Charlotte students beam questions to space

Charlotte students beam questions to space

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

Charlotte, Hinesburg volunteers keep Green Up traditions alive

On Saturday Vermonters fanned out across the state with heavy-duty bright green trash bags, cleaning up trash along roadsides and sprucing up their communities. In Hinesburg, volunteers said they saw patterns to the trash litterbugs tend to toss. Coffee cups, beer cans and Gatorade bottles were the most picked-up items in Hinesburg. Volunteers talked about… Read More »

Charlotte Rescue and Fire Log

April 15 10:51 a.m. Charlotte Rescue responded to a medical emergency on Rotax Road in Monkton and transported a patient to the hospital. April 18 10:02 a.m. Charlotte Rescue assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call on Comfort Hill in Vergennes and transported a patient to the hospital. April 19 7:49 a.m. Fire and Rescue… Read More »

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 »