Posts filed under: Top Stories

Open house reveals aging equipment and innovations in firefighting

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Bright and early Saturday morning Rebekah Lucia, 9, and Nevaeh Dykema, 10, grabbed hand towels at the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Station...

Meet the candidates and remember to vote on Town Meeting Day!

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor Candidates for Town Offices The Charlotte News asked candidates running for office on Town Meeting Day to submit statements about themselves and why they feel...

The Circus of Life with Carnevale

Staff report Carnevale Vergennes started in 2014 as a way to raise operational funds for the Vergennes Opera House and the Vergennes Partnership (the economic development organization for the Little...

Fixer-upper tips and tricks

Heather Morse and Karen Sherman | Contributors As a realtor, I encounter more and more buyers wanting to flip or renovate houses, and I’d like to thank Home and Garden...

Archaeology on our shores

Submitted by the Shelburne Historical Society The Shelburne Historical Society will offer a presentation on the Shelburne Steamboat Graveyard at 11 a.m. at Shelburne Town Hall on Feb. 11. This...

Charlotte-founded Petit Peony designs for Trump grandchildren

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief When Kate Bowen founded her company Petit Peony in Charlotte a few years ago she never dreamed she would be asked to join Ivanka...

Senate Education Committee rejects Gov. Phil Scott’s public school budget proposal

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Last week, the Senate Education Committee rejected Gov. Phil Scott’s Jan. 25 proposal to the Legislature to force school boards to impose a spending...

January 2017 was among the warmest on record in Vermont

Matt Sutkoski | Contributor The mean temperature in Burlington, Vermont, for January was 29.7 degrees. That ties the mark for the third hottest January on record. Data go back to...

Charlotte school board addresses behavior

Rowan Beck | Contributor The Charlotte Central School (CCS) school board held a special meeting on behavior in the library conference room on Feb. 3. CCS Principal Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll...

Climbing spikes harm when pruning trees

Submitted by the Tree Care Industry Association Is your tree care provider using spikes to climb while pruning your trees? Ouch! Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the...

Since the temps have shifted, what is our hardiness zone?

Dr. Leonard Perry, horticulture professor emeritus, University of Vermont Whether a plant is hardy in the cold north isn’t as simple as just looking at a hardiness map. There are several...

Town Meeting this year under the new Town Charter

John Hammer | Contributing editor Last year, by a vote of 1,148 to 349, Charlotters passed Town Meeting Article 9, which established a municipal charter that alters the way the...

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: Meeting John O’Brien

Susan Crockenberg | Contributor Always on the lookout for exceptional local food in an effort to support the Vermont economy and reduce transportation-associated carbon, Linda Hamilton introduced me to John...

Champlain Valley School District $75M budget approved

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief In June 2016 voters in the Chittenden South Supervisory Union school district voted to approve forming a unified district known as the Champlain Valley...

Selectboard approves new pay grades for town positions

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief The Charlotte Selectboard approved new factor scores for the town administrator and town clerk/treasurer positions on Jan. 17. When combined with step increases and...

Tornado recap, and freezing temps for us

Matt Sutkoski | Contributor As expected, more tornadoes broke out Sunday across the South, including a huge wedge tornado that killed four people and caused extensive damage in Albany, Georgia. At...

Voices from the Women’s March

Ruah Swennerfelt | Contributor  I’d never seen so many people crowding the streets and the lawn of the Statehouse in Montpelier as I did on Saturday, Jan. 21, when an...

Rehabilitation of the historic Seguin Covered Bridge celebrated

Blow & Cote, the Morrisville heavy construction company that builds bridges, finished the rehabilitation of the historic Seguin Covered Bridge in December. The Charlotte Conservation Commission organized the Jan. 22...

Support for our troops

Isabell Sacklow had to say goodbye to her father just before the holidays this year. U.S. Air Guard Technical Sergeant Nathan Sacklow of Charlotte said he misses his family but...