The word “last” has a lot of definitions; in our April 23 email newsletter, it appeared in the first sentence of the first article, referencing a previous issue of the paper. Unfortunately, with all this bad news floating around about newspapers, “last issue” looked like it meant something it didn’t. No need to panic: It should have read, “most recent” or “previous.”
On Monday the Selectboard again met virtually, with members discussing austerity budget measures, approving reappointments, and reviewing draft request for bids for siding repairs on the Senior Center and construction of the next section of the Town Link Trail on State Park Road.
We’re pleased to announce that Ben Miller and Bailey Grattelo have been elected to the Board of Directors of The Charlotte News, replacing retired members Lane Morrison and Dave Quickel.
As we continue confronting the new health enemy, as Vermonters we need to stand tall and be proud that, as a state, we’ve done a pretty stellar job in staying safe and keeping each other safe by following the protocols outlined by Governor Scott.
The daffodils and hyacinths are finally blooming in the yard, the ground isn’t quite as soggy as it was last week, and May is upon us. Ironically, unemployment is at depression-level highs around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vermont so far has been spared the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aftershocks, however, are surely coming once stay-at-home orders are loosened, and when they come, they will further challenge the capacity and integrity of our public health and medical care systems.
Nourish and enliven the body, refresh the mind, calm nerves, and have a bit of fun, too. Sounds like something we could all need a bit more of right now. How can we do these things for ourselves?
The Junior Reporters are still working hard, and this week decided to pay tribute to their moms, with whom they’ve been spending an extra amount of time over the past seven weeks.
The Champlain Valley School District School Board met on Tuesday, April 28, to chart a course forward in the midst of many uncertainties. Chief among them are the major hits to the state and local school education budgets and the uncertainty of how education will be delivered in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic.
March 20, 2020
Dear Diary: I’m excited to teach these kids at home. How hard can it be? I made a color-coded magnetic schedule with time for reading and simultaneous snuggling, made an exercise schedule so I can work out and the kids can do P.E. at the same time . . .
Beloved former Charlotte Central School principal Monica Smith, who spent the last 19 years of her career as an educator at CCS before she retired, passed away last week. Her absence will be deeply felt by so many, including her friend, retired CCS teacher Rookie Manning.
National headlines tell the story: “Social Distancing Leads to Severe Blood Shortage.” Across the country, thousands of blood drives have been canceled. By mid-March, this meant 86,000 fewer blood donations, truly a national crisis. One cause of the great drop in donations is the fact that many places where blood donations might take place—such as campuses and libraries—are currently shuttered.
In our current time “when much is broken, uncertain, and anxious,” Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, Charlotte Congregational Church, UCC, wrote, “may you be encouraged by what you are doing, and what we are doing together as one creative and resilient community.”
I am a consultant in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. As a lifelong chef, restaurateur, and food professional, I’ve been fielding many questions about how to support my beloved restaurant industry during the unprecedented times in a COVID-19 world.
First thing every morning when I sit down at my kitchen counter, I take a look at my to-do list. It’s a blend of easy, medium and hard jobs. Yesterday, I was feeling pretty good because I’d been on a particularly robust spring-cleaning roll.
I watched him marching across the back field, chest puffed up like a proud warrior returning from a victorious battle. His long wings dragged on both sides, and he strutted with all the bravissimo of a young matador.
As spring unfolds around us, enjoying a sunny, warm walk outside is a pleasure that can be sullied by few things, save a few pests: bugs, scary dogs, garlic mustard.
Whether you are a forest manager, landowner or enjoyer of the outdoors, it can be intimidating to know your role in the management of our forests.
By the time this issue of the News comes out, the state college board of trustees will have received Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s resignation following public reaction to his plan to close the campuses of Northern Vermont University and relocate their student populations to Castleton.
Yes, Emily, there really will be a morning. The sun is just over that hill…. The problem is that the hill is much, much further away than we thought. Even so, aren’t you glad that you didn’t know at the outset that this quarantining and social distancing would be lasting so long?