Posts filed under: Voices

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,...

Report from the Legislature: The Doyle Poll 2017

By Rep. Mike Yantachka The Doyle Poll, created and still conducted by former Senator Bill Doyle, has been a tradition of Town Meetings in Vermont for decades. Only 109 Charlotte...

Health Matters: Straighten up, your spine will thank you

Katie Spencer, D.P.T. | Contributor At some point in our lives, a majority of us are likely to experience neck and back pain, including chronic muscle strains, persistent spinal malalignment,...

Out Takes: Green Door, What’s that Secret You’re Keeping?

Ireland, Ireland Together standing tall Shoulder to shoulder We’ll answer Ireland’s call . . . Ireland’s Call, written by Phil Coulter Only Jim Lowe knew the secret behind the green...

TAKING CARE: Sing to a jauntier tune, don’t be a victim of aging

Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor  Few things chase people away faster than anger and complaining—first cousins to bitching and moaning. Can you imagine a more toxic combination? A sure...
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Readers have their say

Re-elect Fritz Tegatz I am writing to support Fritz Tegatz’s re-election to the Selectboard. Fritz brings valuable experience to the board. As an engineer he is very knowledgeable about construction,...

Pride and engagement in town affairs

By Emilie Krasnow Every year on Town Meeting Day, I am filled with memories from my childhood. Charlotte Central School was closed, but we woke up early in my house...

Making history at the Women’s March

By Beth Phillips We carried our sign, “Vermont Women on the Right Side of History.” The Fox News reporter spotted us leaving the Capitol Mall, walking towards Central Station metro,...

A discussion on legislative oversight

Rep. Mike Yantachka Our three branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, form an effective system of checks and balances. The executive branch administers and enforces laws passed by the...

In remembrance of Elijah Alexander House

By Andrea Haulenbeek I would like to thank Lydia Horsford Radimer (a high school friend and distant cousin) for giving me The Charlotte News’ wonderful story of the Elijah Alexander...
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LETTERS: Feb. 8

We are all neighbors The intent of this letter is to pour healing balm over the hate and divisiveness of recent weeks. Perhaps an overview of what unifies us would...

Report from the Legislature: Budget adjustments and education

Rep. Mike Yantachka, Charlotte Although it is still early in the session, the Vermont House has already done some noteworthy work. Faced with a revenue shortfall for the current fiscal...

HEALTH MATTERS: Learning the truth about one of the most common genetic diseases

Story submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than...

Out Takes: The United States of New England

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor We gotta get out of this place If it’ the last thing we e’er do We gotta get out of this place Girl, there’s a...

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...

Standing Rock: Day two and beyond

Catherine Bock | Contributor The next morning we helped install a floor in a tent housing a group of Northwest Indians who offered us oranges and venison jerky in appreciation....

Legislative Report: Vermonters rally for universal background checks

By Rep. Mike Yantachka, Charlotte The Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier is nicknamed “The People’s House.” For one thing, it is where legislators do “the people’s business.” Furthermore, unlike many other...

HEALTH MATTERS: Preserving balance in the later years of life

Laurel Lakey | Contributor According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four American adults age 65 and older experiences a fall each year. Many...

TAKING CARE: Your body called, it needs your help

Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor As our bodies age, muscles begin to lose their strength and flexibility. We walk less, bodies may tip forward into an old-age stance, and...
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LETTERS: Jan. 11, 2017

Please run, Charlotte needs you As I sat here writing a short piece on this year’s positions for elected town officials, I was moved by the number of potential vacancies....