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Lean, mean plan for the future of The Charlotte News

Here at The Charlotte News, we’ve been busy making big plans, specifically, a brand-new, five-year...
December 1, 2022

Christmas celebrations aplenty during the coming month

It’s December, so Christmas is in full swing with celebrations planned by a number of...
December 1, 2022

Letters to the Editor – December 1, 2022

A wonder-filled surprise visit from Honduras and Important to support our neighbors during the holidays ...
December 1, 2022

Dave Quickel: Growing produce and community connections

Stony Loam Farm is more than just an agricultural endeavor. Owner Dave Quickel’s mission statement...
December 1, 2022

Farm artists

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December 1, 2022

CVU cross country teams finish season out front

After a 12-year run of state championships, the Champlain Valley Union High girls cross country...
December 1, 2022

Winter programs announced

The Charlotte Recreation basketball program provides a venue for athletes to learn and master basketball...
December 1, 2022

Senior center abbreviating hours for the holidays

Recently retired or new to the area? Looking to make new connections and friendships?...
December 1, 2022

Charlotte plans future of trees in right of way

In the fall of 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 171, which established new laws...
December 1, 2022

Community Roundup – December 1, 2022

SCHIP announces grants to 11 local nonprofits and Junior League of Champlain Valley seeks to...
December 1, 2022

Expect more good food and conversation than sea urchin omelet or monkfish livers at senior center

Consider the plight of volunteer cooks at the Charlotte Senior Center. The deadline for the...
December 1, 2022

Calendar of Events – December 2, 2022 through January 6, 2023

Events in and around the Charlotte, VT area. Plenty of things to do for all...
December 1, 2022

Knitters, crocheters sought for library mitten tree

Are you a knitter, crocheter or just like to shop? The Mitten Tree is up...
December 1, 2022

Community sustained by many generous donations

As the days grow cold, our community is sustained by the warmth and generosity of...
December 1, 2022

Selectboard sets up commercial cannabis commission

After hearing from a number of residents who live near proposed commercial cannabis growing operations,...
December 1, 2022

EV trip proves to be EZ

We never knew there was a southern section of the Outer Banks, but last year...
November 24, 2022

Three precepts which guide school

For the broader Charlotte community, it may be useful to understand the precepts which guide...
November 24, 2022

We have much to be thankful for

What a difference a year makes in the life of a community newspaper....
November 24, 2022

Images of residents adorn library walls

A group of musicians ended a song about how their good-looking date is going to...
November 24, 2022

Garage cost revised to under $3 million

How do you like these apples? Going back to the contractors for a revised bid...
November 17, 2022

Town administrator plans to retire next October

Just after Halloween, the Charlotte Selectboard got a belated trick-or-treat....
November 17, 2022

Library wants to know how to keep being essential

“Public libraries are essential to our communities. They are places where Vermonters of all backgrounds...
November 17, 2022

Gilfeather turnip — the Vermont state vegetable?

When I was a child growing up in southern Vermont, my family would frequent a...
November 17, 2022

Obituary – Pamela Eaton

Pamela G. Eaton of North Hero, 76, eldest daughter of David and Loraine Gates Eaton,...
November 17, 2022

Volunteering is good on application and good experience

Mahatma Gandhi inspired many with his philosophy, “The best way to find yourself is to...
November 17, 2022

Balance holiday indulgence with senior center exercise classes

What better way to balance the indulgences of the holiday season than prioritizing health and...
November 17, 2022

Community Roundup – November 17, 2022

Announcements for local organizations....
November 17, 2022

Calendar of events – November 17 – December 12, 2022

Area events in and around Charlotte for all ages....
November 17, 2022

Redhawks overcome adversity, Wolves for field hockey title

Champlain Valley was not going to be denied this time....
November 17, 2022

Protect yourself from holiday shopping scams

Online scams cost Americans nearly $7 billion throughout 2021, according to the FBI, and with...
November 17, 2022

Cheng story warms hearts, wakes memories

A tale of tennis, tradesmanship and travel — Guy Cheng’s life’s story reveals deep, intertwined...
November 17, 2022

Cameron Davis: The intersection of art and the environment

Cameron “Cami” Davis has always painted but her art has evolved over the years....
November 17, 2022

This team goes the distance. Won’t you do the same?

