemade biscuit, topped with whipped cream.   Strawberry shortcake: perfect for any time of year but especially nice in the summer. Each component is good by itself, even the whipped cream. Together they are a spectacular offering. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity… Read More »

The Rover’s coming to town

The Chittenden Solid Waste District’s Rover – the mobile household hazardous waste collection unit – will visit Charlotte and Shelburne soon. The Rover visits every town in Chittenden County throughout the spring and summer. On July 29, it will be parked at Charlotte Central School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 5,… Read More »

Town meetings

Charlotte Meetings Selectboard Meeting Monday July 31, 5:00 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting First three Thursdays of the month, 7-9 p.m. Conservation Committee Meeting Tuesday July 25, 7-9 p.m. Hinesburg Meetings Affordable Housing Committee: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Agency Request Review Committee: meets as needed. Contact Committee for next meeting. Conservation Commission:… Read More »

Charlotte U.S. Route 7 reconstruction update

Project Location: U.S. Route 7 from the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line north for three miles to the Ferry Road Intersection. Project completion is scheduled for 2018. Week of July 17 Between Wildwood West Development and Ferry Road: No work is scheduled for this section. Between East Thompson’s Point Road and Wildwood West Development: Construction of the… Read More »

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