Letter to the Editor

Awaiting Selectboard response on fluoride in water supply On Oct. 20 I hand-delivered the following letter to each member of the Hinesburg Selectboard at their monthly meeting. To date, I have not received a reply, nor did any of the members present voice any opinion concerning my letter, the substance of which follows. The chemical fluoride… Read More »

Milestones

Births Charlotte residents Joe and Emily Donegan had a son, Dominick Thomas Donegan, on Nov. 25, 2014 at home. Siblings Patrick and Franklin Donegan welcomed Dominick to the family. Jennifer (Cooper) and Kurt Hunt of Charlotte had a son, Henry Porter Hunt, on Oct. 10 at Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, N.Y. Charlotte residents Marley (Donaldson) and… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: What are Subject Tests?

By Sarah Soule Area high school students are typically quite familiar with the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, and SAT. However they are not often as familiar with the College Board’s Subject Tests. Offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June, the tests focus on five academic subject areas: math, world languages, science, history, and… Read More »

Rice Honor Roll

Rev. Msgr. Bernard W. Bourgeois, principal at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington proudly announces the following Charlotte residents who achieved Honor Roll status for the first marking period in the 2014-2015 school year. Second Honors: Henry Atkins, Daniel Boardman, Moira Brown, Conner Gorman, Emma Hudziak, Avery Kidd, Anna Schibli, Tyler Vutz; Honorable Mention:… Read More »

Registration open for stone wall workshops

Registration open for stone wall workshops

A series of stone wall building workshops is taking place this winter in Hinesburg. Participants in the one-day workshop learn the basic techniques for building dry-laid stone walls, with a special focus on stone native to Vermont. The hands-on workshops are held at Red Wagon Plants on Shelburne Falls Road and are led by Vermont… Read More »

CCS prepares for spring performance

Plans are moving ahead for Charlotte Central School’s (CCS) performance of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. this April. In preparation for the show an informational meeting regarding auditions and rehearsals will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 4-5pm. An Audition Prep Day on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 3-5:30pm will follow. During the prep day, interested… Read More »

HCS second grader’s artwork benefits Hinesburg Food Shelf

HCS second grader’s artwork benefits Hinesburg Food Shelf

A sunflower painting created by Hannah Shepardson, a Hinesburg Community School (HCS) second grader, with art teacher Katie O’Brien, was chosen to adorn a Hinesburg Community Resource Center shopping bag. The bag, offered as a gift for a $10 donation to the Hinesburg Food Shelf, will help provide about a week’s worth of groceries for… Read More »

CCS Board gets peek at possible budget numbers

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School (CCS) began looking at its 2015-16 budget last Tuesday. While the baseline budget is jumping, the proposed spending plan does include some reductions in guidance and a world language position, but also contains increases in several areas, including technology, para educators, transportation, and security systems. Bob Mason, chief… Read More »

GMP awards $20K solar grant to Charlotte church

GMP awards $20K solar grant to Charlotte church

Nine nonprofits will soon begin to generate some of their energy with help from the sun, thanks to grants from Green Mountain Power (GMP). GMP, which became the first utility in the world to earn B Corporation status­—certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards—announced the grants. “These… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard releases cookbook

Shelburne Vineyard releases cookbook

Shelburne Vineyard recently released “Seasons in a Vermont Vineyard: The Shelburne Vineyard Cookbook” featuring sumptuous photography that evokes the romance of a lush vineyard heavy with fruit. Organized around the seasonal cycles of a Vermont vineyard, the cookbook offers delicious, rustic, wine-friendly recipes, highlighting the use of fresh, regional ingredients. Each dish is accompanied by… Read More »