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CVSD expecting any eventuality: Planning for school opening At the Champlain Valley School District school board meeting on Aug. 4, the district administration presented a comprehensive plan for providing two instructional models for preK through 8th grade that will be in place for the district school opening. Continue Reading Police Car Charlotte lowest per capita police spending in Chittenden County How much is Charlotte spending on policing? The simple answer: not a lot, but police services are a very small piece of the greater emergency services pie.  Continue Reading Private schools see surge in applicants as public schools roll out fall plans In person? Remote learning? Hybrid model? With a month left until the beginning of the school year and constanly changing information about the coronavirus pandemic and the best and safest way to open public schools in the fall, some parents are turning to area independent schools for their children’s educations for the 2020-2021 school... Continue Reading Loons are flourishing in Vermont this year. Photo by Janet Steward courtesy Vermont Center on Ecostudies More good news in the outdoors There’s no space right now for more grim news. I will leave it to others to write about cyanobacteria blooms in Charlotte and elsewhere, drought and its sequalae, climate change, and species loss. For this moment, through rose-colored glasses, I’m reporting good news in the outdoors. Continue Reading Jack Pilla and his dog Ducati ran to the top of Mt. Mansfield.  Jack Pilla: Ultra runner and coach In a normal year, Jack Pilla would be traveling to compete in Ultra running races like the 100-mile Bighorn Trail Run in Wyoming, which should have taken place in June. Instead, he is spending his time and energy locally, running up and down Pease Mountain with his dog Ducati and going back and forth... Continue Reading
At the Champlain Valley School District school board meeting on Aug. 4, the district administration presented a comprehensive plan for providing two instructional models for preK through 8th grade that...
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Not for the first time, the majority of a Selectboard meeting was spent discussing pay for a position in the town clerk’s office. After an at-times contentious discussion, on July...
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How much is Charlotte spending on policing? The simple answer: not a lot, but police services are a very small piece of the greater emergency services pie.  ...
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Charlotte is home to a diverse set of agricultural activities and, by extension, some fantastic food options. From food trucks to homemade breads and pastries, coffee and creemees, there’s something...
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The Charlotte COVID-19 Assistance Team met this past Monday and continued our discussion around community resilience, this time focusing specifically on the survey from Community Resilience Organization we discussed at...
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The Senior Center building remains closed, but things are happening. Those activities that are held outdoors, namely Kayaking for Women and Birding Expeditions, have started up again....
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In person? Remote learning? Hybrid model? With a month left until the beginning of the school year and constanly changing information about the coronavirus pandemic and the best and safest...
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I am writing to encourage your support of Thomas Chittenden’s run for state senator in this month’s Democratic primary....
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Transition Town Charlotte is hosting a sharpening workshop on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., co-hosted by the Charlotte Library....
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Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Robert L. Struble of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, who passed away July 17 at the age of 80. A New Jersey native, his...
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There’s no space right now for more grim news. I will leave it to others to write about cyanobacteria blooms in Charlotte and elsewhere, drought and its sequalae, climate change,...
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These are strange times for all of us, and that includes the Vermont courts. Several people have asked me recently whether the courts are open, and how they are functioning,...
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