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 »

Composting on the menu in Charlotte

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer There may be something rotten in Denmark, but there’s definitely something composting in Charlotte. The composting program at Charlotte Central School is happening every day, but on Saturday it was also happening at the Charlotte Library. About 12 people attended a community composting course at the library and about half of… Read More »

Hinesburg mulls points for water allocation

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard’s meeting Monday started with an hour and half executive session in which they discussed candidates for police chief to replace retiring Frank Koss. At the end of the executive session, they hadn’t made a decision. Jeff French was absent but attended by speaker phone. Michael Bissonette has been… Read More »

The babies who brunch: Hinesburg’s annual event welcomes town’s newest citizens

The babies who brunch: Hinesburg’s annual event welcomes town’s newest citizens

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On Sunday, Hinesburg held its annual Baby Brunch in the town hall and it was a cuddling, crawling, cooing, cute fest – with almost no crying. Hinesburg’s newest citizens seemed to enjoy each other’s company, the generosity of their community and all of the attention. For at least 15 years, Friends… Read More »

Helping migrant children tell stories

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer Lena Ashooh doesn’t see age as an obstacle to activism. At 15, the Shelburne resident and Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore has written a grant application and was recently awarded funds to launch summer writing workshop that will help migrant youths share their stories. “It’s not something that you need… Read More »

Mountain biking from rogue to Rogue One: Fellowship of the Wheel adds legitimacy to the sport in Chittenden County

Mountain biking from rogue to Rogue One: Fellowship of the Wheel adds legitimacy to the sport in Chittenden County

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer When the Fellowship of the Wheel started, it was a loose association of friends who would mountain bike and build trails – unsanctioned, rogue trails. Now the organization is responsible for over 130 miles of mountain biking trails around Chittenden County. They were the one of the first mountain biking clubs… Read More »

GMT to raise bus fares with new service plan

MADELINE CLARK Staff Reporter Green Mountain Transit (GMT) will implement its NextGen Service Plan and will increase ride fares from $1.25 to $1.50 effective June 17, the board of commissioners decided last month. “We are excited to see the first phase of this plan move to implementation,” general manager Mark Sousa said in a press… Read More »

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