Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

Remembering beloved friend Dick Hess

More than a boss—more like family. That is how Chris Croteau would describe Richard “Dick” Hess. The 65-year-old restauranteur, who preferred to be described as a cook rather than chef, lost his battle with esophageal cancer last Thursday. Hess had established the beloved Archie’s Grill along Shelburne Road. It was not Hess’s first foray into… Read More »

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

CVU girls survive, earn fifth state title in a row

When the buzzer sounded at Patrick Gym on Saturday, it set off a familiar scene for high school girls basketball fans. For the fifth year in a row, the Division I season ended with Champlain Valley Union High School celebrating a state championship. “Amazing, unbelievable,” said CVU senior Marlee Gunn. “It never gets old.” The… Read More »

Selectboard sends Old Lantern petition to Planning Commission

Selectboard sends Old Lantern petition to Planning Commission

By Gail Callahan Before a standing-room-only audience, the Charlotte Selectboard voted Monday to send a proposed municipal bylaw amendment back to the Planning Commission for retooling. The bylaw was introduced in response to recent controversy surrounding the Old Lantern on Greenbush Road and a dispute between the Old Lantern’s owners and its neighbors. At the… Read More »

Lake Iroquois milfoil cleanup planned

Lake Iroquois milfoil cleanup planned

Eurasian milfoil created a smelly mess for visitors and homeowners last summer at Lake Iroquois. This year, the Lake Iroquois Association has a plan to deal with the invasive aquatic plant, which has already taken over a significant portion of the lake. The Lake Iroquois Association has formulated a five-year milfoil removal plan, including treatment… Read More »

Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

After months of preparation, numerous rolls of duct tape, many a pizza, and Sharpie stains all over carpets across town, four teams from Charlotte Central School participated in the Odyssey of the Mind state finals at Champlain Valley Union High School this past weekend. Given the amount of hard work and creative genius that was… Read More »

Hands to Honduras-Tela 2017 service trip update

Hands to Honduras-Tela 2017 service trip update

By Linda Gilbert What projects were accomplished during the February humanitarian service trip? A snippet: Three classrooms were constructed at two schools; Four rooms and bathrooms at the Tela Hospital Pediatric Ward were renovated, receiving repairs, fresh paint, colorful murals, and new furnishings; Art classes were taught at several public schools; Two NICU (neonatal intensive… Read More »

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Most people are familiar with The Pile: that giant, threatening, sliding mass of unopened envelopes, unpaid bills, and crumpled receipts piled up on your desk. It’s a monster that sits there silently, taunting you with promises of cancelled cable, a ruined credit rating, and all of your money floating out the window. Bonnie Heaslip of… Read More »

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