Cohousing communities: Where the heart is

Cohousing communities: Where the heart is

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer When Julia Cavanagh moved to Champlain Valley Cohousing, one of two cohousing communities in Charlotte, she was amazed at how quickly her 5-year-old daughter learned to ride a bike. Her daughter saw the children riding bikes and she was ready to go with them. There were a lot of children with… Read More »

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer While left-handed baseball pitchers are rare, left-handed softball pitchers are even more unique. But even more scarce is a school with a lefty starting pitcher in both softball and baseball. Meet Riley Canty and Ian Parent of Champlain Valley Union High School. Left-handed Canty has started every game for the Redhawks… Read More »

Board chooses new police chief: Name of prospect withheld pending contract talks

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard has chosen the town’s next police chief to replace retiring Frank Koss, but that person won’t be named until the board has negotiated a contract. “We’ve gone through a long process, a very good process led by a committee. Then the selectboard got involved, and we’re ready to… Read More »

Nardozzi in the house: Popular Vermont gardening expert shares his knowledge at Charlotte Grange Hall

Nardozzi in the house: Popular Vermont gardening expert shares his knowledge at Charlotte Grange Hall

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff writer Charlie Nardozzi is as wise, witty and enthralling in person as he sounds on the radio. And his knowledge of gardening is … fertile. Around 35 people packed the downstairs meeting room at the Charlotte Grange on May 15 to reap the gardening tips and horticultural humor that Nardozzi sows. Nardozzi… Read More »

Father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest for rhino conservation

Father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest for rhino conservation

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer  Be quiet and walk downwind. That’s what Tara Hetz had to do as an armed ranger led her to see a rhinoceros up close and personal in Laikipia, Kenya. Rhinos, she said, have terrible vision but an incredibly strong sense of smell.   “It’s almost like a dinosaur. It’s just unbelievable, it’s jaw-dropping,… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard hears speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Of the more than 30 people who attended the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday, at least half were there to talk about speed limits. There were many opinions, and they weren’t all for slower speed limits. Megan Price of Ferry Road was the first to speak during the public comment portion… Read More »