Fall Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 27

Fall Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 27

Community members are reminded to save the date, Saturday, Sept. 27 to enjoy a day of delicious food, local musicians, farmers’ market, historical displays, art exhibit, children’s activities, and a superb puppet show by No Strings Marionette Company.  There is an impressive schedule of entertainment at Town Hall and the surrounding grounds and at St.… Read More »

Federal grant helps Vermont bat research

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will receive a grant for $42,895 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this year to support bat research and monitoring related to White-nose Syndrome.  This funding will support conservation and recovery of the six cave bat species affected by the deadly fungal disease.  Vermont is one of 30… Read More »

Living Green Fair welcomes all ages Sept. 27, free admission includes concerts by Grammy nominee

Living Green Fair welcomes all ages Sept. 27, free admission includes concerts by Grammy nominee

Vermont’s signature “green consumer event,” the Living Green Fair, will be held at the LEED-certified UVM Davis Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10am–5pm in conjunction with the University of Vermont. The goal of the event is to encourage and help Vermonters of all ages to make more environmentally and socially conscious decisions in their… Read More »

Get ready for Vermont’s new cell phone law

October 1 will be here any minute now, so it’s not too soon for drivers to learn what Vermont’s new handheld device law means for them. It is already illegal for any driver to text while driving or to use a portable electronic or computing device in a work zone, and for drivers under age… Read More »

Trevor Lashua: taking the helm in Hinesburg

Trevor Lashua: taking the helm in Hinesburg

By Phyl Newbeck Trevor Lashua has spent most of his professional life in municipal government. Last month the third-generation Vermonter brought his talents to Hinesburg where he took the job of Town Manager. “Coming to Hinesburg was a chance to grow personally and professionally,” he said. “It’s a vibrant community with a strong history of… Read More »

Charlotte Public Library

As we strive to improve and enrich our services here at Charlotte Library, we need information from our community to inform our purchasing and planning decisions. In the next few months, the library will participate in the Edge Initiative, “helping libraries [with] …development of their public technology services.” To make the project successful, we need… Read More »

Commuter bike workshop wheels into Charlotte library

Local Motion, the Burlington based non-profit that supports “people powered transportation,” will offer their Basic Bike Commuter Workshop at the Charlotte Public Library on Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm. The workshop, intended for adults, is a great way to get acquainted with bicycle commuting. Workshop leader and full time bicycle commuter Peter Burns will cover… Read More »

AAA reminds motorists that School’s Open —Drive Carefully

Launched in 1946, AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully awareness campaign was created as a way to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries and each year since AAA has continued the tradition to keep children safe as they return to school. AAA Northern New England distributes thousands of “Schools Open, Drive Carefully” posters annually… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Debate over Charlotte town budget I write in response to former Selectboard Chair (and continuing board member) Russell’s letter in the August 14 edition of the Charlotte News responding to my July 29, letter in The Citizen. In my letter, I presented data showing that the town budget under Chair Russell’s leadership had almost doubled (increasing… Read More »