I’ve lived in Charlotte for 28 years. For most of that time, I knew nothing...
November 17, 2022

Stick season presents a perfect time for walks

Nevermind that it’s cold and dark and mid-rifle season, it’s time to get outdoors....
November 17, 2022

Searching for the gastronomically rewarding among edible symbols

Some wag once said, “Eternity is two people and a roast turkey.”......
November 17, 2022

Learning from the seasons with the Grange

The Grange is a well-known and uniquely American organization....
November 17, 2022

Redhawks set records on way to 20th state soccer championship

On Nov. 6, the Champlain Valley Redhawks didn’t just defeat Mount Mansfield for the school’s...
November 17, 2022

Charlotte School #8 was known as the Mutton Hill School

In this article we identify Charlotte School #8, aka the Mutton Hill School, located on...
November 17, 2022

Enjoy the last fruits — or alliums — of summer

As our wonderful local farmsteads are thinking of shutting down for their winter break, I...
November 17, 2022

CVU brings home first state football title

As the crowd straggled out of the Rutland High football stadium, reluctant for the celebration...
November 17, 2022

Planning commission chair predicts amendments won’t make dramatic change in town

Supporters of proposed land-use regulation amendments appear to have done a good job of making...
November 10, 2022

Evans anxious to get to work as new representative

Running unopposed, Chea Waters Evans was confirmed as the next representative to the Chittenden-5 House...
November 10, 2022

Women shatter records in midterm election

Emerge Vermont, the state’s premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for...
November 10, 2022

2022 Midterm Election Results

Charlotte and Vermont voting results....
November 9, 2022

Despite the holiday, it’s budget season again

As much as we may talk about keeping the spirit of Christmas all year long,...
November 3, 2022

Tricks, treats and little feet. It’s Halloween on Greenbush Road!

Fun was had by kids and adults for Halloween night on Greenbush Road....
November 3, 2022

Ferry transits reduced for staffing issues

The ferry from Charlotte to Essex, N.Y., reduced the number of its lake crossings a...
November 3, 2022

Selectboard rejects bids on town garage

Bids Charlotte received for building a town garage were fewer and higher than expected, so...
November 3, 2022

Letters to the Editor – November 3, 2022

Letters about: Article 22 proponents and Support for Liam Madden...
November 3, 2022

Putting the garden to bed at end of growing season

Just because the growing season is over doesn’t mean work in the garden has come...
November 3, 2022

Pumpkin for the American tongue

October is gone, but fear not: Pumpkin persists....
November 3, 2022

Build connections, get exercise, play, eat at senior center

With daylight savings time soon ending, the days already seem shorter as it becomes darker...
November 3, 2022

Give now and your donation is doubled, making your newspaper even better

Your local, nonprofit newspaper is asking for your financial support today. We need your participation...
November 3, 2022

Speeding: What have other towns done?

There’s no proof that drivers in Charlotte have recently fallen into a habit of traveling...
November 3, 2022

Food shelf collecting nonperishable food for Thanksgiving

As days grow colder, and the hours of darkness increase, the Charlotte Food Shelf prepares...
November 3, 2022

C.S. Lewis’ book can be a companion for the grieving

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear,” writes C.S. Lewis,...
November 3, 2022

Meeting your self, and maybe your father, at deer camp

My father was born the eighth child in a family of 10 children that subsisted...
November 3, 2022

CVU football, field hockey teams marching through postseason

CVU football and field hockey highlights....
November 3, 2022

Community Roundup – November 3, 2022

Efficiency Vermont offering free business energy visit, Lend a hand to an agency that needs...
November 3, 2022

Finding a home in emergency medicine and Charlotte

While many people might shudder at the stress of working in emergency medicine, Dr. Matthew...
November 3, 2022

Consider seeding before taking winter gardening vacation

Before taking a rest from gardening for the season, have you thought of direct sowing...
November 3, 2022

Fall ball champions

Babe Ruth league season-ending tournament proves to be successful....
November 3, 2022

Pick up a free copy of comic about Vermont’s history and future

The Center for Cartoon Studies was offered a challenge by the Office of Vermont’s Secretary...
November 3, 2022

Area Events – November 3, 2022 to January 3, 2023

Events in and around Charlotte. There's something for everyone....
November 3, 2022

Charlotte Central exploring ways to learning targets

At one time or another, most people have used a phone’s GPS system for directions....
November 3, 2022

Early morning wreck

Courtesy photo No one was hurt when a box truck flipped near the intersection of...
October 27, 2022

An autumn forest-lover’s reading list

I am often asked what books I would recommend to folks interested in learning more...
October 27, 2022

