Karen Newman: overcoming obstacles, winning medals

By Phyl Newbeck Karen Newman finished first in her age group in a sprint triathlon this summer. Her time was better than many of the competitors ten, fifteen and even twenty years her junior. As a result she will be competing in the National Senior Games next year in Minnesota. Athletic success is nothing new… Read More »

Low voter turnout in Primary Election

Low voter turnout in Primary Election

Polling booths in Charlotte and Hinesburg were not bustling with activity during the Primary Election Tuesday, Aug. 26. In fact, Charlotte Town Clerk Mary Mead reported that only 9 percent of registered voters in town made it to the polls. At left, Charlotte Selectboard member Matthew Krasnow campaigns for Democratic candidate for Sheriff, Ed Cafferty… Read More »

DCDDLFPD

Everyone seems to talk in abbreviations these days, so here is the Dreaded Charlotte Delinquent Dog List For Public Display (DCDLFPD). If you find your name on this list, it’s time to fess up and register $10 for neutered/spayed animals or $16 for intact males and females. If your name is on the list in… Read More »

A Lion’s share of entertainment

A Lion’s share of entertainment

The weather may be changing, and the kids may be back in school, but that won’t stop the Lions Farmers Market in Hinesburg from staying open until the last Thursday of September. And they’re celebrating the end of summer in style, with live entertainment scheduled for every market day. Stop by the Farmers Market every… Read More »

Charlotte Library

Labor Day: The Library will be closed on Sept. 1 for Labor Day. Wednesday Night Knitters.  Join us every other Wednesday evening at 5:30pm, next on Sept 3. We compare notes, knits, and share good company. Maker Club – Halloween Horrors: Monday, Sept. 8 from 3:15-4:30pm, Get creative and help prepare the library for Halloween… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Ed Cafferty for Sheriff I have known my friend Ed Cafferty for many years. This year, Ed is ready to take his experience and bring change to the office of Chittenden County Sheriff. That experience includes 11 years with the Vermont State Police, 18 years teaching Criminal Justice at Champlain College, and 24 years in… Read More »

It’s back to school for Hinesburg Playgroups

It’s back to school for Hinesburg Playgroups

Hinesburg Friends of Families Playgroups will resume on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27 and 28. The benefits of attending playgroups are enormous.  Children practice social skills and learn through play, and caregivers can connect to share challenges, ideas, and experiences. Wednesday Playgroup for children ages birth to five with a caregiver:  Join Alex Koncewicz and… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard plans public hearing on adoption of “Energy Code Plus”

By Margery Sharp The Hinesburg Selectboard discussed a town Planning Commission proposal to revise the current interim zoning regulations and adopt new energy efficiency standards known as “Energy Code Plus” at its meeting on Aug. 7. The Planning Commission is using Energy Star, Chair Joe Idanza said “…because we had no other program. We weren’t… Read More »

Rich Armstrong: healing arts for our furry friends

Rich Armstrong: healing arts for our furry friends

By Phyl Newbeck A son of the south, veterinarian Rich Armstrong moved to Vermont in 2000 and has never looked back. He and his wife Kristin Haas, also a veterinarian, were living and working in Virginia, roughly 60 miles outside of Washington, D.C., when they felt the urge to escape the suburban sprawl. They interviewed… Read More »

Sparse attendance at summer Charlotte Selectboard meeting

By Robin Reid Despite a full agenda for the Selectboard meeting on Aug. 18, citizen participation was low. A historical budget analysis presentation, illustrating the town expenses since 1991, was made by Selectboard member Charles Russell. Those interested will find a partial presentation on the town website, www.charlottevt.org. Resident Moe Harvey noted that some of… Read More »