ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

The Vermont Agency of Transportation resumes work this week on the U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project in Charlotte. Work on the three-mile project kicked off Monday, said Project Outreach Coordinator Francine Perkins. It stretches south from the U.S. Route 7/Ferry Road intersection to the Charlotte-Ferrisburgh town line. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2018. The… Read More »

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

Editor’s Note: Last week, we featured a story about The Vermont Natural Resource Council’s petition to reclassify Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands as class I wetlands, a status that would provide greater environmental protection than this area currently has. This week, we provide a more in-depth discussion of this area’s ecology. The LaPlatte River Marsh,… Read More »

Town budget and trails article pass in Charlotte

The two articles up for Australian Ballot Tuesday in Charlotte both passed. The Town budget of  $3,046,847, which was discussed at Town Meeting, was voted in 379 to 93. The $40,000 trails article passed 285-190. 475 total ballots were cast out of the 3,226 voters (14.7%).

CVU learns to stay Ahead of the Storm

CVU learns to stay Ahead of the Storm

By Robert Hyams For the past six months, students, staff, and administration have been engaged in planning CVU’s future in the face of mounting regional water quality issues and a changing climate. Ahead of the Storm is a grassroots program with practical solutions to stormwater management using demonstration sites in the towns of Shelburne, Charlotte,… Read More »

Amphibians emerge from their winter homes for spring migrations

Amphibians emerge from their winter homes for spring migrations

Shelburne’s gravelly Pond Road probably doesn’t look intimidating to human drivers. But to an inch-and-a-half-long amphibian, Pond Road divides worlds. And early spring’s warm(ish) nights are an active, sometimes dangerous, time for Vermont’s amphibians to move from one world to another. Amphibians, appearing in wetlands and on roadways on spring nights, play an important role… Read More »

Hinesburg School Board reorganizes following Town Meeting Day

The first meeting following town meeting is traditionally the time when local school boards select new officers, and the Hinesburg Community School school board followed the custom. Last Tuesday, the board selected a new chairman, vice chairman, clerk, delegate to Partners in Education, and three representatives to the Chittenden South Supervisory Union board. The officers… Read More »

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

More than a boss—more like family. That is how Chris Croteau would describe Richard “Dick” Hess. The 65-year-old restauranteur, who preferred to be described as a cook rather than chef, lost his battle with esophageal cancer last Thursday. Hess had established the beloved Archie’s Grill along Shelburne Road. It was not Hess’s first foray into… Read More »

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