Posts filed under: Community Voices

Perspectives on humble pie...
For those who missed my first column, a quick review: My mother, a hardscrabble Kansas ranch girl with little formal education, spoke largely in idioms, pithy historical sayings, many of...
My parents weren’t shopping types. Food and necessities was one thing, but walking in and out of stores for fun with no particular goal in mind was not on their...
Driving through our town, Charlotte still has some of that bucolic small town feel that attracted me to live here half a lifetime ago....
Thank you to Bradley Carleton and Time for humble pie....
Well, there has been some written debate recently about journalism’s role in digging out data, putting it in a context to help the reader interpret what the data means,...
The Charlotte News has been doing its job . . ....
 Town vote should decide DRB debate...
I’ve long been interested in the role music plays in our culture, its historical basis, its racial context, its physical implications for human beings....
The recent community kirmish, around Evergreen Family Health no longer coming to Charlotte, sheds light on deeper issues roiling the town some are now calling “Charnot.”...
Thank you Matt, Petter and support for Donovan subdivision...
“What’s broken?” and “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” have been typical reactions from the fear of change and are the wrong questions we should be asking....
The town is considering a DRB to replace the ZBA and Planning Commission. Three former ZBA chairs say that’s not a good idea....
In support of a DRB - Land uses in Charlotte are regulated by two citizen boards. Both are appointed by the Selectboard....
Well, I’m on my gun pitch again; this time after reading an article in the October 2021 Atlantic magazine. Titled “Dispatches,” author David Frum argues that, “Responsible gun ownership is...
Letter to the editor: Some things sit with you. You cannot shake them because they are just not right. Well, this is one of them for me. ...
Prep school is misleading town, long-time resident claims Letter to the Editor: My name is Sara Shays and I am writing to you in regard to the Vermont Commons School...
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd took former president Barack Obama to task for lavish parties at his new house in the posh section of Martha’s Vineyard, the island off...
The old retired ferryboat Champlain is now tied up at the south side of the Charlotte ferry landing, its engine yanked out and weeds growing along its gunnels....
-Commentary- We were sitting on our front lawn with some friends, sipping cool liquids, when a motor cyclist came blasting up Hinesburg Road from Spear Street, exhaust plugs wide open,...