New water rules on local shores

New water rules on local shores

By Lettie Stratton Towns are preparing for new clean water rules. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into action, through a two-part signing in Burlington and St. Albans in June, the Vermont Clean Water Act to address polluted storm water runoff and clean water in Vermont. The hefty bill aims to assist towns in doing their part… Read More »

CVU principal leaving post for supervisory union position

CVU principal leaving post for supervisory union position

By Mal Boright In the world of television, they might call it, “Moving On Up.” For Jeff Evans, leaving the Champlain Valley Union High principal’s office is another step along a career in education that began when he became boys varsity basketball coach in 1991. Evans is starting his new position with the Chittenden South… Read More »

Full Throttle: The racing career of Richard Lowrey III

Full Throttle: The racing career of Richard Lowrey III

There is nothing that signifies the arrival of summer for teenagers like long sunlight-filled Friday nights, with no responsibilities and plenty of time to hang out with friends and flirt with crushes. But on Friday nights this summer, when his classmates and friends will be hanging out, attending barbeques, and arriving at scenic cottages for… Read More »

Lessons in resiliency through the sport of dressage

Lessons in resiliency through the sport of dressage

By Lynn Monty Three-legged cat, Anya, skipped beside the dressage arena after pot-bellied pig, Winifred, while trainer Jamie Fell shouted commands to horse and rider. That carefree, farm-yard behavior was juxtaposed by equestrian exquisiteness, sort of a yin and yang of rural splendor. Dressage is a competitive sport much like a horse-riding dance. “Change direction.… Read More »

Dick Hess: Going Out on Top

Dick Hess: Going Out on Top

By Phyl Newbeck There is bad news on Shelburne Road. After almost five years as one of the Champlain Valley’s best loved burger joints, Archie’s will be closing its doors later this summer. Owner Dick Hess of Charlotte has health issues which are forcing him to sell the establishment, but he doesn’t want you to… Read More »

Our Towns, Our Water: Water runoff disagreement between the Mack Farm and the town of Charlotte has many angles, but no easy answers

Our Towns, Our Water: Water runoff disagreement between the Mack Farm and the town of Charlotte has many angles, but no easy answers

Photo by Matt Keller This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that the letter to the Selectboard from Linda Hamilton was not co-authored by her husband, tree warden Larry Hamilton, and Sue Smith, Mark Dillenbeck, Marty Illick, Jessie Bradley, and Dr. Roel Boumans were not co-signers. They were copied on the letter. Also, when… Read More »

Hinesburg’s zoning administrator retires

Hinesburg’s zoning administrator retires

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Hinesburg Town Clerk Missy Ross tamped down loose dirt around a Red Oak with her bare feet as colleagues shoveled soil onto the newly released roots of the special tree. Director of Planning and Zoning Alex Weinhagen said it was the state tree of New Jersey, and could grow… Read More »

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

In a community already reeling from the death of bicycling enthusiast Richard Tom on April 26th of this year, the death of respected UVM Medical Center Radiologist Kenneth Najarian, of Charlotte, struck another tragic blow last week. The mood was somber in town Thursday afternoon as people went about their daily routines in the wake… Read More »

Dillon Machavern Watch

Dillon Machavern Watch

Charlotte resident Dillon Machavern and the No.24 Heritage Motorsports car continued their hot streak at Lime Rock Park, finishing in second place. The Heritage Motorsports team believes the results thus far have been favorable and prove that both Machavern and the Riggins Engineering crew are a combination to be taken seriously. Machavern is currently in… Read More »