CVU to focus on childhood trauma

Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the hour-long documentary film “Resilience,” and discuss the effects of childhood trauma. The reason for this unique get-together was to discuss a growing consensus in the… Read More »

New school year, new co-principal Jen Roth joins team

New school year, new co-principal  Jen Roth joins team

School starts at Charlotte Central School next Wednesday, and Jen Roth is stepping into her new role as co-principal there with confidence and enthusiasm. She was hired last week as previous co-principal Stephanie Sumner steps into the position of lead principal, recently vacated by Barbara Anne Komons Montroll, who moved into a communications job within… Read More »

Look! Up in the sky! (Safely)

Look! Up in the sky! (Safely)

The Charlotte Library hosted an eclipse viewing party on Monday, with activities for kids and plenty of eclipse viewing glasses to go around. Over 150 people gathered on the library lawn to watch the moon pass over the sun. There were supplies on hand to make paper plate eclipse viewers or solar bracelets out of… Read More »

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

Public hearing on LaPlatte wetland scheduled

It’s a place where rare birds and fish congregate, people paddle in search of new sights, pollutants stop short of Lake Champlain, and lake floodwaters halt their march toward land. Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands are a unique place, and a rare one in Chittenden County and in Vermont. On Aug. 30, the Vermont Agency… Read More »

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Charlotte Central School principal taking new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

Bursting with blueberries after a rainy spring

Bursting with blueberries after a rainy spring

On a recent Monday morning at Pelkey’s Blueberry Farm on Greenbush Road in Charlotte, an excited child’s voice carried over the hill: “Mom, do you see what I see? Those are all blueberries!” The acres of blueberry bushes are impressive even to seasoned berry pickers, and belie the challenges of a very wet spring, which… Read More »

Demand for free toys overwhelms Vt Teddy Bear

Last Wednesday, Shelburne’s Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced an ambitious goal: to provide every 4-year-old in Vermont with a teddy bear, free of cost. The venture, dubbed the Vermont Cub Project, is a way for the company to be socially responsible and give back to Vermonters, according to Bear Brand Manager Abby Temeles. But on… Read More »

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