Pondering the pumpkin

The pumpkin is an odd vegetable. The more popular pumpkins get, the less people eat...
October 27, 2022

Christmas trees on Greenbush

If Matt and Lauren Daley’s dream comes true, eventually Charlotters won’t have to go over...
October 27, 2022

Currently, no business like water flow business

Wicked. It’s a great word for the Halloween season. Wicked is also the word Steven...
October 20, 2022

Understanding proposed land-use regulation amendments: Part 2

As a follow-up to the background article on the proposed amendments to the Charlotte Land...
October 20, 2022

Town garage gets two bids, both way higher than expected

The Charlotte Selectboard got unpleasant surprises at its Oct. 10 meeting....
October 20, 2022

Playoff outlook rosy for a couple of CVU teams

The Essex and Champlain Valley Union high schools have a long tradition of gridiron rivalry,...
October 20, 2022

Making steps toward community at Charlotte Central School

Early last year, as Charlotte Central School was preparing to ease out of the pandemic,...
October 20, 2022

Many twists and turns on way to writing a memoir

JoAnna Easton doesn’t believe people with learning disabilities should be defined by what they can’t...
October 20, 2022

Spring-blooming miniatures brighten winter’s end

There’s an old saying, “Good things come in small packages.” That’s certainly true of the...
October 20, 2022

Waiting for Great Pumpkin and spaghetti

When planning late October meals at the Charlotte Senior Center, Monday Munch follows Cinderella’s wisdom:...
October 20, 2022

Calendar of Events – October 21 through November 20

Please send event listings to us at least three weeks in advance. Craft and antique...
October 20, 2022

Scratch beneath the surface of college rankings

If an athletic team dropped in rankings from number 2 to 18 in just a...
October 20, 2022

As seasonal chill sets in, activities blooming

As the beauty of fall foliage is all around us and the mornings get chilly,...
October 20, 2022

Spooky, but not too spooky, events to haunt library

Join us at the library for two special, not-so-spooky events. From 10 a.m. to noon...
October 20, 2022

Community Roundup

Announcements from local organizations....
October 20, 2022

Letter to the Editor – October 20, 2022

In early July 2022, more than 100 clergy and laypeople of the United Church of...
October 20, 2022

More effective ways to heal war’s unseen wounds

Nov. 11 is a federal holiday with powerful significance. Like Memorial Day in May, it...
October 20, 2022

Greenbush Road: The Halloween happening place in Charlotte

Greenbush Road has been a destination spot for trick or treating for some time, but...
October 13, 2022

Need to cultivate adaptability in forest and ourselves

Vermont’s forests tell a story of adaptation undertaken over massive expanses of time and across...
October 13, 2022

It’s decorative gourd season

It's the time of year when strangely-shaped, multi-colored, warty gourds begin to appear in gardens,...
October 13, 2022

Changes to land-use regulations explained

On the Nov. 8 general election ballot, Charlotte residents are being asked to vote on...
October 6, 2022

Fraser-Harris resigns from recreation commission

Recreation in Charlotte got tossed a curveball when recreation commission chair Bill Frasier-Harris resigned on...
October 6, 2022

Letter to the editor – October 6, 2022

At the regular board meeting in November of last school year, Christina Deeley read a...
October 6, 2022

Enjoy autumn’s bounty with seasonal recipes

My gardening friends always comment at this time of year: “Have you noticed the light...
October 6, 2022

Valley Players present radio play version of ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Valley Players will present The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play Oct. 7-23 at...
October 6, 2022

Join the post-pandemic library re-opening celebration

Due to pandemic concerns, our library re-opening dedication was put on hold. Two and a...
October 6, 2022

True natives to the rescue

I consider myself fairly tuned in to the natural world and its vulnerabilities. So, I...
October 6, 2022

Around Town – October 6, 2022

Condolences and congratulations to Charlotters...
October 6, 2022

Travel support for rural Vermont cancer patients

Each year hundreds of rural Vermont cancer patients struggle with the cost of transportation to...
October 6, 2022

Calendar of Events – October 1 – October 29, 2022

Area events happening in October....
October 6, 2022

Field day for farmers in Franklin

A field day will be held on Oct. 20 at the Roll Land Farm in...
October 6, 2022

Charlotte Central School: ‘The heart of the community’

Charlotte Central School recently held its 2022-2023 school year Open House for the community. Many...
October 6, 2022

October and pumpkins inspire the poet and chef in us

If you’re a fan of Sandra Boynton’s calendars, you’ll know that October is filled with...
October 6, 2022