Selectboard votes for library bond

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The contract for the Charlotte Library addition needed more work and wasn’t ready for discussion at the Charlotte Selectboard’s meeting on Monday, June 10, but the board did discuss the bond application to pay the town’s share of the construction costs. Selectboard member Fritz Tegatz reported that there were many pages… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Thank you from Charlotte Library Our proposed addition moved a little closer to reality with the approval of the ReArch/Bellwether design/build team. The Library Board and staff, along with the Friends of the Charlotte Library, are so grateful for the community support thus far. We hope you’ll join in Friday, June 28, from 3 to… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard receives three bids for library addition

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Bids were opened for the Charlotte Library addition before a special selectboard meeting on May 20. Charlotte Selectboard members Fritz Tegatz and Louise McCarren opened the three bids, which were then shared with the public: Breadloaf Corporation:  $1.6 million; ReArch Company:  $889,000; and Naylor & Breen Builders with Vermont Integrated Architecture… 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 »

Charlotte residents voice speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A number of people are advocating lowering speed limits to increase pedestrian safety in Charlotte. Three residents brought their concerns to the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday night and much of the discussion was about lowering the speed limit from 50 to 35 miles per hour in some areas, such as… Read More »

Free community composting training

Free community composting training

There will be a free community composting training Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road. The training, which will be followed by an optional tour of the Charlotte Central School Community Compost Shed, is designed to help people and communities determine the composting system that will… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard chooses design/build

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Many of the comments from the small audience were contentious and at times heated, but in the end the Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously Monday to issue a request for bids for a design/build proposal for a new addition to the Charlotte Library. Some members of the audience questioned the feasibility and… Read More »

Tick talk: Preventing the bite is key

JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent As we ease into spring and the temperatures begin to spike, the ticks begin to strike. Luckily, there are plentiful ways to protect against tick bites and the diseases they carry, but residents need to stay informed and take necessary precautions. That’s where Susan Schoemfeld, a member of the Medical Reserve Corps,… Read More »

Annual case of seed fever breaks out at Charlotte Library

Annual case of seed fever breaks out at Charlotte Library

By JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent Though it seems like the ice may never thaw and the temperatures may never warm, it’s seed fever in Charlotte. What is seed fever? Linda Hamilton, the coordinator of the Charlotte Seed Library, describes it as “a phenomenon when seed catalogs arrive in the mail,” and gardeners become overwhelmed by the… Read More »