CVSD approves teachers’ contract

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District Board approved a teachers’ contract at the final meeting before the summer break. CVSD Director of Human Resources Mark McDermott said that he couldn’t release a copy of the contract because they are awaiting signatures. “The contracts are ratified but not yet signed, so they can’t… Read More »

Changes to Town Meeting Day discussed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Town Meeting Day – how and when should Charlotte do it – was a major subject at the July 8 selectboard meeting. The board discussed whether or not to change Charlotte’s unique voting process. No decision was made at the meeting, but the discussion inspired plenty of suggestions. Town Meeting 2020… Read More »

Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

Hinesburg trash, recycling drop-off going out to bid: Project draws some fire over costs and planning

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to return a trash and recycling drop-off center to Hines-burg moved one important step forward last week when the Chittenden Solid Waste District board decided to advertise for construction bids on the project. The district that manages solid waste and recycling for Chit-tenden County currently operates six drop-off facilities and had… Read More »

The road taken: Police chief Anthony Cambridge

The road taken: Police chief Anthony Cambridge

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The idea of becoming a police officer occurred to Anthony Cambridge one day in 2005. This week, 14 years later, he will be sworn in as Hinesburg’s new chief of police on Independence Day. Cambridge’s journey to his new role has come with some fated twists and turns, which he recently… Read More »

Charlotte zoning administrator leaving

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Charlotte zoning administrator and sewage control officer Aaron Brown is leaving this position to accept a position as zoning administrator and town administrator for New Haven. Although his official last day is July 8, he’s told the selectboard that he’ll work Fridays until they hire his replacement. Not only is the… Read More »

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

It’s showtime for Erin Evarts: Lyric Theatre Company has a new home and an enthusiastic new leader

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For 45 years, Lyric Theatre Company has relied upon the kindness and efforts of volunteers. Having recently completed a $1.4 million capital campaign and purchased a permanent home, Lyric Theatre now is ready to fly – figuratively, and sometimes literally. New executive director Erin Evarts said last year that more than… Read More »

Rise n’ Shine plan unveiled for public

Rise n’ Shine plan unveiled for public

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Flood warnings may have canceled a Charlotte Planning Commission site visit to the corner of Route 7 and Church Hill Road last week, but a public event by Rise ‘n Shine Farms heralding plans for the property went on. A steady flow of visitors stopped in at the former gas station… Read More »

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