Posts filed under: Voices

Mt. Philo Hops Farm sparks local debate in Charlotte, Vermont...
Alice Outwater writes from the heart about aging well and other inspiring topics of general interest ...
After some urging from Charlotte’s resident historian, Dan Cole, and about nine hours of research on Ancestry.com I found that famous singer Madonna and I share the same set of...
The link between sulphur dioxides and nitrogen oxides on the one hand and asthma, bronchitis and pulmonary inflammation on the other are well established in the literature. However, most people...
My secessionist writer and friend, Thomas Naylor, was a resident of Charlotte until his death five years ago. He led the charge for our state and whoever wanted to join...
Megan Manley | Trails of Resilience founder We hiked Mt. Philo on June 11 in memory of Chris Desjardin of Colchester. About 35 of his friends and family attended. We...
Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Welcome to the first edition of our 60th year in production. I have been editor for just under a year and am still steadying...
Peter Demick of Charlotte I like Trails. Calm reflective strolls listening to birds in the trees. What I don’t like are bad trails shoved down our throat. Recently the Trails...
Editor’s note: Talk of potential development of the Town Link Trail section on State Park Road sparked lively discussion at the Charlotte Town Selectboard meeting on July 10. Miscommunication arose...
Alice Outwater, PhD. | Contributor Following my Vassar graduation the lively pace increased. Jackie Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) drifted in and out of my life. Her job as a roving photographer...
Vince Crockenberg | Contributor Cycling is one of the healthiest best forms of outdoor exercise available to us. It’s good for the environment, saves money and gets you fit by...
by Vermont House Members Jessica Brumsted, Bill Lippert, Terry Macaig, Jim McCullough, Kate Webb and Mike Yantachka The Legislature met last week in a veto session to address the statewide...
Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor In the last issue of The Charlotte News, I reviewed some of the causes of our opioid epidemic and promised to discuss some possible remedies...
  I’m walkin’ to New Orleans I’m gonna need two pair of shoes When I get the walkin’-me blues When I get back to New Orleans Walking to New Orleans...
  Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Last week in the Tree Tribe story on page 7 we neglected to give Meg Berlin credit for her stunning images of that...
  Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor “What caused the opioid epidemic?” This is a question I frequently get asked as a physician who works on the front lines of the...
  Alice D. Outwater Ph.D. | Contributor The year was 1951, and having just graduated from college I had gone to seek a job in Washington, D.C. Before long I...
Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Music of all genres makes my soul sing, but I tend to get up and move with harder riffs—and not away either. I get...
Ruah Swennerfelt, Charlotte Transition Charlotte is planning to offer a “Repair Café,” co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library and Grange, in the fall. There’s a worldwide movement trying to reform our...
Richard “Bunky” Bernstein | Contributor The 12-mile hike over the Tongariro volcano on New Zealand’s North Island has been called one of the 10 best day hikes in the world....