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Planning to rewrite Land Use Regulations over Old Lantern squabble

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The public hearing scheduled before the Selectboard on March 20 to receive public comments on a proposed amendment to the Town’s Land Use Regulations (LUR)...

LETTERS: From Ethiopia on the Town Link Trail

Letter submitted by Lydia Clemmons, Charlotte Greetings from Ethiopia. I headed out here on Town Meeting Day for my usual quarterly work visit. The weekend after I arrived, 65 people,...

Mary Greene Lighthall remembered

Submitted by Kathleen McKinley Harris, Charlotte Some words about Mary Greene Lighthall—or what I might have said at her memorial reception last Sunday: I met her at the first meeting...

Thoughts on that big March snow

Matt Sutkoski | Contributor I hope you’re not too sore from all that snow shoveling after one of the most intense snowstorms in Vermont, New York and Quebec history. Snow continued...

Local farm family to compile oral histories

The University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin partner with the Clemmons Family Farm Submitted by Lydia Clemmons The University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin are partnering with...

Vermont Agency of Agriculture recommends vigilance among poultry owners

Kristin Haas, DVM | State Veterinarian The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic H7 avian...

New Selectboard gets organized

John Hammer | Contributing Editor March 9 meeting: Following on the heels of this year’s Town Meeting, the Selectboard held its organizational meeting. Frank Tenney was welcomed as he took...

Help wanted!  

The News is looking for writers, photographers and delivery drivers to join the community of Charlotters—more than 130 of us last year—that every two weeks throughout the year produces the...

Naturalist Sue Morse to speak on climate change

Submitted by Lindsay Longe The Charlotte Land Trust will host a public talk by Sue Morse at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center on March 29. Morse is a...

Everything you ever wanted to know about heat pumps and more

Bill Kallock of Integral Analytics was interviewed by Catherine Hughes—both are members of the Charlotte Energy Committee. The interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Catherine Hughes: How...

Solar mowers to hit Charlotte this spring

Charlotters Nate Carr of Church Hill Landscapes and Steven Wisbaum of Eco-Equipment Supply have recently become part of the high-performance electric lawnmower revolution. “My new business was created to serve...

CVU Girls Basketball win championship

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor Seeds are for birds when it comes to high school basketball With CVU men’s basketball team ranked #1 and the women ranked #2 in the...

Cush the pup helps Passion for Paws

Macushla, or Cush, the golden retriever shop dog at A Little Something in Shelburne, celebrated his 10th birthday with a fundraiser to benefit Passion 4 Paws, a dog rescue group...

Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild offers raffle quilt

Submitted by former Charlotter Lisa Patton Once again the Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild is preparing for a quilt show, and the first item on the agenda was to make...

Stone Walls of New England

Roel Boumans | Contributor This time of the year I tend to walk around my place a lot collecting maple sap. I often pass by a curious remnant of a...

Woman’s face lacerated after ice chunk flies off tractor trailer

Celeste Brasseur, 35, of Charlotte, suffered significant lacerations to her face after a projectile ice shard smashed her windshield, subsequently sending her off the road, as she traveled northbound on...

Heavy snow accumulation and barn roof safety

Alison Kosakowski | Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets When the snow comes down heavy and hard, it’s time for farmers to start thinking about barn roof safety. Heavy...

Blizzard warning creates safety concerns for Vermonters

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the western edge of Vermont, and a Winter Storm Warning for all of Vermont through 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Most...

Good golly Miss Molly: Catching up with Molly King

Molly King works to preserve Charlotte family history Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Why would a woman who lives in Colchester spend most of her days in Charlotte? Enquiring...

Unprecedented extreme weather has climate change fingerprints

Matt Sutkoski | Contributor When Vermont reached 63 degrees to establish a new all-time record high temperature for February, I said that was one of the weirdest weather days I’d...