John Quinney, Interim Publisher and President

Some years ago, I attended the annual volunteer’s night, hosted by the Selectboard at town hall. The room was filled by Charlotte volunteers, serving on the dozens of committees, commissions and boards that contribute so much to the civic life of Charlotte. It was an impressive turn out, strong evidence if any was needed, of the essential roles played by town volunteers.

For 63 years, The Charlotte News has also attracted and relied on volunteers who send us articles and photos, serve on committees and the board, support our fundraising efforts, provide copy editing and proofreading services, and mail and distribute papers. It is a spirited, committed, good humored and interesting group of Charlotters. Without them, we wouldn’t have a paper.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to give something back to the town, please consider volunteering at The Charlotte News:

  • We’re looking for a treasurer to replace Ted LeBlanc who will be stepping down shortly. If you have experience with financial management, budgeting and accounting, and are able to contribute around 15 hours a month, please send me an email.
  • In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll have opportunities available on board committees and the board itself. If your work or volunteer experience includes board governance and leadership, website development or social media, fundraising, advertising and marketing, journalism or publishing, I’d love to hear from you.
  • Charlotte is home to many talented writers and photographers. If you’re among them, perhaps you’d like to see some of your work published in the paper? If so, please contact Anna Cyr, our managing editor. Keep in mind the modest budget that we have available to pay our freelance writers.

In additional to our wonderful employees – Mara Brooks, Anna Cyr and Christy Hagios – this issue of the paper was brought to you by: Beth Merrritt, Edd Merritt, Mike Yantachka, Janet Yantachka, Peter Richardson, Nancy Richardson, Phyl Newbeck Matt Zucker, Mike Walker, Trina Bianchi, Joan Weed, Kimberly Findlay, Deirdre Holmes, and Lee Krohn.

Thank you to everyone listed here for bringing us this paper, and to those who give so much of their time and talents as members of our committees, our advisers and board.