Posts filed under: Editorial

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Yet another bout of snow threatens to reinforce the white layer of compact precipitation in my backyard as I write this. The ground beneath...
Chickadees flit from feeder to tree and back again. Their daily round consists of all things “survival.” They appear to be working in tandem with the occasional nuthatch, junco and...
“Clear!” It’s what paramedics shout before they use a defibrillator on someone who is in cardiac arrest. The electricity applied here can save a life, but also take one. Anyone...
Lynn Monty | Editor In Chief Charlotte, Vermont, news is a mixed bag of everything. From Selectboard meetings and school musicals, to retirement celebrations and neighborhood strife. It’s all community...
My kids were teenagers the first time we attended the East Charlotte Tractor Parade. They were a little too old for the petting zoo and face painting but just the...
By Lynn Monty | Editor Coffee bubbled up into a crystal-toppered percolator on the stove. I watched the brew escalate as my grandmother cooked our eggs. Grampa grabbed the newspaper...
Eileen Sinopoli is a graphic artist and layout designer with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Connecticut. She moved with her family from the metro New...
On the day they closed on their house, their realtor gave them a poster, illustrated by Charlotte artist Linda Seiffert Reynolds, depicting classic Charlotte scenes—Town Hall, The Old Brick Store,...
After almost two years behind the wheel of this fiery animal of community spirit, it’s time to hand over the reins. I feel very proud to have served as editor...
The story of Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance crew baffles and awes as much as it does inspire. We can’t claim to have survived the journey of Shackleton’s crew, but...
As I flip through the weathering pages of the last 11 issues of The Charlotte News, I grin at the memories popping into my head. The last six months of...
This gentlemen claimed to own a military jacket that once belonged to Rigapoulos and was interested in “returning” it to the family. A noble deed, I thought. To boot, he...
This year we are very pleased to announce that veteran (recently retired) Burlington Free Press journalist Mike Donoghue will join us at the 2nd Annual Charlotte News Writers Workshop. Mike...
And it’s not just Charlotte with one-horse or ghost races. A quick look at the 2015 town report in Hinesburg shows four vacant seats and all others unopposed. In Shelburne...
Let us know what you think of the paper, pitch an idea, or take a peek at the Archive Project in progress....
All that said, “Scratching the surface,” this year’s first headline, still describes the learning curve well. For what some might perceive to be such a simple town and a simple...
When I began my tenure last January as editor in chief of our venerated local community paper, Moe Harvey said to me, “You’re going to learn a lot in this...
This brings us back to the central question—why do our stories matter? Sure, we cover small town stuff, but it matters to someone, right? ...
When I lived in Russia, my mother sent me a black and white postcard of the East Charlotte Tractor Parade. “See what you’re missing!” she wrote on it. Well, this...
Seeing anew sumac bushes flash crimson, silver maples glow orange against a fading flora and regal purples pop out of the high hills—it’s like a slow-motion kaleidoscope hypnotizing me into...