Have an ice day

Have an ice day

From left, Nate Godbout, Austin Igler, and Aydan Forando practice their moves on the Charlotte Public Ice Rink behind the Charlotte Central School.

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter For a second year, the town of Charlotte defeated by voice vote a Town Meeting Day amendment from town clerk and treasurer Mary Mead to decrease the Charlotte Selectboard’s proposed budget. During the Town Meeting Day portion of the election proceedings, Mead proposed cutting $157,500 from the $3,264,779 proposed budget.… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she  created a… Read More »

GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

GMP, Renewable Energy tout home battery incentive program: “Bring Your Own Device” program offers $850 credit per kilowatt to homeowners

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Reporters filled Carole McCay’s Hinesburg living room Tuesday morning to report on the installation of a battery. But it’s not just any battery. The intimate home setting was where Green Mountain Power and Renewable Energy Vermont announced an energy part-nership to help install home batteries across the state. The companies… Read More »

Sugaring Season

Sugaring Season

Above, Dana Bishop of Shelburne Farms explains how the evaporator works as sugaring begins. Every seven minutes a timer goes off, and more wood is fed into the evaporator to keep it hot enough. Left, Bishop pours syrup after it’s been processed in the evaporator to remove water. Now it’s ready to be filtered and… Read More »

CVU girls No. 1 seed, easily win first round

CVU girls No. 1 seed, easily win first round

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent The Champlain Valley girls basketball team entered the season on a mission: return to Patrick Gym. After falling in last season’s Division I state championship to St. Johnsbury, the Redhawks are determined to return to the top this year. CVU will do so as the No. 1 seed in the… Read More »

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