Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Stellar weather but slim turnout characterized Charlotte’s annual meeting Tuesday. Just 640 people voted and about 130 attended town meeting. Clockwise from left: Ballot clerk Michael Krasnow checks in voters; Rick Lunt studies the town report; Tai Dinnan and her baby son listen to the discussion; a tiny voter learns the rules; Barbara Lawrence casts… Read More »

Gas pipeline violates safety requirements, opponents say

By Mike Polhamus Flaws in the one-year-old Vermont Gas Systems Addison County pipeline amount to “widespread, repeated and potentially catastrophic violations of critical public safety requirements,” according to a motion filed with the Public Utility Commission. The pipeline also was constructed in such a way as to cause potential harm to the wetlands it… Read More »

Hinesburg town meeting 2018

Hinesburg town meeting 2018

Hinesburg voters cast ballots Tuesday at Town Hall. With no contested races to decide, turnout was low. Incumbent Selectboard members Tom Ayer and Phil Pouerch were unopposed. Town Clerk Melissa Ross, above left, checked in voters and handed out ballots. The annual report featured a watercolor of Town Hall and downtown Hinesburg by Judith Maculan.

CVU’s Bunting nominated for award

Champlain Valley Union High School principal Adam Bunting has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation. The award recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who make a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, building… Read More »

How do you spell …

How do you spell …

Charlotte Central School Lead Principal Stephanie Sumner and spelling champ Deirdre Higgins take a break after last week’s Scripps Spelling Bee. Higgins, a fourth grader, out-spelled 18 students from grades 3 through 8 to win the competition. She qualifies to participate in a regional spelling bee at Saint Michael’s College March 14. At last week’s… Read More »

Scholar revisits the Battle of Lake Champlain

By Rosalyn Graham History buffs filled Shelburne Town Hall Monday evening to hear prodigious researcher, award-winning writer and master storyteller Willard Sterne Randall retrace 50 years of early American history up to the battle on Lake Champlain that established the still-powerful alliance of the United States, Britain and Canada. The event was organized by the… Read More »

Carpenter-Carse Library News

Peaceful Practical Parenting Class with Maris Rose tonight Tonight is the second of a two-part parenting program that meets at the library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Presenters say parents may find the material helpful even if they can only attend one evening. Tonight’s second class will have participants share results from practicing tools discussed… Read More »


Rick Norcross performs a solo concert at the Willard Street Inn Saturday, Feb. 24. An item in Arts last week was incorrect.

Kindergarten registration at Charlotte Central School

The kindergarten registration process is under way at Charlotte Central School for children turning 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents should contact Naomi Strada at 425-6600 regarding children eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. Strada will schedule an appointment. Registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place April 5-6. Families will receive… Read More »